SEE Congratulates Corey DeAngelis of The Reason Foundation for Challenging Harvard’s Anti-Homeschooling Event
At a time when most state governments implemented mandatory homeschooling for the remainder of the semester, ironically Harvard University Law School had plans to host an event against homeschooling in June. In support of the event, Harvard Magazine published an article titled, “The risks of Homeschooling.”
The story highlighted comments made by Elizabeth Bartholet who believes parents who choose to homeschool their children “violate children’s right to a ‘meaningful education’ and their right to be protected from potential child abuse.”
Further, she claims from her research that parents who homeschool are driven by conservative Christian beliefs and seek to remove their children from mainstream culture. Further, she concluded that homeschooling parents are “extreme religious ideologues” who question science and promote female subservience and white supremacy.
Corey DeAngelis of Reason countered Harvard’s efforts by hosting a pro-homeschooling event. And he tweeted to Kevin Jackson, SEE’s Executive Director that Harvard canceled the anti-homeschooling event. Corey found out from a group called the Coalition for Responsible Home Education.
While Harvard stated their decision to cancel was due to COVID, the university actually planned the event during COVID. We are convinced that the pressure put on Harvard by Corey DeAngelis and others at the Reason Foundation are the reason for the cancelation.
Seeking Educational Excellence would like to formally congratulate Corey DeAngelis and The Reason Foundation for their quick efforts to stand up for school choice.
SEE has many homeschool families who support our efforts. We stand in unity with these stellar parents and students, as homeschooling parents have created some of the brightest minds in the world.