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Mon Nov 2, 2015, 09:52 AM

Texas court to decide if homeschoolers can wait for the Rapture instead of teaching their kids

The all-Republican Texas Supreme Court will decide whether homeschooling families must teach educational basics to their children or be allowed to wait for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

An appeals court ruled against Michael and Laura McIntyre last year, saying the Christian couple was not exempt from state education regulations.

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Texas does not require home-school families to register with state or local educational officials, and they also arenít required to teach state-approved curriculums or give standardized tests.

But problems arose when the familyís eldest daughter, then 17 years old, ran away from home in 2006 and enrolled at a public high school ó where administrators placed her in ninth grade because they werenít sure she could handle higher-level coursework.




http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/conservative-texas-court-to-decide-if-homeschoolers-can-wait-for-the-rapture-instead-of-teaching-their-kids/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 09:59 AM

1. I was ready for some knee-slapping-satire! This is NOT funny

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 10:10 AM

2. I am beginning to believe that we need to go back to having literacy tests for voting.

1. How is the word "cow" spelled.
A. Cow
B. Kow
C. don't know

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 10:11 AM

3. It will be interesting to see the lawsuits in 12 to 20 years or so...

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Mon Nov 2, 2015, 10:15 AM

4. Delusional and lazy parenting . I think TX will side with Jesus

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 10:16 AM

5. So instead of dumbing down the schools, they just get rid of the schools because of God.

That is scary.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 10:22 AM

6. Considering the bullshit the home schoolers get taught, what the difference

if they don't bother at all? Kids are pretty much screwed anyway, might was well sit around and wait for the rapture.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 10:34 AM

7. This is pretty much what I expect from Texas.

Florida? Of course.
Arizona? Sure why not.
Texas? Well, apparently everything is bigger in Texas, even the idiots.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 10:48 AM

8. Pity those kids.

They are the innocent victims of child abuse. Imagine, growing up in the rapidly changing, high tech environment of the 21st century, with the educational intellect of a Bronze Age peasant. The rest of us taxpayers will end up supporting and taking care of the kids because they were deliberately held back and denied an education.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 10:54 AM

9. Maybe it'll be good for the job market, since

So many parents are so eager to pre-disqualify their kids from jobs requiring such complicated tasks as passing a bag of burgers and fries through a small window.

For several years I had a couple, who were high school teachers, as next door neighbors. Many times, over summer eve cocktails in the back yards, they'd often express their views on home schooling. Which were; by and large, home schooling is a mechanism used by extremely stupid people to create more extremely stupid people.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 11:02 AM

10. Texas also does not regulate home schooling. So, what if a parent keeps their child home...

 

...but that parent gives in to the lack of regulatory authority and decides to be lazy and fails to keep their child up with public school curriculum? What happens if the parent then decides later to send their child back to public school the next year?

For the purposes of this question, let's say the child is a 1st-grader.

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