Monday, August 11, 2014

Why this bumper sticker ruffled my feathers...

Pin It I know it's hard to read...I had to quickly snap a pic while I was at a stoplight...but it reads something like... "I homeschool because I care about my kids."


I had my two boys in the backseat, including my 5 year old who will enter kindergarten this year in a ... GASP ... PUBLIC SCHOOL ... and I was really offended by the insinuation that I don't care about my child so I am sending him to public school.

Upon some further research when I got home, I found other similar bumper stickers like these...




Now, before the homeschooling people get mad at me and leave nasty comments, let me state this ... I am amazed and impressed by those who homeschool their children and do it well.  It cannot be an easy task and I admire the dedication and discipline it takes to be successful.

However, I am a product of public schools ... I work in public schools ... and I plan to send my kids to public schools.  I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly, but at the end of the day I still feel like public schools are the best place for my children.  I am a fourth generation public school educator and I would be honored if one of my boys continued that family legacy.

So, in conclusion, to each their own ... homeschool ... public school ... everyone has the right to choose what is best for their children (ahhh, the beauty of being a parent!).  However, I would ask that we all have compassion for the other side and refrain from one-upping and making statements that suggest one way is better than the other.  Can you imagine what we could accomplish if we all worked together?!  :)



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