Monday, February 13, 2006

Daycare and where school administrators send their children - from HE&OS

Daryl Cobranchi posts about interesting news on homeschoolers at his blog HE&OS. He went to town this weekend with almost a dozen posts.

In California there is a push for government funded daycare. Daryl blogs about an article from the UK on Steve Biddulph. Steve Biddulph has written books on raising children; his books have sold over four million copies. He used to endorse sending children off to nurseries because he felt that it would be better for the children. After researching the effects of spending time in nurseries, he came to the conclusion: “The best nurseries struggled to meet the needs of very young children in a group setting. The worst were negligent, frightening and bleak — a nightmare of bewildered loneliness that was heartbreaking to watch.” His book "Raising Babies: Should Under 3s Go To Nursery?" is scheduled to be out next month. Hopefully people in California will realize that young children belong at home with their parents.

Another post links to a Q&A about a local school board president who sends her children to private high schools. Basically the question was isn't it hypocritical for the president of the local school board to send her children to private schools? The answer was no, as the president she has the responsibility to work on improving the schools. As a parent she has the responsibility to send her children to the best place for an education. This reminds me of a Denis Doyle study which found that public school teachers are more likely to send their children to private schools.

Daryl also reminds us that there is still time to get submissions in to Beverly Hernandez for the Carnival of Homeschooling. Submissions are due at 6:00 PM PST tonight. Daryl will be hosting the carnival next week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's an entire anti-daycare website with similar views to Steve Biddulph...