The topic is diversity. Our country is about as divided as it’s ever been; religiously, politically and culturally. We saw this same division in the homeschooling community long before it became apparent on the national scale.
Homeschoolers are pioneers in many ways. We are willing to try things nobody else is. We are willing to stand up and say “this isn’t working” while the rest of the educational world keeps trying to rehash the same procedures and processes hoping for different results. But we were also the ones who first tried on the religious and political division, voluntarily creating our own “sides” within our small population. Like-minds sticking together with like-minds.
This carnival of diversity is the perfect example of how we can take steps to reverse that, and be pioneers in bringing the many sides together in one place. By saying “this isn’t working” and doing the footwork necessary to weaken the divisions aren’t good for any of us. Can we be the pioneers in coming together and celebrating the many facets of our country, and learn from each other’s vast differences with grace? I think we can. If anyone can make change, it’s homeschoolers.
So, visit the 7th Country Fair. Read stuff by people other than me. (If you’re reading this, you’ve already seen the stuff I’ve posted there.) And let’s enjoy the diversity of our community – because without diversity, we’re not really free.