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  • Yes, it's a viable option

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If you believe it comes down to evolution vs science, and you believe in the former over the latter, and you're home schooled, then your posts are a perfect demonstration of what I'm talking about.
    No, I'm talking about twisting facts or just leaving out details to push forward an agenda. I can remember countless examples of this from my years in public school looking back on it now.

    The thing about history is that you can easily tell the story in a positive light or a negative light by what facts you present and how you present them. Oh and btw, those people were trespassing, not just sitting in doing something noble. See, details matter.

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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?
    Awesome thread idea TeleKat. One of the few lately that made me think back and ponder the reasons behind our choices we made for our kids.

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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 do not, but it is certainly a viable option and if one chooses to engage in it, they should be free to do so.
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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Every home-schooled person I have ever met is badly socially adjusted. I know parents who home-school who really try to involve their kids in outside activities to socialize them, however, many don't....and even those who do are not always successful.
    Have you seen public school? Badly socially adjusted there as well.
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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    First off, is evolution even really necessary?
    Is knowing that Antarctica exists really necessary? Is music or sports necessary? Is knowing about the planets necessary? Is knowing anything about what goes on outside of your town and the magical places those trucks come from that deliver your food and supplies really necessary so long as you get them? An education is mostly to functionally prepare a child for life, but it's also to expand their minds.

    Sure, I believe in it. However, it's not like that belief really impacts my day to day life in any particular way. There's no real way it could, unless I were to go into biology, paleontology, or some other related field.
    I'm not in the sciences myself, but I find evolution fascinating in thinking on the way animals behave and why, how the earth and our solar system formed, etc. It's broadening if nothing else, like any other knowledge expand our appreciation for the universe. Teaching a hostility of these things is limiting in a way I find sad, especially when you consider that there's no good reason for why any of these things should logically be opposed to religion.

    Secondly, I haven't seen any particular evidence whatsoever to suggest that Christians are less "logical" or successful in their day-to-day lives than anyone else, nor have I seen any particularly egregious attempts on their part to "rewrite history."
    I'm not talking about Christians. I'm talking about home-schooled people.

    They might try to skew the direction of the narrative a bit. However, literally everyone does that.
    You have a particularly good grasp of Ancient Roman history. Surely even you cringe when you hear someone claim that it was the homos that brought down the Roman Empire.

    I don't see any reason to specifically single out Christians or Homeschoolers.
    I'm not singling out Christians, I'm singling out homeschoolers.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No, I'm talking about twisting facts or just leaving out details to push forward an agenda. I can remember countless examples of this from my years in public school looking back on it now.

    The thing about history is that you can easily tell the story in a positive light or a negative light by what facts you present and how you present them. Oh and btw, those people were trespassing, not just sitting in doing something noble. See, details matter.
    Yes, you're going to run into people with agendas of their own all the time in the educational system. It's the peril of treking out into the outside world and interacting with large numbers of humans. Dismantling critical thinking skills and celebrating logical fallacies is the worst possible way to deal with this. If anything, critical thinking is that much more important because from the time you're born you quickly learn that everybody wants to sell you something or draw you into their belief system, and only critical thinking can handle that. Rejecting all other though outright isn't strong. It's weak and demonstrates insecurity.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yes, you're going to run into people with agendas of their own all the time in the educational system. It's the peril of treking out into the outside world and interacting with large numbers of humans. Dismantling critical thinking skills and celebrating logical fallacies is the worst possible way to deal with this. If anything, critical thinking is that much more important because from the time you're born you quickly learn that everybody wants to sell you something or draw you into their belief system, and only critical thinking can handle that. Rejecting all other though outright isn't strong. It's weak and demonstrates insecurity.
    I'm still interested to know why you think public schools teach critical thinking.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm not singling out Christians, I'm singling out homeschoolers.
    Actually you using people that home school their children to attack religion. You're doing this by using a very poor generalization that people that home school their children are doing it because they hate science and history. Public schooling didn't teach you how to hide your agenda very well, did it?

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    We have one home-schooled member on this forum that's (mostly) the exception to everything I'm about to say.

    Homeschooling is mostly for the benefit of preventing children from learning things like evolution or any associated "liberal" ideas. The only way to achieve this is, sadly, to permanently dismantle any ability to demonstrate critical thinking, one of the results of which is that logical fallacies are not only to be expected but celebrated. While such home schooled kids tend to be superior in reading, writing and arithmetic, their lack of critical thinking and hostility to science (particularly, scientific concepts deemed to be threatening to their faith) results in something that is a heartbeat away from child abuse, in my opinion. Their permanently misshapen brains make them unsuited to interacting with the world outside of their tiny, religious communities.

    Oh, ask a home schooled person their thoughts on history, and you'll get all sorts of crap like, "Christians invented law" or "The gays brought down the Roman Empire." It's a hoot.
    You have no clue of which you speak. Home schooled children routinely kick butt on all the standardized exams. There are exceptions but then there are exceptions in public schools. You epitomize the intellectual laziness and arrogance and out right bigoted view of the so called educated elite. The KKK and your kindred spirits have much more in common than would you care to examine.
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    Re: Homeschooling

    I'm strongly considering going into education after college, but I still won't homeschool my kids. I'd rather my children be in public schools so that they're given the element of interaction that isn't provided from me making them stay home to do work alone. I've done a couple summers of online classes, while it may not be exactly like homeschooling, it still lacks the element of interaction offered by public schooling. It sucks.
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