Saturday, December 02, 2006

I Never Imagined

I always thought that Dr. Phil would be a homeschool supporter. I believe from what I have been reading in some of my email groups that I was sorely mistaken. According to this most recent Dr. Phil show homeschool is not only a poor choice for your children, it can "ruin" them. It seems like he took a small sample of the homeschool community and highlighted the overprotective, bad, and the ugly and didn't even bother finding out why homeschooling has worked and will continue to work for some many other families.

Anyway, THERE IS A POLL! They want to know what people thought was the best type of schooling for kids. The last time I checked, it was a landslide for homeschool by 80% and unschooling with 11%. Public school and private school made up the other only 9%! So, if you are in support of homeschooling please take the time to go to the website and vote. Lets show them that we are not some quite group of people afraid to stand up for that we believe in but we are serous parents concerned about the futures and well being of our children.

2 Comments For Risa:

Amie said...

I already cast my vote awhile ago! I used to think Dr. Phil was okay, but I am sorely disapointed with him. Not only did he choose the most extreme cases (unschoolers), but he also filled the audience with high schoolers from local schools!! Two thumbs down, Dr. Phil.

Princess Ruby said...

Yep I voted awhile ago too. I wanted to watch the show because I heard it was coming out but seeing as we don't have cable.... The media is so good at painting pictures of the extreme cases.... It is so sad.