Moron: Harvard Law prof says homeschooling kids is ‘dangerous’ because they’re around parents all day

This genius is calling for a BAN -- at a time when public schools are CLOSED due to coronavirus

By Tank Murdoch @TheNatSent

(TNS) It never ceases to amaze us how some of the most moronic people can become professors at our country’s oldest, ‘most prestigious’ universities — but they do.



Case in point: Elizabeth Bartholet, Wasserstein public interest professor of law and faculty director of the Law School’s Child Advocacy Program.



In an interview with the April-May edition of Harvard Magazine, she claims that it is “dangerous” for children to be homeschooled because a) parents aren’t ‘qualified’ for this; b) there is no ‘government regulation’ of homeschooling (because we know from past experience how helpful and efficient government regulations make our lives); and c) it’s “dangerous” (that’s a quote) to allow this to go on.

Though some 56 million kids have currently been kicked out of school, here we have this ‘genius,’ Bartholet, seeking to ban the only way kids can continue to learn.

She says nothing about the loss of educational opportunities over a virus that doesn’t seem to be a danger to children — especially not as big a danger as influenza, which kills children, occurs every year, but does not rate widespread school closures or the shuttering of our entire economy.

Bartholet also repeats some of the most outrageous stereotypes about homeschooled children and their parents:

Homeschooling, she says, not only violates children’s right to a “meaningful education” and their right to be protected from potential child abuse, but may keep them from contributing positively to a democratic society.

And what is a “meaningful education,” precisely?

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“We have an essentially unregulated regime in the area of homeschooling,” Bartholet asserts. All 50 states have laws that make education compulsory, and state constitutions ensure a right to education, “but if you look at the legal regime governing homeschooling, there are very few requirements that parents do anything.”

Even apparent requirements such as submitting curricula, or providing evidence that teaching and learning are taking place, she says, aren’t necessarily enforced. Only about a dozen states have rules about the level of education needed by parents who homeschool, she adds.

“That means, effectively, that people can homeschool who’ve never gone to school themselves, who don’t read or write themselves.” In another handful of states, parents are not required to register their children as homeschooled; they can simply keep their kids at home.

This practice, Bartholet says, can isolate children. She argues that one benefit of sending children to school at age four or five is that teachers are “mandated reporters,” required to alert authorities to evidence of child abuse or neglect. 

Recall, eggheads like Bartholet are also the very same Leftists who have been complaining for years about ‘school overcrowding,’ shootings, and other public school failings.

And recall, as well, that overall, our public school system is a joke for a supposed first-world economy, with test scores either falling or remaining flat for decades — and always behind other Global North countries.

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In December, the Washington Post correctly reported the right problem but the wrong diagnosis:

Teenagers in the United States continue to lag behind their peers in East Asia and Europe in reading, math and science, according to results of an international exam that suggest U.S. schools are not doing enough to prepare young people for the competitive global economy.

The results of the Program for International Student Assessment — widely known as PISA — were released Tuesday and show widening disparities between high- and low-performing students in the United States, adding to a growing body of evidence showing worsening inequity in public schools.

No, not inequity, inequality, racism, etc. It’s Leftism that’s the problem. Leftists (like Bartholet) have run the U.S. education system for decades, and it never gets any better. Who’s fault is that?

The New York Times reported some dismal stats which, again, must be blamed squarely on the Bartholets of our country who dominate the education establishment:

Low-performing students have been the focus of decades of bipartisan education reform efforts, costing many billions of dollars, that have resulted in a string of national programs—No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, the Common Core State Standards, the Every Student Succeeds Act—but uneven results.

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About a fifth of American 15-year-olds scored so low on the PISA test that it appeared they had not mastered reading skills expected of a 10-year-old, according to Andreas Schleicher, director of education and skills at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which administers the exam.

Later in the Harvard Magazine article, we discover the real thorn in Bartholet’s paw, which is also pandemic within the American education establishment: Anti-traditionalism and bigotry:

[S]urveys of homeschoolers show that a majority of such families (by some estimates, up to 90 percent) are driven by conservative Christian beliefs, and seek to remove their children from mainstream culture. Bartholet notes that some of these parents are “extreme religious ideologues” who question science and promote female subservience and white supremacy.

More hate. More stereotypes. More assumptions. Just not a lot of hard data.



As far back as 2004, hard data indicated that not only were homeschooled children ‘socially interactive’ but they fared better than public school counterparts:

Homeschooling works! This statement concisely sums up the facts. The average homeschooled child receives many benefits, from one-on-one tutoring to more efficient study time to closer family bonds. Homeschoolers are well-socialized and thoroughly prepared for the “real world,” easily gaining employment and entrance to colleges. Also, homeschoolers excel academically, scoring above the national average on college entrance exams and earning merit scholarships.

Homeschool graduates are even having a major impact on elections - making them a major force to reckon with in high-stakes politics.

It is sickening that this kind of anti-parental, pro-establishment bias continues to dominate our Ivy League institutions. What’s more outrageous is that we continue to give bigots like Bartholet free reign over the way in which our children are educated and control over a system that clearly is not producing the kind of results it should be producing for the money we’re spending on it.



‘Education experts’ like Bartholet are not the solution to what ails our education system. They’re what’s been the problem for too many years.

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.50cal

Harvard’s Leiber was a bioweapon khazarfaggot traitor. Harvard gave Homobama an honorary degree.

Every week you see some pedo teacher (male and female) in the news for criminal behavior with students.

Take your Harvard degree and shove it!

Brewster
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Brewster

Home schooling prevents the kids from becoming little PC marxist robots. We can’t have that !!!

DJG
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DJG

What’s really dangerous is being around liberal professional teachers all day.

Ravi Shankar
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Ravi Shankar

It will be a lot less dangerous than sending kids to Harvard to be indoctrinated by maniacs like this professor. This maniac is afraid that they will lose the ability to indoctrinate our kids with hate and foolish ideas.

VeritasMagi
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VeritasMagi

Hmm, the ‘dangers’ of family and homeschooling. Now where have we heard that before? What kind of ideology says such things……oh, that’s right - communism!

NJLamer
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NJLamer

Harvard employs MORONS today.. I wouldn’t study there if it were the last place to read a book in the world. And I would still know more than Harvard Grads.

.50cal
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.50cal

Off topic:

I remember the days when we had morning prayer, and prayer before lunch. Then it was changed to a moment of silence (to be inclusive). Seems to me when children had prayer in school, there was less bad behavior. I know, I was the spit ball champion, with the most misconduct slips —after they took away the prayers. Pop wore out the leather belt on my buttocks. 10 smacks per misconduct slip. $1 for an A on the report card. Finally, I learned to forge my parents’ signature, and get out of the whippings.

When Your Grades Really Suck At Ivy League Schools
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When Your Grades Really Suck At Ivy League Schools

You stay there forever in some worthless government funded queer position that serves nobody but your worthless self.

John
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John

He is right if you area an academic you lose your opportunity to indoctrinate the kids while they are still young and foolish enough to believe the BS.

VAK
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VAK

The only thing a Harvard Professor is qualified for is to wipe the ass of Obama and other liberal anti American scum. These wack-offs who think they know what is best really need to be sent to a gulag in Russia where they can wipe Vald’s ass.

Jon B.
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Jon B.

Moron-professors ABOUND in this country. It’s nearly a prerequisite….

Jon B.
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Jon B.

Moron-professors abound in this country. It’s seemingly a prerequisite….

Jon B.
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Jon B.

[Emily LaTella]: “Never mind!”

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