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Filed at 9:46 am under by dcobranchi

This couple of homeschooling “parents” (and I use that term in the biological sense only) ought to be drawn & quartered. Not for the squeamish.

4 Responses to “NO CUTE TITLE HERE”


Comment by
Margie
January 25th, 2004
at 1:35 am

It’s really sad and frustrating, though, to see that neighbor’s quote about the man being used to justify her seeing him as weird. As if the mere fact that he said he didn’t send the kids to public schools or believe in immunizations somehow made me a wackjob whose kids were probably missing from their real parents. 🙁


Comment by
MYSTIC
January 25th, 2004
at 3:37 am

It’s really sad that some people DO use home-schooling as a cover-up for child abuse… I want to home-school my kids (if I ever have any), and I’m disgusted that I won’t be trusted because of people like those.


Comment by
Laura
January 25th, 2004
at 8:05 am

I think there had to be a lot more visibly wrong than just not sending the kids to school. Too bad the neighbor didn’t drop a dime on those people long before.


Comment by
Dy
January 26th, 2004
at 9:11 am

I agree with all the above sentiments- I am certain there were other tidbits that clued the neighbor in to him being “not quite right”- we often discuss the fact that we homeschool (and selectively vaccinate) and although not everyone agrees with it, nobody starts eyeballing us for child abusers. Well, not previously, anyway, articles like this one, linking homeschooling to child abuse, may well change that in the not-too-far future.

This is one case in which I am thankful for a foster care system for the children. *sigh*

Dy