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To: verga

Yeah, my younger daughter, who will be attending Emory Medical in Atlanta this fall is an example of the failure of public schools.

Here’s the thing — put a child with a supportive parent with a teacher who cares about their job and an outstanding student will result. And the best part is that the parent and the teacher can certainly be the same. Doesn’t have to be, but it can be.

Screw up one of those parts of the equation, and something wrong will happen.

Are there great students who are homeschooled? You bet!
Are there great students who are publically schooled? You bet!

Just because one exists, it doesn’t mean the other cannot.


41 posted on 04/01/2012 2:15:18 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: SoftballMominVA

>>Are there great students who are homeschooled? You bet!
Are there great students who are publically schooled? You bet!

Just because one exists, it doesn’t mean the other cannot.<<

Absolutely!!!!

However, I’m paying for both. I want what works. When we get back to the world ranking for education that we had in the 60’s, we can talk about how great the education is in Public Schools.


42 posted on 04/01/2012 2:24:01 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: SoftballMominVA
Yeah, my younger daughter, who will be attending Emory Medical in Atlanta this fall is an example of the failure of public schools.
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1) How well is your other child doing?

2) It is impossible to do a double blind study on one child. While your daughter is, by today's standards is successful, we don't know how she might have done if you homeschooled her. Who knows? By now, if she had been homeschooled she might already have a Ph.D. and M.D. combined, and not be just entering medical school in the fall.

47 posted on 04/01/2012 3:11:28 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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