The CDC guidelines for reopening schools are next-level bonkers

To be honest, I have stopped following most of the coronavirus "news" because it's all too agenda-driven and stupid for words now. Living in an aggressively open state that isn't hell-bent on committing economic suicide or censoring well-meaning dissent, it feels like the descriptions of life in other more... draconian? fascist? cruel? ... places relate … Continue reading The CDC guidelines for reopening schools are next-level bonkers

Wealthy New Yorkers discover the homeschooling co-op

Everyone here knows that we were homeschoolers before the coronavirus. I have received a lot of questions about whether I think homeschooling would become more popular after this event. Your typical homeschooling advocate wants to believe that the collapse of public (and private) education during the pandemic would make the scales fall off of everyone's … Continue reading Wealthy New Yorkers discover the homeschooling co-op

Homeschooled Harvard Law alumnus lets Bartholet have it

A Facebook post from Alex J. Harris: A professor at my alma mater, Elizabeth Bartholet, believes that homeschooling should be presumptively banned, with the burden placed on parents to convince the government that they should be permitted to educate their children at home. Harvard Magazine has given Professor Bartholet a platform to espouse her views without featuring … Continue reading Homeschooled Harvard Law alumnus lets Bartholet have it

Responding to Harvard Magazine’s insane article on homeschooling

I wasn't going to respond to that spectacularly ignorant article in Harvard Magazine about homeschooling because it falls into the "someone is wrong on the Internet" category from which no edifying debate can emerge. But so many readers have hate-shared it with me now that it would be more efficient for me to fisk it … Continue reading Responding to Harvard Magazine’s insane article on homeschooling

Schools are not your daycare and teachers are not your babysitters

Every time I would complain about public schools to a friend of mine who is a public school teacher, he would respond with "You don't understand how awful most parents are. You are obsessed with your child's education, but many other parents are not even remotely interested in what happens to their kids. Public school … Continue reading Schools are not your daycare and teachers are not your babysitters