Although home schooling has been accused of fracturing America's public school system and deconstructing democracy in America, home schooling has actually democratized American education through dissent from participation in the public school system, rejection of authority and privilege assumed by educational elites, and claims of equality with public schoolteachers to educate their children themselves. Objecting to increased involvement in the schools by state and federal governments, parents withdrew their children from the public schools, involved themselves in litigation and lobbying of their state legislatures to protect their right to home school, and created their own curricula imbued with their worldview, rather than rely on curricula prepared by educational experts. No longer an insular isolated community by 2012, today's home schoolers can choose a blend of home, public and private school services to educate their children, discounting the concerns of a fractured society and a deconstruction of democracy.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||American history, Education history, History|
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