I get so tired of anti-public school rants. I think I'm a little sensitive right now because I've seen the Matt Walsh article pop up all over my facebook newsfeed. I'm just so tired of feeling attacked and like I send my kids to school because I don't care about them. I'm sorry, but I truly, genuinely believe in the public school system. Will they learn crap that we don't believe in? Yes...but that's my job, as a parent, to explain to them WHAT we believe in. In fact, radical thought that it might be, I'm GLAD that they are taught differences of opinions. Maybe, just maybe, my opinion isn't right on some things. I want my kids to learn lots of different things and then sort through them to form their own opinions, with me there guiding them. That's what turns people into well-rounded adults with thought-out opinions.
I want to help fill my local school with kids that have a parent who loves them, teaches them good morals, and tries to teach them to be all-around polite, good kids. I love it when other parents feel the same. I realize there will be mean kids in schools...but you know what, there's mean adults too. How great is it that my kids are learning how to deal with good and bad social situations on a smaller, supervised level, with me and teachers right there to address concerns and hurt feelings as they come up?
I have met educator, after educator, who love my children and truly want the best for them. Will the school system address their every educational need? No, it's impossible to teach every child everything at their level...but that is what I am here for. To fill those gaps for that over-worked, under-paid teacher. Is every teacher and school a great one? No...but you know what, neither is every homeschooler. No system (public, homeschool, unschool, etc.) is perfect. That's just the nature of the beast.
I'm glad we all can choose what to do what we feel is best for our kids. I try really, really hard not to attack people for their parenting choices. I just really wish I didn't feel so attacked myself.