Wednesday, March 31, 2010
This just in:
According to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education, an increasing number of American parents are choosing to have their children raised at school rather than at home.
Deputy Education Secretary Anthony W. Miller said that many parents who school-home find U.S. households to be frightening, overwhelming environments for their children, and feel that they are just not conducive to producing well-rounded members of society.
Thousands of mothers and fathers polled in the study also believe that those running American homes cannot be trusted to keep their kids safe.
"Every year more parents are finding that their homes are not equipped to instill the right values in their children," Miller said. "When it comes to important life skills such as proper nutrition, safe sex, and even basic socialization, a growing number of mothers and fathers think it's better to rely on educators to guide and nurture their kids."
"And really, who can blame them?" Miller continued. "American homes have let down our nation's youth time and again in almost every imaginable respect." . . .
Get the full story here, at The Onion. Of course, like many of the funniest things in The Onion, this piece entertains because it has some truth (or "truthiness") to it. (Too) many parents are comfortable letting government-run schools raise their children, and (too) many people with power and influence believe that it is important for such schools to play a competitive (that is, versus the parents) role in raising children.