An increasing number of parents are choosing school-homing — having their children raised at school rather than at home, reports The Onion.
Deputy Education Secretary Anthony W. Miller said that many parents who school-home find U.S. households to be frightening, overwhelming environments for their children, and feel that they are just not conducive to producing well-rounded members of society.
. . . “Every year more parents are finding that their homes are not equipped to instill the right values in their children,” Miller said. “When it comes to important life skills such as proper nutrition, safe sex, and even basic socialization, a growing number of mothers and fathers think it’s better to rely on educators to guide and nurture their kids.”
School-homing also is catching on with parents “who just want to be less involved in the day-to-day lives of their children,” The Onion reports.
It’s satire, of course, but it hits close to home. Or school, as the case may be.