Yep, I admitted that much to Dianne when I read her shocking story about a mom pretending to have a downed wire by her place so the electric crews would fix up her area first.
Oh, no, I'm not saying that the state is a better mommy than most of us, but unless we're willing to pay a LOT more in taxes and give up a LOT of our freedoms, abuse won't even be diminished, let alone eliminated.
Look at this story. When Junior gets home from public school, just chain him to this 21-pound ball so he can't get out until his homework is done. Fire? Uncontrollable diarrhea? Too bad! The old ball-and-chain is in place.
Way to make him feel good about learning. Eeesh.
Maybe some parents shouldn't send their children to public school, either. THEY should take classes on how to parent. Oh, great. I just realized there *was* such a thing. And I was getting all snarky and sarcastic, too. Ruined the effect.
PS. YES, now everyone knows Michael Jackson's kids were homeschooled. So are just about everyone's kids in Hollyweird. In fairness, if Dad/ kid stars are out touring or working all over the world, it makes sense. But hiring a private tutor and taking personal tours of Europe with native tour guides isn't the usual homeschooling experience, mmmmkay?