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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    At first, I was kind of pissed that the court would step in in that manner. Then I read where it's the father who instigated this. Now I understand.

    IMO, this is less of a case of the court sticking their nose in where it doesn't belong, and more of a case of a father wishing to have some say in how his child is educated.
    This may be true, in which case the Judge should have said so, and remained silent on his personal opinions.
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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    If that was your experience, then it was what it was. Most of the homeschooled people I've known were well-educated, mature beyond their years, competent, capable and well-adjusted. One anecdotal opinion is as good as another...
    Like I said....maybe there are some who don't fit the stereotype, I haven't encountered them. It never fails...in my experience. When I meet someone and sense it...It almost always turns out to be the case.
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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    One anecdotal opinion is as good as another...
    True. If only there was some kind of way to assemble an amalgamation of numerous perspectives and refer to that large data set and that large data set alone as valid evidence.

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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I don't think the government should order any "home-schooler" to attend public schools. I think that is the parents personal right.

    That said....I have never met someone who was home-schooled that isn't a complete freak and who isn't "socially retarded". Maybe there are some who don't fit this stereotype, but I've known 20-30 in my life and they all are extremely strange and awkward.
    Maybe those that are not complete freaks and "socially retarded" are smart enough to not associate with you or let you know their situation.

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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    OK, thanks for bringing this to light. Based on what you reported/stated it appears that the OP left out, forgot, failed to include a few vital points of information.
    Or someone just didn't read

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Her parents have been feuding for years over how she should be educated. The father tried to get Amanda removed from the mother's tutelage in 2006, but another judge ruled against him. However, the court did appoint Janice McLaughlin as a guardian of the child's legal interests.

    The father continued to push for some changes in the way his daughter was educated.

    "[Mr. Kurowski] believes that exposure to other points of view will decrease Amanda's rigid adherence to her mother's religious beliefs and increase her ability to get along with others and to function in a world which requires some element of independent thinking and tolerance for different points of view," Judge Sadler's ruling said.
    I agree with Right on this personally.

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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    We had a thread that was about an almost identical topic around 6 months ago:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/educat...mans-kids.html

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    In this case, not only do we have the mother and father split, but the child's guardian ad litem that was appointed by the court has looked at the situation and agrees with the father.

    I don't see a problem here.
    If the child is making acceptable progress with their home schooled program why would you agree with this?
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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    That said....I have never met someone who was home-schooled that isn't a complete freak and who isn't "socially retarded". Maybe there are some who don't fit this stereotype, but I've known 20-30 in my life and they all are extremely strange and awkward.
    I noticed this to when I took my kids to the museum today.

    All the other kids were running around like fiendish crack addicts while my kids were respectful, polite and intellectually engaged with the exhibits.
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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If the child is making acceptable progress with their home schooled program why would you agree with this?
    Why should the mother's plans for the child's education take precedence over the father's, especially when an independent legal guardian for the child looked at the situation and agreed with the father?
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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If the child is making acceptable progress with their home schooled program why would you agree with this?
    The question is not whether the child was making acceptable progress, but where the child will do best. With the parents split, the court appointed guardian decided the child would do best in school. Normally I am 100 % opposed to the government getting involved in deciding what is best for kids, but with the parent's split on the issue, and the father taking it to court, they had no choice.

    Edit: Sigh, RightInNYC types faster than me...

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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Why should the mother's plans for the child's education take precedence over the father's, especially when an independent legal guardian for the child looked at the situation and agreed with the father?
    You didn't answer my question though.

    If the mother is the person with primary custody, she has the primary authority to dictate which educational situation she can have her child in.

    Not to mention the prejudice that people who home school their children already get, I'm sure the independent guardian was wholly unbiased.
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