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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 04:04 PM
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45. what an absurd statement. They are as 'advanced' as their
teachers and many are woefully under educated. I have done both and taught for 27 years in public schools. The home schooled kids I got
and they were legion because about fourth grade the parents enthusiasm
begins to wane as the skills required to teach go up.

Its the deep teaching, the explanations that teachers are trained to give that seemed to be lacking. Sure, a lot of them got a lot of stuff
but there is something missing from direct instruction from someone trained to see and tell and correct things that parents often miss because they aren't trained to do that.

Charter schools also have been tested and they aren't doing better than public schools. I get weary of the assumption that teaching is this easy thing that anyone can do. After getting kids in sixth grade from home school that too often test from two to five years behind the curve, I can tell you a good kid from a home school program is rarer than you think. Would that it were different.
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