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View Poll Results: What are your thoughts on home-schooling?
I think it's a great alternative to the public system. 4 20.00%
I think it can be a good alternative to the public system under the right circumstances. 9 45.00%
I don't think it's a good alternative to the public system, but I don't think it should be illegal. 6 30.00%
I think it should be illegal. 1 5.00%
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:17 AM   #21 (permalink)
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You could say the same for homeschooling though.
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:20 AM   #22 (permalink)
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So I'll spill some background on myself:

I've done both. I was home-schooled until elementary, then I went to high school. But I dropped out this year and I'm back at home. Here's why.

The emphasis at my school was not on understanding a subject. It was on rote learning enough to pass tests (with cheating and grade inflation, of course), then forgetting it all until exam time when everyone panics. Some teachers were better than others, but I found it frustrating and boring.

So I got my parents to sign off on going back to home-schooling. I teach myself now, and I can say that, while it's very challenging sometimes, I understand stuff way better, I have more time to pursue what I'm interested in, and and my grades are better, even though I'm taking courses that are above my grade level. Counter-intuitively, I also have a much better social life than I did while in school.

(FYI, religion has absolutely nothing to do with it. I'm agnostic.)

So, obviously I'm a fan.

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I have met people who are getting an absolute crap education, who can't compose basic English or multiply fractions. Hence my "under the right circumstances" vote.
This was exactly the experience of a friend of mine, who asked a question about some subject (let's say it was history, I can't remember) and was told by the teacher "Oh don't worry: that won't be on the exam." He responded with "I don't care whether or not it's on the ****ing exam; I want to know for my own knowledge!" Weird, huh? Mind you, this is the guy who mitched (played hooky/truant/didn't go in to) off school and when the teacher asked him, the next day, where he had been he said "Stephen's Green" (local park) and then asked incredulously what he was doing there replied "Feeding the ducks!"
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Mind you, this is the guy who mitched (played hooky/truant/didn't go in to) off school and when the teacher asked him, the next day, where he had been he said "Stephen's Green" (local park) and then asked incredulously what he was doing there replied "Feeding the ducks!"
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You could say the same for homeschooling though.
I meant homeschooling! lol
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I'm cool with it on the condition that the parents pay a bully to come round once a week and ply their trade.
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Old 01-25-2017, 02:43 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Almost all (prob. 90%) home schooled kids are brainwashed evangelicals ala Jesus Camp. I couldn't be more opposed.

You're opposed to the idea of home schooling because the majority of people who do it have a different opinion? Doesn't really make much sense. Argue against its merits, not the people currently doing it.

I think I'd rather my child went to private or public school personally.
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I think I'd rather my child went to private or public school personally.
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You're opposed to the idea of home schooling because the majority of people who do it have a different opinion? Doesn't really make much sense. Argue against its merits, not the people currently doing it.

I think I'd rather my child went to private or public school personally.
Yeah, at least find a charter school.
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You're opposed to the idea of home schooling because the majority of people who do it have a different opinion? Doesn't really make much sense. Argue against its merits, not the people currently doing it.

I think I'd rather my child went to private or public school personally.
**** their opinion and their miseducation.
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