September 2021 Bar Bulletin
By Ruth A. Harper
Lacking the freedom to express their own religious and ideological beliefs, my parents emigrated from communist Romania to the United States in the 1980s. Despite being profoundly grateful for rights and freedoms that their new country gave them, they also stumbled upon an additional freedom, and one that not all parents worldwide have. By the late 1990s, my parents were exposed to the homeschooling movement and joined other Washington parents in providing their children with at-home educational instruction.
While I hold a relatively positive view of the homeschooling experience my parents gave me, I have mixed feelings about certain aspects...