In Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, Robin L. West of Georgetown's Law School Attempts to Describe "The Harms of Homeschooling."
In Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, Robin L. West of Georgetown's law school attempts to describe "The Harms of Homeschooling." As she notes, regulatory oversight is minimal; in most states, public-school officials do little or nothing to ensure that homeschooled children actually learn something. All this is quite a change from as late as the 1970s, when throughout the country "it was a crime to keep one's children home from school, and it did not matter in the slightest whether it was religion or some other felt conviction" that motivated parents to do so. Yet "there is indeed no credible evidence that homeschoolers as a group do worse on standardized tests." So what's the …
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Publication information: Article title: In Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, Robin L. West of Georgetown's Law School Attempts to Describe "The Harms of Homeschooling.". Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life. Issue: 202 Publication date: April 2010. Page number: 64+. © 2009 Institute on Religion and Public Life. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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