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Old 11-07-2009, 01:54 AM
 
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My two children were home schooled in a Christian based curriculum. I found that many colleges would not accept a diploma from a Christian home school, so both of them took (and easily passed) the GED at the end of their tenth grade of home school. Both entered college and were ahead of graduates of secular public schools from the first day. Both now have government GS positions, and our son has a masters degree. They were better prepared for college after only 10 years of homeschooling than others were with 12 years of public school. That is our experience.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Bideshi,

What school district in VT would your children have attended, and did you homeschool them strictly because of your religious views, or because of what you perceived to be it's shortcomings?
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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The state of our education system is terrible. We teach kids things they will never use unless they choose that field. We need to teach them real world lessons. Like how to budget, balance a checkbook, get a job, keep a job. We need to stop telling kids they will all go to college and be something big one day. lets face it, that is no realistic. We need to teach them the basics and then when they get to high school prepare them for real life. Let them choose to continue history, science, english, and other such things on their own. Make them electives. The kids graduating from high school these days are idiots who think life is a cake walk and that work is social hour for them to catch up with friends and debate world politics which they dont know anything about besides what the news tells them or their parents tell them.

Wake up people, your kids an idiot and will be broke and on welfare the rest of their life if we dont fix this.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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To a degree it's not only the way schools teach, but how kids are raised as well. An example is sports. When kids play youth soccer or tee ball no one keeps score or no one wins. While we think we are protecting our kids feelings we are probably doing more harm than good. You don't always succeed at what you do and it makes you try harder next time. There are many people now who think the world is owed to them.
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:14 AM
 
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To a degree it's not only the way schools teach, but how kids are raised as well. An example is sports. When kids play youth soccer or tee ball no one keeps score or no one wins. While we think we are protecting our kids feelings we are probably doing more harm than good. You don't always succeed at what you do and it makes you try harder next time. There are many people now who think the world is owed to them.
I completely agree. We baby and protect our kids way too much. Look how large school sports teams are getting these days. So large that they need two JV type teams. What happened to cutting kids when they weren't as good as ones who practiced everyday? we dont cut kids from teams because we dont want to hurt their feelings. What we are doing is setting them up to fail. We need to teach them that you have to put forth all you have in order to get what you want. If you dont get it, try again but harder, or move on.
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