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Home Schools Run By Well-Meaning Amateurs (Barf alert!)
www.nea.org ^ | July 2005 | Dave Arnold

Posted on 07/25/2005 7:26:05 PM PDT by Millicent_Hornswaggle

Schools With Good Teachers Are Best-Suited to Shape Young Minds By Dave Arnold

There's nothing like having the right person with the right experience, skills and tools to accomplish a specific task. Certain jobs are best left to the pros, such as, formal education.

There are few homeowners who can tackle every aspect of home repair. A few of us might know carpentry, plumbing and, let’s say, cementing. Others may know about electrical work, tiling and roofing. But hardly anyone can do it all.

Same goes for cars. Not many people have the skills and knowledge to perform all repairs on the family car. Even if they do, they probably don’t own the proper tools. Heck, some people have their hands full just knowing how to drive.

So, why would some parents assume they know enough about every academic subject to home-school their children? You would think that they might leave this -- the shaping of their children’s minds, careers, and futures -- to trained professionals. That is, to those who have worked steadily at their profession for 10, 20, 30 years! Teachers!

Experienced Pros

There’s nothing like having the right person with the right experience, skills and tools to accomplish a specific task. Whether it is window-washing, bricklaying or designing a space station. Certain jobs are best left to the pros. Formal education is one of those jobs.

Of course there are circumstances that might make it necessary for parents to teach their children at home. For example, if the child is severely handicapped and cannot be transported safely to a school, or is bedridden with a serious disease, or lives in such a remote area that attending a public school is near impossible.

Well-Meaning Amateurs

The number of parents who could easily send their children to public school but opt for home-schooling instead is on the increase. Several organizations have popped up on the Web to serve these wannabe teachers. These organizations are even running ads on prime time television. After viewing one advertisement, I searched a home school Web site. This site contains some statements that REALLY irritate me!

* “It’s not as difficult as it looks.”

The “it” is meant to be “teaching.” Let’s face it, teaching children is difficult even for experienced professionals. Wannabes have no idea.

* “What about socialization? Forget about it!”

Forget about interacting with others? Are they nuts? Socialization is an important component of getting along in life. You cannot teach it. Children should have the opportunity to interact with others their own age. Without allowing their children to mingle, trade ideas and thoughts with others, these parents are creating social misfits.

If this Web site encouraged home-schooled children to join after-school clubs at the local school, or participate in sports or other community activities, then I might feel different. Maine state laws, for example, require local school districts to allow home-schooled students to participate in their athletic programs. For this Web site to declare, “forget about it,” is bad advice.

When I worked for Wal-Mart more than 20 years ago, Sam Walton once told me: “I can teach Wal-Mart associates how to use a computer, calculator, and how to operate like retailers. But I can’t teach them how to be a teammate when they have never been part of any team.”

* “Visit our online bookstore.”

Buying a history, science or math book does not mean an adult can automatically instruct others about the book’s content.

Gullible Parents

Another Web site asks for donations and posts newspaper articles pertaining to problems occurring in public schools.

It’s obvious to me that these organizations are in it for the money. They are involved in the education of children mostly in the hope of profiting at the hands of well-meaning but gullible parents.

This includes parents who home-school their children for reasons that may be linked to religious convictions. One Web site that I visited stated that the best way to combat our nation’s “ungodly” public schools was to remove students from them and teach them at home or at a Christian school.

I’m certainly not opposed to religious schools, or to anyone standing up for what they believe in. I admire anyone who has the strength to stand up against the majority. But in this case, pulling children out of a school is not the best way to fight the laws that govern our education system. No battle has ever been won by retreating!

No Training

Don’t most parents have a tough enough job teaching their children social, disciplinary and behavioral skills? They would be wise to help their children and themselves by leaving the responsibility of teaching math, science, art, writing, history, geography and other subjects to those who are knowledgeable, trained and motivated to do the best job possible.

(Dave Arnold, a member of the Illinois Education Association, is head custodian at Brownstown Elementary School in Southern Illinois.)

The views expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NEA or its affiliates.


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Seems like homeschooling has some of these people running a little scared. Who do they think taught the children before public schools? It's amazing anyone ever learned to read before the government decided to teach them.
1 posted on 07/25/2005 7:26:06 PM PDT by Millicent_Hornswaggle
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

Poor Dave, I guess having those well meaning parents turn out better educated children must be a real blow to him.


2 posted on 07/25/2005 7:28:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

Nobody can teach perversion like the professionals


3 posted on 07/25/2005 7:28:41 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
Schools With Good Teachers Are Best-Suited to Shape Young Minds By Dave Arnold

At least the libs are frank about what education means to them.

4 posted on 07/25/2005 7:29:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: All

"Schools With Good Teachers Are Best-Suited to Shape Young Minds By Dave Arnold"

Well, that's nice.

HOMESCHOOL -- IT'S THE BEST OPTION.


5 posted on 07/25/2005 7:31:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

Well meaning amatures beat Politically Correct Agendaed Incompetents any day of the week.

If the N.E.A. has reached the point where they can no longer ignore home schooling then there are BIG problems at the N.E.A.

The fact that had to coment on home schooling has just legitimized the home schooling as EQUAL footing as paid teachers.


6 posted on 07/25/2005 7:32:12 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

In a related story the Kansas City Royals say they are a better baseball team than the St Louis Cardinals. LOL!


7 posted on 07/25/2005 7:32:28 PM PDT by buckeyesrule (God bless Condi Rice!)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
A few of us might know carpentry, plumbing and, let’s say, cementing.

Cementing? Like gluing things together?

I assume this idiot meant masonry work. Leave it to the NEA to make teachers look stupid.

8 posted on 07/25/2005 7:33:18 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

As opposed to public schools which are run by amateurs who aren't well-meaning? Amateur educators, that is, but professional propogandists and political hacks . . .


9 posted on 07/25/2005 7:33:23 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

Okay, if he can use examples, so can I. Publik Edjikashun is like hiring a roofer to do a job, only to have them walk out on you.


10 posted on 07/25/2005 7:33:50 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (DU's new motto: "You shall not question our patriotism, you filthy American scum.")
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
Dave Arnold, a member of the Illinois Education Association, is head custodian at Brownstown Elementary

You can't make this stuff up!

After Dave lectures us all about how we are not qualified to to educate our own children, it turns out Dave is a elementary school custodian.

Sounds like Dave is looking for a raise and/or promotion.

11 posted on 07/25/2005 7:34:22 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

By the time you start home schooling a five year old you have had 6 years plus your age of experience and education. No matter how good a "teacher" is they can not care like a biological teacher can. It's a job.


12 posted on 07/25/2005 7:35:11 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
(Dave Arnold, a member of the Illinois Education Association, is head custodian at Brownstown Elementary School in Southern Illinois.)

I dunno about Illinois, but down here the "head custodian" is the janitor-in-charge....

13 posted on 07/25/2005 7:38:26 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
(Dave Arnold, a member of the Illinois Education Association, is head custodian at Brownstown Elementary School in Southern Illinois.)

I missed the sarcasm tag.

A janitor proposes to lecture me on whether or not my child should be taught by me?

A jamitor says that I am not capable of teaching my child?

Blow it out yer broom, bud, and, oh yeah, some kid just barfed in the hall.

Could ya get that, huh?

14 posted on 07/25/2005 7:41:48 PM PDT by OldSmaj (Hey Islam...I flushed a koran today and I let my dog pp on it first. Come get me, moon bats!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Where do I start with that condescending, sanctimonious bunch of tripe? The homeschooled children I know are far, far, better educated than 90% of the government educated kids. And the social? Getting teased, taunted, or even shot at in some cases? Yeah boy, some great social there. Give me a break.


15 posted on 07/25/2005 7:44:21 PM PDT by hopperbach (hopperbach.blogspot.com)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
The views expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NEA or its affiliates

Yeah, right.

One of the things that FR has convinced me of is the importance, effectiveness, and URGENCY of Home Schooling.

IIRC, the last bazillion winners of the National Spelling Bee have been home schooled.

Many generations ago, teaching was a position of pride. Now it is the refuge of those who can do no other work (this is a broad statement based on obesrvation -- I am sure there are at least some true teachers out there. But they are in the minority).

16 posted on 07/25/2005 7:45:35 PM PDT by Shazbot29 (If you paid attention you'd be worried, too!)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
Even if parents were "well-meaning amateurs," the public school teachers are (often) incompetent, biased, assistant wardens who are drawing a paycheck until they can retire. And that is better in what way?

Yes, the National "Edukashun: Association is scared of the burgeoning home-schooling phenomenon. More and more states are accepting and accommodating this, legally. More and more, the standard tests, the special contests (Spelling Bees, etc.), and college admissions, have home-schoolers beating public school students.

The NEA FEARS competition, because the public schools fail in comparison.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "South Pacific" Lesson about Muslims

17 posted on 07/25/2005 7:46:26 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Will President Bush's SECOND appointment obey the Constitution? I give 95-5 odds on yes.)
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To: All

The nea is a bunch of morons.

The most common name of social studies teachers is "coach"!

THey get handed a book and THAT IS ALL THE TRAINING they get. They just follow the book with indifference.

Perhaps the nea should talk to real teachers not union HACKS!


18 posted on 07/25/2005 7:46:58 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
When I worked for Wal-Mart more than 20 years ago, Sam Walton once told me: “I can teach Wal-Mart associates how to use a computer, calculator, and how to operate like retailers. But I can’t teach them how to be a teammate when they have never been part of any team.”

So the public schools want to make sure the students are qualified to work at Wal-Mart...nice to know. Working independently gives students the opportunity to figure things out on their own and makes it so that they don't as easily succumb to peer pressure. Also, homeschooled kids find out a lot of information on their own and have the chance to work with things that interest them. These skills make a person more likely to be able to problem solve. How many adults do we all know who don't have the gumption to find out information for themselves - but rather just take someone else's word for it? How many want to start a business but can't figure out how to get started?

19 posted on 07/25/2005 7:47:55 PM PDT by Born in a Rage
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To: Congressman Billybob

The fact the nea had to give a "response" due to the success of homeschooling, just legitimized all homeschooling.


20 posted on 07/25/2005 7:48:46 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

I thought this was a satire given how horribly argued it was.


21 posted on 07/25/2005 7:49:42 PM PDT by paltz
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To: hopperbach

That condescending attitude is what inhabits the minds of 99.999% of public school teachers in the United States.

They simply cannot fathom that anyone could do as good a job as they. They love the idea of a monopoly and aren't about to let go of that model for education in the U.S.


22 posted on 07/25/2005 7:52:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

Let’s see how good of a job our nation’s highly-trained professional educators are doing.

US History
Below Basic – 57%
At or above Basic – 43%

At or above Proficient – 11%

Reading
Below Basic – 26%
At or above Basic – 74%

At or above Proficient – 36%

Writing
Below Basic – 26%
At or above Basic – 74%

At or above Proficient – 24%

Geography
Below Basic – 29%
At or above Basic – 71%

At or above Proficient – 25%

Mathematics
Below Basic – 36%
At or above Basic – 64%

At or above Proficient – 16%


average SAT scores for people in various professions. Here’s are some verbal/math samples:

Farmer – 491/484
Visual/Performing Artist – 520/497
Military Science – 503/505
Communications (marketing, PR, etc.) – 527/497

Public School Teacher – 487/477


Meanwhile, homeschooled students consistently score, on average, 35 points higher on the SAT than their public school counterparts (and usually at a younger age as well).


23 posted on 07/25/2005 7:52:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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I just laughed at the whole "socialization" myth.

This children need socialization training is a pc crap made to pacify the guilt of career women who decided to raise their children by proxy.


24 posted on 07/25/2005 7:54:04 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

I just had to laugh at this one. My kids go to public school, and I've liked their teachers. I have problems with our school district, but that's another topic.

Anyway, what makes me laugh is that an education degree is one of the easiest degrees in college.

I would think that just about anyone with a college degree would be educated enough to teach their kids.

I have a degree in engineering. I have had more science and math than my kids' teachers. My kids have learned more about math from me than from their teachers.

The only areas that I don't feel qualified are for my daughter with special needs. She gets speech therapy and sees a reading specialist. She also used to see an occupational therapist. They all have master's degrees, and lots of experience with special needs kids. They've done wonders for my daughter.

However, most kids don't need special help, and I think a well-educated parent could easily teach their children.


25 posted on 07/25/2005 7:56:00 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

The professionals in the education industry have done an absolutely awful job and whine constantly about getting more money and more priveleges. Screw 'em.


26 posted on 07/25/2005 7:56:08 PM PDT by thoughtomator (How many liberties shall we give up to maintain the pretense that we are not at war with Islam?)
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To: luckystarmom

most social studies teachers in the USA are called "coach" with no training at all.


27 posted on 07/25/2005 7:57:41 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle; DaveLoneRanger

Ping for Homeschool List!


28 posted on 07/25/2005 8:00:12 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: All

Move along - no story here (unionized educational aristocracy criticizing a grass-roots built national movement to abandon the socialized and failing educational system).

Any questions???


29 posted on 07/25/2005 8:01:00 PM PDT by Kosh5 ("We are all Kosh")
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To: DoughtyOne
We are one of those "well meaning" parents.... and I am proud to say that our son's CAT5 scores just arrived.... drum roll.... 90% and 4 PHS (Post High School) scores... oh, he just finished 5th grade.

Janitor Dave needs to stick with janitorial work.
30 posted on 07/25/2005 8:03:34 PM PDT by Conservativehomeschoolmama
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To: kcvl

Dear kcv1,

Do you have a source for those statistics?

Thanks,


sitetest


31 posted on 07/25/2005 8:04:34 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
Well Dave,

We'uns poor igrant wel meening souls done the bist we culd without the hep of youse smart folk. I gis mi little gril culda done better if'n me and her ma wulda let yall edicate her.

But sinse we waz willin to settle fer a cul colliege sharlship at 16 and bakpakin thru asia at 17, our litle gril will jus hafta git by the bist she can in life. Im sorry me and the litle woman didnt listin to you none.

Oh, and BTW Dave, since the average SAT score of education majors is a little over 900, and my poor, dumb HS kid scored 1325 when she was 15, I guess we'll just have to live with our failure as teachers. MORON (head custodian judging me???)

More of the sad life of a HS loser here:

http://shelley.dingeeadvertising.com

32 posted on 07/25/2005 8:10:34 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

Dear Mr. Head Custodian,

Our home educated son (age 26) is a lawyer in California. He makes more in one month than you make in a year.

Best Regards,
Dopey Home School Parents


33 posted on 07/25/2005 8:12:55 PM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
It’s obvious to me that these organizations are in it for the money.

Guess he's pissed that my local school district isn't getting money for my little skulls full of mush since I keep them at home. LOL!!

What this person fails to realize is that one of the main goals of home education for me and at least several of my friends who are homeschoolers is NOT to TEACH my children EVERYTHING, but to teach them HOW TO LEARN anything they want to know. That's what a good teacher should be doing, regardless of the setting - home, public OR private school. There are good ones AND bad ones in each vein.

34 posted on 07/25/2005 8:15:06 PM PDT by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
Well, if public educators choose their roofers, I don't want to follow suit. In all my years in public school, only one building didn't get wet whenever it rained through a leaky roof and/or missing, broken, and leaky walls and windows. From time to time, they would hire someone to "fix" some problems, but the problems never seemed to get fixed. And I remember that they fired a janitor who actually turned off the heater in the summer.

Although public schools do have many good, talented, hard-working teachers, many of their co-"workers" are lazy, incompetents who utterly fail to instruct their students. Schools seem to lack any sort of "quality control" for teachers. Once tenured, they cannot be fired; however, they may be promoted (often the only tool to eliminate a lazy incompetent).

If I wanted a new roof for my home, I wouldn't call the "city home repair hot line" to select some random person for me from all persons certified in some aspect of home repair. I might get a plumber--and a bad one who's too lazy to have done a decent job since getting "tenure" in the association in 1975.
35 posted on 07/25/2005 8:15:39 PM PDT by dufekin (US Senate: the only place where the majority [D] comprises fewer than the minority [R])
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To: sitetest


http://nces.ed.gov/


36 posted on 07/25/2005 8:16:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Thanks!!!


37 posted on 07/25/2005 8:17:21 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

[They would be wise to help their children and themselves by leaving the responsibility of teaching math, science, art, writing, history, geography and other subjects to those who are knowledgeable, trained and motivated to do the best job possible.]


The idea that union teachers are "motivated to do the best job possible" is ludicrous. The teacher who starts their career full of ambition and talent and genuinely works hard to do the best job possible can see that other teachers who are mediocre, or even incompetent, are getting paid the exact same amount of money as they are, and no amount of caring or talent or hard work is going to earn them a dime more than a teacher who doesn't care, or is incompetent or lazy.

Ask yourself if you would continue to "do the best job possible" year after year under these conditions.

Only when public school teachers get paid according to their abilities and accomplishments (like in a real job) will we see better results from public schools.


38 posted on 07/25/2005 8:21:30 PM PDT by spinestein (The facts fairly and honestly presented, truth will take care of itself.)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

Teaching is easy; learning and discipline are hard as Hell.


39 posted on 07/25/2005 8:21:46 PM PDT by Old Professer (As darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of good; innocence is blind.)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
So, why would some parents assume they know enough about every academic subject to home-school their children? You would think that they might leave this -- the shaping of their children’s minds, careers, and futures -- to trained professionals. That is, to those who have worked steadily at their profession for 10, 20, 30 years! Teachers!

Interesting--he's clearly admitting that he believes teachers aren't just there to teach, their job is to "shape" children's minds and futures (leaving just their careers to the teachers would be bad enough). Further, if this article is indicative of "teachers'" quality of reasoning, it hardly makes a compelling case for sending kids to school.

Interestingly, I was home schooled by my parents, who were not only very well-educated (PhD, Cornell, and BS, Cornell) and well-prepared to teach me and my siblings, but also competent enough at some of the other tasks Mr. Arnold describes as "best left to the pros." When I was about 13, my brother and I, with the help of my dad, built an 8x15 foot, two room house (sort of as an extracurricular project), complete with a finished interior, electricity, telephone, and a high-speed internet connection.

40 posted on 07/25/2005 8:22:35 PM PDT by Young Scholar
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To: Conservativehomeschoolmama

Excellent! Kudos to you and your fine children. I love hearing reports like this.

When someone tells me they're homeschooling I go out of my way to pat them on the back profusely. I get some pretty strange looks, but I don't think there's much more important to this nation then the next generation. It pleases me immensely to see people do an end run on 'the programmers'.


41 posted on 07/25/2005 8:23:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
As a public education teacher I can say that public education is ran by well meaning amateurs as well..... but they mainly do it so their extended families can have well paying jobs for life.
42 posted on 07/25/2005 8:25:37 PM PDT by Porterville (Don't make me go Bushi on your a$$)
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To: kcvl

Dear kcvl,

Could you point out whereabouts at that website your data might be found? Thanks,


sitetest


43 posted on 07/25/2005 8:28:23 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

I do ALL of my home repairs and I help to homeschool too. Go piss up a rope, NEA.

BTW, cement is the dry powder preparation mixed with sand and aggregate to make concrete. When one mixes cement with sand and lime, one prepares mortar. Thus, cement is an ingredient in concrete or mortar. Those who work in the related trades are known as concrete finishers or masons. One does NOT make cement or do cementing work. Of course, being a teacher is a good excuse to hold forth ignorantly. Homeschoolers do better because we experience life and teach from it.


44 posted on 07/25/2005 8:32:36 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (NEW and IMPROVED: Now with 100% more Tyrannical Tendencies and Dictator Envy!)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

Dave Arnold is showing what pubic education can produce. sheesh!


45 posted on 07/25/2005 8:34:41 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything)
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To: kenth; CatoRenasci; Marie; PureSolace; Congressman Billybob; P.O.E.; cupcakes; Amelia; Dianna; ...

A school custodian weighs in on Home Schooling...

46 posted on 07/25/2005 8:34:51 PM PDT by Born Conservative ("If not us, who? And if not now, when? - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle
Right - you're not supposed to be good enough to kick the sh_t out of the competition at the National Spelling Bee (or math competition, or whatever) - you're supposed to be a good sport and always let somebody else win to avoid hurting their feelings, 'cause that's what well-adjusted (read: brainwashed) team players do.
47 posted on 07/25/2005 8:35:27 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.2)
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To: DoughtyOne

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Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, IA - Jul 21, 2005
... 51, was employed for nearly 20 years in the West Delaware School District, where she worked as a secretary and teachers aide. Police arrested her May 9 on ...




Teachers aide makes initial court appearance
Munster Times, IN - Jul 18, 2005
VALPARAISO | A teachers aide from Hebron who has ... Porter County Education Interlocal, was arrested June 10 ... in her learning disabled class at Hebron High School. ...



A new beginning
Irvington Herald, USA - Jul 20, 2005
... School District comptroller and two others were arrested for an ... office than in the interests of the students, teachers, community or school district. ...



Teacher arrested for e-mailing child pornography
New York Newsday, NY - Jul 12, 2005
... English teacher at James Madison High School in Midwood ... Park Slope home, where city police arrested the teacher ... Like all teachers, Roffman has been paid through ...




DC school guards may be convicts
Science Daily (press release) - Jul 14, 2005
... case (June 6, 2005) -- Two Aruban security guards have been arrested in the ... Official: many DC teachers not certified (May 21, 2005) -- The superintendent of ...


School official: Gym teacher denied affair
phillyburbs.com, PA - Jul 15, 2005
... Kish also noted that teachers are trained to avoid any ... Heath was arrested in January when the girl's ... football game against Neshaminy High School, according to ...


Hancock school board member arrested
Picayune Item, MS - Jul 9, 2005
... Former board president Larry Seal was arrested in January on ... example for the children of our school district, and ... "Teachers can be terminated for this type of ...


Teacher Charged With Criminal Sexual Behavior
KLAS-TV, NV - Jul 15, 2005
... high teacher at Garside Middle School, was arrested last month. ... checks that the Clark County School District gives to all of its prospective teachers.


US Public Schools Failing to Combat Predatory Employees
The Heartland Institute, IL - Jun 28, 2005
... state often failed to revoke the certification of teachers found guilty ... Mosquera, a 71-year-old Orange County school bus monitor, was arrested in April ...


Lawsuits say officials failed to protect Richland 1 students from ...
The State, SC - Jul 15, 2005
... Mr. Porter was arrested, indicted and ... Some of the boys were touched inappropriately in school bathrooms, others in classrooms while teachers weren’t ..


Former teacher at school for autistic students sentenced to 30 ...
Eyewitness News, RI - Jun 28, 2005
Two other teachers at the Boston Higashi School in Randolph have fled and may have left the country before they could be arrested on assault charges. ...


Middle School teacher accused of sex with student
Penn Live, PA - Jul 7, 2005
... 12. from Cornwall-Lebanon School District Superintendent Tom Sherk that he had ... Wolf was arrested Dec ... seeks criminal background checks on new teachers, but found ...


Linden teacher guilty in sex case
Flint Journal, MI - Jul 16, 2005
... to convict a Linden High School science teacher of ... Phillips was arrested in a Southfield restaurant parking ... A representative of the teachers union earlier said ...


Failing grade: Why the Edison experiment in Chester Upland didn't ...
The Delaware County Times, PA - Jun 27, 2005
... The district, not Edison, is responsible for hiring teachers. ... deteriorating climate at the high school, came a ... into the streets and 28 students were arrested. ...



County starts to combat growing drug problem
Naples Daily News (subscription), FL - Jul 16, 2005
... drug courts for people who were arrested and are ... organizations such as the public school system ... a lot of information dissemination, showing teachers and parents ...


48 posted on 07/25/2005 8:35:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: RJL

LOL! Now ain't that the broom calling the mop dirty. Dave Arnold can kiss my mop bucket.


49 posted on 07/25/2005 8:36:02 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything)
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To: longtermmemmory
"The nea is a bunch of morons.

The most common name of social studies teachers is "coach"!

THey get handed a book and THAT IS ALL THE TRAINING they get. They just follow the book with indifference.

Perhaps the nea should talk to real teachers not union HACKS!"

Alas, the NEA is composed of union hacks (with apologies to unions in general).
50 posted on 07/25/2005 8:39:21 PM PDT by GladesGuru ("In a society predicated upon liberty, it is essential to examine principles)
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