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Originally posted by hadriana
I suppose that is why more home educated children have their OWN businesses.
Originally posted by hadriana
Why is it that no one talks about ****happiness****?
Is it our goal to raise a bunch of self sufficient, highly capable PhD engineers that end up on prozac, crazy trying to pay child support after a catastrophic divorce and finding their jobs outsourced to India, who maybe just up and shoot themselves if they don't die of stress related illness first?
Where is happiness in this educational equation?
See, when I first started homeschooling, I beat my head against the wall trying to come up with the right curriculum and blah blah...and one day a very wise woman who was trying to help me asked
"What is the goal of education?"
Wow. Just. Wow.
Originally posted by mjfromga
If nothing else, we have given these two "engineers" proper roll models. Have you all been proper roll models for your children???
[edit on 14-6-2009 by mjfromga]
or Abuse in Public School Ignored or maybe these Sexual Abuse Statistics will explain why I want public educators and the government nowhere near my child. (H/T to FlyersFan for the links.) This seems pretty straight forward to me. Maybe that's just because I'm a product of successful homeschooling, though.
Such figures led her to contend "the physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests."
Originally posted by secretagent woooman
WRONG. Every public school in Florida has Diversified Cooperative Training or the equivalent where students earn credits and pay for working in a job.
Originally posted by James Random
One one hand we must consider the growing problem of britain's underclass. The root of this underclass is purely from poor education. People with no GCSE's can't get a good job and are bored with the job that they do have, so they turn to means that are less than legal but are, in their opinion, more cool (gangsta) in nature.
The problem also lies with bored parents. The parents have kids because they're never going to earn enough to get a house of their own, so the child serves as a springboard to get a nice house from the council. The parent gets more bored with parenting as the years ware on and are more likely to just leave their children to their own amusements so they can have some piece and quiet: Enter the scallywags.
I think various things have brought this about, one of them probably being the maddie incident.
The point is that nobody wants MORE under-educated kids simply falling into the underclass pool because they didn't receive good home education. This system - while the report is dramatic at best in order to sell the media - seems to cover the bases pretty well in ensuring that 1) the level of education the children are receiving at home is good and 2) that the children feel comfortable with this level of education and safe with the person delivering it.
Inspection of the home makes sense when turning a domesticated environment into an academic one. You want to be able to make sure that the child's progress is not going to be constantly hindered by distractions.
You might think that such distractions are necessary for the development of the mind and I will agree with you most heartily: nonsense is vital. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient for living also.
However, education and recreation must be delivered in a structured way so that the child can get a good education and thus have good prospects for the future.