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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Public schools are relevant in spotting incest, pedophilia, and general child abuse.
    Thank you for pointing that out.

    In addition to which, may I also point out that my schooling costs my mum something over twenty thousand pounds a year. For that I get instruction by the most highly qualified teachers available (few, if any, are without doctorates in their chosen discipline,) I get the use of the best equipped science labs, libraries, sports facilities, etc. I have been a boarder since I was six, and I think that has helped me gain self-confidence and independence, to a greater degree than someone who is taught at home.

    With all due respect to those who either home-school their children, or were themselves home-schooled; few, if any parents would be qualified to doctorate level at every subject they teach their children. In fact few working parents would even have the time to stay at home for the hours required to teach a full syllabus every day.

    I also want to point out that parents should not be the sole arbiters of their childrens' welfare. Certain standards as to religious indoctrination, societal prejudice and other subtle forms of abuse must be met. We are already far too subject to the prejudices of our parents.

    I think that in remote communities, carefully monitored education at home is quite acceptable, but I cannot consider it a preferable alternative to a good, well staffed, and well equipped school.

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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    Thank you for pointing that out.

    In addition to which, may I also point out that my schooling costs my mum something over twenty thousand pounds a year. For that I get instruction by the most highly qualified teachers available (few, if any, are without doctorates in their chosen discipline,) I get the use of the best equipped science labs, libraries, sports facilities, etc. I have been a boarder since I was six, and I think that has helped me gain self-confidence and independence, to a greater degree than someone who is taught at home.

    With all due respect to those who either home-school their children, or were themselves home-schooled; few, if any parents would be qualified to doctorate level at every subject they teach their children. In fact few working parents would even have the time to stay at home for the hours required to teach a full syllabus every day.

    I also want to point out that parents should not be the sole arbiters of their childrens' welfare. Certain standards as to religious indoctrination, societal prejudice and other subtle forms of abuse must be met. We are already far too subject to the prejudices of our parents.

    I think that in remote communities, carefully monitored education at home is quite acceptable, but I cannot consider it a preferable alternative to a good, well staffed, and well equipped school.
    What about schools that don't meet that criteria?

    You should know that those are the majority.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No. I'd rather kids go to school with dedicated professionals 5 days a week and then if they want, go to religious school on the weekend. Home schooling is simply religious bull**** being fed to us by the right wing that doesn't want kids being taught that God plays absolutely no role in osmosis or Pythagorean theory.
    I am not even going to go into the rights of parents etc. There is nothing wrong with home schooling and in allot of cases religion or no, it is a better choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Good. Send them to parochial schools where there is at the very least a vetting process that ensures the people teaching aren't complete religious nuts. My wife went to a catholic school. They are nothing like home schooling. At all. Forgive me for being weary of any religious person who thinks they can teach science better than schools.
    So your main problem is you feel fundamental religious parents are somehow a threat to their own children? I mean that is your only real argument.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    What about schools that don't meet that criteria?

    You should know that those are the majority.
    Vast Majority.

    Most teachers do NOT have doctorates.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    I left school at 15yrs of age, as an athiest my favorite class was religious instruction. The RI teacher used to wear a mini skirt with stockings and a suspender belt exposed when seated, talk about religion giving me the horn

    Home schooling cant deliver that, well legally anyway

    44yrs later I often wonder what became of Mr Humphreys

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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Like some others have said, I'm not a big fan of home schooling either. I think homeschooled kids don't always get the best education, and I also think they don't learn important social skills. Making illegal is ridiculous though.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    I left school at 15yrs of age, as an athiest my favorite class was religious instruction. The RI teacher used to wear a mini skirt with stockings and a suspender belt exposed when seated, talk about religion giving me the horn

    Home schooling cant deliver that, well legally anyway

    44yrs later I often wonder what became of Mr Humphreys
    Now why did I just know you were going to write that closing sentence?

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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    What about schools that don't meet that criteria?

    You should know that those are the majority.
    Well maybe, but both the schools I have been to were like that. So they can't all be that bad. Like I'm not sure I agree with home schooling being illegal, but I think kids get a lot of religious and social prejudice that way. Like if mummy or daddy says that - it has to be right (especially when you are younger,) but you can question what that old poof Mr Humphries says.

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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    I left school at 15yrs of age, as an athiest my favorite class was religious instruction. The RI teacher used to wear a mini skirt with stockings and a suspender belt exposed when seated, talk about religion giving me the horn

    Home schooling cant deliver that, well legally anyway

    44yrs later I often wonder what became of Mr Humphreys
    Bet you dropped your pencil a lot, too.

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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    Well maybe, but both the schools I have been to were like that. So they can't all be that bad. Like I'm not sure I agree with home schooling being illegal, but I think kids get a lot of religious and social prejudice that way. Like if mummy or daddy says that - it has to be right (especially when you are younger,) but you can question what that old poof Mr Humphries says.
    It is amazing to me how people who say they are tolerant are so intolerant.

    So because a child can have the same beliefs as the parent (good or bad) this is somehow wrong? God forbid people should pass on what they believe to be right to their children. How dare parents raise their own children when the state can do it!
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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