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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-25-06 07:19 AM
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19. I only hs one of my kids -
I graduated on from public school, and have one in 1st grade in a public charter magnet school.

I'm not anti-PS. I agree wholeheartedly that the PS system desperately needs improvement. It - as a whole - is damaged and getting worse by minute with NCLB. Society NEEDS an excellent education program.

Let's face it, PS does not work for every child in it's current format. For many, hs'ing offers a better environment for learning. For some, the schools available to them, are failing and they have no other options.

I just get really ticked when people say hs'ing is detrimental to a child's education and development when they know absolutely nothing about it and how it actually works. And I get REALLY upset when DU'ers lump all hs'ers in with the RW fundie nutjobs.

Thanks for not slamming us. :grouphug:
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  -Homeschooling group: Save children from the HELL of govt. education! Bluebear  Feb-24-06 08:14 PM   #0 
  - I certainly hope none of them want to attend State Universities & Colleges  CottonBear   Feb-24-06 08:16 PM   #1 
  - They won't get in, unless it is a crappy bible (FAKE) college.  Swamp Rat   Feb-25-06 11:07 AM   #33 
     - Gotta love the Phelpsies!  gilpo   Feb-25-06 07:14 PM   #56 
  -**. the country is being rent asunder as though we were  MnFats   Feb-24-06 08:17 PM   #2 
  - please re-read this sentence  mzteris   Feb-24-06 08:17 PM   #3 
  - Their purpose of saying 'private biblical homeschooling facing extinction'  IndyOp   Feb-24-06 08:24 PM   #8 
  - The vast majority of our kids are still being educated in public schools  proud2Blib   Feb-24-06 08:26 PM   #11 
  - like it or not the public schools are not doing very well. European kids  flashdebadge   Feb-24-06 09:04 PM   #17 
  - No, European and Asian kids are NOT doing any better  proud2Blib   Feb-25-06 07:25 AM   #21 
  - That's true at the secondary level, but not before  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-25-06 02:37 PM   #39 
  - It doesn't sound like too much at all . . .  mzteris   Feb-25-06 07:32 AM   #24 
  - You're right.  mutley_r_us   Feb-25-06 11:04 AM   #32 
  - The environment in my school is absolutely wonderful  proud2Blib   Feb-25-06 02:06 PM   #38 
  - How can you say this?  mzteris   Feb-25-06 03:54 PM   #45 
  - my "anti school talking points?"  mzteris   Feb-25-06 04:11 PM   #47 
  - "The environment in many schools is truly awful."  proud2Blib   Feb-25-06 06:08 PM   #49 
     - Yes, it is.  mzteris   Feb-25-06 07:07 PM   #53 
        - I'm not smiling and I disagree strongly  proud2Blib   Feb-25-06 08:38 PM   #57 
           - That's because you have no sense of humour......  mzteris   Feb-25-06 09:43 PM   #59 
  - Do you think THIS is  mzteris   Feb-25-06 04:14 PM   #48 
     - It's unrealistic  proud2Blib   Feb-25-06 06:11 PM   #50 
        - LOL???  mzteris   Feb-25-06 07:10 PM   #54 
  - You hit a sore spot with your 'memorize' comment --  IndyOp   Feb-25-06 03:42 PM   #42 
     - I beg to disagree  mzteris   Feb-25-06 04:01 PM   #46 
        - If you memorize you don't necessarily comprehend.  IndyOp   Feb-25-06 06:38 PM   #51 
           - some people are  mzteris   Feb-25-06 07:06 PM   #52 
  - The kids don't run my classroom.  Kerrytravelers   Feb-25-06 10:58 AM   #30 
  - Also,  bumblebee1   Feb-25-06 12:46 PM   #36 
  - That's absolutely true  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-25-06 02:40 PM   #40 
  - I disagree. I have three daughters, all attending public schools  phylny   Feb-25-06 07:10 PM   #55 
  - I only hs one of my kids -  mzteris   Feb-25-06 07:19 AM   #19 
  - take a bow!  nolies32fouettes   Feb-25-06 02:51 PM   #41 
  - Great idea fundies....  wakeme2008   Feb-24-06 08:18 PM   #4 
  - Unfortunately,  mzteris   Feb-25-06 07:34 AM   #25 
     - Well, not all public school teachers follow a narrow teaching method.  Kerrytravelers   Feb-25-06 10:59 AM   #31 
        - did I say all?  mzteris   Feb-25-06 11:20 AM   #34 
           - It's tougher, but even within NCLB, there is some creativity.  Kerrytravelers   Feb-25-06 12:08 PM   #35 
  - The "hell" of government education. Let's ask WHO turned it into "hell."  Kerrytravelers   Feb-24-06 08:21 PM   #5 
  - And who is contributing to the talking points aimed at destroying  proud2Blib   Feb-25-06 07:30 AM   #22 
  - Be afraid. Be very afraid. Pornography and abuse in preschool...  IndyOp   Feb-24-06 08:21 PM   #6 
  - Whats 1+1 Johny, ahhhhhhh jebus didn't do math so I don't have to  mrcheerful   Feb-24-06 08:23 PM   #7 
  - So children in public schools are in a hell ?  proud2Blib   Feb-24-06 08:25 PM   #9 
  - I certainly hope they keep home schooling their kids---  philarq   Feb-24-06 08:26 PM   #10 
  - LOL  proud2Blib   Feb-24-06 08:27 PM   #12 
  - From their "Statement Of Faith"  Pigwidgeon   Feb-24-06 08:46 PM   #13 
  - The REAL reason  momster   Feb-24-06 08:47 PM   #14 
  - This might perk you up a bit *g*  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-24-06 08:51 PM   #15 
  - There IS an upside: deferment from NCLB & standardized testing for  no_hypocrisy   Feb-24-06 08:54 PM   #16 
  - No Child left behind is stupid and here's why...  flashdebadge   Feb-24-06 09:08 PM   #18 
     - No they get a whole year  proud2Blib   Feb-25-06 07:37 AM   #26 
  - I'm homeschooling to save mine from the hell of public education...  Maddy McCall   Feb-25-06 07:25 AM   #20 
  - Does anybody know  MadHound   Feb-25-06 07:31 AM   #23 
  - Private schools do not  mzteris   Feb-25-06 07:38 AM   #27 
  - No they don't  proud2Blib   Feb-25-06 07:43 AM   #28 
     - "testing ain't necessarily  mzteris   Feb-25-06 08:36 AM   #29 
        - We have had this discussion too many times  proud2Blib   Feb-25-06 01:55 PM   #37 
           - That's why I included MO  mzteris   Feb-25-06 03:51 PM   #44 
  - this is a well funded right wing movement to destroy unions  Ksec   Feb-25-06 03:46 PM   #43 
  - won't save them from "hell" of workplace  kineneb   Feb-25-06 09:37 PM   #58 

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