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ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
8th Jun '13

i am 100% AGAINST home schooling. i was home schooled and my mother was a drug addict who didn't care.



i don't think it's strict enough.



I'm 23 and i ain't know long division..because in my mothers words, 'i just need to teach you how to satisfy a husband and maintain a faMily'.



my mother dropped out of hs at 15. my father as a junior drooped out. i feel as though i was robbed.



i hate HATE the idea of homeschooling children..

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting ShockersShufflers:" i am 100% AGAINST home schooling. i was home schooled and my mother was a drug addict who didn't care. ... [snip!] ... hs at 15. my father as a junior drooped out. i feel as though i was robbed. i hate HATE the idea of homeschooling children.."


:( This truly breaks my heart. I'm so sorry she did that to you.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting ShockersShufflers:" i am 100% AGAINST home schooling. i was home schooled and my mother was a drug addict who didn't care. ... [snip!] ... hs at 15. my father as a junior drooped out. i feel as though i was robbed. i hate HATE the idea of homeschooling children.."


I am so sorry that was your experience, and I believe that there are many more that slip through the cracks and suffer.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22975 posts
status 8th Jun '13
Quoting Momma Loves Her Boys:" How do you feel about home schooling? Do you home school? Do you think its better for kids? (Given that their parents are reasonably intelligent. I certainly know a few people who shouldn't)"


Personally, I'd move Heaven and Earth to live in a great school district or figure out how to afford a great private school of my choice.
There is no way I'd be motivated enough to replace the skill, experience, knowledge and motivation of GREAT teachers and a GREAT district.
It's easier to set goals around better school placement and reach them than home school, IMO.

ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
8th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ShockersShufflers:</b>" i am 100% AGAINST home schooling. i was home schooled and my mother was a drug addict who didn't care. ... [snip!] ... hs at 15. my father as a junior drooped out. i feel as though i was robbed. i hate HATE the idea of homeschooling children.."</blockquote>




bit i think if both parents are educated well, it might be beneficial. it's not for me though. i believe the public school system does justice.



that's my opinion though.. i just think there should be stricter laws when it comes to homeschooling children.



like you should have to report more often etc..

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting ShockersShufflers:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ShockersShufflers:</b>" i am 100% AGAINST home schooling. i ... [snip!] ... think there should be stricter laws when it comes to homeschooling children. like you should have to report more often etc.."


We live in a state with almost no laws concerning homeschool. It's really scary, to be honest. I totally understand the need for the states to make sure that homeschooling parents are doing their jobs. No child deserves to have their parents ignore their education like that. :(

ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
8th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" We live in a state with almost no laws concerning homeschool. It's really scary, to be honest. I totally ... [snip!] ... that homeschooling parents are doing their jobs. No child deserves to have their parents ignore their education like that. :("</blockquote>



it is scary. and sorry about the typos...I'm using T9 on my phone and sometimes it makes me look like an idiot. lol. but yes, we live in Iowa and i feel as though the system cheated me. i want to make sure my boys are educated UN the best way possible. my parents are raising my 4 year old and i fear for his education.



I'm going to be making multiple calls... anonymously.. to the school district and or the home schooling association to make sure he us educated properly.



i have a14& 15 year old sisters at home.. and o fear for them but three is nothing i can do...



i wish IOWA would do something regarding home school laws and certification.



it really is sad.



this shouldn't be allowed.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting ShockersShufflers:" <blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" We live in a state with almost no laws concerning ... [snip!] ... i wish IOWA would do something regarding home school laws and certification. it really is sad. this shouldn't be allowed."


It is sad.



Please do know that not everyone who homschools is like that. I promise there are those of us who care very deeply <3

ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
8th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" It is sad. Please do know that not everyone who homschools is like that. I promise there are those of us who care very deeply <3 "</blockquote>




no, i believe that., it's just unfair to those who don't care about their childrens education.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21158 posts
status 8th Jun '13

I would love to homeschool, but my kids don't listen to me as it is, lol! They'd probably run around all day trying to play instead of letting me teach them.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 26783 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Minion:" I would love to homeschool, but my kids don't listen to me as it is, lol! They'd probably run around all day trying to play instead of letting me teach them."


Kids can learn a lot through play. I don't like traditional schooling, Open Schools are freaking FANTASTIC. Lily probably wouldn't do well at an Open School, she needs the structure but she is above her class by far so she is left behind a lot because the teachers teach to the masses. I would transfer Lily in a heartbeat if the school completely failed her, I thought about doing it this year but her school does pretty good at teaching individually to her (she is taken out of class a lot to do individual work). She needs the structure because she gets really unglued at chaotic situations and Open schools can be really chaotic ;) But who knows how she will be when she's older, maybe she will need that kind of school, and I believe that is a "learn through play" school.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 7850 posts
status 9th Jun '13
Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
9th Jun '13

We will be. With at least some, if not all the kids. School was pure misery for me. It has only gotten worse since. We also believe in delaying formal education until a more developmentally appropriate age.



Also factors:
Our oldest child would not thrive in a school environment right now. She's very active and does not do well being confined, doing repetitive tasks, being bored, and sitting still/idle for hours on end while doing repetitive tasks, being bored, and being confined to a room with a couple dozen other children. Guarantee you a public school would be pushing a diagnosis and meds on her within 3 months of her being in school.



We don't know where we'll be living next month, let alone when the year starts. I'm not sending them into a school with many other changes going on, only to rip them out of it soon thereafter.



And mostly because I've got no faith in public education. Period. It meets the needs of a very few students, who would likely do fine in any kind of system, and lets the rest down miserably. And before the accusation is leveled at me, I've taught in it, so yes, I do know what it's all about. I never taught past my required hours because I saw it and rejected it as an adult just as I had as a child, and sought the training for the sole intent of either teaching my own kids, or teaching in alternative method schools later in life.



I know my kids and their needs better than anyone. I can adjust to them and their needs. Teachers can't. Simple logistics. With a minimal amount of effort, a parent with their heart in the right place and access to basic resources can serve their child's education and development better than the best teacher in a public school can. It's no reflection on the teacher, but rather a reflection on the system and the limits inherent in it.



IF my children want to try school, I will not stop them. I will support them, help them, advocate for them, and cheer for them. I will not put them in if they don't want to go. And I will take them out even if they do want to go or think they have to go if I feel the school is running too much interference into our lives or is making my child miserable.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Live-Laugh-Love 18 weeks:" http://www.hslda.org/docs/nche/000010/200410250.asp"

Love that website. I tried not to use their articles since I know they're obviously very pro-homeschooling, lol.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 7850 posts
status 9th Jun '13
Quoting homes cool:" Love that website. I tried not to use their articles since I know they're obviously very pro-homeschooling, lol."


:lol: