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    Filed at 6:56 pm under by dcobranchi

    An anarchist website proposes an alliance with home educators. Funny thing is- I think he’s right.

    Support your local home school association
    More important than the religious inclinations of the particular families involved, is the fact that these parents are taking DIRECT ACTION in rebellion against the domination of the state. Direct action, we will recall, does not necessarily involve property destruction or arrest (much of what passes for direct action these days, actually has the goal of attracting the attention of the corporate media, who serve as an intermediary between the activists and the public they hope to reach). Few actions are so direct, or so threatening to the authority of the state, as to refuse to allow the indoctrination of impressionable children by withdrawing them from public school.

    The self-righteous right has claimed the cause of elitist private schools for its own political purposes. The left, in the finest traditions of direct action and grassroots social organization, should embrace the home school movement and claim it as its own. We should initiate a dialogue with such home school associations as may exist, and offer our support and encouragement. We should place demands on the state, not so much for material support, but to leave these brave pioneers alone.

    Most importantly of all, we should stop willingly handing our vulnerable children over to the callous jailers of the state.

    2 Responses to “STRANGE BEDFELLOWS”

    Comment by
    September 20th, 2004
    at 8:32 pm

    I like. 🙂

    Comment by
    September 20th, 2004
    at 9:17 pm

    It was the far left that started the modern homeschool movement in the early 70’s. I think I’d pay money to see a group of Anarchists at an HSLDA get together though 🙂