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Robert Cooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-05 07:10 PM
Response to Reply #48
58. "And introduce that student to avenues they might never have experienced"
But that is just as true of -any- choice.

Think of all the decisions you have made and those made for you. How different would your life be if -any- of those choices were different?

We trust parents to create children, to raise them. And when those kids get to be school aged, we stop trusting the parents and insist strangers can better educate our children?

One in three drop out, amongst blacks and hispanics in some of the inner cities the drop out is above 50%.

The PS system, by failing to educate and failing to interest these children in learning end up perpetuating the cycle of poverty/crime that it is supposed to cure.

And look at Kansas. There the public system has been taken over by fundies who have changed the science curriculum to include supernatural explanations for scientific phenomena. How are kids attending the public school system there supposed to get a decent science education?

I'd rather trust parents than a system that fails one in three.
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  -CNN (AP): Homeschooled boy wins national science contest Robert Cooper  Dec-05-05 05:13 PM   #0 
  - He sounds like a prodigy, but...  Selatius   Dec-05-05 05:15 PM   #1 
  - Liberal Home Schooler Here  October   Dec-05-05 08:26 PM   #69 
     - I'm not trying to pigeonhole all homeschoolers as religious zealots  Selatius   Dec-05-05 09:16 PM   #71 
     - Stereotypes hurt comprehension  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 06:10 AM   #83 
     - Thanks for putting two new faces to HS...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 06:05 AM   #82 
  - Not all homschooling is bad.  benburch   Dec-05-05 05:16 PM   #2 
  - Why  mzteris   Dec-05-05 05:50 PM   #16 
  - Based on conversations with local teachers.  benburch   Dec-05-05 06:02 PM   #20 
     - Hard to judge the number of successes...  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 06:09 PM   #22 
     - Ohhhhhhhhhhhh  mzteris   Dec-05-05 06:11 PM   #24 
     - Of course Teachers are going to feel this way  dogday   Dec-06-05 08:03 AM   #93 
     - Well the sucessful homeschoolers generally dont wind up back in public  LeftyMom   Dec-08-05 06:50 PM   #206 
  - LOL  proud2Blib   Dec-05-05 10:50 PM   #79 
  - ben, the bastion of tolerance? is that you?  mopinko   Dec-06-05 09:10 AM   #100 
  - I based my opinion only on what I've seen and heard about.  benburch   Dec-06-05 09:28 AM   #106 
     - Thanks Ben. You made my day :-) nt  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 09:57 AM   #110 
     - Thanks, Ben.  mzteris   Dec-07-05 08:51 AM   #141 
  - I was in a home school group growing up.  antigone382   Dec-07-05 08:38 PM   #162 
  - Thanks for adding your experience to the discussion. nt  Robert Cooper   Dec-08-05 11:12 AM   #171 
  - I knew a family who homeschooled  shrike   Dec-09-05 10:07 AM   #227 
  - Homeschooling is a privilege of wealth  mycritters2   Dec-08-05 06:08 PM   #194 
  - Some of us are dirt-poor...  Robert Cooper   Dec-08-05 06:42 PM   #202 
  - Woah! I am FAR from wealthy...  qanda   Dec-09-05 09:30 AM   #224 
  - It's not DU...  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 10:23 AM   #233 
  - Thank you  qanda   Dec-09-05 11:50 AM   # 
     - Glad to help...  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 02:10 PM   #246 
  - The fact that you "make sacrifices"  mycritters2   Dec-09-05 04:48 PM   #248 
     - You have unique ways of measuring "wealth" nt  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 05:03 PM   #252 
  - I know homeschoolers come in all different income levels, but...  Momgonepostal   Dec-09-05 12:21 PM   #238 
     - How many move to cheaper areas?  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 02:09 PM   #245 
        - we did too  fight4my3sons   Dec-10-05 08:31 AM   #268 
  - Taking classes at a college while being homeschooled  formernaderite   Dec-11-05 01:57 PM   #282 
     - May I refer you to reply 57...  Robert Cooper   Dec-11-05 02:11 PM   #283 
  - If he's that brilliant, homeschooling isn't the biggest factor...  mcscajun   Dec-05-05 05:18 PM   #3 
  - I agree.  China_cat   Dec-05-05 05:21 PM   #4 
  - I wouldn't be so sure...  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 05:28 PM   #5 
     - The kind of mathematical ability that can surpass the judges'  mcscajun   Dec-05-05 05:32 PM   #10 
     - I agree  Quixote1818   Dec-05-05 05:45 PM   #14 
     - Why not?  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 05:48 PM   #15 
     - The gifted can certainly be taught, but you cannot create a gift  mcscajun   Dec-05-05 05:54 PM   #18 
        - "gift" is a label  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 06:06 PM   #21 
        - That ignores all of the research.  Realityhack   Dec-05-05 06:17 PM   #28 
        - I am always open to correction...  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 06:28 PM   #36 
           - Unfortunately...  Realityhack   Dec-05-05 06:42 PM   #46 
              - hmm...  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 06:56 PM   #52 
                 - Thats a stretch  Realityhack   Dec-06-05 06:06 PM   #129 
                    - Thanks for the link...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 06:56 PM   #133 
                    - Hoagies - my fave.......  mzteris   Dec-06-05 07:18 PM   #134 
                       - Sortof.  Realityhack   Dec-07-05 06:06 PM   #160 
        - Intellectual gifts can be recognized very early in life...  mcscajun   Dec-05-05 07:03 PM   #55 
           - but...  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 07:19 PM   #59 
           - The studies of brain development are not observational  mcscajun   Dec-05-05 07:30 PM   #62 
              - Thanks for the suggestion...  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 07:35 PM   #65 
           - I was a "why" child  hyphenate   Dec-07-05 01:21 PM   #149 
           - Mozart would've been Mozart...  Hypatia82   Dec-11-05 04:08 PM   #289 
        - there's a big of a horse hockey in there...  Hypatia82   Dec-11-05 04:12 PM   #290 
           - No child is born with knowledge...  Robert Cooper   Dec-12-05 11:22 AM   #298 
     - No, it can't be taught  mzteris   Dec-05-05 05:53 PM   #17 
        - Yep... except...  Realityhack   Dec-05-05 06:18 PM   #29 
        - I don't believe religion is the #1 reason  mzteris   Dec-05-05 06:28 PM   #35 
           - Um...  Realityhack   Dec-05-05 06:31 PM   #39 
           - Um . . .  mzteris   Dec-05-05 06:36 PM   #42 
           - Actualy I said...  Realityhack   Dec-05-05 06:46 PM   #49 
           - more stats  mzteris   Dec-05-05 07:22 PM   #60 
              - Hi and thanks...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 07:47 AM   #89 
              - Thanks.  Realityhack   Dec-06-05 05:39 PM   #128 
           - No...  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 06:42 PM   #47 
              - True.  Realityhack   Dec-05-05 06:47 PM   #50 
                 - lol  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 07:00 PM   #54 
           - Every single family I know who has chosen to HS  proud2Blib   Dec-05-05 11:35 PM   #81 
              - "I realize this isn't scientific..."  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 07:31 AM   #87 
                 - Let's ignore all the good news, shall we?  proud2Blib   Dec-06-05 06:18 PM   #130 
                    - Hey, if you need a permanent poverty-stricken/crime-riddled under-class...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 06:45 PM   #131 
                    - Sorry but we aren't failing  proud2Blib   Dec-06-05 06:47 PM   #132 
                    - You left out the header to that article, p2bl....  mzteris   Dec-06-05 07:31 PM   #135 
                       - I don't have a problem with you mzteris  proud2Blib   Dec-06-05 07:40 PM   #137 
        - I always find it interesting that  phylny   Dec-07-05 02:03 PM   #151 
           - personal anecdotes aside...  Robert Cooper   Dec-07-05 03:43 PM   #155 
              - I am no more "insisting" that may personal experience must  phylny   Dec-08-05 05:29 AM   #163 
                 - You don't see the contradiction in...  Robert Cooper   Dec-08-05 05:58 AM   #164 
                    - How many times are you posting your "Whereas" quote.  phylny   Dec-08-05 03:49 PM   #183 
                    - "..rampant opinion that homeschooling is always superior to public school"  Robert Cooper   Dec-08-05 04:48 PM   #186 
                    - My bad, it's the tone on this and other threads. You win, okay?  phylny   Dec-08-05 04:59 PM   #189 
                       - If we understand each other better, we both win :-)  Robert Cooper   Dec-08-05 05:31 PM   #191 
                    - NO one said  mzteris   Dec-09-05 07:46 AM   #215 
                    - The solutions to those numbers...  Hypatia82   Dec-11-05 05:14 PM   #297 
                       - And what should the people in Kansas do between now and the next ...  Robert Cooper   Dec-12-05 11:25 AM   #299 
     - Sorry but thats way off.  Realityhack   Dec-05-05 06:14 PM   #27 
     - Perhaps  MountainLaurel   Dec-05-05 07:04 PM   #56 
  - Good for him!  qanda   Dec-05-05 05:29 PM   #6 
  - So FUCKING what?  devilgrrl   Dec-05-05 05:29 PM   #7 
  - Huh?  Realityhack   Dec-05-05 06:20 PM   #31 
  - They may have opted out  elfin   Dec-05-05 05:30 PM   #8 
  - You said it!  mcscajun   Dec-05-05 05:35 PM   #11 
  - Unfortunately, it isn't just what we do to them in school...  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 05:38 PM   #12 
  - Lucky guess  Yupster   Dec-05-05 05:31 PM   #9 
  - Try googling the story, someone else may have mentioned it nt  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 05:39 PM   #13 
  - Here's math problem BUT. . .  Lena inRI   Dec-05-05 06:12 PM   #25 
     - I am -so- glad I have no ego ;-) nt  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 06:38 PM   #44 
     - Homeschoolers can often take college courses  MountainLaurel   Dec-05-05 07:07 PM   #57 
     - Is the answer four?  Yupster   Dec-05-05 08:29 PM   #70 
  - Your message to me yesterday when I talked  countingbluecars   Dec-05-05 05:54 PM   #19 
  - That was not the point of my OP...  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 06:26 PM   #33 
  - Next step for young Mr. Viscardi  chaplainM   Dec-05-05 06:11 PM   #23 
  - LOL.........  mzteris   Dec-05-05 06:14 PM   #26 
  - Yep.  Realityhack   Dec-05-05 06:25 PM   #32 
  - I love the word, autodidact  chaplainM   Dec-05-05 06:27 PM   #34 
     - My son loves that word, too.......  mzteris   Dec-05-05 06:29 PM   #38 
  - He already did. . .see my comment #25  Lena inRI   Dec-05-05 06:20 PM   #30 
  - obviousLy his parents heLped  sniffa   Dec-05-05 06:29 PM   #37 
  - Yeah,  mzteris   Dec-05-05 06:31 PM   #40 
     - ROTFLOL  Realityhack   Dec-05-05 06:53 PM   #51 
  - The success of homeschooling  stanwyck   Dec-05-05 06:34 PM   #41 
  - Sort of like parenting ;-)  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 06:36 PM   #43 
  - True......  mzteris   Dec-05-05 06:39 PM   #45 
  - The advantage with public school  stanwyck   Dec-05-05 06:46 PM   #48 
  - Contrary to popular opinion  mzteris   Dec-05-05 06:59 PM   #53 
  - "And introduce that student to avenues they might never have experienced"  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 07:10 PM   #58 
  - But isn't there a fair amount  stanwyck   Dec-05-05 09:22 PM   #72 
     - DeKalb's schools  ulysses   Dec-05-05 10:35 PM   #78 
     - regarding parental hubris...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 07:00 AM   #85 
        - There's no "failing grade"  stanwyck   Dec-06-05 09:22 AM   #103 
           - Correct  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 09:53 AM   #109 
              - Good luck to you  stanwyck   Dec-06-05 12:04 PM   #116 
              - Thank you...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 02:09 PM   #124 
              - Well, a child who has "failed" at learning to walk gets physical  phylny   Dec-07-05 02:12 PM   #152 
                 - If it's really that bad...  Robert Cooper   Dec-07-05 03:47 PM   #156 
  - Hey -  mzteris   Dec-07-05 09:22 AM   #145 
  - I homeschool my 2 children  danimich1   Dec-06-05 09:41 AM   #108 
     - Thanks Dani, and welcome to DU :-)  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 11:15 AM   #113 
     - Welcome to DU  qanda   Dec-06-05 11:42 AM   #115 
     - Welcome to DU!  mzteris   Dec-06-05 07:36 PM   #136 
     - Anyone else notice  mycritters2   Dec-08-05 06:19 PM   #195 
        - Check again...  Robert Cooper   Dec-08-05 06:47 PM   #205 
        - There is a modicum of truth  mzteris   Dec-09-05 08:58 AM   #217 
  - Hey, you're not allowed to make sense!  bklyncowgirl   Dec-08-05 06:12 AM   #165 
  - Parents are only as good a teacher as his/her education is.  rman   Dec-08-05 03:19 PM   #182 
     - Poverty doesn't mean "stupid"  Robert Cooper   Dec-08-05 06:01 PM   #193 
        - Straw man; i did not say poverty means stupid - you did.  rman   Dec-09-05 05:09 AM   #211 
           - "Children of parents with a poor education"...  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 06:18 AM   #212 
  - This reminds me of the "Amazing Immigrant Graduate" stories  Sabriel   Dec-05-05 07:23 PM   #61 
  - Exactly right. It seems to me the OP has a big ax to grind.  mcscajun   Dec-05-05 07:32 PM   #63 
  - do we really have to sink to this?  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 07:45 PM   #66 
     - I'm not "Sinking" to anything.  mcscajun   Dec-05-05 07:49 PM   #67 
        - I'm wedded to parents parenting...  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 10:35 PM   #77 
  - Actually...  Robert Cooper   Dec-05-05 07:33 PM   #64 
  - Very, very true  ComerPerro   Dec-07-05 08:54 AM   #142 
  - Who are this kid's parents?  freethought   Dec-05-05 08:10 PM   #68 
  - Wouldn't you rather know...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 08:10 AM   #95 
  - If you read the article from the OP  hyphenate   Dec-07-05 01:35 PM   #150 
  - Kid could be self-taught....  Hypatia82   Dec-11-05 04:17 PM   #291 
  - As a former homeschooling mom, thanks for posting this  buddyhollysghost   Dec-05-05 09:50 PM   #73 
  - So true, and you're welcome...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 06:15 AM   #84 
  - Wow- good for him. I'd be hesitant to read this as a great vindication of  Marr   Dec-05-05 10:09 PM   #74 
  - Absolutely...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 07:15 AM   #86 
  - Odd how CNN emphasizes homeschooling  depakid   Dec-05-05 10:15 PM   #75 
  - which wouldn't be happening had the kid been in the PS system nt  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 07:33 AM   #88 
  - Depends on the district and the University  Viking12   Dec-06-05 12:40 PM   #120 
  - Thanks for the correction...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 02:13 PM   #126 
  - My kids can take college courses and they're in the public  phylny   Dec-07-05 02:15 PM   #153 
  - The University of California  mycritters2   Dec-08-05 06:24 PM   #196 
  - See Reply 57 "Homeschoolers can often take college courses" nt  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 07:49 AM   #90 
  - good on him.  ulysses   Dec-05-05 10:16 PM   #76 
  - Zing!!  proud2Blib   Dec-05-05 10:56 PM   #80 
  - His mother is a Ph.D. in neuroscience  MrBenchley   Dec-06-05 07:53 AM   #91 
  - from a "typical HS family" I know  mzteris   Dec-06-05 08:57 AM   #98 
  - Not an embittered high school dropout?  Bridget Burke   Dec-06-05 12:30 PM   #119 
     - Care to speak a little more plainly?...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 02:12 PM   #125 
     - His schooling may be...  Hypatia82   Dec-11-05 04:53 PM   #295 
  - There is a movement on today by Parents  dogday   Dec-06-05 07:57 AM   #92 
  - Teaching a gifted genius should not be confused or compared  triguy46   Dec-06-05 08:05 AM   #94 
  - Some clarity...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 08:31 AM   #96 
     - legalize drugs  mopinko   Dec-06-05 09:03 AM   #99 
  - good for him  JI7   Dec-06-05 08:43 AM   #97 
  - Adding the word "homeschooled" to the headline just got this ignored  Mr_Spock   Dec-06-05 09:13 AM   #101 
  - You actually came in here to say that...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 09:20 AM   #102 
     - No, my point was that there have been a string of threads about this  Mr_Spock   Dec-06-05 09:37 AM   #107 
        - Yes, you're wrong, I'll explain...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 10:17 AM   #111 
           - Of course I'm right - this thread IS about HS and I'm not interested!!  Mr_Spock   Dec-06-05 11:24 AM   #114 
              - "I am not interested in any more of these threads" - ho hum, cya  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 01:43 PM   #121 
  - His mentor was Prof. Peter Ebenfelt, Dept of Mathematics....  Bridget Burke   Dec-06-05 09:22 AM   #104 
  - See Reply 98 by Mzteris  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 10:42 AM   #112 
     - What if his talents outrun yours?  Bridget Burke   Dec-06-05 12:22 PM   #117 
        - answers...  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 02:08 PM   #123 
  - Good for him!  Stockholm   Dec-06-05 09:24 AM   #105 
  - What did he present for his project? ...his backwoods still?  Jara sang   Dec-06-05 12:29 PM   #118 
  - You might try reading the link in the OP nt  Robert Cooper   Dec-06-05 02:19 PM   #127 
  - Pretty impressive  FreedomAngel82   Dec-06-05 01:46 PM   #122 
  - Another SLANT to this whole story  mzteris   Dec-07-05 08:16 AM   #138 
  - Quite a diverse list!  Bridget Burke   Dec-07-05 08:25 AM   #139 
  - Let me repeat......  mzteris   Dec-07-05 08:49 AM   #140 
  - I'm not a teacher.  Bridget Burke   Dec-07-05 12:46 PM   #147 
  - Exploding another myth...  Robert Cooper   Dec-07-05 04:40 PM   #158 
  - Yeah, teachers, don't worry  mycritters2   Dec-08-05 06:31 PM   #197 
     - Some of us don't believe in abandoning the poor...see reply 77  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 04:00 AM   #210 
  - Please check these out....  mzteris   Dec-07-05 09:18 AM   #144 
  - Could it be, maybe, because home-schooled kids have more time  ComerPerro   Dec-07-05 08:57 AM   #143 
     - yes and no  mzteris   Dec-07-05 09:28 AM   #146 
        - Actually,  mycritters2   Dec-08-05 06:34 PM   #198 
           - "Can't happen in a public school, though" - oh really? link  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 03:42 AM   #208 
  - Yes  hyphenate   Dec-07-05 12:57 PM   #148 
  - Another misconception.......  mzteris   Dec-07-05 03:24 PM   #154 
     - well he is different than the hs families I have...  trixie   Dec-07-05 03:53 PM   #157 
        - ah but in Kansas PS they're going to teach supernatural explanations...  Robert Cooper   Dec-07-05 05:36 PM   #159 
        - Hey - what's wrong with  mzteris   Dec-07-05 08:12 PM   #161 
           - Why don't you do both?  trixie   Dec-08-05 09:44 AM   #166 
              - My child is NOT isolated!  mzteris   Dec-08-05 10:09 AM   #167 
              - For those of you that homeschool, I would really appreciate your opinion..  BeTheChange   Dec-08-05 10:47 AM   #169 
              - It's hard to comment  mzteris   Dec-08-05 11:21 AM   #172 
              - Thank you ..  BeTheChange   Dec-08-05 11:35 AM   #175 
                 - There's a great book  mzteris   Dec-08-05 11:45 AM   #176 
                    - I bought it for Christmas :)  BeTheChange   Dec-08-05 02:24 PM   #179 
                       - Yikes!  mzteris   Dec-09-05 06:59 PM   #257 
              - Thanks for asking...  Robert Cooper   Dec-08-05 11:34 AM   #174 
                 - Im obviously not an expert..  BeTheChange   Dec-08-05 02:19 PM   #178 
                    - I'm so sorry I couldn't do more...  Robert Cooper   Dec-08-05 04:33 PM   #184 
                       - You did so much by listening..  BeTheChange   Dec-09-05 07:11 PM   #261 
              - I agree with everything you wrote!  danimich1   Dec-08-05 12:07 PM   #177 
              - This is a trait I see  mzteris   Dec-09-05 06:53 PM   #255 
                 - How can I find the homeschool group on DU?  danimich1   Dec-09-05 07:00 PM   #258 
                    - well........  mzteris   Dec-09-05 07:23 PM   #262 
              - Public school is only a choice  mycritters2   Dec-08-05 06:37 PM   #200 
              - Wha???  mzteris   Dec-09-05 07:42 AM   #214 
              - Establish a monopoly, tax away all the dollars, and then say ...  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 08:39 AM   #216 
                 - Why don't you do just that - in Canada?  proud2Blib   Dec-09-05 09:08 AM   #218 
                 - Don't look now but your vested interest is showing ;-)  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 10:11 AM   #228 
                    - And I want to know why you are so interested in American education  proud2Blib   Dec-09-05 10:18 AM   #231 
                       - lol, you've -got- to be kidding :-D  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 11:38 AM   #234 
                          - YOU'VE got to be kidding.  countingbluecars   Dec-09-05 11:50 AM   #236 
                          - My so-called "grudge against teachers"...  Robert Cooper   Dec-11-05 07:00 AM   #278 
                             - LOL  countingbluecars   Dec-11-05 03:32 PM   #285 
                                - Here's the only part relevant to you...  Robert Cooper   Dec-11-05 03:41 PM   #286 
                                   - LOL  countingbluecars   Dec-11-05 03:51 PM   #287 
                                      - Given the number of times I've been misrepresented, one never knows ;-)  Robert Cooper   Dec-11-05 04:01 PM   #288 
                          - You have issues and energy  proud2Blib   Dec-09-05 12:21 PM   #239 
                          - Not the response you hoped for, was it ;-)  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 06:00 PM   #253 
                          - Oh look, Toto! It's Dr. Frist and ...-another- Dr. Frist! Oh my! ;-)  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 01:51 PM   #243 
                 - So School Vouchers are the answer?  Bridget Burke   Dec-09-05 10:16 AM   #230 
                    - Good point...  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 11:46 AM   #235 
                    - Good point, part II  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 02:06 PM   #244 
              - Serious students are useless...  Hypatia82   Dec-11-05 04:21 PM   #292 
              - Here are a couple of links to  mzteris   Dec-08-05 10:43 AM   #168 
                 - Just to let you know..  trixie   Dec-08-05 10:54 AM   #170 
                 - Au contraire  mzteris   Dec-08-05 11:29 AM   #173 
                    - How much does it cost to send your child to a charter school?  trixie   Dec-08-05 02:45 PM   #180 
                       - Interesting argument  danimich1   Dec-08-05 04:43 PM   #185 
                       - Yes you should give to food closets  trixie   Dec-10-05 09:17 AM   #270 
                          - You're kidding, right?  Robert Cooper   Dec-10-05 11:20 AM   #272 
                          - "That was the dumbest thing I ever heard."  danimich1   Dec-10-05 11:22 AM   #273 
                       - Schools of Choice  Robert Cooper   Dec-08-05 06:34 PM   #199 
                       - I will ignore the Canadian and I love Canada  trixie   Dec-10-05 11:32 AM   #274 
                          - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-10-05 02:55 PM   #275 
                       - Charter schools  mzteris   Dec-09-05 09:15 AM   #219 
                       - One more time, Trixie  mzteris   Dec-09-05 09:22 AM   #220 
                       - Oh no you don't...  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 04:42 PM   #247 
                          - I forgot . . .  mzteris   Dec-09-05 06:13 PM   #254 
                       - forgot to mention  mzteris   Dec-09-05 09:53 AM   #225 
                 - One HS kid I know,  mycritters2   Dec-08-05 06:40 PM   #201 
                    - My son is learning to read at three as part of his HS therapy...  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 03:51 AM   #209 
                    - That is a theory of even some  mzteris   Dec-09-05 09:24 AM   #221 
                    - Some hsers learn to read "late", as well as some students at Sudbury  kath   Dec-09-05 06:56 PM   #256 
  - So lemme guess, teacher is irrelevant?  rman   Dec-08-05 02:49 PM   #181 
  - Individualized attention and  mzteris   Dec-09-05 09:26 AM   #222 
     - Smaller class sizes and  countingbluecars   Dec-09-05 12:32 PM   #240 
        - Yep.  mzteris   Dec-09-05 12:34 PM   #241 
  - You KNOW the parents did the work for him...  Xenotime   Dec-08-05 04:49 PM   #187 
  - you obviously didn't read the article  mzteris   Dec-09-05 09:28 AM   #223 
  - I home-churched my kids  stanwyck   Dec-08-05 04:55 PM   #188 
  - here's the scary thing  mycritters2   Dec-08-05 06:42 PM   #203 
     - We love all you liberal ministers  stanwyck   Dec-08-05 08:07 PM   #207 
  - "man lives to 110 on a diet of nothing but beer and pretzels!"  enki23   Dec-08-05 05:00 PM   #190 
  - Doesn't that just say a great deal?  Nobody   Dec-08-05 05:38 PM   #192 
  - Yeah,  mycritters2   Dec-08-05 06:43 PM   #204 
  - A nice quote from a homeschooling friend  eridani   Dec-09-05 06:42 AM   #213 
  - I'm late to this thread  TallahasseeGrannie   Dec-09-05 10:05 AM   #226 
  - Better late than never...  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 04:56 PM   #249 
     - My "radical" concepts have to do with the current  TallahasseeGrannie   Dec-09-05 07:06 PM   #260 
        - Sounds like Montessori!  mzteris   Dec-09-05 07:27 PM   #263 
        - This is true of gifted students everywhere  Nobody   Dec-11-05 09:23 AM   #279 
           - I recall special projects...  Robert Cooper   Dec-11-05 01:44 PM   #280 
        - I truly bow before your wisdom...  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 07:49 PM   #264 
  - I LOVE this quote, and said something very similar in a discussion over  kath   Dec-09-05 07:01 PM   #259 
  - Better home-schooled than schooled in Kansas  mainer   Dec-09-05 10:12 AM   #229 
  - Actually we have great schools here in Kansas  proud2Blib   Dec-09-05 12:57 PM   #242 
  - "So there is plenty of time to fix the mess"...  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 05:01 PM   #251 
  - Yep...  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 05:00 PM   #250 
  - There are Publicly Educated Children winning scholarships  bleedingheart   Dec-09-05 10:22 AM   #232 
  - My sister in law teaches in a private school...  Bridget Burke   Dec-09-05 12:17 PM   #237 
  - Excellent points, Bleedingheart  stanwyck   Dec-09-05 08:32 PM   #265 
     - Who Watches the Watchers?  Robert Cooper   Dec-09-05 08:57 PM   #266 
        - You're over-reacting  stanwyck   Dec-10-05 08:17 AM   #267 
           - I doubt it...  Robert Cooper   Dec-10-05 09:57 AM   #271 
  - Wondering what Home School College will get the $100,000  B Calm   Dec-10-05 08:57 AM   #269 
  - CAn go both ways  BoneDaddy   Dec-10-05 02:59 PM   #276 
  - same as teachers...  Robert Cooper   Dec-10-05 04:53 PM   #277 
  - The kid's mother was a math professor  Generic Other   Dec-11-05 01:47 PM   #281 
  - Define "typical"? nt  Robert Cooper   Dec-11-05 02:12 PM   #284 
     - If you are among the top 98th percentile in intelligence  Generic Other   Dec-11-05 04:38 PM   #293 
        - The point being made here is that there is no such thing...  Robert Cooper   Dec-11-05 05:04 PM   #296 
  - What's not mentioned....  Hypatia82   Dec-11-05 04:42 PM   #294 
  - last chance kick nt  Robert Cooper   Dec-13-05 02:17 PM   #300 
 

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