Skip to comments.Beck Asks: When Are You Going to Take Your Kid Out of School?
Posted on 03/04/2013 6:34:24 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
Glenn is PO'd this morning about the two recent school incidents involving guns, the Pop Tart "gun" story, and the Florida story, where the kid who wrestled a gun away from a gunman was suspended, because he didn't wait for "first responders."
He's been asking, "When America, are you going to take your children out of these schools?"
"I know it's hard... You say, 'I don't know how to homeschool.' Well, I don't either. But we're doing it."
There are a few seconds left before midnight, and action is required to save our families and the Republic.
I know it's hard. Our family has done it. My wife and I have had countless screaming matches over it. But here we are, 12 years later, and my oldest is graduating from HS. She's a doll, and I attribute this fact mainly to homeschooling.
Sadly, I had to give in to my wife this year and put our youngest into the gov't schools. She was harangued for a year by three teacher SILs who said that my youngest, who is mildly autistic, needed school resources.
The propaganda worked. I don't have to tell anyone here that she is getting nothing. They just put her in the "dumb" class, where she's studying things she learned two years ago.
Having experienced both sides now, I can confirm that governent school is a joke. But I don't have to tell Freepers that.
So when are you pulling your kids?
All parents homeschool until they turn their children over to the government’s professionals who overwhelmingly support the socialist agenda of the left. At least that is how they vote, despite what they may say when you asked them pointed questions.
Moreover, unless parents move their child spends their 12+ years in school with the same cohort. This is how peer pressure becomes more dominant in their lives than the preferences and instruction of the parents.
As a homeschooling dad, our child learned to interact and socialize with children that had a wide range in age, and because homeschooling parents shared education duties, to interact with adults as well.
Since a person who teaches a subject has to be familiar with it, a homeschooling parent gets to revisit topics and facts they had long forgotten. It is a win-win situation to homeschool your child for as long as you can.
The Florida story is nothing compared to what happened in Massachussetts, but everyone wants to ignore that.
While I agree, its still not enough. The schools will still continue pumping out the marxist majority of the future. We’ve still got to take control of the schools and that means not skipping school elections and state level education slots on our ballots.
My sister homeschooled her two children.
She dropped out of college during her sophomore year to get married.
A few years later, whilst homeschooling, she got stuck on a rather complex volume integration program and called me for help.
1. She described the problem to me on the phone well enough for me to diagram the problem and work out the solution.
2. It turns out her solution was essentially correct - her only error was to misinterpret the integral limits - which caused her answer to be off by one integral value of pi.
Not bad for a home schooling, non college grad mom.
Oh, the Obamadork/felon would NEVER have been able to begin to understand that problem.
On another level...
I was thinking that too often Christians think that The Battle is "over there." Afghanistan. Washington... Somewhere else.
But the battle for souls is with us every day. The Battle is at our place of work. The Battle is at home.
We can't pull the cover over our heads. We have to stand where we are and fight where we are. Don't leave The Battle to someone else.
Homeschooling often takes heroic virtue. But that's what we're called to.
We are proud to say we school our four boys.
Went to a steakhouse a while back and a table of three retired folks sent their waiter over to tell me that they wanted to pay for our meal.
Out of curiosity I went to their table and asked why?
There response was, “we don’t see children honor their parents like this anymore and are so blessed to know that there are parents that train up their children”
One of the women then asked if we homeschool the boys.
It brought tears to the wife.
My daughter has one year to go, in the public school system, before graduating.
I admire those that do homeschool...I just never felt that it would work in our situation.
Now, we pay dearly (taxes) to live in the best school district around...and literally moved 7 years ago, exclusively to get out of a terrible school district. There is still propaganga, of course - but not all the teachers buy into it, and will occassionally question it in class.
Here is some of my thought process in why I chose not to home school: I’m a licensed engineer...so I know a little about mathmatics. Yet, I can’t understand my daughter’s 7th grade math books. The reason is that the terminology of mathmatics seems to have been re-invented in the last 25 years. Half the time, I don’t understand the question that is being asked, and I have to read the entire chapter to figure it out - its very different. Now I have dreams of my daughter going to college. I’m sure this new language of mathmatics (and probably other subjects too) has made its way to the colleges. I would feel completely lost going to college, with the new language of math...and anyone trained by me would be similarly lost. In short, I’ve surrendered.
Very impressive. I went to engineering school, and I can't remember a thing about Calculus. ;-)
But I want to tell people that are considering homeschooling not to worry about math. You start with phonics. Teaching kids to read, which takes 2-4 weeks. Maybe 10 hours total. It's pretty much a smooth glide after that.
By age ten, our kids studied on their own. Their motivation: when they were done, they could go out and play. You'd be surprised how fast they learn...
Worry about the Trig bridge if and when you get there. Neither of my daughters are interested in math, and the oldest stopped after Trig, which is actually pretty easy.
Math fear is school induced, but that's a subject for another time.
We don’t homeschool, but we are very fortunate to live in a small midwest city that has an AMAZING catholic school system from preschool right through high school. HIgh school is a top 50 catholic high school and thanks to a very active catholic population tuition is cheap. They also have subsidized tuition for those who need it.
The beatitudes are inscribed on a granite monument right outside the school door and the choirs sing glory to God at every performance...oh and did I mention their ACT scores blow the rest of the state out of the water?
We are truly blessed and grateful.
I wish I had a solution. Eventually the "infinite cretid" will run out and the beast will starve to death, but until then most of the sheeple will happily pack their tots off to the State Education Centers to be molded into little amoral statists.
We did a generation ago. Home-schooled all 3 daughters and all are doing quite well..thank you! The 2 that are in the workforce get rave reviews for their customer service and integrity. The other is a stay-at-home mom. The one kid that is old enough for school goes to a private Christian school. If my wife and I ever get to the point where we can retire, I’d love to take on this generation as well!
Just gave me chills.
We were at an amusement park a few years ago. There was a family in front of us of about 5 kids waiting for a ride. I noticed how polite they were, and that there were five of them.
I told my daughters that I would bet that they were homeschooled. Sure enough...
This is how it used to be for many families, way back when.
While the parents ran a small shop, the kids would be sitting at a corner table and doing their homework.
Those of us who have our own small business can certainly home school.
Homeschooling is not that hard. I have done it for 14 years.
My kid is grown..25 year old, married man, and successful in his career (had his BA at 19 his Masters at 21)...all that to say that homeschooling deserves credit for accelerating his education and goals.
I don’t credit “us” as parents, as much as I credit homeschooling, itself.
And the reasons I homeschooled...well for one, my sister started homeschooling about 12 years before we did (her kids were older) and I saw what a positive effect it was having with her children.
But an article written by Cal Thomas, so many years ago I can’t find it online, made the same plea Glenn Beck is making today. He said, we, as conservatives, should pull our kids from the mire that is/was the public school system (and as I said, this was probably about 20 years ago that he was urging parents to pull their kids from school.
My sister’s kids, now have kids, and they’re homeschooling them. Our homeschooled sons and daughters are marrying husbands, and wives who were also homeschooled, in other words it’s exploding exponentially.
In a recent family photo at a gathering, between my and my sibling’s children and their spouses, and their children ...we counted 20 homeschooled children. So from 8 people (myself and hubby, siblings and spouses) there are approx. 20 homeschooled kids who are being taught conservative principles. Homeschooling has not “stunted” anyone’s educational goals, among our homeschooled, there are Engineers, an airline pilot, a military college grad who’s now a Lt in the Army, MBA grad, etc. Not one is without a job.
But more importantly that’s the only way conservatism is going to ever win. The tide has turned in the present generation, but if we can influence our children toward conservatism, then we are reproducing conservatives at a good rate. My sister jokes that she’s doing her job, from 2 conservatives (she and her husband) there now are 9 conservatives at the voting booth from her kids and their spouses. (and one or two of those spouses, were broght back from the dark side :) and logically persuaded why they should side with conservative.)
Okay, novel finished, my 2 cents.
Math isn't about math anymore. It's about Bill and Fred, who are on a train, traveling west at 50 mph to meet their two kids, who are traveling east in another train...
Math is still math for most of us homeschoolers.
Take a look at a homeschool curriculum, some time.
A better way to phrase the question might be “when are you going to personally supervise the education of your children”.
People are bought into the myth because:
a) they want their child to be in the organized activities; bands and sports teams, the musical, etc. Wear the uniform, get the accolades, be popular. Everyone is a legend in their own mind.
b) they want their child to be in the social scene and be “cool”. a) and b) come down to living vicariously through your kid. Making up for what you think you didn’t get quite right.
c) there’s the internal fear of the child being branded as an idiot by colleges because the child “skipped” school, when, in truth, forcing them to stay in the public school ensures that they will have an idiot’s education.
d) then the parent thinks about themselves having to be “teacher” for all those high school classes (i.e., go through the class again and have to actually know the answers). This is the deal breaker - no way, parents say. Isn’t that nice: because the parent is lazy, they’d let new world order be their child’s “teacher”. Of course, they can’t get it through their own head that they’d have the teacher guide for the materials. And they don’t have to “do” the learning - the child does that. Parents today think they have to work hand in hand with their child on every assignment. Instead of whipping the child into shape intellectually and ambition-wise, which would give them the ability to survive on their own, they baby the child, which makes the child dependent, helpless, unable to think for themselves and with no ambition or characteristic of responding to a challenge by throwing themselves into the struggle and making it on their own.
What gets me is all the countless hours I wasted in school in activities that had nothing to do with learning and served as an enormous distraction. My K-12 learning was perhaps 1% of my potential. All the accolades mean nothing to me now; they meant nothing the day after graduation. It was all a complete farce. I dropped those activities and never picked them up again. And, I was hopelessly ill-prepared for college and completely sick of school by the time I graduated, which caused immediate failure in college. It took me many wasted years to get on a good career path.
We have an idiotic mindset in this country - since the 1970’s - that one must go right from high school to a 4-year college, go full time, and finish in 4 years. Regardless of who pays or borrows to make it happen - and regardless of whether or not the child’s aptitude is well-suited to it. It’s one of the biggest scams of the century. Can’t figure out why the media is biased ? Why we have a Federal Reserve ? Why corporate America backs immorality and socialism ? Why your local Church backs leftism ? Why so-called Republicans don’t stand up for Biblically-compatible law and government ? This education scam is a key part of new world order strategy which results in all those things.
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