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To: alicewonders
All of the homeschooled children I have known are far and above public schooled children in terms of knowledge, maturity and social skills.

And that makes my public schooled kids the ditch diggers of the future, right?

Arrogant homeschool parents can go to hell.

13 posted on 03/22/2008 8:22:18 AM PDT by humblegunner ()
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To: humblegunner

Grouchy gunner! My kids go to public school too. Why the long face?


15 posted on 03/22/2008 8:24:31 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: humblegunner
Arrogant homeschool parents can go to hell.

Well, not only do I know a lot of homeschooled children, but I know a lot of their parents as well - and they've made great sacrifices to homeschool their children. Living on one income & doing without a lot of things, I might add that none of the ones I know are arrogant in any way. They work hard to do what they think is best for their children.

Homeschooled parents can "go to hell"??? That's a damn fine attitude you got there.

19 posted on 03/22/2008 8:31:44 AM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: humblegunner
Arrogant homeschool parents can go to hell.

Whoa! A bit sensitive on this issue, aren't you?

20 posted on 03/22/2008 8:33:07 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: humblegunner
And that makes my public schooled kids the ditch diggers of the future, right?

Arrogant homeschool parents can go to hell.

Easy there FRiend.

Most of the home schooling parents do so because they don't want their kids to study the many wonders of the homosexual life style (starting with gay picture books in kindergarten, google "king and king," it's given to kindergartners in Massachusetts).

They also want to avoid an environment where their child can be punished for quietly reading the Bible at lunch even though the five pillars of Islam are taught in class (including a requirement to take a Muslim name and extra credit for fasting during Ramadan).

I've known parents who home school. The ones I've known didn't look down on kids who go to public schools or their parents. They do warn the parents of the real dangers present in many (but not all) public schools.

22 posted on 03/22/2008 8:40:40 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: humblegunner
Why the huge chip on your shoulder?

Personally, the greatest arrogance is the public school system that pushes a leftist agenda and acts like it should be the final arbiter on what children learn and when, even if it runs directly counter to the wishes of the parents.

28 posted on 03/22/2008 8:56:12 AM PDT by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: humblegunner

“Arrogant homeschool parents can go to hell.”

wow. Hate much ?


29 posted on 03/22/2008 8:57:34 AM PDT by stompk
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To: humblegunner
And that makes my public schooled kids the ditch diggers of the future, right

Are Most public school teachers are generally C Students from 3rd rate colleges. Those that can't do, teach.

Most home school parents are at least as qualified as public school teachers. Kids do well despite the stilted learning environment. You can go to hell for being too stupid to see that.

41 posted on 03/22/2008 11:06:14 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: humblegunner
A bit 'tetchy' about the subject aren't you?

As both a public and private school teacher spanning 1968 - 2000 most of the home school students I knew were at or above grade level academically and socially. The one student who was ill-prepared was the child of moonbeam liberal parents. Many parent who choose public schooling for their children, over-estimate the quality of their children's educational experiences. Parents tend to reassure themselves with the belief that almost all their children's teacher are extraordinary. It reminds of the opening to the corny radio series, 'Lake Woebegone', where all the children are above average.

In the best of circumstances, perhaps one quarter of students have excellent (effective)teachers, and only one quarter are poor (ineffective) teachers. This 25% / 50% / 25% model refers only to the ability for a teacher to teach. It does not refer to the kinds of information taught.

One reason home schoolers tend to be more advanced than their brick and mortar brethren is that they do not waste their valuable time on such things as lining up (5 minutes), attendance (5 minutes), the calendar ritual (20 minutes), waiting for slower students (10 minutes), lining up after recess (5 minutes), class meeting about the use of red rubber balls (20 minutes), distribution of math materials (5 minutes), waiting for slower students (5 minutes), putting away materials and preparing for lunch (10 minutes).

Yes, a first grade child needs to learn the days of the week, and the seasons of the year. Concerning the calendar ritual: it does not take the home schooler one hour and forty minutes each week for thirty-nine weeks to master the subject. The calendar ritual is a part of the school day in classrooms all the way through 4th grade. For a number of teachers calendar time give them more time to do other things, while the student of the day directs the the counting of the days in English and then in Spanish, the months of the year, and the whole class reciting of such exciting facts as, "Yesterday was Monday. Today is Tuesday. Tomorrow is Wednesday." Excuse me for rambling on. My point is that out of five precious hours of class time per day about two hours is wasted on non-educational or minimally educational activities.

The other thing to consider is that the schools you attended as a child and teenager no longer exist. Schools now days are much more agenda driven. No longer is teaching the basic skills of reading, writing and math the first priority. I suggest to all parents to come and spend whole day in your children's classrooms. What you find out might surprise you. Read your children's text books, even their math and spelling books. What agenda is tucked within the pages of those books? What 'untruths' or 'adjusted truths' have been presented as the 'gospel truth'?

43 posted on 03/22/2008 11:13:30 AM PDT by Irish Queen (Nevada Gal)
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To: humblegunner
Arrogant homeschool parents can go to hell.

i don't understand why my homeschooling my kids bothers anybody... and it does... i hear it all the time... i don't go around telling people anything about the choices they make in regards to their children's educations... but many people who do not homeschool feel they can just let their opinions about my choice fly out of their mouths... and yet, i'm to sit there and say nothing about their choices... if i do say anything, i am an arrogant homeschooler who can go to hell...

46 posted on 03/22/2008 11:37:57 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: humblegunner

Hey buddy my daughter homeschools her stepdaughter so you better watch your mouth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


51 posted on 03/22/2008 12:09:51 PM PDT by GregB (I will crawl over broken glass to vote for FRed Thompson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: humblegunner

Thread crapping again? Your children aren’t homeschooled so why bother to join the thread - what happens in the homeschool community doesn’t effect you at all. If it irritates you so much to see that homeschooled children are doing better academically than their public schooled counterparts - move along. Then you won’t get your panties in such a wad.


62 posted on 03/22/2008 12:58:18 PM PDT by TightyRighty
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To: humblegunner
And that makes my public schooled kids the ditch diggers of the future, right?

Actually, ingorant people can do very well in life.

They don't threaten their ignorant supervisors.

81 posted on 03/22/2008 3:07:44 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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