This guy emailed me. He said his in-laws live near our farm. He’s CEO of a homeschooling startup. So I took a chance on him and invited him and his family over for lunch.
He hung out with me in the kitchen and told me his company helps schools do project-based learning and “experiential” learning.
I said, “That sounds like homeschooling to me.”
He said, “It is. But not every family can do that.”
I went nuts. I told him that every family that is in a school rich enough to indulge in his software package has the means to homeschool. And, I said, “Why is a family that believes in project-based, experiential learning sending a kid to school anyway?”
He said, “Not every parent can afford homeschooling.”
I said, “That’s total BS. Every family with two college grads for parents can have one parent work and one homeschool. They can make enough money. If they choose.”
He was silent.
So I said, “This reminds me of the families that say they don’t have enough money for the mom to take maternity leave. It’s messed up values.”
He said, “My wife didn’t take maternity leave.”