Ben Carson Praises Home-Schooling, Criticizes Public Education

Diane Ravitch's blog

I like Dr. Ben Carson’s demeanor: calm, cool, collected. But the things he says are often appalling.

But in his calm voice, he often says things that are extremist.

In this video, he praises home-schooling and criticizes public education.

The President of the United States should not take a stand in favor of home schooling unless he thinks it is good public policy for most children.

I would not ban home-schooling for those who want to do it, but it makes no sense as a public policy for the nation. It is one thing to have dubious ideas about how to educate our children, but it is a step beyond rational to suggest that most should be educated by their parents at home. Many parents are ill-equipped to teach their children much beyond the basics; they are surely not masters of algebra, geometry, calculus, and modern science and world…

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