The author of this article makes some great points about the school versus family scenario that is faced by most of America's children today. She acknowledges at the end of the article that "school is important" but family is more important. I could not help but think the obvious so I shot her off this e-mail:
I am a homeschooling mom and I was really struck by the truth in your comments. It seems that you truly value your family time yet it seems that school authorities seem to have little empathy with the importance of families spending "down time" together.
I agree with your final statements about school being important (I would re-phrase it to agree that education is important) but family is most important.
Your voice deserves to be heard and I hope you and those who agree with you are respectfully received and your concerns taken seriously.
Have you considered homeschooling?
--Maybe she will contact me....