When my children were the age of second graders, they rarely spent more than an hour in formal homeschooling. The rest of the time they spent playing or on “real world” field trips with me and my husband as we went about living our “real world” lives.
The children Mr. Round was teaching spend 6 to 7 hours doing what it took my children one hour, and many of these children still must endure a confining school bus ride to and from school. Then to rub even more salt into the wound, they are given “homework” ( which is where they get their real education with their parents help.)
Actually I personally would have been a lot happier if the NRA had encouraged people to pull their kids out of public schools rather than pimping a big government solution yesterday.
Homework - where the children get their real education
with their parents help.
We home schooled for about 10 years before my wife died of cancer.
The most eye-opening fact is the amount of time that is NOT NEEDED for a child to actually learn something.
I left for work earlier than school, so I never saw the start of a school day, but my wife said they started around 9 and was don by by 12 or so.
The rest of the time was ALSO in school .. shopping trips,f'rinstance, became combined geography and math class with some science thrown in to describe lake effect (all legal and accepted in Pennsylvania's school system .. which still checks out HS to a degree)
Keep a record and a log of times spent in conversation about anything you discuss or just tell a child and it is considered 'education'
Yup, you don’t need a full school day to teach children!
We homeschool about 2 hrs a day. Our daughter is only 5 and can read at about a 2nd grade level; same with math. Right now, as I type, she’s on the other computer learning to read sheet music—on her own!
It’s quite apparent to us homeschoolers that public schools are nothing more than a mass indoctrination centers for “citizens.”
P.S. - Ditto: Ping worthy post, Metmom.
So the story changes again. This is version what 7-8 now. First you took one child out when he was in high school after he got his butt kicked for making racist remarks. Then you took them out at various ages. Next I think you said that you had them in and out as was convenient for you to do your gallivanting around the world. Please pick one version (preferably the truth) and stick with it.