February 23, 2012 | Posted At: 09:44 AM | Author: Alexander Russo | Category: Campaign 2012
, Parents & Parenting
Being a liberal homeschooler must feel a little strange right now, what with conservative Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum
touting homeschooling as a model for education while at the same time liberal-leaning education writer Dana Goldstein
has been calling homeschoolers out for prioritizing short-term individual benefit over longer term collective good. This isn't the only instance where this dynamic is happening, however. Liberal criticism of mainstream school reforms (NCLB waivers, Race to the Top) often parallels criticisms from conservative groups and candidates, while at the same time civil rights groups are working furiously behind the scenes to preserve those very same laws. Tell that to a liberal critic of NCLB or charter schools and watch his or her head explode.