Increasing Number of Parents Opting to Have Chidren School-Homed

Warning! The Onion is not necessarily a pro-Christian nor a pro-homeschooling media outlet.  This is satire and not a true “news” story.  Also, beware of just reading anything else posted on their site!

~Mrs. R

Increasing Number Of Parents Opting To Have Children School-Homed

March 29, 2010 | ISSUE 46•13

The Onion|www.theonion.com

Parents of school-homed children say they relish the extra time they are able to spend away from their kids.

WASHINGTON—According to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education, an increasing number of American parents are choosing to have their children raised at school rather than at home.

Deputy Education Secretary Anthony W. Miller said that many parents who school-home find U.S. households to be frightening, overwhelming environments for their children, and feel that they are just not conducive to producing well-rounded members of society.

Thousands of mothers and fathers polled in the study also believe that those running American homes cannot be trusted to keep their kids safe.

“Every year more parents are finding that their homes are not equipped to instill the right values in their children,” Miller said. “When it comes to important life skills such as proper nutrition, safe sex, and even basic socialization, a growing number of mothers and fathers think it’s better to rely on educators to guide and nurture their kids.

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2 responses to “Increasing Number of Parents Opting to Have Chidren School-Homed

  1. Jay Barfield

    You might want to add at the beginning of your post that the Onion is a humorous (sometimes a little off-color) news satire website. This is NOT a true news article. For those not familiar with the Onion, they might be mislead.

    For example, while the government COULD save billions, they are not ending the “Wasteful Senator Program”, i.e. the Senate. That is one of the other sidebar news articles on this website

    • Jay, you are so right! I need to add a warning that not all their articles are edifying or ‘safe’ to pass on to ones relatives! Thanks for the reminder.