Regarding “Home-schooling is no crime” (letter, March 17): I think the writer is missing the whole point. I am convinced that those arrests did not happen in an effort to take away freedom from the citizens. They were done because children do not receive serious and proper education if they stay at home.

Home-schooling is not practiced in Europe because the education offered by schools is of high quality; there aren’t crime issues in schools and there are no reasons to isolate children from society.

In the States it is a common practice, however, since it is scary to take children to school because of serious crimes and because, overall, they do not receive quality education.

However, I do believe parents are not trained to teach their children and they should leave the job to those who know how to do it.

In Europe there is absolutely not a single reason why a child should not go to school — and thus be an outcast.

The writer should not impose his habits on other cultures. They may not have the problems he is used to, and therefore they do not have the same needs.

Alessandra Bosco-McCoyVicenza, Italy

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