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NuclearDruid

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TPTB Still don't get it
« on: September 08, 2005, 10:47:25 am »

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/living/education/12587828.htm
Home schooling's benefits still debated

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Critics wonder how home-schooled students can get a well-rounded education and learn to socialize with other children, and how well they will do in the marketplace. "Homeschooling: An Overview for School Administrators," a pamphlet by Patricia Lines, states that researchers cannot determine whether students would do better in public or private schools because of the difficulty in getting a representative sample of home-schooled children. Mandated tests show some home-schoolers test below average, but most test above average. Research also has not found that home schooling harms children's social or psychological development.

Fields said the state of North Carolina saves $980 million each year because parents either home-school or send their children to a private school.

"Can you imagine what would happen if all 47,000 [home-schooling] families sent their kids to public schools?" she asked.

"Home-school moms are looked down on a lot because we don't send our kids off to school every day," Cheryl McCumbee said. "I don't ever regret it. Life isn't about sitting in a classroom eight hours a day."

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Re: TPTB Still don't get it
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2005, 01:20:50 pm »

I'm impressed <slightly> that anyone would admit that homeschoolers save PS money.  What a concept LOL! 

Whether you homeschool or allow your children to attend school elsewhere, parents have the ultimate responsibilty to educate their children.  Since so much of the PS isn't about education and knowledge, but about conditioning, parents are increasingly unpopular, considered hostile enemies. Homeschoolers are more open-- they thumb this absolute in the face of the educrats, so there will not be any time that TPTB will "get it." 
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Re: TPTB Still don't get it
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2005, 04:19:13 pm »

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Critics wonder how home-schooled students can get a well-rounded education and learn to socialize with other children...
Naive statement. Children don't learn how to socialize with other children---they learn how to socialize with other people.

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Research also has not found that home schooling harms children's social or psychological development.
Duh.

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Fields said the state of North Carolina saves $980 million each year because parents either home-school or send their children to a private school.
But they still collect their land lease extortions, don't they?
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