Jill Duggar: Is She Even Qualified to Homeschool Her Kids?!

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Jill Duggar has been in the spotlight quite a bit these past two weeks.

And it's all pretty impressive, especially when you consider that she hasn't shot a scene for her family's reality show in over a year.

Jill Duggar with Son

Much of the controversy has had to do with Jill's seemingly troubled marriage.

The scrutiny started with rumors of Derick Dillard cheating on Jill last year.

They intensified when the couple seemed to distance themselves from one another on social media and when they spent no time with her family over the holiday season.

Jill Duggar Wears Clothes

In her own indirect way, Jill has addressed the divorce rumors, and it seems that for the time being at least, she and Derick are not going their separate ways.

Of course, if she thought that would put a stop to the rumor mill, she's got another thing coming.

Instead, Duggar obsessives have merely switched gears and are now focusing on Jill's child-rearing methods.

Jill and Derick Posing

Like so many of her sisters, Jill has been mom-shamed on numerous occasions.

She's been accused of neglect, of improper nutritional practices, and of forcing her children to walk several miles for Chick-Fil-A.

But these days, most of the criticism of Jill's parenting skills has to do with her decision to homeschool her kids.

Jill Duggar Car Seat Photo

Many have pointed to Jill's kids' lack of verbal and mathematical skills as evidence that she's not up to the task.

And the problem, these people claim, is not only that Jill has no experience as a teacher, but also that she's relying on seriously flawed methods and materials.

The Duggars homeschool curriculum has been heavily criticized in the past, largely due to a leaked lesson plan which teaches children sexual assault victims are often to blame for their assailants' crimes.

Jill, Son

But that's not the only reason that the Duggars' methods have drawn criticism.

Like her siblings, Jill relies on materials from the Institute for Basic Life Principles, a highly controversial organization founded by disgraced sex offender Bill Gothard.

The curriculum relies on  "the teachings of Jesus Christ” to teach homeschooled children the basics in “linguistics, law, history, science, and medicine.”

Jill Duggar and Her Pale Children

Nothing like a 2,000-year-old book to help your kids stay up-to-date on science!

We kid, but perhaps if Jill's kids appeared to be up to speed, her followers would be more accepting of her controversial methods.

As it is, she may want to brace herself for more criticism.

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