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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    It's not well funded. We spend less on education than many of the top ranking European and Asian countries. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
    I'm aware of that. I'm not talking about the American education on average. This actually fits into my point. We have a relatively unfunded and highly imbalanced education system. The good schools that actually get the support are accordingly rare. Most people in this country attend schools that are shit.

    What you said comes across like a point in favor of home schooling in the US.

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    What? I feel like if there was something, you'd already mention it.

    More personalized attention. That's one thing. But it's just your mom. Were you a special needs child?
    I would actually say the lack of attention, and the lack of pressure. The freedom of time and thought. The intellectual independence.
    You have to remember that this is during almost all of your formative years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    It's not well funded. We spend less on education than many of the top ranking European and Asian countries. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
    And sometimes you don't; the DC schools get the most money per pupil, and they're mostly terrible. There are certain resources required, but beyond that its mostly a matter of parental influence and the attitude of the child.

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    At least we had summers when I was a child. Three whole months away from formalized school. A chance to just live and be in your skin and be a child. Now they make summer break shorter and shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    I'm aware of that. I'm not talking about the American education on average. This actually fits into my point. We have a relatively unfunded and highly imbalanced education system. The good schools that actually get the support are accordingly rare. Most people in this country attend schools that are shit.

    What you said comes across like a point in favor of home schooling in the US.
    Alabama public schools often get the same funding as New York ones, but those rural areas are just low-education zones, and have always been like that. It's not always the school/teacher's fault, sometimes it's the populous.

    And Alabama is the last place where the average parent should opt for teaching their kids themselves. Do that in Connetitcut or New Hampshire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech redneck View Post
    And sometimes you don't; the DC schools get the most money per pupil, and they're mostly terrible. There are certain resources required, but beyond that its mostly a matter of parental influence and the attitude of the child.
    It's getting better, in D.C.

    High school graduation rates rise in D.C. - washingtonpost.com
    Reforms Help D.C. Test Scores Rise - washingtonpost.com
    Transfers From Private to Public Schools Rising in D.C. Area - washingtonpost.com
    County's Test Scores Rise in Every Grade - washingtonpost.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    Why do you think this, I'm curious. Being a union member doesn't keep you from being evaluated and having to meet basic standards.
    In LA Mummified, (Los Angeles Unified School District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) for example, it is virtually impossible to fire a teacher. Teachers can be moved around, but are almost never fired. Ditto with NYC. In fact, I believe it is harder in NYC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Some public school districts are great. I went to one of the top ones in New York. A lot of people act like public education is a non-changing monolith that's exactly the same cross country.

    I'm sure you can get great education by homeschooling, I'm sure you're a fine teacher. But there really isn't a substitute for being in the same room as people who have studied the subject for years and made it a big part of their lives.
    Yeh, yeh, I went to one of the top ones in a suburb of Houston too and I learned shit, yet graduated in the top % of my class. Why? Coz I knew how to play the game. BTW, haha, you guys think this is bum fuck Montana, I know, but the schools around here are pretty good, even IF the teenage pregnancy rate is skyrocketing.

    I guarantee you, my oldest, at 16, knows more than you knew when you graduated from your swank NY school.





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    10) To spend quality time with your family and friends
    9) To spend quality time pursuing your various muses
    8) To have an organic flow to your day; no need to rush
    7) To prepare and eat healthy meals and snacks
    6) To always have an adult around (unless you are homeschooled and a parent is gone to work part-time, which is rare) to ask that spontaneous question of, and who gives a damn, "Hey, I want to figure out how to make something apparate someday," or "When do you think cars will be able to hover?"
    5) To learn for the love of learning (remember that?); to read because it's awesome; to write because you feel a creative urge, not all just because you have to day in and day out
    4) To be more available to play/hang out with friends, more flexible in schedule
    3) To not have to endure torture
    2) To become fully who you are meant to be

    and my main reason for homeschooling........

    1) To sleep in and not have to drive my kids to school at 7:30.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    you guys think this is bum fuck Montana, I know
    I know you know not all of us do. Looking at your profile "idyllic" more easily comes to mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fecal McAngry View Post
    I know you know not all of us do. Looking at your profile "idyllic" more easily comes to mind...
    yeah, i guess i should be careful what i say........
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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    BTW, haha, you guys think this is bum fuck Montana, I know, but the schools around here are pretty good, even IF the teenage pregnancy rate is skyrocketing.
    I'm just thrilled you got out of Houston. Good for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post


    Aphrodite's Reasons To Homeschool


    10) To spend quality time with your family and friends
    9) To spend quality time pursuing your various muses
    8) To have an organic flow to your day; no need to rush
    7) To prepare and eat healthy meals and snacks
    6) To always have an adult around (unless you are homeschooled and a parent is gone to work part-time, which is rare) to ask that spontaneous question of, and who gives a damn, "Hey, I want to figure out how to make something apparate someday," or "When do you think cars will be able to hover?"
    5) To learn for the love of learning (remember that?); to read because it's awesome; to write because you feel a creative urge, not all just because you have to day in and day out
    4) To be more available to play/hang out with friends, more flexible in schedule
    3) To not have to endure torture
    2) To become fully who you are meant to be

    and my main reason for homeschooling........

    1) To sleep in and not have to drive my kids to school at 7:30.


    Not bad. But isn't this overly sheltering? At some point, they're gonna have to leave the nest. Don't they need more preparedness for that?

    But you don't seem to be instilling religious or social radicalism in them. So, you are free to carry on, under my watch.

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