|Re: COHOUSING-L digest 117||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Scott Cowley (scowleyalexandria.lib.utah.edu)|
|Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 09:58:44 -0600|
On Home Schooling: I agree with David. Home schooling is mostly a right-wing knee jerk, and another luxury reserved for those wealthier families who can afford to have Mom stay home. However, here in Utah home schooling is also used to escape from public oppression. What that means is their kids, who don't seem to be able to wait for reform, don't have to suffer a 40+ class loads, loss of music and art programs, narrow, jingoist cultures, overloaded and frustrated teacher-adults, no choices, and no equipment. What home schoolers also DON"T get to see is the political priorities of our "agents of the state", to sense the callous selfishness of those in control of a state currently awash in surplus funds, to experience the process of indoctrination fo r a world of work, or suffer the same deprivations of others in the world they are to inherit. So where's the real education ? Partly it is in the beauty of the possibilities...such as functional and cooperative communities like cohousing. It also needs the contrast of the personal and immediate realities of the capitalist system of today.
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