The recent comments (and here) by Secretary of Education John King are problematic, not only because they misrepresent the reality for most homeschoolers, but because it shows that the country’s education secretary is just a political figurehead. He is towing the party line, seeking to get every child into a public school without facing–or even searching for–the reality that homeschoolers are performing at or above their peers in many respects.

Rather than force children into their neighborhood public school where they will be offered a likely substandard education, we should be promoting choice in education options–from charter schools to homeschooling and everything in between. The key to better education is more options, more ways to connect with individual children, not a one-size-fits-all program to create automatons that parrot Secretary King’s education theory.

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