One of the biggest concerns I have about the Christian homeschooling movement is that its proponents usually oppose any form of regulation. They don’t want anyone checking up on parents to make sure they’re doing the bare minimum necessary to educate their children, a stance that allows neglectful parents to slip through the cracks.
Michael McIntyre and Laura McIntyre are perfect examples of what I’m talking about. In 2004, they removed all nine of their children from a private school so they could be homeschooled. But Michael’s brother Tracy said he “never observed the children pursuing traditional schoolwork” when they were supposed to be learning.
Tracy overhead one of the McIntyre children tell a cousin that they did not need to do schoolwork because they were going to be raptured.
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