I’m probably going to catch some flak from defensive home-schoolers because of this cartoon. I will attempt to preemptively address their concerns, because there are few things that make people angrier than suggesting that they’re raising their kids the wrong way. One of the other things is telling them their religious views are something you don’t share.
First off, I don’t have a problem with home-schooling little kids. You don’t need an education degree to recite the alphabet and teach a kid to fingerpaint. They might miss out on developing some social skills, and making friends, but the world needs a new generation of sheltered weirdoes to become its next cartoonists.
Through junior high and high school, I must’ve had two or three dozen different teachers in various subjects. Some where shitty, some were great, but most knew how to teach their specific field because they spent years with it. I don’t think a parent can do the work of 20 or so people, who probably have hundreds of years of cumulative experience, by reading a couple of books and downloading some lesson plans.
What do I know? I don’t have kids. If I ever do, I hope I would send them to school and raise them free range style. But they say money and having children are the two things that can turn liberals into conservatives.
Here’s a relevant sketch from The Whitest Kids U Know:
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