Skip to comments.Educating Our Children: The Evolution of Home Schooling
Posted on 02/09/2011 9:07:21 AM PST by Sopater
Anne Gebhardts kids are learning about geography -- in her dining room in Bedford, Texas. Its not your typical schoolhouse, but its one that Gebhardt says is serving her six children well. "We can teach our religious values to our children freely, says Gebhardt. We can teach anything that we want."
Gebhardt is part of a growing trend. Across the county, an estimated 1.5 million children are home schooled and that number's growing. In the span of eight years, home schooling has grown nationally by almost 75 percent.
The reasons parents choose to home school vary. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 36 percent of home schooled children stay at home for religious reasons.
Twenty one percent don't like the environment in traditional schools. Another 17 percent are home schooled because their parents are dissatisfied with the academic instruction thats available to them in traditional schools.
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I homeschool my children because we are a family and we are meant to be together. :)
>>we would have plugged into a local home schooling group for social activities than we did and even some far out adventures most public school kids would never have the opportunity to do.<<
People are always amazed when they ask the “big” questions, “What about Socialization? What about Prom?!?”
First I quote FReeper Oberon , “My wife and I were also concerned that our children would miss out on the socialization available in the public schools...so once a week we take our kids into the bathroom, cuss at them, push them around, steal their lunch money, and offer them drugs, and that seems to take care of it.”
When I stop laughing, I point out that our Homeschool Prom has always been on the Detroit Princess Cruise ship. AND it’s only 75.00 a couple.
I top it off with the fact that we have done Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, Niagara Falls and Cedar Point when all the other kids were in school. We never waiting in a line.
That’s when they blush and look away, telling me how great their PS is because their kids do Lego Robotics. I tell them that my girls can’t fit another club into their social schedules after Polish Dance, Tween meetups, HS lasertag, Euchre tournaments, Latin class, Writing class, quilt club and aerobics. We have Saturdays off.
I didn’t even know you were on this thread!
I just quoted you!
So true! I love your tag line. We sing a song based on that scripture. Very beautiful. I could hear the tune in my head when I read your tagline.
It always amazes me when some mother is thrilled to pieces to have their children “back in school” after the summer.
Why have kids if you’re not going to enjoy them?
Eldest daughter just started taking pre-calculus at the community college. She's 17, and doing well at it so far.
I’m sure she will shine!
One of the best things I ever did for my kids.
Hang in there!!
Way back when compulsory education was first instituted, and weeping children were frog-marched away from their families at bayonet point, the ever-efficient Prussians knew what they wanted.
Parent who support public schools are cooperating with the enemies of Christ in a project to exterminate Christianity. Unlike those Balkan villagers, they aren't even forced to do so, just hookwinked and beguiled to do so voluntarily -- "but OUR public school is DIFFERENT, you see."
Up to this point...I'd agree.
But I might do something better in the future!! : )
We walked right onto “The Maid of the Mist”.
The longest wait we had in “Islands of Adventure” was 30 minutes for the newest ride, biggest attraction.
Your post is an indicator that you would like to and need to see (but I wouldn't say "enjoy", because it's not "enjoyable" at all). This documentary wraps up all the stuff you know, shows how it relates, and what the agenda is. The goal is communism. The primary vehicle to get there is through the destruction of the family.
As to homeschool prom - my husband and I met on a thread on FR about just such a thing. And no, neither of us went to any kind of prom, homeschool or other, and.... can’t say I see why it’s such a big deal.
I knew you met here, I didn’t know it was a Prom thread!
I went to PS and skipped prom anyway.
Yeah it was a thread about homeschoolers throwing a prom. Which is funny now!
My parents went to their prom together and married the next fall. Most people these days don’t do that. Heck most people in their day didn’t. Which means most people go to prom with someone who will at best be a good memory, at worst a heartbreak or absent co-parent. Why exactly should we homeschoolers be nostalgic for that?
If my daughter wants to go to a prom in 16 years.... she can go to an online one!
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