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Seven Lies about Homeschoolers
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Posted on 01/18/2012 8:35:40 PM PST by FreeAtlanta

This is young comedian jokes around about the lies about homeschooling. He nails it.

Messy Mondays: Seven lies about homeschoolers


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Humor
KEYWORDS: education; frhf; homeschool; homeschoolers
My son just showed it to me, and I thought I would share it.
1 posted on 01/18/2012 8:35:45 PM PST by FreeAtlanta
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To: 2Jedismom; metmom

ping, good, clean homeschool humor


2 posted on 01/18/2012 8:38:11 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I met the most wonderful home schooled young nurse when I was in the hospital.


3 posted on 01/18/2012 8:41:26 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Need to send that to my Parents and sisters so maybe they’ll stop with all those kinds of questions.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 8:44:07 PM PST by FishinTX
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To: FreeAtlanta; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; adopt4Christ; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

HOMESCHOOL PING

This ping list is for articles of interest to homeschoolers. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping List. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added or removed from either list, or both.

The keyword for the FREE REPUBLIC HOMESCHOOLERS’ FORUM is frhf.

5 posted on 01/18/2012 8:58:10 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I don’t homeschool, but I know families that do.

The greatest misconception I had years ago is the amount of time needed to homeschool. I assumed it was a full day, like public schools. The parents pointed out to me how much time is wasted in a normal class day - not only with pointless, nonsense lessons, but also, simply bringing slower kids up to speed and keeping class discipline.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 9:02:28 PM PST by PGR88
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To: FreeAtlanta
My grandchildren are being homes schooled by their mom. They are light years ahead of public and charter school kids in reading, math, and science. And their dad, my son, is even teaching them Koine Greek, the Greek in which the New Testament was written. They are past the alphabet and are learning noun and verb paradigms.

By the way, they are 2nd and 3rd grade equivalent student. (I don't know the technical terms for their current status.) Home schooling works, and we encourage those who can to consider it.

A friend of mine's son graduated from Arizona State University with a master's in finance, cum laude. He was home schooled.

(And by the way, home school parents in Tulsa get their sons and daughters and field a legitimate high school football team and cheer squad.)
7 posted on 01/18/2012 9:07:05 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: FreeAtlanta

That’s funny. He nailed it on his one about churches too.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 9:09:13 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: PGR88
One of my favorite homeschool movie scenes was in the Lindsay Lohan Meangirls movie Views on Homeschooling. I thought it was funny. "Remington Bolt Action Rifle..."
9 posted on 01/18/2012 9:10:30 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: PGR88
I wasn't homeschooled, but I was private schooled in a hard-core military/college prep school from grades 1-7. I had 5 years of french, one year of spanish, and one year of latin. I was also helping out my (public)high-school brother with algebra. He's not stupid, he was crippled by public school.

For economic reasons, I continued school in public school and never learned another thing that I didn't teach myself or pay money for. I graduated high school a year early.

Public schools are the greatest waste of money and children that ever existed.

/johnny

10 posted on 01/18/2012 9:12:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

OMG my kids don’t get up at 6 AM, they do it the night before. What ever they can’t get done they make us help them with first thing in the morning so they can play in the snow.


11 posted on 01/18/2012 9:29:48 PM PST by jimpick
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To: FreeAtlanta
“Wait! Take me with you!”

Very cute! And....The last statement above is why parents who institutionalize their kids don't want homeschoolers around. Soon their kids are **begging** to to be ransomed from their prison-like existence.

12 posted on 01/18/2012 10:09:01 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Cute and talented guy.

I homeschooled my youngest off and on through his education. He wanted to go to High School to play Lax. He was way ahead in academics. He got a good score on the SAT after seventh grade. He could have started at the community college for nineth grade.

But, he was dying to play varsity sports.


13 posted on 01/18/2012 10:51:03 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: metmom

Probably the best point made is that sitting in classrooms seven to nine hours a day in one-hour time blocks waiting for someone to tell you what to do is not life experience.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 5:06:18 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Probably the best point made is that sitting in classrooms seven to nine hours a day in one-hour time blocks waiting for someone to tell you what to do is not life experience.
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Absolutely. Public school kills children’s initiative, their love of learning, their natural curiosity, and makes them drones for life who cannot be really independent.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 5:46:05 AM PST by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: jimpick

FOTFLOL!!!

Ain’t it the truth.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:31 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: wintertime

I can’t tell you how many neighborhood kids have asked me to homeschool them as well.

Kids HATE the public school system.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:15 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Very cute. But we DO live on a farm! :)
18 posted on 01/19/2012 9:01:35 AM PST by teenyelliott (Obama warned if he loses the election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Almost done with our two. No regrets. In fact, I consider it our greatest achievement. But it wasn’t hard at all. Both kids have learned primarily on their own since age 10, just like we did in school, when you think about it. We are reaping the benefits now, as our teens are a piece of cake.

My wife’s personality is not a nurturing one, so she was not cut out for it. But she did it, with my help, God bless her. If she can do it, anyone can.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 9:18:22 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: wintertime

—. Soon their kids are **begging** to to be ransomed from their prison-like existence.—

Last year I heard my daughter’s neighborhood girlfriend say to her, “when we’re older we can live next door to each other and homeschool our kids.” That made me feel good.

This year the same 12-year old girl attempted suicide (overdose) because of school bullying.

Absolutely heartbreaking.


20 posted on 01/19/2012 9:42:00 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: FreeAtlanta

Let’s see.

My oldest was asked by the local library, which was managed my the public schools to take a job with them, taught art classes to senoir citizens, interned at Adventures in Odyssey and she is now is busy mentoring young ladies.

My second oldest was active in a home school orchestra and began college while still in high school.

Number three is a Senior Patrol Leader running a Boy Scout troop and is currently on two competitive robotics teams with some major league real world time constraints (yea, some of his classes are on hiatus for a few weeks)

Number four is also very active in scouts as a patrol leader.

Yep, home schoolers have no life at all and don’t know the real world.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 10:14:00 AM PST by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: teenyelliott

I was raised on one, two. Now, we are down to just 3 acres. It is enough for the kids to run around. We are talking about getting some chickens. Maybe, this spring.


22 posted on 01/20/2012 5:36:48 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: wintertime
"The last statement above is why parents who institutionalize their kids don't want homeschoolers around. Soon their kids are **begging** to to be ransomed from their prison-like existence."

It's funny you should say that. Twenty years ago, my two oldest kids were in public school (kindergarten and second grade.) We were encountering more and more homeschooled kids - at first I thought the parents were nuts - and my two started asking why we could not do that. By the end of the year they were begging to homeschool. We went to the FL homeschool convention that May and decided to give it a try for the summer. We never looked back - and we homeschooled a year without a break except for Christmas. After our first year, we were amazed at the difference in the atmosphere and relationships within our family (not the extended family - my in-laws are still ticked about it!) It hasn't always been easy, but I think we have accomplished what we wanted for the most part. Three college grads and one more starting college in the fall. Plus, they are productive, decent human beings who like each other and love coming home to visit.

But I might not have considered it if they had not pushed for us to homeschool.

23 posted on 01/21/2012 8:58:01 AM PST by aberaussie
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