However, I'm not against home-schooling or think that it should be illegal, but it should be restricted.
However, what we should do is to improve schools in the U.S. and give students options. Some of the changes I would do to the schools in the U.S.
- Direct more focus on learning and less on homework. Many students use very little time to actually learn the material, but focus only on doing the homework. Just make homework count less and tests more, and make tests harder.
- Let students compete against each other to get into high school, and allow them free choice of schools, maybe even in the whole U.S. as long they can show that they are able to attend the school.
- Destroy the teacher unions, because unions prevent bad teachers for getting fired and they are pretty much against every single good proposal. Why shouldn't good teachers get a better pay than bad teachers?
This would improve the U.S. education system considerably. U.S. would do a lot better in the PISA survey and I also believe income differences would be smaller, because student from poor districts can now compete their way up to good schools around in the U.S instead of attending some horrible ghetto school.
Last edited by Camlon; 02-02-10 at 12:31 PM.
However teaching your kid fairy tales and Christian cult propaganda in a "science" course and having it counted as a "science credit" should definitely be illegal. The same goes with socially isolating your children. I think this should be considered child abuse and worthy of prosecution and/or losing your kids.
I also think that homeschool should be more strictly regulated and require parents to have credentials and experience in education. Homeschooling for "religious reasons" should be illegal.
But homeschooling in general? Nope. What about parents of, say, mentally disabled children who can't function in a normal school environment? I think that would definitely be a good reason.
Homeschool gets an unfairly bad rap because it's been bastardized by fundie cultists to the point that people automatically assume that all homeschooled kids are brainwashed fundie cultists. That's not true.
Last edited by Toothpicvic; 02-03-10 at 12:40 AM.
Homeschooling certainly shouldn't be illegal. However, I think some parents do homeschooling for the wrong reasons. Some do it because they want to isolate their kids from the "evil liberal" teachings of the modern education system, or they believe in Creationism so strongly that they can't stand the thought of their kids being taught about evolution. In short, some parents do it because they want to keep their kids in a cloistered, isolated, tightly controlled environment. I think that's wrong. However, homeschooling in general isn't a bad thing, and I don't think most parents who homeschool are necessarily like that.
"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. I say enjoy the show, don't take it seriously." - George Carlin
And since when do kids who are brainwashed and abused by an evil cult have "freedom of religion"?
Freedom for the oppressors to oppress the innocent! A wonderful dream for AmericKKKa! I'm pretty sure if the founders' had been born in the year 2000 they would have made an exception to the 1st Amendment to exclude radical cultists from getting any special rights that normal people don't get.
Last edited by Toothpicvic; 02-03-10 at 12:49 AM.
Freedom for everyone except the religious! A wonderful dream for America!
It is also Fascism, plain and simple.
No Lives Matter
Religion itself in America has a neo-fascist component.
" Neo-fascism and religion refers to debates about the relationships between neo-fascism and various religions.
Some scholars, using the term neo-fascism in its narrow sense, consider certain contemporary religious movements and groups to represent forms of clerical or theocratic neofascism, including Christian Identity in the United States; some militant forms of politicized Islamic fundamentalism; Hindu nationalism in India (Sangh Parivar); and some neopagan alternative religions advocating white supremacism. .... "
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"