Parents opt to school-home

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.

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  1. Math Teacher says:

    They must be satirizing KIPP here… KIPP keeps kids at school from 7:30AM until 5PM, includes evening phone contact with teachers and has Saturday school as well. It’s nearly a boarding school with those hours. Isn’t that the institution essentially taking over for the parents?

  2. It’s sad to say, but there are lots of kids who would be better off in a well-run boarding school or orphanage than they are in their current “family” situations.

  3. Paul Hoss says:

    Brutal situation. Bottom line; if the kids are better off in the hands of professionals…let the school take over. These parents can’t afford the kids, get all the public assistance under the sun and now they have someone else raising their kids too? How will this ridiculous cycle ever be broken?

  4. SuperSub says:

    I have long thought that one of the most effective solutions to the lack of education in certain cities would be to establish boarding schools an hour away from the cities and then providing free education and board to low-incone students.
    When I have parents advising students how to beat drug tests or who spend most of their day ont he front porch pass out drunk, I could do a better job of raising the kids.


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