It must be Ethics for Evolved Homeschoolers week — we seem to be discussing all sorts of issues that involve undue influence over other people’s choices and life and death, not just family inculcation of their own kids a la Rob Reich and his theory of “ethical servility” but conflicting and ethically challenged influence from school and church, politics, corporate sales, even from military recruiters popping out during holiday shopping at the mall.
Guess I’ll file this under “School Is To Sports” and “Research-Science.”
p.s. Glenn Beck’s substitute host was ranting about Atlas Sports Genetics on my car radio this morning. He sounded like some grouchy anti-intellectual grandpa saying it wasn’t natural to want any genetic information about yourself or your kids, and it wasn’t possible such knowledge could help your child have more and better choices. It was like he thought it was either-or, so that once you get this information, it closes down possibilities rather than opening them up.