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  • No, I don't homeschool

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  • Yes, it's a viable option

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    Homeschooling[W:199]

    Do you homeschool your children and do you think you think it's a viable option for other families?

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    Re: Homeschooling

    No, I don't use it, I don't have children.
    Yes. It's a viable option. Especially for those who cannot afford private schools. It is one of only two known ways to avoid Liberal/socialist brainwashing of the public schools.
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    Re: Homeschooling

    My 3 kids go to public school. I didn't have any interest in home schooling them. They all do well in school and love being with their friends.

    That said, I think home schooling is a great option for people and should be supported if it's the right thing for them and the kids.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    You never met Wake?

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    Re: Homeschooling

    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

    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.
    Last edited by Cardinal; 04-17-14 at 07:27 PM.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    I was homeschooled. My honest appraisal of the experience is that it is a way of doing things which has its own benefits and draw backs just like anything else.

    On the one hand, I was light years ahead of virtually all of my college classmates where basic academic skills, critical thinking, and work ethic were concerned. I could usually make As and Bs in my classes without even really having to try.

    On the other, the social adjustment period when I moved away from home was a bit of a punch in the gut to say the least. I socialized with neighborhood kids and other homeschoolers while I was growing up (we even had a homeschool prom, believe it or not lol), but it wasn't anywhere near sufficient to prepare me for the culture shock of being introduced to people who had spent their entire lives clawing their way through the public educational system.

    As if that wasn't already disadvantage enough, I had the bright idea to make my school of choice a military college with a bad reputation for extreme hazing and brutal behavior.

    Sooo... Yea. Needless to say, I had a rough time of things that first year.

    I wound up cramming nearly an entire public school career's worth of bullying, fights, and abuse into just two college semesters (while maintaining a 3.5 GPA no less), before deciding to say "screw that noise" after graduating to upperclassman status and switching over to the liberal arts college down the road. I joined the Army to help cover my expenses the next summer, and, as they say, the rest is history.
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    Re: Homeschooling

    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.
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    Re: Homeschooling

    I'm just going to sit back and count all the people that mention religion in this thread. At the moment we are up to two.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I'm just going to sit back and count all the people that mention religion in this thread. At the moment we are up to two.
    You're welcome. 99% of the home schooled people I've interacted with online were home schooled because of religious and/or extreme ideological reasons (but yeah, mostly religious). If that entertains you then I hope you stocked up on extra popcorn.

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