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Homeschooling is right for any child unless their homeschool teachers are flaming, idiot liberals, in which case you may as well got to public schools.
Well, it’s the right choice ONLY if
you oppose having your child indoctrinated in
and the homo agenda.
Otherwise, it’s not the best choice for you and your child.
100 percent homeschool supporter. I am very impressed with the kids who are home schooled and they are NOT social invalids as some would like us to think.
One of the main problems parents have in homeschooling their kids is the child care aspect.
Even though they may be competent to teach and have all the resources they need - and the internet is just about all you need, although I prefer workbooks - they have to give up an income to have someone stay home with the kids.
Which just shows that schools have become the taxpayer funded babysitter of millions. Generally an America-hating babysitter with the highest rates of child abuse of any group. . . with a salute to all the good, kind and patriotic teachers who I know are still out there.
I would say usually yes. There are homeschool cooperatives growing now, which should help parents with hectic schedules.
HomeSchooling is GREAT PROVIDING the family is disiplined enough to do it RIGHT! My wife and I homeschooled ALL of our kids until they were in HS. HOWEVER I have seen SO many “Homeschool””parents” who use it(homeschooling) as a “dodge” and a way to be LAZY!
HOORAY Homeschoolers!!! Competition will always give you the best possible product at the lowest possible cost. Perhaps we can begin to DEFUND this socialist collective cranking out Marxist drones with collectivist agendas. As one example...how do you de-program the young children (and the now young adults/parents) indoctrinated by Al Gores Earth in The Balance? The damage done is incalculable.
As FReeper, Jacquerie said...
When so many young people are subjected to Marxist nonsense through their early twenties, it is a wonder there are so many Conservatives under age 50.
I dont know what the answer is, though getting rid of the Dept of Education and turning the matter back to the States where it belongs should be a starting point.
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Homeschooling is the best decision we made...kids consistently perform better when they can be challenged on their individual level instead of being lumped in with a whole class. And yes, they DO GET SOCIALIZATION!
For the most part, homeschooling is less expensive than a private school education, but more expensive than a public school.
With so many online options, why do we have brick and mortar schools? They are very little more than expensive babysitting option for two income households, in my opinion.
Very positive comments to the article.
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It looks like the numbers are up. Last I recall seeing it was about 1.5 million.
That’s good news for this country.
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Raise your own children.
I live in rural north Idaho now and see kids suffer for different reasons in public and home schools. Bottomline, the teachers and access to good learning opportunities make the difference in both systems.
We have sent our four boys to public schools in upstate New York and Idaho. My oldest boys thrived in public schools in New York and had to adjust to school here. My oldest had an inept honors English teacher his senior year to the point where she offered to let him teach the class. He also had some of his best teachers here and just graduated from West Point. My youngest has had excellent teachers every year so far. He will be in 6th grade in the fall.
I do not like all that they are exposed to in public school but would not trade the good opportunities for home school.
The home schooled kids I interact with in church and scouts here are, in general, socially isolated and are not thriving once they graduate. I don’t think sitting in front of a computer in a dark basement is a good learning environment. They are not prepared to face the real world and suffer because of it. If they get involved in music, drama, sports and such in the public system they would be better off.
I am sure there are successful home school groups but there are also bad ones. Just as there are good public schools and bad ones.