1. Most children go to public school. This automatically means it's better.2. Children who receive one-on-one homeschooling will learn more than others, giving them an unfair advantage in the marketplace. This is undemocratic.3. How can children learn to defend themselves unless they have to fight off bullies on a daily basis?4. Ridicule from other children, and the opportunity to join gangs and cliques, is important to the socialization process.5. Children in public schools can get more practice "Just Saying No" to drugs, cigarettes and alcohol.6. Continuous exposure to fluorescent lighting may have significant health benefits.7. Publicly asking permission to go to the bathroom teaches young people their place in society.8. The fashion industry depends upon the peer pressure that only public schools can generate.9. Public schools foster cultural literacy, passing on important traditions like the singing of "Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg..."10. Homeschooled children may not learn important office career skills, like how to sit still for six hours straight.
It's a shame Judge Mangum's reasons for sending Venessa Mills' children to public school cannot also be treated as a joke.