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I'm home-schooling my children!

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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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I've decided 100% that if I can afford it, I will home school my children...for sure. Public schools are horrible and garbage and there's nothing more important than education, so my children' are being home schooled.




posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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Good for you. We homeschooled until fifth grade. Our daughter transitioned in fifth grade over ... and skipped a grade while doing so. She's geting ready to go off to get a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Homeschool is awesome! All the kids I know who have been homeschooled are doing great and are brilliant.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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Home-schooling is a billion times better than public schooling as long as the "teachers" understand their responsibility. I can't get excited about it unless I know the "teachers", in order to see their agenda. But, hopefully you will be more competent than one who is faced with 10-50 students to care for.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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Im a teacher. If I can help you with anything just let me know. Best of luck to you and your family!



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:35 AM
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You have not specifically addressed this, but have you considered the ramifications on your children's socialization skills.

Education is all well and good, but if one is socially handicapped, their ability to effectively communicate and navigate the complex social structures of the modern world may result in some negative consequences.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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You should check into your state's laws regarding home schooling. California won't allow it unless a parent is a fully certified teacher.

And saying home schooled children have poor social skills is just a myth that is used to demonize home schoolers to get those kids on the government whip.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
You should check into your state's laws regarding home schooling. California won't allow it unless a parent is a fully certified teacher.

And saying home schooled children have poor social skills is just a myth that is used to demonize home schoolers to get those kids on the government whip.



*Cough* *Cough* Are you seriously that naive to state that taking a child away from an environment where he/she is exposed to social interactions with other individuals of similar age on a regular basis does not have a effect on the social skills of that individual.


I really do not want to home school you on the psychological effects of lack of socialization on a developing mind. Please do some research.

Note, i am not at all suggestion the OP will not provide the appropriate socialization an young child needs to develop, but i am merely suggesting that a certain social skill set may be left lacking as a result of not being surrounding by individuals of similar age.

I am arguing from the point of childhood growth, please do not throw your governmental sensationalism into this.
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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 12:09 PM
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Your kids will be much better off. I had a neice who home schooled 3 of her kids. They are quite sociable and just amazingly wonderful, intelligent, humerous, thoughtful etc. Congratulations!!!!!!



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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I think it's great that you have made this decision. If I had kids, they wouldn't go to public school. There is a LOT of "getting started" help in the Internet. Look up Homeschooling Laws in your state.

www.hslda.org...

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Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
California won't allow it unless a parent is a fully certified teacher.


This isn't true. Under the "private school exemption", as long as you keep certain records, there is no minimum standards for the "teacher".

Source



The California Education Code provides that "each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years not exempted is subject to compulsory full-time education." (California Education Code 48200) This compulsory education law has two statutory exemptions:

1. The private tutoring exemption (section 48224) for children who are instructed for at least three hours each day, 175 days a year by a teacher who holds a valid California teaching credential for the grade taught, and
2. The private school exemption (section 48222) for children who are enrolled in a full-time private school. There are no laws that establish the minimum standards for the teachers or curricula of private schools. The only legal requirement for private schools is that they file a Private School Affidavit (section 33190) annually with the California Department of Education and that they keep specified records on file (copy of filed affidavit, attendance records, immunization, courses of study offered, faculty qualification, and criminal records summary).

If there was any doubt that parents may educate their own children under the section 48222 exemption, a recent California case settled the issue. In, Jonathan L. v. Superior Court, 165 Cal. App. 4th 1074 (2008), the California Court of Appeal for the Second District found that the California legislature had expressly intended for parents to be able to form private schools under this statute and to teach their own children.



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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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Yes I am.

One does not learn how to socialize in high school. High school students do not socialize with anybody else outside of their own group. The popular people with the popular people, the jocks with the jocks, and so on.

The only outside socialization happens is when a jock needs a nerd to do their homework then they'll bully the nerd into submission, as well as the popular people bullying and making fun of anybody else who isn't popular.

Socialization in high school, what a crock. There is no real socialization in high school.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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Here you go:

www.lifesitenews.com...




LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Thousands of homeschoolers in California are left in legal limbo by an appeals court ruling that homeschooling is not a legal option in the state and that a family who has homeschooled all their children for years must enrol their two youngest in state or private schools. Justice H. Walter Croskey in a written opinion said, "California courts have held that under provisions in the Education Code, parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children."

The sweeping February 29th ruling says that California law requires "persons between the ages of six and eighteen" to be in "public full-time day school," or a "private full-time day school" or "instructed by a tutor who holds a valid state teaching credential for the grade being taught".

The two youngest of Phillip and Mary Long’s eight children must be enrolled in a state approved school. Phillip Long told WorldNetDaily, "We just don’t want them teaching our children. They teach things that are totally contrary to what we believe. They put questions in our children’s minds we don’t feel they’re ready for."


www.time.com...




Parents of the approximately 200,000 home-schooled children in California are reeling from the possibility that they may have to shutter their classrooms — and go back to school themselves — if they want to continue teaching their own kids. On Feb. 28, Judge H. Walter Croskey of the Second District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles ruled that children ages six to 18 may be taught only by credentialed teachers in public or private schools — or at home by Mom and Dad, but only if they have a teaching degree. Citing state law that goes back to the early 1950s, Croskey declared that "California courts have held that under provisions in the Education Code, parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children." Furthermore, the judge wrote, if instructors teach without credentials they will be subject to criminal action. Read more: www.time.com...



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
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Yes I am.

One does not learn how to socialize in high school. High school students do not socialize with anybody else outside of their own group. The popular people with the popular people, the jocks with the jocks, and so on.

The only outside socialization happens is when a jock needs a nerd to do their homework then they'll bully the nerd into submission, as well as the popular people bullying and making fun of anybody else who isn't popular.

Socialization in high school, what a crock. There is no real socialization in high school.



You need to understand the definition of socialization. When you do let me know, as your point is incredibly ignorant.

Any kind of interaction between two or more individuals is considered socializing. It appears you may be lacking the social skill set I have previously mentioned.

Learning is fun



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by MDDoxs
You have not specifically addressed this, but have you considered the ramifications on your children's socialization skills.

Education is all well and good, but if one is socially handicapped, their ability to effectively communicate and navigate the complex social structures of the modern world may result in some negative consequences.



Yeeh right. Because going to a school where group mentality/duality problems and bullying is the norm is a good way to learn how to act when you get a real job and among normal people with values and intelligence. Frankly I can make a kid more socialy stable and able to handle the world that being in a nasty enviroment for a few years only learning to hate the bullying people who never will amount to anything really useful. If you wanna sheep send him to school and see him fit the mold. If you want a leader teach him to lead away from the smallminded bullies until he is old enought to handle the bullies/group mentality.
edit on 28-7-2012 by apushforenlightment because: spellchecking

edit on 28-7-2012 by apushforenlightment because: spellchecking



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by MDDoxs

Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
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Yes I am.

One does not learn how to socialize in high school. High school students do not socialize with anybody else outside of their own group. The popular people with the popular people, the jocks with the jocks, and so on.

The only outside socialization happens is when a jock needs a nerd to do their homework then they'll bully the nerd into submission, as well as the popular people bullying and making fun of anybody else who isn't popular.

Socialization in high school, what a crock. There is no real socialization in high school.



You need to understand the definition of socialization. When you do let me know, as your point is incredibly ignorant.

Any kind of interaction between two or more individuals is considered socializing. It appears you may be lacking the social skill set I have previously mentioned.

Learning is fun


learning is sure is fun for the bullies and budding little psychos!

it's certain kinds of socialization [brainwashing] that homeschoolers seek to avoid

why are bullies rarely or mostly never punished for bullying?

and yet when somebody actually defends himself from a bully
and gives that bully a well deserved beating
they are punished

every single person that's gone to public school will either have experienced the above or was a witness to it

and socializing does not require you to go to school, there are many other places,often much safer, such as church, athletic activities , clubs and such



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 01:41 PM
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I agree that it is formidable to be home-schooled, but you should make sure that they have contact outside and friends, for otherwise, it makes the child very shy in public, and unexperienced with normal society. That is at least what happened to me.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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I went to schools outside of school, like private schooling, in my spare time, and I did pretty well in school and I'm an artist now



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by babybowrain
I went to schools outside of school, like private schooling, in my spare time, and I did pretty well in school and I'm an artist now


Then I hope you're more like Kathe Kollwitz than Otto Dix! lol



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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I was home schooled and know others that were, and i can tell you it's a terrible, terrible thing to do to a child.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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what is your artistic forte?



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Congratulations! It is so good to hear when someone decides not to allow their children to be harmed by the current public education system in place. There are plenty of home-school groups out there to connect up for social and academic activities...you will be so glad you chose to home-school. I am so happy for you




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