Here is a update on the recent series of articles done by the Illinois Leader about home schooling. Scott Thomas a "conservative" radio commentator, wrote this article to explain his views of homeschooling.
THOMAS: Home Schooling not a good idea for most
To which readers and bloggers responded.
GUEST OPINION: Home-Schoolers Respond to Thomas Column: 13 Letters
A list of bloggers responses is located here
Mr. Thomas responded Thursday with this article. In which he labeled home schoolers as "odd".
THOMAS: Not persuaded by home-schoolers arguments
Then on Friday, Mr Thomas fellow Talk show host Kevin McCullough weighed in. Boy, what an article!
MCCULLOUGH: In Defense of "Odd" Homeschoolers
My comments: Boy, was I happy to see Mr. McCulloughs article! I think that if Mr. Thomas were to meet some homeschoolers on a informal type basis and was allowed to get to know them, he would no longer consider them odd. As a matter of fact, I bet he would like them! When we(Homeschoolers) come out and attack an article, we almost always tend to alienate the other person and place them more fully in the enemy camp. What do you think about that issue? When we meet someone with different views should we attack their views with logic? Or should we choose to let "our light shine" through our lives as it were? I tend to think there is a time for both. If you see by the persons words that they are not "hard core" I think the lighter approach is best, whereas with a hard core person you should proclaim the truth for the benefits of others who may be undecided.
What are your thoughts?
The Blogging Boy Scout,