One of the most common misconceptions about home education is fuelled by the name "HOME education". I think people imagine me keeping my children at home all the time, some perhaps believing that I am sheltering them from contact with "the real world" beyond the front door.
I would like to change the name "home education" to "world education" or "community education" or just "education beyond the classroom". I would like to turn this misconception around, because one of the reasons I choose not to send my children to school is to give them a bigger vision of the world than the classroom allows. One could ask whether the classroom might be the sheltered place which hinders our children from maturing into responsible adults able to safely and confidently navigate "the real world"? Discuss.