You keep assuming the worst about me. What's your issue? The first attack on how I spend my time and money didn't land so now you assume I use my kids as fodder?
We are going to take up space in these public places, not hide away. You can go hide. Bye.
When teacher talks about evolution, my boys ask questions that poke holes in teacher's lesson. "So the idea is that something came from nothing?"
The children in that classroom might not otherwise hear a counterpoint. I get it, your children don't want to be that voice. We all get to choose if we are going to act or stay silent and hidden. My boys ask to go and they can handle being a light in the darkness. They appreciate the intellectual challenge of being around people who do not share the exact same ideas.
As far as education goes, I can teach my children anything you teach your children when they come home from school. The information age is upon us. Much of what my kids learned at school has been fine because they go to a public Montessori. The ideas we disagree with will come up and oh hey look, an opportunity to ask questions and learn.
Homeschooled kids do not ALWAYS receive a better education.
The children with INVOLVED parents get a better education.
We are very involved.
And this is all aside from my original point which is NOT EVERYONE can afford to homeschool their children no matter how much penny pinching happens. Talking from a place of privilege and saying "no one has any excuse" is not in line with REALITY.
I prefer to live in REALITY.