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you know what to do
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#3
Is this a pun about the curriculum of some home schools?
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#4
depending on the reason, i am either massively for it or adamantly against it.
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#5
It has its place but ultimately leads to more bad than good.
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Is this a pun about the curriculum of some home schools?

it is now
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#10
I believe homeschooling provides social and academic growth at a much faster rate than that of the public school system while simultaneously promoting good communication and closeness within a family. Strong family values are the only way to social justice and equality.
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I believe homeschooling provides social and academic growth at a much faster rate than that of the public school system while simultaneously promoting good communication and closeness within a family. Strong family values are the only way to social justice and equality.

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i think it should be illegal

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#14
lol phils
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#16
I don't think it's good really, going to school would help you be better socially, you're introduced to more stuff from friends and such plus, that child's intellectual growth is determined entirely by the whim of the parents who may or may not be cray.
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#20
I'd say a lot of times home schooled kids are better socially adjusted, because they are not constantly made fun of, and forced into clicks as they are in public schools. They are not nearly as insecure as the average student, because popularity is of no concern, so education comes first as it should in schools.

This should of course be based on a case to case basis.
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#21
I have encountered exactly the opposite of what Toadvine said.

I had 3 close friends groing up who were homeschooled. At least 2 of them perform how I would define "socially normal" now after going out on their own (I lost track of the third one). So, basically, while they were under their parent's control, their lives were really very secluded and lacked interaction with outsiders. Keep in mind that their families were all very different, so I feel that eliminates any bias between that group.

They were all and still are very happy, and I don't think they were harmed by it. But after experiencing it first-hand through them, I know now that I'd never do it to my kids.
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#22
I work at a recreation center, and every few weeks our whole field house gets rented out by a large group of parents and their home schooled kids for the purpose of recess or getting their kids out of the house. There is just something... off about them, I have a feeling that a majority of them are going to end up being like Buster off of Arrested Development, except in a very unfunny way.
#23
ive known only one person who has been homeschooled and he seems normal
#24
I think if you were a qualified primary teacher then teaching your kid/s up to the age of 8 might be a good idea after that your probably crazy.
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#25
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I have encountered exactly the opposite of what Toadvine said.



This is pretty much what I expected most of you to say.

I mean I was home schooled 2-7, and both my brothers were from 3-7, they then went to a private school, which should I should have gone to, but declined since they had no football, or wrestling team, or real art program.

So I returned to public school, in hindsight it was probably an error and I should have followed them to private school, as now they both have jobs, that pay about four times what mine does, and they drive Lexus's around. I'm not even going to tell you what I drive.
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#26
A lot of the people at college that I've met that were home schooled are abnormally awkward. Not all of them, but most of them are just really strange and don't interact with people in a normal way.
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as now they both have jobs, that pay about four times what mine does, and they drive Lexus's around. I'm not even going to tell you what I drive.


But are they happier than you?
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But are they happier than you?


Good question, and I'm going to answer it whether it was serious or not.

I don't know, but I'd guess I'm in the middle, though all three of us are drunk pretty constantly.
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Good question, and I'm going to answer it whether it was serious or not.

I don't know, but I'd guess I'm in the middle, though all three of us are drunk pretty constantly.


It was certainly a serious one. That whole dilemma is something I've been meditating on a lot lately, particularly overcoming the ingrained notion that we have to be the best or a superstar or whatever and just learning to be happy. I've come to the realization that the better option for me might to forgo a high paying job for a lower paying one that lets me live the life I truly want to live. Being that you mentioned they were raking in the dough, I was curious as to whether or not that was the biggest factor in whether or not you thought their lives were enviable, thus I brought up the happiness question.
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#30
^^Well it's pretty simple. I'd say that my life is definitely less stressful, but it would be nice to have a swimming pool, or a hot tub, or whatever. I'm sure some would love to have less responsibilities, happiness, I think is just a term for less problems.

The grass is greener it always will be.


Unless you're like monk, or some shit, and are completely enlightened and that shit seems like a lot of effort to get to that point.
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#31
Financial success is important, but his point is very valid imo. I'd guess that private school = good job is very correlational, too.
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#32
obviously it varies, and i may be wrong/biased because i went to an especially terrible grade school/high school (school was poor as ****, and it was in the countryside so good teachers were terribly scarce), but i can easily see why parents wouldn't want their kids in public school. through 4th - 10th grade i didn't give a **** about schoolwork, and the teachers didn't care about me. i pretty much got away with doing jack shit in school. the kids were complete assholes, and bullying really ****ed with my confidence and self-esteem.

public school can suck my dick
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#34
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A lot of the people at college that I've met that were home schooled are abnormally awkward. Not all of them, but most of them are just really strange and don't interact with people in a normal way.

To be fair, this could easily be applied to people who were "nerds" in high school, attending a public or private school.
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I'd say a lot of times home schooled kids are better socially adjusted, because they are not constantly made fun of, and forced into clicks as they are in public schools. They are not nearly as insecure as the average student, because popularity is of no concern, so education comes first as it should in schools.

This should of course be based on a case to case basis.



I disagree with the "socially adjusted" part. I am a guitar instructor received a homeschooled student as one of my clients. He was so socially awkward that he requested to be placed in a time spot where no one else was coming in or leaving for their lessons simply because seeing a stranger made him uneasy. He was 13 at the time, had no idea what fractions were and could barely read or write. Mind you he has the capacity for intelligence, just no discipline or sense of logic whatsoever. I met his mother who explained her case as to why she took him out of school (and I quickly found out why the boy was so severely under educated as his mother was a few fries short of a happy meal.) All this to say I believe that if a parent wants to home school their child they should be forced to take some sort of standardized test before even receiving a curriculum for home schooling. It would likely sort out alot of issues.
#36
Home schooling, like anything else, can be done well or poorly.

I've seen both sides.

Just like public school...

I support the right of people who choose to home school to do so.

I also support mandatory standardized testing, which when coupled with reasonable legislation would allow us to identify situations where the parents, students or schools are performing poorly.
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Home schooling, like anything else, can be done well or poorly.

I've seen both sides.

Just like public school...

I support the right of people who choose to home school to do so.

I also support mandatory standardized testing, which when coupled with reasonable legislation would allow us to identify situations where the parents, students or schools are performing poorly.

This summarises everything I wanted to say about this topic perfectly.

Also, didn't we just have a huge shitstorm of a thread about this not too long ago?
#39
it's only good if you live in the south because school is pointless if you can't fantasize about your teachers and if they are your parents that is weird unless you live in the south
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#40
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I disagree with the "socially adjusted" part. I am a guitar instructor received a homeschooled student as one of my clients. He was so socially awkward that he requested to be placed in a time spot where no one else was coming in or leaving for their lessons simply because seeing a stranger made him uneasy. He was 13 at the time, had no idea what fractions were and could barely read or write. Mind you he has the capacity for intelligence, just no discipline or sense of logic whatsoever. I met his mother who explained her case as to why she took him out of school (and I quickly found out why the boy was so severely under educated as his mother was a few fries short of a happy meal.) All this to say I believe that if a parent wants to home school their child they should be forced to take some sort of standardized test before even receiving a curriculum for home schooling. It would likely sort out alot of issues.

In most US states, parents are required to teach a specific curriculum (which either mirrors the public curriculum exactly or, in some states, is actually more intensive than the public curriculum). Their children are also required to take the same aptitude tests that kids in public school take. If it is shown that the parents are not teaching their children well enough, then the child is required to either be enrolled in a private school or a public school. Anyway, long story short, I'm sure you're socially maladjusted student had to return to a traditional school setting.

Nonetheless, in cases where the parent isn't a few fries short of a happy meal, the child could do well. It largely depends. Some children do better being homeschooled than others. I have a few friends who were homeschooled for a year or two because they weren't being taught well enough by public school teachers. My fiancee's sister, iirc, was failing early reading (you know, the stuff they teach kids while learning how to read). After 1 year of her mother homeschooling her, she read above her grade level. She returned to public school the next year, iirc. So, don't disparage homeschooling based upon one or two negative personal experiences with homeschooled children. It can do good or bad; that largely depends upon the parent doing the teaching.
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