Among other points, this column asserts: "...home-schooling is not only a response to deteriorating public schools, but a cause of its decline. Schools should be given the chance to respond to public needs...Home-schooling doesn't help the public good, just the individual."
(And the problem with that is...? What if every parent took the responsibility to look out for their children as individuals, wouldn't that be a public good?)
The author also rails against "traditional roles of male breadwinner and female caretaker," "political inculcation," and other supposed homeschooling horrors.
Frankly I find the author's "All your children belong to us" Borg-like attitude much more troubling than any concern she raises about homeschooling.
(Hat tip: HomeSchoolBuzz.)
For a flip point of view, here's an opposing editorial which also appeared in today's Seattle Times. (Via Free Republic.)