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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."
“Our ‘Tell’em-and-test’em’ way of teaching leaves most students increasingly confused, aware that their academic success rests on shaky foundations, and convinced that school is mainly a place where you follow meaningless procedures to get meaningless answers to meaningless questions…” (John Holt, How Children Fail)
“Schools are artificial man-made institutions in contrast to the home, which is a natural setting. There have always been many cultures with no schools, but none without homes. Learning at home, in fact, was the original education system, and school has become the substitute. Until the last century, children didn’t usually even begin formal school…