Most everyone here knows I am no fan of the Public (government funded and dictated) School system. I feel that Private Schools and Home Schooling can do it better and cheaper. . I do feel that Education is the primary key for success and advancement in life. . To me if you reject education in all forms, you set yourself up to fail in life. The basics are important! Reading, Writing, Math, Sciences, Civics, History. Structured education should include testing at various levels, advanced placement for gifted students as well as remedial studies for challenged students. Education has no race. Excelling in any given area of studies has no race or gender. . Now I am hearing something called "home unschooling". After watching a talk TV program on the subject I was shocked. The Mother was the only parent present in the program. She is an author of a published book on the subject. She does not channel the children into certain areas of instruction at all. No reading encouraged, nor math, or science, or anything else..... unless a stray thought pops into one of her childrens empty heads and they ask questions on that subject. Only then are they given any direction on how to pursue that particular thought thread. If they choose to play all day or night for that matter so be it. No rules, no formal anything. Just do what you want, we are your parents and we love you. Are you freakin' kidding me. These parents are CRAZY. When asked about whether her children would be able to qualify for and or get a job when they became adults, and what did she think they would grow up to be? The Mother looked a little confused at the question and then said.... "well, I quess whatever they want to be." . DUH !!! Oh really? . IMHO, this is criminal child abuse. It gives legitimate home schooling a bad name and makes it possible to outlaw home schooling and force kids into the inadequate public government run system. . Look into this folks. Speak up if you object on any level. These are the future generation of welfare slugs. You are going to be paying taxes to support them, because for the most part they are going to be unprepared to take care and provide for themselves.