We would like to comment on David Haldane's article, "God's Classroom," (Southeast/Long Beach sections, Jan. 29). We have been home-teaching our two boys, 13 and 14, for the last four years and are growing increasingly impressed and involved with the home-schooling movement.
While Haldane made an effort to be objective, we felt a mood of rejection which we think is hurtful to your readers' understanding of this movement.
Haldane quoted Royer as saying home schoolers are violating the law. Actually, the fact is that courts are ruling, as attorney Michael Smith said in your article, that "home education is a right guaranteed by the Constitution."
Your readers should understand the home-schooling family is not a delinquent type choosing to abandon responsibility. On the contrary, it is a family dedicated to responsible citizenry and high personal and moral standards. Training is not abdicated; it is the goal.