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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    Yes, I guess I am fortunate in the sense that my dad (who died when I was young) left a trust to be used for the sole purpose of my education all the way to university. I am a boarder in Public School in Australia, and I understand that it is an elite school, but I have friends who go to the Australian equivalent of a comprehensive or grammar school, and they are not thugs, and seem quite well educated. I know some government schools can suck, but not all, and there are some selective ones around Sydney that have a very good academic record. I feel sure it would be better for children to be educated at schools like that, than to depend upon a parent who is unlikely to be qualified sufficiently in the entire range of subjects required. And this leaves aside any question of religious indoctrination, or any other prejudice.
    It sounds like you are more concerned with religious indoctrination than anything else.

    Raising a child to follow your religious beliefs is fine. Most home schooled children have no issues.

    My daughter was sent to a Catholic school all her life, and she is a Christian like I and my wife. So I guess our indoctrination worked.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I am not a fan of home-schooling, but illegal? That's just ridiculous.
    Our founders did okay with it.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I know someone who lived there who says that the place is chalk full of nonsense restrictions such as this.
    It's Germany, birth place of National Socialism.

    What do they expect?

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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    How does homeschooling have different standards than private/public schools? As long as the kids follow legal guidelines for schooling and pass the standardized tests, what difference does it make?
    Mainly because parents don't belong to a goonion.

    When discussing quality of output for any industry, that makes all the difference.


    And that doesn't even address the fact that the parent:

    a) Cares.
    b) Isn't going to waste too much time on bull****, something no public school can say.

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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    b) Isn't going to waste too much time on bull****, something no public school can say.
    Indeed. From the people I've heard from, a 7-hour school day can be reduced to 3 hours with homeschooling thanks to the lack of wasted time.

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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    So far no proof of any kind has been offered to show why home schooling should be illegal.
    Because the State doesn't want competition. It wants sole power to warp...er..."shape" the minds of it's victims...er..."students".

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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    I've seen some of the type of homeschooling which can occur. Very Jesus Camp like (i.e. the kids are definitely going to grow up ignorant fools). But there's nothing we can really do about it, homeschooling is legal and should remain legal. If you screw up your kids...well your bad. Don't expect me to fix the problem.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Our founders did okay with it.
    Our founders lived a relatively simple lifestyle that didn't require a lot of knowledge. Parents taught kids what they knew, that was it. Today, kids need to know things their parents just aren't equipped to teach, things that most parents just don't know. I don't mind parents teaching their kids, so long as kids are getting the information they need. Far too often in home schooling situations, that isn't the case.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I've seen some of the type of homeschooling which can occur. Very Jesus Camp like (i.e. the kids are definitely going to grow up ignorant fools). But there's nothing we can really do about it, homeschooling is legal and should remain legal. If you screw up your kids...well your bad. Don't expect me to fix the problem.
    Now wait a minute. I agree for the most part, but how does having fundamental faith in your religion make you an ignorant fool? Most fundamentalist Christians are good down to earth people. The problem is they get judged by the "Phelps Family" which is an extreme example. I think that is nothing but a blanket statement on your part, as Jesus camp was not THAT bad.

    I am a Christian, and I am most certainly not ignorant about the world (or anything else for that matter) just because I am a person of faith.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Far too often in home schooling situations, that isn't the case.
    Do you have any kind of evidence to back that up? Or are you assuming it is this way?
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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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