Monday, October 02, 2006
MORE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN PENNSYLVANIA, NEVADA:
HOMESCHOOLING IS LOOKING BETTER AND BETTER
I used to tell myself that having our children in big public schools was safe because of all the adults around, with lots of security features. Then Columbine and copycat school violence took place, and homeschooling started to look a lot less weird. We compromised and put our youngest in a Christian school, which we're sure is safer as well as better academically and character-wise.
Last week's school shootings in rural Colorado and Wisconsin reminded me of my fears.
Now a gunman has reportedly taken hostages and killed children in an AMISH one-room school in Lancaster, Pa. I'd call that the epitome of a safe, Christian, loving, nurturing environment, where parents are probably much more involved than in these mega-schools. Yet the kiddies aren't even safe THERE.
Yep. Homeschooling really is beginning to look better and better. It's a lot more work . . . but it has obvious rewards.
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