Saturday, March 17, 2012

Open-minded homeschoolers

I would love to say that every homeschooler I had met was open-minded, but if I said that I would most assuredly be lying. You will meet all kinds of homeschoolers in your quest for a support group. And the reason you will find so many different kinds of people is because there are as many kinds of homeschoolers as there are people home schooling.
Before I started home schooling, I did not want to be one of those weird homeschoolers, you know, the religious isolationist who had many children, wore denim jumpers, and home schooled to keep their children away from the world. I still don’t want to be one of those homeschoolers, but I will recognize their right to home school, even if they don’t recognize my right to home school for different reasons.
If you are home schooling for religious reason and are willing to sign a statement of faith, then that is great. But what about people unwilling or unable to truthfully sign a statement of faith? There are more groups now who are claiming to be open-minded homeschoolers. These groups claim to be accepting of all types of people, from atheists, to un-schoolers, and even religious folks, as long as each person respects the other’s right to believe and educate as they choose.

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