Schools roundup


  • Elizabeth Bartholet public interest professor of law and faculty director of the Law School’s Child Advocacy Program, claims that ““I think it’s always dangerous to put powerful people in charge of the powerless, and to give the powerful ones total authority.”

    Well, it’s surprising to hear a Harvardian admit to it.

  • Bartholet has favored litigation campaigns to lay the groundwork for an eventual national ban.”

    A national ban on home schooling?

    Harrison Bergeron: “Dad, can you help me with my homework?”
    Mr. Bergeron: “Nope. It’s against the law.”

    But opposition to home schooling from academia is not funny. It’s ignorant. And it’s pathetic.

    Home-schooling primarily occurs in the lower grades with a relative few continuing into high school. To suggest that this level of home-schooling should be banned is ignorant because it’s bureaucrat-centered, not student-centered. It refuses to consider why parents remove their children from public schools in the first place. And worst of all, the suggestion is pathetic, coming from supposed intellectuals who damn well should know better.

  • The concept that parents shouldn’t be allowed to home school their own children is the sort of thing one would expect of Hitler or Stalin.