The record of Christian homeschooling has included many bright spots notwithstanding some ominous warnings that the legal status of homeschooling remains insecure, with powerful enemies looking for a rationale to treat homeschooled students as truants from compulsory formal schooling. On the bright side, I am accustomed to reading of homeschooled students who gain admission to top colleges, or win contests like spelling bees.
Accomplishment in competitive sports is something new. The online New York Times for March 16, 2008, carried an article titled “Growing Cheers for the Home-Schooled Team,” by Joe Drape, from Oklahoma City. At the top of the article was a charming photograph of determined-looki . . .