Letters: Sep. 17, 2001

Home Sweet School

Home schooling's real threat to public schools is not the money [SOCIETY, Aug. 27]. No matter how you shift the dollars around, the bottom line in education funding is this: every child educated at home saves taxpayers money. Home schooling's real threat is in making clear that public schools--and the teachers, administrators and government officials who run them--are less successful in educating children than average parents with no special training or certification. LAURA DERRICK Austin, Texas

Stop putting teachers down! In the schools I have taught in, teachers work very hard to provide a quality education for all...

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