Homeschooling: Here's my take on it, What's yours?


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Dave Kos

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Jan 30, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
micro: Got your PM and sent response.

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
Thanks Dave!


I just read upthread and noticed your question about accrediting. Yes, our family belongs to an accredited co-op, a sysytem in our "school" that files attendance and grades and updates with the state. We have a three strikes and you're out rule. Literally, if you do not get your grades and attendance in on the last friday of the month (or whenever it is), you can get booted from the school. We take it seriously because we are honest folks, but I'm sure it gets abused. We aren't the Ruby Ridge or Warren Jeffs type. It should also help when we get to college application time. Its good to keep it by the book.


High Fructose Corn Spirit

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-A race of corn eaters
Jan 30, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
This is just not right.

You should definitely stay home and study, nose to the grindstone, everybody, each and every one - lest the Chinese get a leg up. The horror!

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San Diego, Ca
Jan 30, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
Have fun in Joshua tree micronut. Looks like the weather should be at least ok this week. It was really nice in Anza Borreggo today so jtree should be similar. And Indian cove is supposed to be a little warmer than the main park so I think you'll have a great time.
Karl Baba

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Yosemite, Ca
Jan 30, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
I should have added that my wife is a professional teacher. She taught public school for many years, and before we even married, we talked about homeschooling any kids we might have.

It only worked for us because we were fully committed. It takes an incredible amount of work to create a school environment, and discipline to stay on task....for both student AND teacher.

Amen, If parents care about their kids that much, I think they're likely to be fine or better.

Listening to a lot of wonderful friends, many have had rather sad (or worse) childhood and parents. Homeschooling isn't for everybody



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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
See kids....The California Horney Toad (Phrynosoma (Anota) mcallii) is actually not a toad. And yes, they can spit blood out of their eyes! Cool eh? Any questions?


O.k., schools over for the day...Who wants to go climbing!!!!!

Credit: micronut

Jan 30, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
I find homeschooling for the right kids absolutely wonderful. As long as the kids do get proper socialization and that they are of the spirit to be instructed by their parents. It's not for everybody. I know that I couldn't have been instructed by my own parents, one thing they were not the patient sort and... I wasn't an easy kid. Like I said it isn't for everyone, but when it works and they are given the proper materials... It's awesome.
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