It’s great to see support for parental control of a child’s education. This time it comes from a source that might surprise some folks: Independent Weekly Columnist Derek Jennings. This piece is worth the read and includes this excellent explanation of why he and his wife have chosen to homeschool their youngest kids.

Why would parents choose to home-school their child? For my wife and me, our rationale can be summed up thusly: We know what is best for our children. We know them better than anyone else. And, most important, we view the proper raising, nurturing, training and equipping of them as our God-given responsibility. Sure, we can outsource the execution of those duties to others (and for the record, our two oldest children remain in public school), but it is we who are ultimately accountable for them until they are old enough to be accountable for themselves.