Suddenly, I wake up.
After a week-long “short-term mission trip” to La Union, a small village a rattling half-hour taxi ride from Xicotepec de Juarez, I found myself offering to return and volunteer for a year, helping out however I could. They accepted the offer.
Just as homeschoolers should probably not be so quick to condemn those who’ve chosen to delegate that responsibility to others, I’d argue that non-homeschoolers need to stop ridiculing those who choose the counter-cultural route of managing that education themselves at home.
First, I need to say upfront that there are many good parents who send their kids to government-funded schools and private schools. You are not necessarily in the wrong to delegate the responsibility of educating your children to the state.