Homeschooled = Evangelical?

I’m not opposed to homeschooling on general principle.  I think it’s possible for reasonably intelligent parents to provide their children a decent education at home.  Unfortunately, in the United States the word “homeschooler” has an incredibly strong correlation with “evangelical brainwasher.”  This recent news article reveals that the vast majority of American homeschoolers do so, not because they think they are better at teaching math at home, but rather for religious reasons.  Indeed, as the article discusses, there’s a frightening number of publishers who put out textbooks that are really just delivery systems for fundamentalist propaganda–especially when it comes to evolution.  Alas.

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