Right-wing extremism means homeschooling surge in US should concern us all

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“This follows on the heels of an apparently very successful right-wing effort to use the pandemic to attack public schools – not least over reasonable vaccination and masking policies – and popularise Christian extremist homeschooling and private schools. As I documented in my reporting [politicalresearch.org] on the issue, right-wing homeschooling advocates are well aware that most homeschooling curricula and, in many locales, homeschooling co-ops, push Christian nationalist ideology and may serve as a means of radicalising parents and indoctrinating children, in addition to promoting “divinely prescribed” corporal punishment.”

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