Skip to comments.How my child went from home school to Harvard and yours can, too
Posted on 01/27/2012 10:31:25 AM PST by Sopater
America is in shambles from sea to shining sea. Unemployment is nearly at Great Depression levels. The real estate is still week and near collapse. And, of course, our U.S. Triple A credit rating is gone for the first time in history.
But this is National School Choice Week and all of that terrible economic news is childs play (excuse the pun) compared to our failing government-run education system.
The accelerating and dramatic decline of our public school system is the shame of this once great country. I call our public school system "Every Child Left Behind."
The failure of our public school system condemns millions of young Americans to a future with no hope, no advancement, no good jobs, perhaps no jobs at all.
The American Dream of automatically doing better than the past generation has been relegated to the dust-bin of history because of our education crisis. This is our national disgrace.
Nationally SAT scores in critical reading reached their lowest levels ever in 2011. Ever as in the history of America.
Combined math and reading SAT scores were the lowest since 1995. This despite our country spending the most money ever.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
She was accepted by many of this nations finest universities including Harvard, Stanford, Duke, Columbia, Penn, Brown, Chicago, Virginia, and Cal-Berkeley -- the list goes on and on.
Great, all liberal ivory towers. This is just as bad a problem as the public schools.
Education may be free; certification isn’t.
If being named "Dakota Root" didn't ruin her, she's obviously got some kind of skeletal fortitude. Maybe Harvard thought she's American Indian.
When my college roommate applied to their medical school, they were sure she was from Haiti or Francophone Africa (instead of Houston, Texas) because she was black and had a French name. "Dear Third-World Student ..."
Whatever floats yer boat! Some homeschoolers would not take a Harvard education on a silver platter.
FTA: The real estate is still week and near collapse.
Just guessing here but I think dad didn't have anything to do with teaching the unit on homophones. Good thing for Dakota...
She ended up going to UC-San Francisco ... full scholarship, the only out-of-state student they admitted that year.
I understand that. But there are good conservative “liberal arts” schools, plus some (mostly) apolitical science schools.
Right. Great idea.
Teach your id properly and then send them to be re-educated by the commies.
Every parent should beware:
“Whatever floats yer boat! Some homeschoolers would not take a Harvard education on a silver platter.”
With degree from Harvard, a person can pretty much write their own ticket in life. And also gain positions of influence to help affect the kind of change that is based in their values. To turn their back on that - or to even have parents who urge them to walk away from that - would be shortsighted and utterly misguided, IMO.
What a lousy choice for an indoctrination..
They wouldn’t let me in if I paid all the tuition myself.
Maybe the link was so long it scared others...but Brigitte is absolute OUTSTANDING!!! What a brave woman.
One of our daughters has a fairly common unisex nickname--there are more boys with the same name as her in her school than girls. However, it's a derivative of her given name, which was done on purpose so that she would have a moniker that sounded more professional and serious when she reached adulthood.
That’s because you don’t email your grandmother. Check your email - she’s nagging me “more-in-sorrow-than-in-oh wait a minute, I really do mean you’re a total FAIL as a mother,” when all you need to do is send a politely grateful email, already.
Anyway, maybe you could persuade Harvard that you’re an American Indian, too. If they said you weren’t, that would be Racist.
Ours all have names that could comfortably follow “The President of the United States,” even if they go through frivolous nicknames. Number-One Son started out as “Billy,” but mentioned when I helped him register for community college that he planned to be known as “William” for that environment. Maybe there’s a trend for alternative rock musicians to have presidential names ;-).
Might be good for a “Homeschool” ping.
Great video! Thanks for the link.
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And sometimes a typo is just.... a typo! ;-)
Homeschoolers are the remnant that is being set aside to recover and then lead this nation in the next 30 years. Let’s remember that. Those of you that are willing to give money to candidates should take half of that money and sew it into the lives (even in early grades) of homeschooling families. Pay for special tutoring or skills that they will use to open doors later in life. Investing in a homeschoolers life will yield far greater dividends than money for a political campaign.
Now, why in the world would I want to undo all those years of time, treasure and talent I poured into that child?
Can't complete a sentence without mentioning that he went to Hahvahd.
Who cares. What's two plus two? Take your time.
>>Whatever floats yer boat! Some homeschoolers would not take a Harvard education on a silver platter.<<
Count me in. After all the sacrifices that we made for the homeschooling, keeping it up for six years of college is nothing.
Free ride or not, my kids will not attend a state university, harvard, or yale. They are going to Hillsdale.
The fact she went to Harvard means her education was faulty. Had she been truly educated, she would have gone somewhere else.
As it stands she is the token home schooler sent to Harvard like Anita Jones was sent to Yale.
What are the odds the parents will get any grand kids out of Dakota? She'll want a career, and she'll want a husband of equal or better stature, a tough find when most men of high stature are looking for a stay at home trophy wife. If she has invested heavily in her education, does it make sense to not work? If she works, does it make much sense to have kids and pay others to raise them? A million years of human R&D comes to a genetic and cultural dead end.
Well you don’t go to Harvard for the education. You go for the contacts for later professional networking. Over the years I have worked with Ivy Leagues & Big Name U school graduates and find them usually no more capable then graduates who were decent students at Big State U.
It’s interesting how posters here trash Harvard yet would be offended if their alma mater were trashed.
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