3 July 2007

Homeschooling in the world

Sally Thomas has written a great article for First Things, Homeschooling and Christian Duty.
Mrs Thomas examines the proposition the often declared duty of all Christian parents to sacrifice their children to a school system - to be a light unto the world. We have always considered "the world" to be the place outside of a school environment so homeschooling actually means we are more of a light to the world.
It is amazing how often the homeschooling life style allows us to meet people and help neighbours we would never be able to encounter if we were trapped in the school treadmill of Morning rush hour, multiple commutes, evening depression and chaos followed by homework and then "extra-curricular" activities.

Hat Tip: Philosopher Mom (This links to an interesting discussion asking readers why they chose homeschooling over a religious school.)

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