Yes, I have children and they are/will attend public
Yes, I have children and they are/will attend private
Yes, I have children and they are/will be home schooled
No, I don't have children but I plan on public education
No, I don't have children but I plan on private education
No, I don't have children but I plan on home school educatio
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
When I was having children (a little over 30 years ago), public schools were still adequate, but I started seeing a decline toward my oldest son's early high school. If were having children now, it would be private schools for me, but all the home-schooled children that my younger friends have do very well. I just don't have the patience to teach.
Last edited by lizzie; 11-17-10 at 10:53 PM.
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I was home schooled and I would strongly recommended it. I would home school my kids if it was solely my choice, but that's a decision for me and my wife to make together whenever I get married and have kids.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
All I know is that my children will not be schooled in the public system. Probably private school instead. My experience of public school was that it held me back when I had the capacity to move much, much further with my education.
Public school in all liklihood, but I do find the idea of homeschooling incredibly appealing - I would love to define my child's curriculum. I would love the opportunity and flexibility to teach in a natural environment, which can add so much meaning to what's being taught. And I would love learning alongside my child.
Still, I think there's a lot to be said for the standard education. Growing up with your cohort. Exposure to lots of different perspectives. The sense of independence a child gets from having their own "job."
Last edited by TheGirlNextDoor; 11-18-10 at 02:19 AM.
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