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Offline Rapunzel

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Should home schooling be regulated more? [ALJAZERRA]
« on: January 22, 2014, 06:00:00 PM »

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Re: Should home schooling be regulated more? [ALJAZERRA]
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 06:00:36 PM »
Like Aljazerra should have anything to say about this.........

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Re: Should home schooling be regulated more? [ALJAZERRA]
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 07:15:25 PM »
Sometimes even a stopped clock gets the time correct.  Home schoolers should be required to meet some minimum set of standards for competency.  A child who hasn't mastered all three of the three Rs by the time she's 10 isn't being home-schooled, she's being used as a scullery cook or a housekeeper.

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Re: Should home schooling be regulated more? [ALJAZERRA]
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 07:20:09 PM »
Sometimes even a stopped clock gets the time correct.  Home schoolers should be required to meet some minimum set of standards for competency.  A child who hasn't mastered all three of the three Rs by the time she's 10 isn't being home-schooled, she's being used as a scullery cook or a housekeeper.

Then explain why year after year home-schooled kids are getting the highest SAT scores.  It isn't surprising for Aljazerra to go looking under a rock for something they could throw out there... hell we are turning a lot of kids out of high school who haven't mastered the 3R's
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Re: Should home schooling be regulated more? [ALJAZERRA]
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 07:38:58 PM »
Then explain why year after year home-schooled kids are getting the highest SAT scores.  It isn't surprising for Aljazerra to go looking under a rock for something they could throw out there... hell we are turning a lot of kids out of high school who haven't mastered the 3R's

All homeschooled kids, or just a cherry-picked few?

I'm not denying that homeschooling can be orders of magnitude better than just sending your kids off to public school and ignoring their education from there on in; I am denying that it is some sort of miracle cure for all that ails you and that every child would be above average if only every parent homeschooled.

I have a better anecdote for you:  in college I had a friend who was recently divorced, had three kids, and owned a farm where she ran a dog kennel and also sold jewelry from a stand in the local mall.  Her kids all went to the public schools.  All three of them set the curve in their respective classes and one of them received a full scholarship to a prestigious private high school because of her accomplishments.  Why?  In part because she spent a lot of time in the evenings with them on their homework - not doing it for them, but pushing them hard and asking questions from different perspectives to help them figure it out on their own.

Hopefully that anecdote should help flesh out the real point here:  children do better - much better - when their parents are actively involved in the child's education, whether that child is homeschooled or not.

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Re: Should home schooling be regulated more? [ALJAZERRA]
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 07:47:27 PM »
All homeschooled kids, or just a cherry-picked few?

 

Hopefully that anecdote should help flesh out the real point here:  children do better - much better - when their parents are actively involved in the child's education, whether that child is homeschooled or not.

Of course they do, this is why charter schools require as a matter of admission that parents sign a written pledge to spend x number of hours a day sitting with their kids and going over what they are learning..  this is the method successful teachers in the inner cities (few as they have been) have been successful - they went outside the school administration and insisted the parents get involved in their childs schooling.  One of the most famous was in Harlem - has now returned to North Carolina where he runs a group of charter schools.  The key to any child's success in school and life is involved parents... and as a "general" rule of thumb in this day and age parents who home school are more involved.  My sister was a prime example - gave up a lucrative career to stay home and school her two youngest. One who now holds two masters and the other is now in medical school.  Her oldest who was more a latch-key kid  (she was a single mother and had to work) went to public school  - the best thing about him is he never married and had kids of his own.......

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Re: Should home schooling be regulated more? [ALJAZERRA]
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 11:16:10 AM »
This isn't about standards, or concern that home schooled kids aren't getting quality education.

This is about indoctrination, and concern that home schooled kids are avoiding it.

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Re: Should home schooling be regulated more? [ALJAZERRA]
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 03:15:00 PM »
This isn't about standards, or concern that home schooled kids aren't getting quality education.

This is about indoctrination, and concern that home schooled kids are avoiding it.


Exactly...

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Re: Should home schooling be regulated more? [ALJAZERRA]
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 08:10:57 PM »
Parents are so desperate to get their kids out of public schools - Common Core has sped this up - that home schooling is exploding, but so is Charter Schooling. Currently there is a waiting list around the country of over 500,000 for MINORITY students alone and almost two million for all groups -  to get into Charter Schools - even black parents want their children to learn - not be indoctrinated.

The public schools believe - like Melissa Harris Perry keeps saying - our kids belong to the collective. Conservative and libertarian parents believe their kids belong to them and should learn the 3R's and leave the social engineering to their home environment and not in the schools...
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Re: Should home schooling be regulated more? [ALJAZERRA]
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2014, 07:39:45 AM »
This isn't about standards, or concern that home schooled kids aren't getting quality education.

This is about indoctrination, and concern that home schooled kids are avoiding it.

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