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  • Yes, I homeschool

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  • Yes, it's a viable option

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    Re: Homeschooling

    I live in uberconservobotville and many people I know homeschooled. I have seen the two extremes but not much in the middle. I have seen parents do a great job with their kids, the parents taking turns teaching different subjects with a class plan and disciplined approach to scheduling. These parents insured the kids were well socialized by taking them to programs at the YMCA and schools, meusems etc to interact with other kids. One friends family in particular really did a great job and the kids have done extremely well. On the other hand I know people who homeschooled to keep their kids away from teh outside world and those "liberal" teachers with nearly no education or socialization. Should not be leagl for some or they should have to pass test or something to ensrure they learn something.
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    It seems that homeschool is often the last resort of the deeply religious to keep their children from learning anything about the world around them, either in terms of science, politics, economics, sexuality, medicine, or human behavior, so that they can never make an informed decision as to whether to adhere to the religious precepts of their parents or not.

    Or, you know, "avoid Liberal/socialist brainwashing of the public schools". Basically the same thing.
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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Yes, because Im sure you feel the socialist state is the only one who should brainwash children.


    Strawman argument.


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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I live in uberconservobotville and many people I know homeschooled. I have seen the two extremes but not much in the middle. I have seen parents do a great job with their kids, the parents taking turns teaching different subjects with a class plan and disciplined approach to scheduling. These parents insured the kids were well socialized by taking them to programs at the YMCA and schools, meusems etc to interact with other kids. One friends family in particular really did a great job and the kids have done extremely well. On the other hand I know people who homeschooled to keep their kids away from teh outside world and those "liberal" teachers with nearly no education or socialization. Should not be leagl for some or they should have to pass test or something to ensrure they learn something.
    I think most of them do have to pass a test. I think an explanation of the difference between insure and ensure is required.


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    Re: Homeschooling

    I was public schooled.
    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I think most of them do have to pass a test. I think an explanation of the difference between insure and ensure is required.


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    Re: Homeschooling

    There are going to be exceptions to almost anything no matter how successful. There are going to be the occasional anomalies. This is true no matter HOW kids are raised or parented or educated. But to evaluate the success of any concept, we cannot look at the occasional deviance or anomaly and conclude that something is ineffective or substandard or doesn't work.

    It's kind of like Obamacare. For some Americans it has been a really good deal. For many others it has been a tragedy, aggravations, insult, horrific experience. To evaluate the success of the program, we have to decide if the negatives outweigh the positives or vice versa. It is the same with homeschooling or any other means of educating children.

    The fact is that overall, American public schooled children are far behind their counterparts in most other developed countries and even some so-called 'third world' countries. And the fact is that most homeschooled children are on a par or even exceed their counterparts in most other developed countries.

    You just can't dismiss the statistical record by pointing to one or two kids that didn't succeed with homeschooling. Most especially when there is no way to know if they would have done better in any other system.
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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Homeschooled children can see people from diverse backgrounds in the supermarket, on a sports team, on the television, in their church, at Boy Scouts......diversity is everywhere.
    Unfortunately.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    You are disturbing on a very basic level. Just sayin...
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    Unfortunately.
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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Unfortunately.
    Yeah!

    Unfortunately!

    Because we should all be forced to be white, Christian and conservative... That way we'd be free and not offend riverdads sensibilities!

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    . . but they really know how to tard up every forum thread about equal rights and science.
    Excuse my limited vocabulary. "tard up" is new to me. By analyzing how the phrase is used within the context of the sentence I'm inferring that "tard up" must mean regularly defeat your position when you debate equal rights and science issues.

    I can understand why you're butthurt when you run into these folks, it can't be a pleasant experience being humiliated in this way.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Yeah!

    Unfortunately!

    Because we should all be forced to be white, Christian and conservative... That way we'd be free and not offend riverdads sensibilities!
    I'm going to make a wild-assed guess here and claim that you don't live in a neighborhood with even 50% diversity. You have the entire world to choose from and there are places where you can find your glorious diversity, say something like 55% black, 35% Hispanic, 5% Hmong, and 5% white, and you could be uplifted by that glorious experience but you're choosing not to. So how diverse is your neighborhood (hey, this is the internet so I have no way of checking)?

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