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  • Socialization as a Religious Phenomenon

    05/06/2015 6:07:30 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 19 replies
    The Center for Vision & Values ^ | May 4, 2015 | Gary L. Welton
    Every home schooling parent has been asked the S-Question: “What about socialization?” The implications (real or imagined) of the question are less than flattering: Students who attend schools outside the home are socialized better because they spend so much time with their immature peers, whereas students who attend school within the home are poorly socialized because they spend so much time with their mature parents. Home school families do not interact with one another. Socialization that occurs on the soccer field, during debate rounds, and in church doesn’t count (or is somehow inferior). Students who attend school outside the...
  • Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View

    08/07/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | August 6,2011 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Quite simply, growing up with gay parents was very difficult, and not because of prejudice from neighbors. People in our community didn’t really know what was going on in the house. To most outside observers, I was a well-raised, high-achieving child, finishing high school with straight A’s. Inside, however, I was confused. When your home life is so drastically different from everyone around you, in a fundamental way striking at basic physical relations, you grow up weird. I have no mental health disorders or biological conditions. I just grew up in a house so unusual that I was destined to...
  • (Quebec) Judge Orders 3-Year-Old into Day Care for “Socialization” (nixes homeschooling)

    05/10/2011 11:23:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Four children ages 9, 7, 5 and 3 from a homeschooling family in Notre-Dame-des-Bois in Québec, Canada have been ordered into public school for socialization. The Roman Catholic family, who have been homeschooling their children for four years, were reported to the youth protection services (YPS) for neglect and had a four-day trial in November 2010. The judge in the case, Judge Nicole Bernier, ordered that the children remain in school or in day care until YPS officials approved a plan for socialization. However, because of apparent bias against homeschooling and these parents, this is unlikely to ever happen. HSLDA...
  • Socialization of Home School Children: A Communication Approach

    04/20/2011 1:19:13 PM PDT · by RJR_fan · 44 replies
    Personal web site ^ | April 20, 2011 | Tom Smedley
    In 1992, I earned my "15 minutes of fame" with an MS thesis about "Social Maturity of Home School Children." I've decided to make it more widely available, starting with this extract (CLICK HERE to open the .pdf document). FReepers, this is my gift to you. I formatted it into a dozen or so attractive pages to read on screen, or to print out and give to worried friends and family. I found it interesting to cull trenchant observations on the state of public education from a variety of sources: Ayn Rand, the atheist capitalist. Ivan Illych, the Marxist Jesuit....
  • The Real Class Struggle Is the Poor Suppressing Their Own

    04/16/2011 11:51:45 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 16 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 14, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    There is a struggle between the classes, we are told. The haves are dominating the have-nots. If only the oppressive wealthy would let up and allow the poor to rise, there would be social justice and equality. It has been an effective narrative. But it has ignored the tremendous social pressure placed upon "have-nots" by members of their own community. Consider Charles Payne. You might recognize him from his regular guest appearances on the Fox Business Network. Payne is the CEO and Chief Analyst of Wall Street Strategies, sought after for his market opinions. But he didn't start there. In...
  • White House ratcheted its push for a quick healthcare vote

    03/04/2010 2:03:28 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 13 replies · 533+ views
    reuters ^ | 3/4/2010 | reuters
    After a White House session attended by President Barack Obama and several of the country's top health insurers, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius questioned the industry's "jaw-dropping" rate hikes. "The meeting was really focused on what is happening with the kind of jaw-dropping rate increases that people are seeing," Sebelius said, calling on insurers to file requests for rate increases online along with financial data. The day after Obama launched a last-ditch drive to pass a sweeping healthcare overhaul, he also met at the White House with groups of liberal and moderate Democrats from the House of Representatives to seek their...
  • The Quietest Trillion

    09/12/2009 8:31:09 AM PDT · by Sopater · 8 replies · 861+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 12, 2009
    Congratulations. You're about to own $100 billion a year in student loans.The furor over President Obama's trillion-dollar restructuring of American health care has left his other trillion-dollar plan starved for attention. That's how much the federal balance sheet will expand over the next decade if Mr. Obama can convince Congress to approve his pending takeover of the student-loan market. The Obama plan calls for the U.S. Department of Education to move from its current 20% share of the student-loan origination market to 80% on July 1, 2010, when private lenders will be barred from making government-guaranteed loans. The remaining 20%...
  • Morning Bell: Public Option Is Not Dead Yet

    08/17/2009 8:49:29 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies · 465+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | August 17, 2009
    The headlines are encouraging: The AP reports, “White House appears ready to drop ‘public option’.” Politico reads, “White House backs away from public health care option.” And the front page of USA Today says, “Obama may drop public option in health care.” These headers all stem from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ comment on CNN Sunday Morning that the public option “is not the essential element” of President Barack Obama’s health care plan. But by Sunday night the White House was already walking back Sebelius’ statement. An anonymous administration official told The Atlantic that Sebelius “misspoke” and White...
  • HHS Takes On Health Records - Private Sector Previously Certified Firms Set to Get Stimulus

    08/15/2009 8:33:30 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 1 replies · 263+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2009 | Robert O'Harrow Jr.
    The Department of Health and Human Services is almost certain to take on responsibility for creating the criteria used to decide what health records technologies qualify for billions of dollars in reimbursements to medical offices under a new stimulus program, officials said Friday. The decision represents a significant restriction of the role played by a private certification group, begun several years ago by the technology industry, which until recently had served as the government's gatekeeper for endorsing systems designed to improve the sharing of medical records. The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology, or CCHIT, came under sharp criticism in...
  • Dude, Where's my check? Blogging Conservative Activist demands payment NOW!!!

    08/11/2009 6:37:52 AM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 1 replies · 318+ views
    The Natural Family BLOG ^ | August 10th, 2009 | Jenny Hatch
    Click on the image to get to the Peoples CubeI've been on the Obama email list for months and yesterday received word that all of the activists who are currently demonstrating against Socialized Medicine are in the pay of the Insurance and Drug Companies. What I want to know is... Where is my check?
  • Swedish Doctor Tells Old Woman to Go Away and Die, She Ain't Worth Enough.

    07/27/2009 2:00:14 PM PDT · by urroner · 17 replies · 1,255+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | July 25, 2009 | Jarrett Skorup
    Welcome to Universal Health Care. According to a Swedish newspaper, "An 83-year-old woman from Östergötland in southern Sweden was forced to pay for back surgery out of her own pocket after doctors at her local public hospital told her she was too old for the treatment." The woman, Marianne Skogh, reportedly has had "pain and numbness" in her legs since 2004, and waited more than a year before being rejected. She suffered from pressure on her spine, causing the pain. "Without the operation, I might have lived another five years in incredible pain," said Skogh. "But what kind of life...
  • Obama Urges Quick Action by Senators on Insurance

    06/02/2009 6:55:12 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 9 replies · 524+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 6/2/09 | ROBERT PEAR and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday affirmed his support for the creation of a government-sponsored health insurance plan, but he acknowledged that such a plan would sharply reduce the chances for Republican support of legislation to overhaul the health care system, Democratic senators said.
  • US to put conditions on Tarp repayment

    04/20/2009 3:24:40 AM PDT · by NoPrisoners · 33 replies · 1,168+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 19 2009 23:31 | By Krishna Guha and Daniel Dombey in Washington
    Strong banks will be allowed to repay bail-out funds they received from the US government but only if such a move passes a test to determine whether it is in the national economic interest, a senior administration official has told the Financial Times. “Our general objective is going to be what is good for the system,” the senior official said. “We want the system to have enough capital.”
  • Just How Low Have Democrats Sunk – Is Killing Seniors Now Not Beyond Limits? (Breaking on Fox

    02/10/2009 6:27:34 AM PST · by jessduntno · 180 replies · 6,278+ views
    Obama’s team of despots has turned a Stimulus Bill into a Kill the Elderly bill And instead of using those views to gain acceptance to a mental institution of his choice, Tom Daschle wants them enacted as policy. We already know who was receptive to his views; some man who promised hope and change and who did not tell us that those involved killing seniors and the very ill. Obama’s team of despots has turned a Stimulus Bill into a Kill the Elderly bill. And the Democrats in the Senate, including Ben Nelson, Bill Nelson, Joe Lieberman, Arlen Specter and...
  • Fostering the Survival Instinct in Babies and Young Children

    04/22/2008 9:22:30 PM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 14 replies · 107+ views
    Survival Blog ^ | April 23 2008 | Andrea J
    There has been a great push in this country by child rearing experts and the medical profession that children must be "socialized". It has been a pivotal buzzword for educators and parents alike. It is a main reason for the negative swell toward homeschooling. Yet, it is my contention that what we need to foster, from birth, is natural instinct. Natural instinct is what we understand as the survival instinct. It is an innate instinct of distrust. It is the instinct that alerts us as we start down a dark alleyway on our way home from work. It is the...
  • Doug Giles: Don’t Send Your Kids to Publik Skule (If You Love Them)

    04/13/2008 11:24:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 127 replies · 156+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4/13/08 | Doug Giles
    Did you catch the video this week of a student kicking the stuffing out of an art teacher in Baltimore, Maryland while the rest of the class cheered the pounding on? Y’know, if that teacher was moi, and some F-bomb dropping Darwinian throwback came over my desk to accost me, I’d grab my handy dandy scissors and plant ‘em in the feral teen’s skullcap, Jason Voorhees style. From there I would proceed to snag the American flag from the corner of the room (if there was one) in order to stave off the rest of the flesh eating zombies ‘til...
  • The Best Kind of Socialization

    08/21/2007 8:28:47 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 10 replies · 652+ views
    Home School Legal Defense Association ^ | July/August 2007 | J. Michael Smith
    “Every child should experience a bloody nose in the school yard. This is simply part of growing up and part of the socialization process.” This statement was made in a legal brief many years ago by an attorney representing the State of North Dakota. He was arguing that education is more than academics. Ignoring the fact that North Dakota’s homeschooled children were doing very well academically, the state took the position that children need to be “properly socialized”—and that proper socialization can only take place in a traditional school setting. The universal need for a bloody nose experience claim would...
  • Socialization: Homeschooling vs. Schools

    04/26/2007 8:05:52 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 92 replies · 1,647+ views
    www.cbn.com ^ | April 26, 2007 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Socialization: Homeschooling vs. Schools By Michael F. Haverluck CBNNews.com April 26, 2007 CBNNews.com - It was Theodore Roosevelt who said, "To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Many homeschoolers share this sentiment when it comes to public schools, believing that the moral relativism, violence, peer pressure, drugs and promiscuity found inside their gates provide an inadequate setting to properly socialize their children. Yet 92 percent of superintendents believe that home learners are emotionally unstable, deprived of proper social development and too judgmental of the world around them, according to a...
  • The road increasingly traveled: Homeschooling

    08/06/2006 4:40:21 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 72 replies · 1,339+ views
    Town Online ^ | 7-25-2006 | Sandra L. Churchill
    Amid the sundrenched days and salty spray of summer, thoughts of backpacks, report cards, and school buses may still be packed away in your mind, but September’s apples and school days are just around the corner. For one segment of the population, however, the balmy pre-autumn month carries a different set of images. Rather than shopping for back-to-school clothes and stocking the house with pre-packaged, lunch-friendly snacks, these families are more often leafing through curriculum catalogs and scheduling upcoming community field trips. They vary face-to-face, house-to-house, and run the gamut from PhDs to high school diplomas: we call them homeschoolers....
  • Researchers Say Socialization No Longer an ''Issue''

    08/06/2006 3:22:26 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 238 replies · 3,203+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 5-26-05 | Marion Kim
    Socialization is no longer an “issue” for homeschoolers, according to some researchers on the long-running debate over public and independent schooling. Susan McDowell, author of "But What About Socialization? Answering the Perpetual Home Schooling Question: A Review of the Literature,” has researched 24 studies on the socialization of homeschoolers, according to Bristol Herald Courier. "It’s a non-issue today," said McDowell, who earned Ph.D. in educational leadership from Vanderbilt University. "All the research shows children are doing well." On one occasion, she was challenged by one of her publishers to find evidence that homeschoolers were socially deficient compared to their publically...
  • The Homeschooling Decision

    06/27/2006 9:24:45 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 36 replies · 759+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 23, 2006 | Trevor Hayes
    The Patels chose the homeschool route for their son Samir because of his exceptional abilities. His mother Jyoti said at the age of five or six he started trying to spell words and has always been driven to learn. “I’m not as qualified as a teacher who has done it, but elementary is basic reading, math and all that stuff,” she said. “The advantage I’ve seen is that in the elementary grades, I have been able to push him to his capabilities. At the elementary level the most you might be able to do is go one grade ahead, because...
  • Social skills on display in class talks

    05/09/2005 10:56:57 AM PDT · by JZelle · 5 replies · 336+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-9-05 | Kate Tsubata
    Even though I home-school my children, I also happen to work often in public schools, presenting health information to classes and working with the schools to train peer educators. Our education team has a mix of home- and institutionally schooled youth, but the teens going into the schools are usually the home-schoolers. One of the charges often laid at the feet of home-schoolers is that we are isolated and don't know the social realities or even the "fun" we are missing. There may be some families somewhere who fit this picture, but our group is more involved in schools and...
  • 11,800 Montgomery students bullied or sexually assaulted

    04/08/2005 4:25:00 PM PDT · by sitetest · 34 replies · 1,062+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2005 | Jonathan Marino
    Students are being sexually assaulted on school buses and the Montgomery County school system has not done enough for its students to protect them from other forms of bullying and abuse, local lawmakers told school officials Thursday. The County Council's demand that school officials better protect children comes on the heels of an incident in which a 12-year-old girl was groped by classmates on Valentine's Day en route to Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown. After it was reported that the girl's parents were unsatisfied with the response offered by police and schools, several parents stepped forward with tales of...
  • The Guerrilla Curriculum

    12/20/2004 9:09:25 PM PST · by AreaMan · 6 replies · 499+ views
    The Link - Homeschool Newspaper ^ | Jan 2005 | John Taylor Gatto
    The Guerrilla Curriculum On the Corporatizing of Children by John Taylor GattoFalconers have no difficulty understanding that to carry a falcon on one’s arm in opposition to its nature you have to put a bag over it’s head; and horsemen know that a fast horse can be made to run more slowly by adding lead weights to its body; why is it so difficult to acknowledge then that some people might want to transfer these principles of mechanical intervention known to animal trainers to the scientific management of human children? That is to say, to impede their natures in interest...
  • The Myth of Socialization (Home-Schooling Alert)

    01/11/2004 12:47:40 PM PST · by handk · 45 replies · 1,883+ views
    Steel On Steel ^ | September 13, 2002 | John Loeffler
    The Myth of Socialization by John Loeffler, Steel on Steel Radio Program September 13, 2002 Every time I run into a public school teen it happens. "Hi, Ryan." Unintelligible grunt response. "Whatcha doing?" "Nuthin'." "Anything happenin'?" "Naw." Whereafter Ryan hurries off to pursue his active life of nothing happening with his friends and I check to see if I have acquired dengue fever without knowing it. So tell me, where is this socialization the government school crowd always promotes as a reason for not home schooling? When home schooling took on serious momentum two decades ago, educrats chanted the...
  • Deconstructing Public Education

    07/29/2002 12:36:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies · 1,821+ views
    www.newsmax.com ^ | July 26, 2002 | Diane Alden
    Public education in America is a mess. No amount of money or fixing is going to turn it around. Humanists, cultural Marxists, the psychologically oriented social engineers and gurus are in charge. Those who seek to deconstruct America, its values, its institutions and its history, as well as its future as a sovereign state, are running the show called American public education. The Intellectual 'Gods' of the American Educational WastelandIn order to achieve a temporary teaching certificate back in the late '80s, I experienced what nearly every teacher in the U.S. today has to learn or absorb. Included in my...
  • No thank you....we don't believe in "socialization"

    03/20/2002 8:48:05 AM PST · by Lizavetta · 30 replies · 834+ views
    Lisa Russell
    I can't believe I am writing an article about socialization, The word makes my skin crawl. As homeschoolers, we are often accosted by people who assume that since we're homeschooling, our kids won't be "socialized." The word has become such a catch phrase that it has entirely lost any meaning. The first time I heard the word, I was attending a Catholic day school as a first grader. Having been a "reader" for almost 2 years, I found the phonics and reading lessons to be incredibly boring. Luckily the girl behind me felt the same way, and when we were...