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The Right to Homeschool
OFTP supports parental choice in education as promoted by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26(3):
"Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children."
“Certainly the failure rate among schoolchildren is far higher than homeschoolers. If ‘failure to educate’ means child neglect or even child abuse, well then, I’ll tell you what, plenty of our schools are in big trouble.” (David Guterson – Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense)
“While children’s perceptions of the world and opportunities for genuine spontaneity and creativity are being systematically eliminated from the kindergarten, unquestioned obedience to authority and rote learning of meaningless material are being encouraged.” (Harry L. Gracey, sociologist, “Learning the Student Role: Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp” in H. Stub (ed.) The Sociology of Education: A…