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Posted 9/13/07
I was wondering if there are any home schoolers on CR. I am partially homeschooled. I go to a real school on monday and get taught lessons and hand in home work and recieve graded home work. But other then that I do the rest of my school at home.

If you're not home schooled then I would like to know what your opinions are regarding it.
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i'm not home-schooled (private school) and i think that you might be more disciplined, but you'd be missing out on alot of things (wedgies, cafeteria lunch, etc.)

I have a few questions though. Do your parents teach you? Is it severe, or can you eat and study at the same time? Do you ever feel restricted?

Sorry if those were offensive, i'm just curious..
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I was home schooled through junior high.

I think it should be illegal. The child often gets no say in the matter, and regardless, they typically don't have enough experience to make an educated decision on the matter.

While I believe you are capable of learning more in a home schooled environment (since everything is catered to how you learn), there are too many draw backs.

You learn more in school than just "the books" - you learn social interaction. You really lose that when you're home schooled. Sure they have home school groups and what not, but that's no substitute for daily interaction with a large group of people you hate. What better preparation for the working world?

Also, homeschooling overly shelters kids. As above, there are some things you just can't learn in the classroom. I had a hard enough time adjusting to high school... I couldn't imagine having tried to adjust to college.

Also, even though you are capable of learning more, it doesn't necessarily mean you will. A part of school is exposure to new ideas that may not be what you are used to. Home schooling often removes this exposure. A christian will never learn anything about evolution, big bang theory, or the negative impacts of christianity on the world. It's absurdly biased to the point it's damned near a pack of lies. Also, not all parents are motivated to thoroughly teach their kids once they make the decision to home school.

I think homeshooling should be ok for LEGITIMATE special needs kids (being overly emo, religous, or lazy doesn't count).

If a parent isn't happy with what their child is learning, offer them supplemental education. Don't try to hide everything you don't agree with from them, let the kid make up their own mind once they've been presented the facts. And sheltering them only delays the inevitable when it comes to what they're exposed to. Might was well let them make those mistakes when there is a safety net available.
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no, none were offencive and i'm happy to answer any questions. I go and get taught at my school. They give us lessons and assign us work and lessons to read from books. My parents taught me when I was younger. but once I got in 8-9 grade I was taught more from my teachers and from myself.

Sometimes I feel restricted in the fact that I only go once a week. I do experience cafeteria lunches, never had a wedgie since most people at the school are nice. One thing I don't like though is that I don't get much diversity at school. most of us come from the same kinda family (there are exceptions) My studying is more lax I guess. I mean I am on CR right now and reading my pre-cal text book at the same time ^_^ but when my parents are arround it is more strict.
Posted 9/13/07
home school...

do you parents teach you or do private teachers come in?
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In manny cases it is just parents teaching kids. I think that is wrong unless the parents have a degree in each class (which I highly doubt)

In my case I go to a school on monday and get taught each subject by a real teacher. I do get socialization and learn social skills (I do stuff douring the week too, I don't only see my friends at school)
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home school seems boring isn't it lonely with out other kids
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i used to be home-schooled in gr3 but then nd the middle of the year i started normal skl in london nd now in uae xD
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no i go to a FREE public skool
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Home schooling would suck in my opinion, it doesn't really help your social skills
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^ true



do u learn btw??
Posted 9/13/07
I'm not home-schooled but considering how much my school sucks I wouldn't mind it really . But if I was home-schooled I'd miss out on the things I love. Like, being around my friends, being able to make fun of teachers and the rest of the regular stuff you do in school .
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i home schooled all of gr 4. it owned, there was so little work and i practically played video games every day. I did fall behind on some stuff because of my slack attitude though(sucked at long division but learned how to do it in one day zomg), but tbh i could have skipped the whole grade without much effect... when your younger its easier to learn so its probably a good idea to get ahead and start skipping grades early @.@
Posted 9/13/07
Man why go all that fuss with going to public school! My area, we have metal detectors and cops in all our entrance. People beat others up, knife fights, and running from a gang, not cool at all. Lunch time was horrible because I had no food at all. I got jack five times already! Trust me that you’re not missing out! I have to use our local library to type this up and watch crunchy roll.
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I'm homeschooled. And so is my little brother. I went to public school until my freshmen year of Highschool. We decided to try homeschooling for me at my sophmore year, and halfway through my brothers fourth grade year, my mom took him out of school to start homeschooling him (he was having a lot of issues after my stepdad got deployed) I personally love it. I got enough 'social skills' and I could finally get decent job. Yes, I am a Christain homeschooler, by my OWN choice, and I know all about evolution and the bang theory.I learned these things while I was homeschooled, not in the public school. I felt like I learned more in the one year than I did through all my school years. So, its not all bad.
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