Part Seven of Seven:
“[I] could easily have schooled my own children, but I would never have deprived them from the love, security, and gift of the very highest degree of education that they have built their successful lives on that was offered by their teachers! Ok! My rant is over, but consider carefully before you decide whether to send your children to public school or homeschool! Do you have enough time, resources, and undivided attention that your students need?”
Here, I am going to completely, totally, and without reservation agree with the OP:
If there is someone who offers your kidlets more love than you do,
If here is somewhere that is more secure than your home,
If there is another way by which you can gift them the highest degree of education,
If you don’t have the time to homeschool,
If you can’t use the resources of your library and community,
If you don’t have the attention that your children need —
If all these things are true, by all means send your children elsewhere for their educations.
But I know, that there’s no one who loves your children more than you do, that there’s no place they’re more secure physically, emotionally, mentally that your home, that you have the ability to find people and resources to help them become the best people they can be, that, even on a shoestring, you can use your library and the unique resources of your community, and that you have the time to devote to your children to help them learn and grow. I’ve been talking to you guys for years — I know all of these things to be true.