Harvard Magazine calls for a ‘presumptive ban’ on homeschooling: Here are 5 things it got wrong: Kerry McDonald

Posted on: April 22, 2020

As a Harvard alum, longtime donor, education researcher, and homeschooling mother of four children in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I was shocked to read the article, “The Risks of Homeschooling,” by Erin O’Donnell in Harvard Magazine’s new May-June 2020 issue. Aside from its biting, one-sided portrayal of homeschooling families that mischaracterizes the vast majority of today’s homeschoolers, it is filled with misinformation and incorrect data. Here are five key points that challenge the article’s primary claim that the alleged “risks for children — and society — in homeschooling” necessitate a “presumptive ban on the practice.”

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