Posted on Jan 13 2010 in General by Anne Miller
Dr. Brian Ray recently released an article examining claims made by Robin West in her “The Harms of Homeschooling.” Dr. Ray examines each of West’s seven claims, which include educational, economic, and political harms, pointing out the lack of evidence for each one. Ultimately, he makes the case that it all boils down to a worldview: Who should decide what’s best for children, parents or the state?
Here is how he describes the article’s purpose:
“The purpose of this article is twofold, to show that the “harms of homeschooling” that West alleges basically have no foundation in research evidence and to note that West’s proposal for the state to control homeschool parents and their children is based on a worldview that it antithetical to one held by a significant portion of Americans.”
Read “The Harms of Homeschooling? Where Are the Premises?” here.