cause homeschoolers have values, expect their children to learn, and are generally conservative (with the exception of the northern californian homeschoolers who are just hippies in communes)
The moron who wrote that didn't bother to think about how vastly outnumbered homeschooled kids are in the United States. Yet, they are there at the end of Spelling Bees, competing for the title. And if school children -- whom I haven't a thing against, as a former one myself -- have won three out of the last four bees, they are just catching up with the homeschooled kids, who won three out of four 1997-2000.
Whoever wrote this has "issues."
Interact? Is that what they are calling it these days?
Our local paper publishes the police dispatch of which over 50% are to public schools. Why? Obviously to address the need for students to achieve even greater levels of interaction. Who knows, one day they may even get to interact with a lawyer and a judge!
Let 'em snicker!
In 25 years their kids will be calling out kids "Boss".
The success of home schooled children and the continued unmasking of the rot in public education, has this writer in a predictable attack mode.
Do many of the home schoolers ignore the MSM?
Making jokes at the expense of children is a line the media should never cross. But the Christian-hating left usually can't help themselves.
Going to public schools back in the 1960's and 70's made me feel like a beaten dog. Teachers that were there just for the pay-check, etc. That was even obvious to me as an 11 year old kid. I would have been better off if my parents had sold me to a slaver in the Sudan. Anything other than public school would have been a relief.
I think Mikey might have given the anonymous author the inspiration for this song.
The Twelve Days of Homeschool
(To the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas.)
On the first day of homeschool, my neighbor said to me,
"Can you homeschool legally?"
On the second day of homeschool, the store clerk said to me,
"Are they socialized?"
On the third day of homeschool, a teacher said to me,
"Who will give them tests?"
On the fourth day of homeschool, my doctor said to me,
"What about P.E.?"
On the fifth day of homeschool, my sister said to me,
"YOU ARE SO STRANGE!"
On the sixth day of homeschool, my pastor said to me,
"Why do you do this?"
On the seventh day of homeschool, my best friend said to me,
"I could never do it!"
On the eighth day of homeschool, my mother said to me,
"How long will you do this?"
On the ninth day of homeschool, my in-laws said to me,
"Look at what they're missing!"
On the tenth day of homeschool, my florist said to me,
"What about the prom?"
On the eleventh day of homeschool, the librarian said to me,
"They'll miss graduation!"
On the twelfth day of homeschool, the reporter said to me,
"Can they go to college?"
On the thirteenth day of homeschool, my support group leader said to me. . .
"They can go to college,
They'll have graduation,
They won't miss the prom,
Look at what they're learning,
You can teach through high school,
You can really do this,
Love is why you do this,
YOU ARE NOT STRANGE!
They can have P.E.
You can give them tests,
They'll be socialized,
You can homeschool legally!"
Original author unknown
Considering how small the number of home-schooled kids, it seems to me that, probability speaking, one would be smart to pick a home-schooled kid as a possible winner.
If 3 out of the last 4 winners have been traditionally group-schooled, then is it significant that 95 out of a 100 kids are group-schooled? You bet. It means that non-traditionally, group-schooled kids are predicted to win only 5% of the time, but they are showing up 25% of the time. Winning at a 500% rate over expectations would make me pick that horse at a race track any day of the week.
Homeschoolers make up what, one tenth of one percent of the US school-aged population. And yet they win the national spelling bee as often as not.
Yep, that homeschooling is just defective, all right!
Inculturation and socialization means knowing = how to cuss, how to disrespect parents, how to be lazy and "get by", very little specifically about anything, how to worry more about fashion than substance, where to find drugs among your peers, who the easy teachers are, that everything is relative. That's right folks, make sure your kids get out there and go to public schools!
Jost shows their glaring ignorance about homeschooling. The problem with socialization and my homeschooled daughter is that there's too darn much of it!
Sports fanhood -- represented best by ESPN -- has a lot of "forcible social normalizing" in it. So when the priests of Sports Fandom speak in-cathedra or ex-cathedra this kind of ankle biting is exactly what one hears.
does this mean we have to boycott espn?
I'm writing in reference to your lame attempt at humor in trashing homeschooled children as a bunch of isolated freaks in your article on the National Spelling Bee. Let's look at a few facts. First, homeschooled children make up approximately 2% of the US school-age population. But, in this years National Spelling Bee they made up 12.45% of the 273 finalists.
In addition, based upon your facts, we have a series of homeschooled winners in 1997, 1999, 2000, and one of the last four. That would give us a winning percentage of 50% for homeschoolers since 1997. Not a bad bet if you ask me. My 5 homeschooled kids are extremely well adjusted and outgoing. I would put them up against any tribe of public school programmed kids their own age anytime. They have actually been able to socialize better due to the fact that they are not only surrounded by kids their own age. They have a teacher to student ratio of 1 to 5, which allows them to have more direct contact and interaction with an adult during the day. This is even more powerful since that person is their mother who cares more deeply about them than any public school teacher could. This actually helps them to mature socially faster and makes them more capable of handling the stresses of the "real world".
So, before you trash homeschooled children again, why don't you talk to a few and find out what's really going on. These little comments really shamed you with ignorance. I just couldn't believe that I actually read your line "It goes without saying that these kids don't get out of the house much". That has to be the most ill-conceived and ignorant statement that I have heard in years. What do you base that statement on? I would hate to believe that you are so stupid as to write this comment without any support. Please, for your own good, research just a little bit before you make an ass out of yourself again.
Chip Cantrell, CPA
Here's why it's easy to take a swipe at the homeschooled kids: