Public School, Homeschool, Parents and Gender Roles
One interesting side topic that came up in response to this post concerned the role of schools and parents. I suggested that, though my kids are all in or will be in public school, my spouse and I might homeschool her for the three middleschool years because that period is so destructive. A lot of comments that followed focused on the role of public education, homeschooling and whether it should be permitted at all, the intersection of race, class and gender in homeschooling, etc. I’ve cut off discussion of that subtopic on the I Fear This thread, because I worry that it crowded out discussion of the main topic, which is the intergirl aggression dynamics. But it’s a valuable discussion, so I’m opening this thread so people can have their say on it without it being a threadjack.