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Posted on 09/11/2013 4:20:22 PM PDT by usalady
Home schooled children outpacing public school students
Do you know there are 10 and 12- year-old students already attending college classes in America? It is happening every day as parents flee the public schools and instead educate their children at home.
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Along with marrying my wife, the two smartest things I have ever done.
When she went to college, her guidance counselor was delighted, said he really liked home schooled students.
She has told us a number of times, especially while in college, that she was very grateful we home schooled her.
I'd go w/ Japanese and [Irish] Gaelic if I were to put forward a syllabus-schedule.
(English => SVO; Japanese => SOV, Gaelic => VSO)
As I said calculus by age 12; formal logic would likely fit nicely here though that might be a bit heavy in the math-stuffs.
Programming would probably start about a year after Logic; ideally I'd use Ada: it provides an excellent packaging system (thus teaching encapsulation and data-hiding w/o having to dig into OOP) as well as an excellent generic system. (Also interesting/useful are the language-level parallelism via the task construct and the separation of specification and body.)
In fact, I'd have them using Ada to build their own LISP interpreter, which would in-turn be used in their own Algorithms class; then we'd rewrite/repurpose it to be a FORTH interpreter and go down into assembly. (FORTH's words are [a] a list of words, or [b] an executable segment of code; so this would be a natural progression down into the machine proper.)
Anyway, that's what I'd shoot for if I were in charge of an educational institution.
A third grade boy threatened to rape a girl in his class on Monday. No big deal.
Thank you to everyone who have shared their experiences in response to the article. As you can see, I am very enthusiastic about the benefits of home schooling.
When you can’t homeschool, what do you do?
When your spouse says ‘no’, are you going to divorce your spouse? Or are you going to work full time, then school your child/children also?
When your child is in a private school which is forced to abide by Common Core, what are you going to do when your spouse says ‘no’?
Which conservative value are you going to choose? Marriage or homeschooling? You can’t have both when you’re working full time and your spouse won’t cooperate.
Not sure if any of ours are college-bound, but my fifteen year old daughter is expressing interest.
We've also run our own business for the last sixteen years. Now that the kids are getting old enough to work in it, it looks fairly certain that they're going to step in and take it over one day.
Perhaps a couple of them will take a few years off to pursue higher education before coming back to take the reins. They've got maybe ten years to get 'er dun.
I am not agreeing that all kids at 12 should be learning calculus, but there is more to learning than being able to use the content... learning calculus or geometry, Latin, music, logic all teach you to think a certain way... almost like learning a new language... it is valuable... unfortunately, so much of modern education is utilitarian...
In poor countries there is no "adolescence" and no "let the children be children." Kids are pulling their own wieight in the family well before they are 10 years old. They are learning to be adults from age 0.
Thank you for posting this. I am dismayed by the number of people on this site who think that not teaching children how to write in cursive is just fine --- we don't need cursive anymore.
I personally find it really sad to think of an entire nation of so-called adults who cannot write, but can only print -- as if they never got past the second grade.
Wise up. The reason kids are no longer being taught cursive is because the teacher's union doesn't want to make their teachers do that. The teachers think it is too hard to teach. So, they come up with a lame excuse about why they can't do their jobs. My late brother was a teacher/guidance counselor for his entire career. When I was speaking to him about my eldest daughter, who had just entered the second grade in a Catholic elementary school, I told him that they were beginning to teach cursive writing. He told me that Mrs. Rhodes (my daughter's teacher) was going to be "disappointed". At the end of the school year, I had my cursive writing daughter send a note to my brother. He never responded, as it was clear that a 2nd grader could learn cursive.
I also think that training in cursive writing is probably helpful for small motor skills.
Saxon 5/4 homeschool packet is the greatest math tool ever.
Home schooled children are on average more than one academic year advanced beyond their age-peers in pubic school. I heard one economist lecture at the London School of Economics showing that every year of education regression translates to a reduction of over a trillion dollars of GDP.
On August 21, 2013, the ACT test results showed that only 5% of black high school graduates are ready for college. Putting aside how many black children drop out, it now costs over $2 million to graduate a single college-ready black student who has a high enough ACT score that he can be admitted to college without remedial instruction.
The public (government) school system is horribly broken. The easiest way to fix it is to give parents permission and the means to send their children to any school of their choice, including for-profit private schools.
We no longer have the prosperity or resources to put up with anything this wasteful of money or lives.
My homeschool daughter was running a school in Nicaragua this past year at age twenty. Filled in for the folks who had to go stateside for health issues.
Well, I’d start by encouraging people to think about it before they marry. One of the things that attracted my husband and me to each other when we met on this forum was that we were both homeschool graduates. We spent plenty of time talking about our theory of education before marriage.
Once you’re in and stuck, then yeah you have to make compromises. It’s hard for me to understand why one spouse would desperately want to homeschool and the other refuse, but it happens. Best course of action then is for the homeschool-fan parent to supplement education on evenings and weekends.
Very sad to think about. I am glad my husband loves me sacrificially and makes sure that I can stay home with our child. It’s very important to both of us that we are the dominant influences in her life. She’s four, and a sponge. I shudder to think what other people would teach her.
Why? How many people would ever use it?
Maybe we'd have more engineers and fewer lawyers, lobbyists, and welfare cheats.
OK, I got you all beat. I know a home-schooed kid who at the age of 12 was awarded a full ride to Johns Hopkins Medical School.
Seriously, but this kid is major league genius. My home schooled kids are all normal. One is 23 and living in another state on her own. My 20 year old is going to join her next year. My 17 year old is doing joint high school, community college, robotics and completing his Eagle Scout project this weekend. Finally, my 11 year old is complaining about having to do dishes.
Public school curricula is designed to create unimaginative functionaries who possess no critical thinking skills.
My homeschool daughter just married into a family of 10 homeschoolers.
When she started homeschooling she quickly learned that there is a network of homeschoolers who share tasks and support and there are band and sports because the parochial schools are eager to add homeschoolers to their programs to have enough participants for a band or a team.
I taught the children connected italics, the Portland University program. They have much better handwriting than I do.
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