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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: AngryCymraeg
I was a teacher. I know how hard they/we work. I also know the system in public education. The system is not set up to allow teachers to teach or kids to learn.
originally posted by: AngryCymraeg
originally posted by: jjsr420
I was in both public, and homeschooling, so i have firsthand knowledge of both. Public schools are little more than indoctrination centers. I used to get in trouble, IN TROUBLE, for correcting teachers in school. I learned more from my family, and myself, than i ever learned in school.
The problem with public schools are legion. Kids fall behind and very rarely do the teachers care, atleast in my experience, and the experiences of many people ive talked to.
I'm sorry, but speaking as the husband of a teacher who has been educating children in the US and UK I have to disagree loudly about the above. Yes, the teachers do care. My wife cares. She teaches for a reason - to educate. And she loves to encourage along the way. And when a kid falls behind she notices, she alerts and she does her best to get that kid back to where they should be.
I am becoming fast convinced that very few non-teachers have the faintest idea how hard teachers actually work.
originally posted by: jjsr420
So, here is an example. When I was young, in 3rd grade I had a surgery, which caused me to miss alot of my schooling. Nobody went back to help me catch up. Not one single teacher, or aid dedicated any time when I got back to school to help me. Instead, I failed 3rd grade because the work was too advanced for me because i'd missed so much due to surgery, which wasn't my fault. I could give dozens of more examples. Dozens.
Don't be dishonest.
originally posted by: Seamrog
That was not your teacher's fault, or the schools fault.
That was your parent's fault.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Unless there is evidence of abuse, incest, deliberate withholding of literacy skills, access to the internet, etc . - or appropriate education in the kids' interests, I think these people have every right to raise their kids this way.
Or, maybe they're just a crazy cult.
I don't know.
Do any of you follow this family's media postings? Presumably there IS internet activity, and the pic of the family does not look like they are inbred Kentucky toothless mouth-breathers distilling moonshine and all that "Deliverance" crap.
Why would it matter of they had internet access? Why would that lack, if there even was one, be considered abuse or neglect?
Controversial 'free range' parents appear in court to win back TEN children as adult son testifies against them and accuses father of abuse
Joe Naugler and pregnant wife Nicole lost their children and are in court because Kentucky authorities disagree with 'free range parenting' style
Breckenridge County 'free range' children had independence from infancy
CPS found family of 12 was living in squalor and took custody of ten kids
Naugler's adult son, Alex Brow, 19, said he was abused as child by father
Children were not returned to their parents after court hearing on Monday
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