Monday, June 26, 2006

Socialisation quote of the day

Thanks to Janine Cate

I find it kind of ironic that one of the most frequent critisism against homeschooling is "socialization." Comments like, "They need friends!" and "What about the prom?" indicate a belief that school leads to friendship and connectedness. I think the opposite is true. School disconnects children from their families and from other children. More and more we see the "alone in a crowd" phenomenon, children with a pathetic need to fit it, but lacking any true relationships.

1 comment:

Janine Cate said...

Thanks for the quoting my post. My first thought was, "Geez, I hope I didn't mispell anything." ;)