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Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8535 posts
15th Jan '13

Alabama tried to regulate pi to 3. Kansas stopped teaching evolution. Mississippi stopped teaching fractions.



If I lived in one of those states I'd be mad about paying into public schools too.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" Alabama tried to regulate pi to 3. Kansas stopped teaching evolution. Mississippi stopped teaching fractions. If I lived in one of those states I'd be mad about paying into public schools too."


WHAT.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60916 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" Alabama tried to regulate pi to 3. Kansas stopped teaching evolution. Mississippi stopped teaching fractions. If I lived in one of those states I'd be mad about paying into public schools too."

Not to ignore the rest...but stopped teaching fractions? You kidding me? My 4 year old is learning about 1 whole, 1/2, and 1/4th. That's awful.




And Pi to 3? Goodness gracious.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" Wow. My grandparents raised my sister and me from the time I was two and my sister was 3. We lived in ... [snip!] ... not want their kids to grow up thinking they are better than others, or their "wealth" might not be as great as she assumes. "

(plus the homeschools here are done through churches and they have that whole "statement of faith" thing that I can't go along with)



What do you mean? I homeschool...which means I school my kids at home. I am not sure I grasp this concept or type of "homeschool" you mean....?



I think technically a free education is part of a public welfare system. So is the police department. We didn't always have free police either - shocking I know. LOL So I see basic education, police, fire departments & healthcare in same group - things all people should be entitled to have access to...but technically all form of welfare as they are publicly funded via taxes in order to ensure all people who wan tor need them have equal access to them regardless of ability to pay.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" Alabama tried to regulate pi to 3. Kansas stopped teaching evolution. Mississippi stopped teaching fractions. If I lived in one of those states I'd be mad about paying into public schools too."


:shock:



Like I said before, there is a lot of crazy shit going on in public schools. It's our job as parents to teach our kids the truth.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8535 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" WHAT."


truth. http://www.snopes.com/religion/pi.asp



lol that was the wrong link. bahaa



http://www.snopes.com/lost/fraction.asp

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" truth. http://www.snopes.com/religion/pi.asp lol that was the wrong link. bahaa http://www.snopes.com/lost/fraction.asp"


ha ha!



"as far as I'm concerned the value of pi is only a theory..."




got it.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" truth. http://www.snopes.com/religion/pi.asp lol that was the wrong link. bahaa http://www.snopes.com/lost/fraction.asp"


Because math is just toooooo harrrrrrrrrd.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60916 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" (plus the homeschools here are done through churches and they have that whole "statement of faith" thing ... [snip!] ... funded via taxes in order to ensure all people who wan tor need them have equal access to them regardless of ability to pay."


Many co-ops tend to be ran out of churches/religious establishments or whatever. But yea, there are a ton of secular homeschool curricula out there.



We are christians, so that is a big part of our day to day routine & curricula. Our co-op isn't in a church though, just a group of homeschool moms who rotate houses.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8535 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" Because math is just toooooo harrrrrrrrrd. "


I don't know why they teach girls anything other than cooking, sewing, and bjs anyway.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" I've been reading about a bunch of proposed tax credits for homeschoolers....but most have major stipulations like if you follow their curriculum and stuff. I need to look into it more. "</blockquote>




Wouldn't surprise me if they did try to regulate it, its not good enough for them that hs kids score better on their precious standardized tests.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" Many co-ops tend to be ran out of churches/religious establishments or whatever. But yea, there are ... [snip!] ... our day to day routine & curricula. Our co-op isn't in a church though, just a group of homeschool moms who rotate houses. "

We don't do co-op at all - we have a social group to get together with for field trips & parties/events, but I don't work with anyone else in educating my kids. In fact most of the things my kids are involved in for socializing are non educational (in the "school" sense) like martial arts & such.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" I don't know why they teach girls anything other than cooking, sewing, and bjs anyway."


Right. Just the essentials: couponing, dressing modestly, how to have mom hair, douching with lysol...

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60916 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" We don't do co-op at all - we have a social group to get together with for field trips & parties/events, ... [snip!] ... of the things my kids are involved in for socializing are non educational (in the "school" sense) like martial arts & such."

Yea. We do non-educational things like gymnastics, awana, etc. I love our little co-op group though. We're talking about changing a few things up, but it's all pretty casual. The kids have a blast with it all. We'll officially start K next fall. I'm looking forward to it.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8535 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" Many co-ops tend to be ran out of churches/religious establishments or whatever. But yea, there are ... [snip!] ... our day to day routine & curricula. Our co-op isn't in a church though, just a group of homeschool moms who rotate houses. "


I have a friend who was brought up with a strictly religious homeschool curriculum. She told me that she and her siblings were taught that girls should be subservient to men, and they didn't learn anything that wasn't in the bible. I asked her what kind of math and science she learned. She looked at me funny and said, "Um, y'know, whatever's in the bible."
She started college in her early 30's and struggled SO HARD with really basic stuff. She's doing it though.