Homeschooling in the United States captures an interesting debate. The core of the debate is that on one hand some parents believe they should have the freedom to instruct their children as they see fit, while some fear that these parents may neglect teaching their children information needed to survive in the modern world. Should parents be allowed to home school a child if they are teaching them that the world is flat and only 6000 years old? Should schools force students to learn information that parents deem inappropriate?
Most states allow homeschooling, but provide oversight and try to make sure parents meet certain standards. Virginia is a bit different. This article captures a fascinating story as it relates to the homeschooling debate: