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  • Yes, I homeschool

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  • No, I don't homeschool

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  • Yes, it's a viable option

    49 67.12%
  • No, it's a dumb idea

    15 20.55%
  • I don't care

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    And ideologies in public schools insist on teaching false things. So we're at an impasse.
    Not with the deliberateness that homeschooling does. And here's the important thing: after I've been taught factually incorrect things, I'm still able to look back and say "Oh. Well that certainly turned out to be a load of crap, didn't it?" Homeschoolers consistently lack the self reflection and critical thinking skills to do this. They're taught solely to break down opposing beliefs, and reject that there's any reason or legitimacy to do the same for their own.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Do you homeschool your children and do you think you think it's a viable option for other families?
    I think it is a way for religious zealots to put that curse on their children. Never mind free choice.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Not with the deliberateness that homeschooling does. And here's the important thing: after I've been taught factually incorrect things, I'm still able to look back and say "Oh. Well that certainly turned out to be a load of crap, didn't it?" Homeschoolers consistently lack the self reflection and critical thinking skills to do this. They're taught solely to break down opposing beliefs, and reject that there's any reason or legitimacy to do the same for their own.
    You should probably step back and have a "come to Jesus moment" and assess your faith-based view and how it doesn't comport with what you just stated about how you modify your positions in light of new evidence. Over the course of a few of these home schooling threads people have provided you with evidence of how home schooled children intellectually out-perform public schooled children and you disregard that evidence and continue to cling to your faith-based viewpoint.

    I understand that you have an emotional hate-on for home schooled children, particularly religious home schooled children, and that this hate is immune to reason, so why do you persist in having a false vision of who you are and how you conduct yourself. You've clearly demonstrated to all people in this thread that you don't actually modify your position when it is shown to be false and you do in fact vigorously cling to your preconceived notions. You're projecting onto home schooled children your own glaring intellectual failings.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    You should probably step back and have a "come to Jesus moment" and assess your faith-based view and how it doesn't comport with what you just stated about how you modify your positions in light of new evidence. Over the course of a few of these home schooling threads people have provided you with evidence of how home schooled children intellectually out-perform public schooled children and you disregard that evidence and continue to cling to your faith-based viewpoint.

    I understand that you have an emotional hate-on for home schooled children, particularly religious home schooled children, and that this hate is immune to reason, so why do you persist in having a false vision of who you are and how you conduct yourself. You've clearly demonstrated to all people in this thread that you don't actually modify your position when it is shown to be false and you do in fact vigorously cling to your preconceived notions. You're projecting onto home schooled children your own glaring intellectual failings.
    If you think I've denied what homeschooled kids are good at (religious/ideological or otherwise) then you need to re-read the thread.

    I saw the words "hate-on" in the second paragraph and ignored everything after that, as I assume you meant for me to do.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Not with the deliberateness that homeschooling does.
    No, with the same deliberateness that homeschooling does.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No, with the same deliberateness that homeschooling does.
    Henrin...did you write that post all by yourself?

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Do you homeschool your children and do you think you think it's a viable option for other families?
    if the teaching is good, so is the schooling (assumes one or more students ready and willing to learn are present)
    if the teaching is poor, so is the schooling
    the building in which it is conducted makes no difference

    sponsored a vietnamese refugee family in '75
    the dad, a civil engineer, and his wife, a teacher, home schooled their two children after public school was finished for the day
    two-three hours each evening. more on weekends
    both kids, preteens when they arrived, speaking only vietnamese and french, both got free rides to ivy league schools
    suspect the same thing is happening in china, india, japan, south korea today
    and applied this technique with my kids. it worked well

    but to home school, the parents better have the ability, energy and willingness to make it work. too often they don't, and it doesn't
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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Henrin...did you write that post all by yourself?
    Are you saying I didn't build that?

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Are you saying I didn't build that?
    Sure, you could have, but if it hadn't been for Vauge who constructed the website and paid for the upkeep you would have had to find another way to do it. So I guess you could call it a community effort.

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