Safe at Home

Posted by Annie on Mar 18, 2008 in Activity |

Top 10 Reasons To Homeschool Another Chapter

Several months ago Diane Flynn Keith was shared her list of reasons to homeschool in an article entitled, "Top 10 Reasons To Homeschool — Move Over, David Letterman!" Her list contained very practical reasons why homeschooled children fair better than their public schooled counterparts.

Top 10 Reasons To Homeschool

After reading an article published in today’s World Net Daily edition, it is obvious to me that missing from her list was, "Safely out of harm of teacher predators." The WND article, "The big list: Female teachers with students," lists over 125 cases of teachers charged with assault, abuse and sexual impropriety against students – in just the last four calendar years, from 2004-2008.

Because I follow educational news pretty closely, I was fully aware of most of these cases, but even I had no idea just how pervasive this type of activity has become and it seems no one is safe. These teachers are from urban and rural schools, both large and small, with incidents taking place from coast to coast.

However, if you were thinking this is something new, you’d be wrong. Even as a young junior high school student, I can recall a teacher (his name escapes me) who taught health and sex education classes. He was married and everyone in his class knew he was having an affair with one of his 8th grade students. Too bad the school admistrators weren’t aware or didn’t want to know about the illicit and illegal affair.

His class was an integrated male/female class that I found so offensive and degrading that I started feeling ill each day I was forced to attend. Sex was a huge joke and the lessons weren’t fit for mixed adult company, let alone teaching a mixed classroom of junior high school students and that was back in 1972. Things have only gotten worse since then.

Parents who are sending their children to public schools these days must either have their heads buried in the sand and are ignorant of what takes place in and out of the classroom or they still believe that things like this only happen to other people’s children.

When reading reports like this one, I just thank the good Lord that my child is safe at home where he belongs.

Just one more reason to homeschool!

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