When it comes to the liberal media there are a few givens, beginning with the fact that hatred for President Donald Trump guides their coverage of events. Tacit support for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, is another factor that can be counted on, as is the backing of teachers’ unions.
It is in regard to that latter that the Washington Post regales readers with the claim that “homeschooling during the coronavirus will set back a generation of children.”
Keeping in mind that if schools fail to reopen this school year, we are talking about students missing less than three months of classroom instruction.
Even worse, according to the newspaper, is that children may be taking instruction from their parents.
More from the Post:
As the coronavirus pandemic closes schools, in some cases until September, American children this month met their new English, math, science and homeroom teachers: their iPads and their parents. Classes are going online, if they exist at all. The United States is embarking on a massive, months-long virtual-pedagogy experiment, and it is not likely to end well. Years of research shows that online schooling is ineffective — and that students suffer significant learning losses when they have a long break from school. Now they’re getting both, in a hastily arranged mess. And the kids who suffer most from the “summer slide” are the low-income students, the ones already struggling to keep up.
The WaPo story goes on to praise the “entrepreneurial spirit and creativity” public schools and teachers are rolling out to meet the challenge of schools being closed.
The piece would also prompt a response from Donald Trump Jr.
“Really, now you attack homeschooling?” the president’s eldest son tweeted. “I’d wager the average homeschooled kid in America fares better in virtually any metric that the average public/leftist indoctrination school kid. You should do a story [o]n it… but you won’t because you would never expose the racket.”
Really, now you attack homeschooling? I’d wager the average homeschooled kid in America fares better in virtually any metric that the average public/leftist indoctrination school kid.
You should do a story in it… but you won’t because you would never expose the racket. https://t.co/Vc1242YWIU
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 28, 2020
In fact, the article prompted a wave of reactions in support of homeschooling. Here is a quick sampling of some of the responses from Twitter:
Let’s translate: 1. No more political indoctrination 2. No more value-free sex education 3. Kids actually spend more time with their families. A disaster for progressivism! https://t.co/m9SODesvFz
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) March 28, 2020
Hmm, my oldest son, who was homeschooled and graduated high school at 15, received his bachelor's in economics at 18, and is already in management at a major financial company at 25 would disagree with that https://t.co/qek5Wfmfjy
— Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) March 28, 2020
Doing their public school work from home will, the same as if they attend in person. Kids who are actually home schooled outperform their public school educated counterparts by a country mile.
— Mayor McSnark 🇺🇸 (@DailyPamphlet) March 29, 2020
Best thing that could have happened! Our educational system has been hijacked by libs and teachers unions.
Kids are indoctrinated now, not educated.
The student are way better off at home.
— Maries2Cents 💬 (@Maries_2_Cents) March 28, 2020
Are you nuts? Homeschooling is a good option and they won’t get the drib-drab propaganda the public schools often force on them.
— Buddy Belk (@LessGovMoreFun) March 28, 2020
Public schools are a Devil’s Bargain for parents – in exchange for free daycare, unaccountable teachers get to manipulate and brainwash their children for twelve years.
— cat handler (@cathandler) March 28, 2020
Yeah how will they ever catch up on all of that government school indoctrination?😱👻
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) March 28, 2020
Yes because they won’t be exposed to culturally enriching Transgender Reading Hour at the school library.
— Koondey (@Koondey1) March 28, 2020
Public schools are still teaching students online. My kids are still doing school work but they aren’t being forced to sit through the indoctrination that typically occurs in the classroom setting. Another plus, they are getting their work done in half the time.
— Mandy ☕🦋🇺🇸 (@SpringSteps) March 28, 2020
Homeschooling was the best investment I ever made. My children are confident, happy, purposeful, independent, friendly, and skilled in music, cooking, coding, art, conversation, writing, analysis, advanced mathematics and scientific concepts. I’m not special yet I did that.
— Hey There 321😎 (@321There) March 28, 2020
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