I compiled this list to help the “ban-homeschooling” fanatics come up with some better arguments to make their case.
Homeschooling should be outlawed…
1. Because nothing motivates children to learn like a standardized test!
2. Because if we just spend a little bit more money, public school is bound to work.
3. Because ignorance is bliss!
4. Because we’ll never have a level playing field, as long as homeschoolers keep over-achieving!
5. Because bullies build character!
6. Because homeschoolers aren’t social; they have little interest in sex, drugs and alcohol.
7. Because who will authorize bathroom visits?
8. Because learning to sit down, shut-up, and follow instructions is essential in any democratic society.
9. Because sure George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Abraham Lincoln were homeschooled, but just look at Clinton, Bush and Obama! They all went to school!
10. Because if students didn’t spend all their time sitting in classes, practicing sports and studying homework, their non-union parents might impact their lives in an unauthorized way.
11. Because insanity ISN’T doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.
12. Because how else will children learn to raise their hands?
13. Because it’s the only way governments can ensure children have the freedom to learn… the “official” truth.
14. Because government schools are doing such a great job!
15. Because is learning to read really that important?
16. Because nothing helps children grow into mature adults, like spending all their time with immature children their own age.
17. Because science is believing “bang” everything came from nothing and “poof” man crawled out of a mud puddle.
18. Because a student-teacher ratio of 30:1 isn’t crowded – it’s cozy!
19. Because no one can tie childhood obesity to school lunches and 7 hrs. of sitting.
20. Because if the Government has to force you to do something, you just know it’s for your own good.
21. Because Common Core is going to cure everything ailing our schools!
22. Because teachers have to eat too.
23. Because teacher unions were created to help kids learn better!
24. Because God commands schools, not parents, to raise their children in the Lord. Right?
25. Because Bibles are overrated anyway.
26. Because more adults can join the rat race when governments provide “free” babysitting.
27. Because school is the only way to teach children where babies come from.
28. Because irresponsible parents can’t be trusted to give their children free condoms and birth control.
29. Because when Russia, China, and N. Korea have school, it’s indoctrination. But when we do it, it’s EDUCATION!
30. Because government bureaucrats care more about our children than we do.
31. Because gangsters, pot-heads, goths, sluts, jocks, nerds and class-clowns AREN’T socially awkward.
32. Because nothing prepares a child for the real world, like being excluded from it!
33. Because medicated children are happy children!
34. Because parents see energy, while teachers know it’s really ADHD.
35. Because great leaders like, Hitler, Marx, and Stalin all agree that homeschooling is really bad!
I’m sure this list is incomplete. So please leave a comment, letting us know what you would add to the list and let me know which reason is your favorite. If you like this post, please follow us on facebook. Also, check out The Dumbest Argument Against Homeschooling EVER!