Episode 73: Is Homeschooling Dangerous?

Layers of Learning sisters, Karen and Michelle

The Layers of Learning Podcast with Karen and Michelle is here to help you get your whole family learning together in your homeschool. We are the sisters behind Layers of Learning. We love getting together to chat about homeschooling and this podcast is just a series of our chats. We’re inviting you to listen in on our conversations.

We both have big families, but we teach almost all of our school subjects to everyone at once. We want to help you find the joy in that too, so we talk a lot about family homeschooling. To see all of our episodes, visit our Layers of Learning Podcast Page. Join us as we explore how to have a happy, hands-on, family-style homeschool.

Is Homeschooling Dangerous

In this episode, Michelle and Karen get into the political side of homeschooling. We’re discussing this article: “A Warning on Homeschooling” that was published in the Harvard Gazette. Elizabeth Bartholett and others have made many of these same claims against homeschooling numerous times, saying there is a dark side to it that needs to be remedied and regulated. This discussion aims to address some of the claims. Issues like these are often very divisive and are approached with polarizing and absolute arguments. The truth is that the world of homeschooling is not perfect but the world of public school certainly isn’t either. We have never believed every child should be homeschooled, but we also reject that claim that homeschooling is inherently dangerous and wrong for all children. We believe in parental rights. We believe in children. We support all people who work to educate kids and understand the value of providing kids with a solid foundation of education and a love of learning.

Here Are A Few Topics You’ll Hear About In This Podcast

  • Abuse in the homeschooling world
  • Education laws and regulations in the United States and globally
  • Academic expectations in homeschooling
  • Places kids are vulnerable to danger
  • Assumptions about homeschoolers and assumptions about public schools
  • Parents’ rights – Are they granted from the state or are they natural rights?
  • National Center for Education Statistics
  • The wide range of educational opportunities – homeschools, public schools, charter schools, online schools, pods, and more
  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • How opinions about homeschooling have evolved over the years
  • The public school/homeschool debate

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