I consider myself to be "liberal" because I like to support ideas and causes that help as much people as possible, not just a few here and there. However, I do not understand the antagonism against private schools and especially home schooling.
When I get married and have a kid or two, I would not mind in the least to stay home and teach school to my children while my wife works. That is, if that is what we agree on as a family! Isn't the goal of any form of schooling to make sure that the child knows what they need to know to be responsible and productive citizens, regardless of being educated in the home, a private school, or a public school?
I have heard some people in my life say it's because public school teachers have a degree and a credential to make sure that educators "know their stuff." I find that insulting because I have two associate degrees. Does that make me stupid? Anything I do not know too well can be sought out by buying textbooks to study from accredited schools or community colleges.
I am not trying to tell others how to raise their kids. I am concerned about how some are trying to tell me how to raise my future kids, potentially. Am I wrong in this?