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Homeschooling will revolutionize education
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Posted By: Big Bopper, 2/13/2023 7:46:50 PM

Imagine a kid with a smart, dedicated, private, full-time tutor who dearly loves him, never goes on strike, and conducts classes within walking distance at a place that is physically and emotionally safe. It’s called “homeschooling.” Homeschooling used to be illegal. Children were required to attend organized schools even if they were physically assaulted, as I was, or were shaken down for their lunch money daily, as I was. (Other than the physical assaults and thievery and emotional torment and a few other things, I have very fond memories of public school.) Later, homeschooling became slightly more common but was still an offbeat thing. It was mainly something for oddball religious sects.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Corndoggies 2/13/2023 7:53:18 PM (No. 1402181)
I recall learning that our education system of classrooms and school was founded on a certain German dictators ideas. Can anyone confirm or deny? I know school houses themselves are very American but when did the individual grades and big school systems start?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: VAPMAN 2/13/2023 8:53:27 PM (No. 1402209)
My daughter decided to home school her 3 kids after the covid school disaster. She now has them in a hybrid program: Three days in school and two days at home. The schools has music, arts and sports. So far its working out fine. School unions are destroying kids.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Avikingman 2/13/2023 9:00:01 PM (No. 1402211)
What follows is all anecdotal or just plain wrong. I vaguely remember hearing that our education system was Prussian based-that's why there's kindergarten (child's garden) and ensuing, different grade levels. Beyond that I leave to those knowledgeable.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Liberty2020 2/13/2023 9:11:06 PM (No. 1402215)
My nephew and his wife have 7 children who are all homeschooled. The oldest just got her Masters in Electronical and Mechanical Engineering... The next one is also getting his degree in the same courses. These kids are self motivated, for the mother stops teaching the oldest ones at the 7th grade. By the way, none of them have ever taken a test before, and these two older ones aced the SATs, perfect scores.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 2/13/2023 9:47:15 PM (No. 1402239)
The fact that kids would learn better from being homeschooled is a great perk. The biggest benefit will be the destruction of the public school system, and hopefully the corrupted teachers who run the indoctrination machine. Our nations posterity in the form of our kids deserves nothing less than a good education.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ravineaux 2/13/2023 9:57:14 PM (No. 1402244)
We homeschooled our three children from kindergarten through high school. Each one of them graduated from college with honors. Each one has a strong work ethic and a good career. Love your kids enough to homeschool them. Sure, it was tough being a single income family, but the strong and loving bonds we developed were well worth it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 2/14/2023 1:28:49 AM (No. 1402309)
My two nieces are homeschooling their kids. One has four and none of them have ever been to a government school. The other has two boys, and she just took them out of schools during the Dem-panic and started teaching them herself. They are all better off for it.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: thefield 2/14/2023 1:46:57 AM (No. 1402318)
Home schooling as in Abe Lincoln.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 2/14/2023 2:25:27 AM (No. 1402324)
I’m not holding my breath for that, however. Money-per-student spent in American schools is already about the highest in the world, while the outcomes place us far out of the running. The teachers’ unions naturally try to Money-per-student spent in American schools is already about the highest in the world, while the outcomes place us far out of the running. The teachers’ unions naturally try to hide that fact. For the children, don’tcha know. that fact. For the children, don’tcha know. Money-per-student spent in American schools is already about the highest in the world, while the outcomes place us far out of the running. The teachers’ unions naturally try to hide that fact. For the children, don’tcha know.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: smokincol 2/14/2023 2:44:31 AM (No. 1402325)
our country was founded having home schooling as a part of the culture with a lot of people educating themselves by reading the Bible - the first school was founded according to Google: "On April 23, 1635, the first public school in what would become the United States was established in Boston, Massachusetts. Known as the Boston Latin School, this boys-only public secondary school was led by schoolmaster Philemon Pormont, a Puritan settler" - Boston Latin School is part of the Boston Public School system and is one of the most prestigious schools in Massachusetts rivaling the exclusive private schools with Boston English School, both schools require passing an Entrance Exam for admittance, both schools are mere shadows of the founding schools, today
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DiegoDude 2/14/2023 5:14:12 AM (No. 1402342)
We homeschooled our kids through high school and it was the best move we ever made. Our kids have never had a problem functioning in society.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ARKfamily 2/14/2023 6:05:27 AM (No. 1402352)
#7, Dem-panic. Yes, thank you for that play on words!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: petrichor 2/14/2023 7:08:35 AM (No. 1402376)
You can't have equity if some kids are home schooled while others are forced to endure public education. It's not the teaches fault (generally speaking) when they have to maintain a pace that works for everyone.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 2/14/2023 7:13:48 AM (No. 1402381)
It would be good to have a list of core curricula, required reading and a network of guest lecturers and zoom and you tube resources to undo the woeful loss of history literature and tradition.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: hoosierblue 2/14/2023 8:06:02 AM (No. 1402410)
Why was it ever illegal? The government has taken way to much control over everything , including our children.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: udanja99 2/14/2023 8:58:47 AM (No. 1402471)
#14, those things already exist for home schoolers. They are provided by the National Home School Defense Association among other groups. My daughter happens to live in the town where the NHSDA is located and she will be home schooling her 3 children when they are of age. She hopes to be part of a “pod” in which multiple families share the load with each parent taking turns at teaching all of the kids. Many years ago when I was a karate instructor, I taught a noon class a couple of times each week. My students were all home schooled kids and the class was their PE for the day. They were the best behaved kids I ever taught.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Strike3 2/14/2023 9:48:55 AM (No. 1402511)
#1, the current system of public indoctrination of children was devised by Horace Mann, a Massachusetts legislator in the early nineteenth century. He sold the idea that public education would be "free" and funded by the state, the usual leftist speak for taxpayer money. As usual, anything created and run by "the state" soon turns to bureaucratic garbage, as our school system has done. Over-burden the system with highly paid administrators and teachers' unions and you have an education that costs nearly $20 thousand per student per year and is practically worthless. A tutor is great if you can afford it but most families would need to have one parent working and one parent teaching, a severe downturn in lifestyle but you have a better educated child to show for it if the tutor/parent is up to the job.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Faithfully 2/15/2023 6:12:54 PM (No. 1403781)
The Australians have had education over the shortwave radio for one hundred years. It works.
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