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For anyone who wants to start homeschooling

Posted on 08/13/2003 1:13:58 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross

It is that time of the year again to decided if you are going to send your child off to public school, or if you are going to take the leap and homeschool. I wanted to start a thread to offer you support and perhaps answer some of your questions about homeschooling by freepers who do homeschool.

Post questions , answers and links helpful to new homeschoolers or curious parents who just want more info about homeschooling.

Best of Luck to all parents and children as we get ready for a new school year!


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I suggest this site for a cirriculum fair in a box to get a good look at many different cirriculums at one time. YOu get samples to use so you can see what best fit your style and needs.
1 posted on 08/13/2003 1:13:59 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross
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To: No More Gore Anymore
ooops that would be www.3moms.com
2 posted on 08/13/2003 1:14:36 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross ((were it not for the brave, there would be no land of the free -))
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To: TxBec; 2Jedismom
ping
3 posted on 08/13/2003 1:16:41 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Homeschooling BUMP!!
4 posted on 08/13/2003 1:17:30 PM PDT by jgrubbs
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To: No More Gore Anymore
We'll be starting our 8th year home educating.

www.elijahco.com is a good source for not only curriculum but for suggestions, guidance and encouragement.

5 posted on 08/13/2003 1:18:02 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: No More Gore Anymore
www.k12.com is a popular site for homeschooling and other resources.
6 posted on 08/13/2003 1:18:32 PM PDT by CanisMajor2002 (The more protection government provides one group, the more security is lost by everyone else.)
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To: SpookBrat
ping-a-ling
7 posted on 08/13/2003 1:18:37 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: No More Gore Anymore
We've looked at http://www.k12.com

Bill Bennett's association...well..

Seemed promising...




8 posted on 08/13/2003 1:19:08 PM PDT by evolved_rage (Davis is a POS!)
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To: 2Jedismom
Could you ping your list of vetrans and ask them to be ready if someone needs some help and / or guidance here!
9 posted on 08/13/2003 1:19:10 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross ((were it not for the brave, there would be no land of the free -))
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To: No More Gore Anymore
www.hslda.org

Home School Legal Defense Association

10 posted on 08/13/2003 1:19:19 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: No More Gore Anymore
It is that time of the year again to decided if you are going to send your child off to public school, or if you are going to take the leap and homeschool.

Not to be controversial, but there is another alternative, namely private/parochial.

11 posted on 08/13/2003 1:23:46 PM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Free spirit publishing is a great source for children who have been labeled by the school district. ADD, ADHD slow. There are a bunch of books to offer you support and show your your child is more than likely gifted, instead of defective. Homeschooling is great for these kids. There is a bunch of on-line support for this situation as well.
12 posted on 08/13/2003 1:27:09 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross ((were it not for the brave, there would be no land of the free -))
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To: Jalapeno
oh of course. I am not bad mouthing any choice a parent makes when they are thinking about the choices and putting their child's needs first. I just don't know much about those systems.
13 posted on 08/13/2003 1:29:05 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross ((were it not for the brave, there would be no land of the free -))
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To: CanisMajor2002
If you're in Florida and are starting a Kindergarten or 1st grader in homeschooling and are interested in the K12 virtual school, check out this link.

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/08/02/State/Public_funding_launch.shtml

Or if you're in Florida and are interested in having your high schooler earn college credit with free tuition, inquire about the dual credit options at local state colleges. Here's a link with info:

http://www.spcollege.edu/ac/dc/
14 posted on 08/13/2003 1:30:51 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Jalapeno
I am trying my second Christian school in 3 years after a recent decsion that nothing "controversial" would be handled Biblically or at school, it would be sent home. I pay $5,000 a year for a moral vaccum? It came up because a same-sex couple joined the school and it was decided that to discuss homosexuality at all would be too uncomfortable. That means abortion, premarital sex, adultery (two married school board members are divorcing because some cheating so we want their feelings hurt) etc. are all off limits now. I thought I had found an alternative to government schools but I'm a bit jaded right now. Homeschooling is always in the back of my mind.
15 posted on 08/13/2003 1:32:47 PM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
I think Elijah Company puts out the best catalog with the most information. Their audio tapes have also been very helpful to us in the past. I remember listening to one about "sons who are reluctant learners" and it was especially helpful.
16 posted on 08/13/2003 1:34:18 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Jalapeno
Not controversial. But if you know what homeschoolers know about what happens within the homeschooling family, it's not a very exciting alternative.

One has to experience it to appreciate it.

Spam v. prime rib.

17 posted on 08/13/2003 1:36:01 PM PDT by dasboot (Celebrate UNITY!)
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To: No More Gore Anymore
I suggest this site for a cirriculum fair...

A'hem, I assume you meant curriculum?? :-)

18 posted on 08/13/2003 1:36:42 PM PDT by Paul Ross (A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one!-A. Hamilton)
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To: No More Gore Anymore
I am struggling with the decision of whether or not to homeschool. I am a former elementary teacher and have no desire to go back! It was a terrible experience! My son will begin Kindergarten at the Catholic school across the street and he's really looking forward to it. One of my concerns is that he's really smart for his age. He's been reading for 2 years now. I've seen the little alphabet workbooks that they use in his class and he is going to be so bored!! It's only half day so I thought I might try homeschooling in the afternoon to see if I can do it. We're trying to move and it would be fairly easy to make the switch from there. I've begun reading books on homeschooling and have seen several websites that are very helpful. I just don't know where to begin. How do I know what curriculum is best? Which one is most affordable? Are there any all-in-one kits or should I shop around for each individual subject? He's beginning Kindergarten but I really believe he's at least on a 1st grade level in most areas. I guess I'm a little afraid to take that leap. My husband would support me if I choose to do it but doesn't really care one way or the other. I doubt he will be much help. My parents would be fine with it but my mother-in-law will throw a crying fit! How do you deal with those attitudes? I'm just crazy enough to believe that this thread on freerepublic is a "sign from God" pushing me in that direction!!

Any info anyone wants to provide would be much appreciated! Thank you so much!!

19 posted on 08/13/2003 1:36:46 PM PDT by samiam1972 (Live simply so that others may simply live!)
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To: Jalapeno
Dropping out is an option, too. Homeschooling happens to be the best way. I know, I am catholic bashing for not promoting some parochial school or something.
20 posted on 08/13/2003 1:38:32 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Classical home schooling:

http://www.welltrainedmind.com/
21 posted on 08/13/2003 1:38:47 PM PDT by ladylib
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Classical home schooling website with parent discussion boards:

http://www.welltrainedmind.com/
22 posted on 08/13/2003 1:41:00 PM PDT by ladylib
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To: No More Gore Anymore
SPOTREP
23 posted on 08/13/2003 1:41:49 PM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: dawn53; mrs tiggywinkle
Elijah Company BUMP! That was the first and best homeschooling catalog I received.

Chris Davis was at our convention this year. I had some long chats with him. Did you know two of their boys have Cystic Fibrosis? God has really blessed that family and continues to bless them. They could use some prayers. They are all going to Israel in the Fall.

Mr. Davis was a sweet, godly man. He looks like he would be dry and "geeky" almost, but his spirit is so kind and gentle....he has a great sense of humor too.

24 posted on 08/13/2003 1:42:27 PM PDT by SpookBrat ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." Mother Teresa)
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To: samiam1972
For a first grader, I wouldn't worry with a curriculum. I'd just go to the library, get lots of books every week, read to him, have him read to you, etc.

Then I'd get a math workbook and start to teach him some simple math in order to figure out what his learning style was in math.

Can he learn math by simple instruction, does he need manipulatives to understand the concept, does repetition really help him, is he a visual learner, etc.

Once I got a handle on how he learns math, then I'd find a curriculum that suits his learning style.

25 posted on 08/13/2003 1:42:38 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Sorry for the double post.
26 posted on 08/13/2003 1:43:51 PM PDT by ladylib
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To: evolved_rage
Many states are now picking up Bennett's K12 curriculum to start public (state funded) homeschooling programs. This is a trojan horse that must be stopped. Pretty soon, in order to reduce brick & mortar and teacher costs and pretend to offer a viable alternative to parents, the states are going to have this "homeschooling" program. Then the true, independent homeschoolers are going to find themselves outnumbered and will end up regulated like the public-funded "homeschools" will be. You wait and see. And Bennett is pleased to be able to receive the contracts from the state governments and aid and abet this coming confrontation.
27 posted on 08/13/2003 1:44:49 PM PDT by Spiff (Have you committed one random act of thoughtcrime today?)
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Classical Christian Homeschooling
28 posted on 08/13/2003 1:45:11 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: No More Gore Anymore
We will be starting our 12th year of homeschooling in a few weeks. (Yikes - I can't believe it!!) - It is been such a blessing for our family. Our oldest son will be junior in college - (Transylvania University in Lexington, KY). Then, we have a son who will be a junior in high school and our youngest son - a 6th grader.

We are Catholic homeschoolers--using a "boxed" curriculum - Seton - for most of those years - throwing in some other eclectic-types of methods here and there. Also - the boys have taken "cottage-school" classes outside of the home for a number of years. Some of the classes they have taken outside are Latin, Classical Studies, Chemistry, Logic, and Rhetoric - just to name a few. We are blessed in this area to have a "cottage school" which offers an outstanding Classical Curriculum.

As far as "socialization" goes - well-- our sons have been very involved in many extracurricular activites. To name a few - baseball, tennis, orchestra, scouts, Catholic Youth Groups, KY Youth Right to Life, and several others.No problem in that area--definitely.

Again - it has been a wonderful blessing to be able to homeschool our three sons!!

29 posted on 08/13/2003 1:48:38 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: No More Gore Anymore; mrs tiggywinkle; davidosborne
1-- You ask for, and get, a copier instead of a diamond tennis bracelet for your wedding anniversary.

2-- Your favorite Christmas gift was a gift certificate to a book store.

3-- Your kids think that reading history is best accomplished while lying on the floor with their head resting on the side of their patient dog.

4-- The principal can give the teacher a pat on the behind and it’s not harassment.

5-- Your kids will actually talk to grown ups at a family gathering and are actually patient with kids half their age.

6-- Your husband can walk in at the end of a long day and tell how the science experiment went just by looking at the house.

7-- Your neighbors think you are insane!

8-- You can take the time to look at a tiny spider on a log.

9-- You can listen to your child’s favorite hilarious passage from Hank the cowdog 47 times.

10-- Your daughter, who is practically a vegetarian, is begging her dad to shoot some starlings so she can pluck them and clean them up to make a “blackbird” pie just like the Ingalls family.

11-- Your kids learn new vocabulary from their extensive collection of Calvin & Hobbes books.

12-- Your formal dining room now has a computer, copy machine and many book shelves and there are educational posters and maps all over the walls.

13-- You have meal worms growing in a container ...on purpose.

14-- You’re almost afraid to put your hand in your purse because you not sure if your 6yo has put something that’s alive (or possibly not alive, but once was) to take home to view under the microscope.

15-- Talking out loud to yourself is a parent/teacher conference.

16-- You have a line item in your budget for overdue book fines.

17-- You take off for a teacher in-service day because the principal needs clean underwear.

18-- You have to add the words: “homeschool, homeschooler, and homeschooling” to your computer’s spell checker so it will stop marking them as wrong.

19--Your house in on the Parade of Homes List - for educational merchandisers.

20--You can’t make it through a movie without pointing out all the historical anachronisms.

21--You step on math manipulatives in your pre-dawn stumble to the bathroom.

22--Your children refer to the neighborhood kids as “government school inmates.” Bahahahaha.....I love this one.

23--You can’t make it through the grocery produce department without asking your pre-schooler the name and color of every eggplant, tomato and carrot.

24--You can’t put your produce in the cart without asking your older student to estimate its weight and verify accuracy.

25--Your closet contains more than three jumpers -

26--When visiting a strange town you see a parking lot full of mini-vans and station wagons and wonder if it’s a homeschooling conference.

27--Your friends don’t want to help you move because you have so many books.

28--Your school clothes have more holes in the knees than your play clothes.

29-- You live in a one-house schoolroom.

30 posted on 08/13/2003 1:49:05 PM PDT by SpookBrat ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." Mother Teresa)
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To: No More Gore Anymore
A good source for used textbooks and packaged curriculum materials: The Back Pack.

This is run by a homeschooling family and are very friendly and helpful. Their inventory runs from Christian to secular institutional textbooks.

31 posted on 08/13/2003 1:49:35 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: No More Gore Anymore
The greatest thing, after deciding to homeschool our kids, that my wife and I have done is to start our kids on the satellite curriculum called HomeSat offered by Bob Jones University.


32 posted on 08/13/2003 1:50:04 PM PDT by Spiff (Have you committed one random act of thoughtcrime today?)
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Thanks! For later reading!
33 posted on 08/13/2003 1:50:40 PM PDT by Van Jenerette (U.S. Army Infantry OCS)
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To: samiam1972
You can do it. Some people have vey supportive families, some have very unsupportive families. I have both. You would be lucky.

My father in law is against homeschooling . I do not care. I told him calmly that my husband and I have decided what is best for our family. I will answer any questions he has and I will listen to any concerns, but bottom line I decide.

Some of the best advice I had was to know exactly why I have decided to homeschool, so when I am confronted by those negative people , not only will it NOT effect me, but I will know what to say.

Not everyone is going to like it or support it. I view myself as a revolutionary, and I am proud of what I am doing. This gives me strength, also knowing I am doing the best for my child. My father in law knows little about putting a child's needs above his own

Here is a quote for you: Just because something is popular does not make it right. Just because something is right does not make it popular. Best of luck to you... freep mail if I can help. You are smart enough, brave enough and entitled to homeschool your own child! You can do it.

34 posted on 08/13/2003 1:52:28 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross ((were it not for the brave, there would be no land of the free -))
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To: samiam1972
Home School Legal Defense Association

National Association of Christian Educators

but my mother-in-law will throw a crying fit! How do you deal with those attitudes?

Grandfather Education Report

Our Schools Are Still at Risk

Learning at Home Home education is the fastest growing alternative to public schooling-and a good one at that. 

 Education Next: A Journal of Opinion and Research - Published by the Hoover Institution at Stanford and the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard. A forum on education policy and school reform that includes evidence-based original research, critiques of other research projects, and book reviews. Full text free online.

Education Policy Analysis Archives - A peer-reviewed scholarly electronic journal publishing education policy analysis since 1993.

 

35 posted on 08/13/2003 1:53:27 PM PDT by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS
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To: Carolina
Here's the proper link for The Back Pack: The Back Pack
36 posted on 08/13/2003 1:53:31 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: samiam1972
My advice: Simply begin. Determine what you think it's important for him to know, and read about it....sharing the oral reading tasks. Things will shape themselves from there. Honest!

Dad's are, IMHO, an essential part of the picture: many friends homeschool without dad's help, but it gets hard for the moms when junior approaches teen-hood.

Suggestion: get dad to share his favorite childhood book--shared oral reading--with the lad. Nothing overwhelming. Sit back and watch what happens. Hubbs might become addicted. That's what happened to me, and the homeschooling was very successful....especially because I was involved: there's a discipline/testosteronie thing that kicks in if needed....and it occasionally is.

Finally, just committ to a single year. It's easier to handle at first if you see an escape. (You probably won't want to escape after a couple month's doing the schoolin'.)

37 posted on 08/13/2003 1:54:16 PM PDT by dasboot (Celebrate UNITY!)
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To: Paul Ross
I am a horrible typist, speller and proof reader with bad eyesight. If you gave me a nickle for every spelling error or typo I would be able to afford that new teacher's easle I want. Good thing I don't have to teach spelling and typing for a year or so... gives me time to brush up!
38 posted on 08/13/2003 1:54:45 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross ((were it not for the brave, there would be no land of the free -))
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To: MasonGal
Hi--couldn't help but notice your post, as we just started our first real year of homeschooling last month (we are in week 3). We are using Seton for our 5-year-old. We are doing a 5-day week (about 1-1.5 hours/day), and she is sailing through the math and phonics!

So far I have yet to meet another Catholic homeschooler in our immediate area, so we will probably join the local support group which is non-denominational Christian but from what our neighbor tells us is very inclusive.

Congratulations on your successes in homeschooling. I don't doubt what we are doing for a second!
39 posted on 08/13/2003 1:54:49 PM PDT by Okies love Dubya 2
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Bartleby's Great Books Online

Love this site. They have reference books, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry online.

40 posted on 08/13/2003 1:55:50 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: No More Gore Anymore
show your your child is more than likely gifted, instead of defective

Whoa, there! I understand the fears of kids being over-diagnosed, but as a very successful adult with ADD (who suffered for years due to not being diagnosed), I have to object to you labeling kids with ADD as "defective."

Fight overdiagnosis to your heart's content, but don't extrapolate that to mean that there aren't people out there for whom proper diagnosis/treatment of their ADD was a lifesaver.

41 posted on 08/13/2003 1:56:39 PM PDT by libravoter (Live from the People's Republic of Cambridge)
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To: Carolina
bump for later read

While I'm here, Saxon Math

42 posted on 08/13/2003 1:57:18 PM PDT by Jason_b
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Bibliomania-Free Literature and Study Guides
43 posted on 08/13/2003 1:57:35 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: SpookBrat
LOL I do ask for gift certificates to these fancy teacher's stores for christmas. I made a list last christmas of books I wanted for the kids school experience. These were great books. No on egave me one book. I guess they did not understand... I really wanted those books!!! This is so true...
44 posted on 08/13/2003 1:58:27 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross ((were it not for the brave, there would be no land of the free -))
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To: RedBloodedAmerican; hilaryrhymeswithrich; dasboot; No More Gore Anymore
I would not try to profess anyway is the best way, because the best way depends on the individual child and the opportunities available. There are advantages and disadvantages to any situation, including home schooling.

For me and my child, private schooling is the best choice. We are close to and have been able to send our child to an excellent private school, and we have already experienced wonderful returns because of it.

I know people whose best choice was home schooling, and others who's best choice is public. Though I am negative towards public school in general (worked there, seen that), I still can accept that there are good public schools out there, with people who work hard for the kids. You have to live in the right places.

All in all, its about choice, and the freedom to make those choices for the child individually. It's the liberals who think there is only one choice and only one 'best way', don't fall into the same mode of thinking.

45 posted on 08/13/2003 1:58:27 PM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: No More Gore Anymore
NovelGuide--Resource and Literary Analysis
46 posted on 08/13/2003 1:59:23 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: samiam1972
Go to Catholicity.com, best Catholic links, education, homeschooling. They list all the complete curriculum providers, and a good selection of sources for books.

We have used the Seton Home Study School for 8 years, www.setonhome.org. A benefit of their program is that you can enroll for a particular grade, but buy individual subjects at whatever grade level you need. Their kindergarten is very basic, except for religion. We only used it with our oldest. My 2nd son (now almost 7) did their 1st grade and part of 2nd last year. I ordered the 2nd grade for him this year, but I expect we'll be exchanging for some 3rd grade subjects fairly quickly.
47 posted on 08/13/2003 2:00:47 PM PDT by Tax-chick (GUNS - the anti-liberal!)
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To: Spiff
In California, the first adage that came to mind was "There is no free lunch". The program is a charter school, and free(ahem, paid by taxes). The "access to a teacher" is required, and each teacher cover's about the equivalent of a classroom of students. So the teacher's will keep their jobs, and the gubmint keeps control.

Families who enroll in a K12® virtual academy receive some or all of the following items* at no cost:
Complete K12® curriculum
Computer system loaned at no cost
K12® standard materials
Internet reimbursement program
Planning and placement tools
K12® Supplemental materials
Access to an experienced, certified teacher
A free Bill Bennet commemorative slot-machine.
48 posted on 08/13/2003 2:01:16 PM PDT by evolved_rage (Davis is a POS!)
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Christian Classics

Everything from Calvin, Augustine, Boethius, Billy Graham.

49 posted on 08/13/2003 2:02:47 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: libravoter
I was not in anyway saying children or adults with ADD, who really have ADD or ADHD or who have just been backed into a corner with the label, are defective in any way . I meant treated as such by the ps system. Sorry !
50 posted on 08/13/2003 2:03:31 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross ((were it not for the brave, there would be no land of the free -))
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