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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:24 PM

Online schools are not homeschooling.

It's school at home.

If you're using parts of online classes as supplements, that's one thing, but to have your whole curriculum mandated and taught just like in a classroom, only over a computer and in your den, well that's just schooll. Albeit you have the advantage of your own speed, and not dealing with bullies, etc... But that's about it. Don't let others confuse the two.

It gives homeschooling a bad name!

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Reply Online schools are not homeschooling. (Original post)
mzteris Mar 2012 OP
GoddessOfGuinness Apr 2012 #1
AllyCat Sep 2012 #5
Neoma Sep 2012 #7
Cronkite Apr 2012 #2
ronniew Sep 2012 #3
AllyCat Sep 2012 #4
joshef Sep 2012 #6
DevinCurtis Feb 2013 #8
cyberswede Mar 2013 #9
petson Jan 2014 #10

Response to mzteris (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 01:23 AM

1. Good point.

We've been having difficulty locating a geometry program that isn't "Christian based", whatever the heck that means. So we're going to try Thinkwell's online course, to see if we like it. I'm not wild about having someone else teach my son, but at least we'll be there to help clarify things where necessary. We'll see...

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Response to GoddessOfGuinness (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:36 PM

5. "Christian-based" geometry??

There is a whole new realm of homeschooling I have yet to discover. We are still unschooling at this point and may continue until I get to something I don't know well enough to teach him.

Puzzling...why would anything about geometry need to be sanitized for Christians?

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:16 PM

7. Maybe they like the pretty pictures of Noah's animals or something?

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Response to mzteris (Original post)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 10:49 PM

2. I think the Khan academy is a great resource

 

I wish the Khan Academy had been around when I was in school- it is great.

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Response to mzteris (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:59 AM

4. Huge newsletter article here in WI from WPA

And I know so many local homeschoolers who have gone this route, but only one family admits it is NOT homeschooling.

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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:17 AM

6. Spam deleted by kdmorris (MIR Team)

 

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Response to DevinCurtis (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:53 AM

9. You should ask for your money back. nt

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Response to mzteris (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 06:19 AM

10. Doubt

I don't no what to say about this, because i didn't get it and myself got confused..

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