Of course it would be great! But not if the reason for the mixing was that the government criminalized the alternatives.
Then, I'd say, Thomas, the government has a responsibility
to investigate all
the education alternatives which all
children in its care could possibly be involved in. Some (including many state schools, judging from the experience of my own country), might need some serious financial up-grading to be brought up to scratch. Others, (including private schools which receive funding from the government - including the Exclusive Brethren
, in my country!), should be thoroughly scrutinized in regard to the the type of curriculum offered, compared to the actual education requirements of the state.
But, when it comes to home schooling
, what approach do you feel anygovernment should
take with children being "educated" by parents like those cited in Walter's first post? Should the government simply take the attitude that parents should feel free to do as they wish with their childrens' education? (Even if this could potentially lead to severe social & other disadvantage experienced by those children, later in life?) How & when should a government intervene on behalf of the children
in such a situation? And what should happen if curriculum directives from the government education authority are completely ignored by the parents? What then? (Tough to contemplate, isn't it? Sigh)