Well it's not out yet, but here's the *trailer*:
Although I won't give it my endorsement if it comes off as overly *make nice*.
Far too many parents who educate their own qualify their shtick with *well, school is great for some families*, etc.
They justify it too with, "Well I don't want to turn people off....I want to stay POSITIVE...."
Okay here's the problem with that.
Homeschoolers who refuse to take a hard, critical look at the shortcomings and *externalities* of age-graded, bureaucrat-taught, government schools are prone to make many of the same mistakes. At least they are in my admittedly limited experience.
How about an antiquated focus on handwriting; taking the summers off; insulating kids from work and the important realities of economics; or trying to keep up with say the ridiculously low standards/expectations that exist in conventional schools. NEWSFLASH - if your child is homeschooled and only does math and reading *at grade level*....then you probably aren't pushing them hard enough.
You know what, I take that back.
I push math hard for many reasons; it's just happens to be my thang.
Kids on *individualized, parent-led* education programs certainly don't have to be advanced in math or reading....but they ought to turn out super-advanced in at least something - piano, computer programming, athletics, charity, cow-milking, or whatever.
A homeschooling parent who compliments the school system....well that's like a public school-advocating politician who sends their OWN CHILDREN to fancy private schools (Sidwell Friends!).
Of course these lying SOBs always say it's purely for *security reasons*...