Homeschool boy, age 12, starts College

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CDM

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like his brothers and sisters did before him.

http://cbs13.com/video/[email protected]

Note in the audio 1:09, the desperation in trying to find away to bash this family: "are they growing up to fast? . . . missing out on certain life experiences".

Maybe the reporter thinks "certain life experiences" include mind control, student - teacher sex, STD's , drugs, gang warfare, violence, and general evisceration of future aspirations so prevalent in the State's concentration camps they call public school.

Reporter at the end of clip: "Whatever that Mom is doing she should bottle it and sell it - that is amazing".

STEP 1: Remove child from atmosphere of mind control, student - teacher sex, STD's , drugs, gang warfare, violence, and general evisceration of future aspirations

STEP 2: Inevitable Success!

STEP 3: Enjoy.
 

Answerman

Puritan Board Sophomore
Love for God demonstrated by the love for our children in giving them a God centered education is the only hope four our country.
 

jolivetti

Puritan Board Freshman
I'm sorry, I may be missing something in your post. Perhaps you're being sarcastic (?).

Surely you aren't labeling public schools as places characterized by student-teacher sex, STDs, gang warfare!? This doesn't mesh with anything experienced by public school kids I know.

Surely you aren't even suggesting that homeschooling leads to "inevitable success"!? This also doesn't mesh with my experience.

Help me understand what you're saying/implying. Thanks.
 

Croghanite

Puritan Board Sophomore
Surely you aren't labeling public schools as places characterized by student-teacher sex, STDs, gang warfare!? This doesn't mesh with anything experienced by public school kids I know.

I'm 28 years old. I went to public school in a really good neighborhood.
Besides the constant fights and bullying going on daily, there were drugs, sex, and criminal activity.

This includes 7th grade on up. One 9th grade teacher impregnated (2) students in one year. Drugs were sold and prepared in the classroom! A pistol was looked over and purchased in the classroom! I can go on and on.

What's worse is none of the parents/ pastors know this is happening to their kids. They think this only happens in "bad" schools. The kids can put on a good act, I know I did along with all my friends.

My younger cousins went to the same schools I did with a 4 year and 8 year time difference. They tell me of how the things that happened in my high school are happening in the elementary level. In fact the elementary school they attended is the #1 rated school in the county. Im talking about drug sales and abuse, sex in bathrooms, and physical/ mental violence.

At best, kids in public school will get by only witnessing this instead of taking part in it. They still have to deal with the fear of being physically or mentally abused every day.
 

LadyFlynt

Puritan Board Doctor
my experience in Public school is similar...and it was a small town with a "good school". Teachers sleeping with students, drugs, sex, physical abuse (yes, I've been hit by a teacher...because I religiously disagreed with homosexuality, not because I misbehaved or struck out in any way, and no, not a thing was done about it). The teasing is horrendous...and it isn't just "innocent childish teasing that a kid has to get over". It was very destructive and led young children to the above items (sex, drugs, suicide, and simply "dropping out"). And it didn't just come from the students...have a fifth grade teacher sit and tell the entire class EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY during current events that one student is going to become a streetbum (remember the film strips with streetpeople talking about homelessness?)...and going on and on about why that student is worthless till said student sticks their head in their desk and cries till class is over. Rapes occured in the hallway a couple of towns over...without anyone being penalized.

And you wonder why the idea of placing my child in public school makes me literally sick to my stomach?

No homeschooling isn't a guarantee...but it does provide an area of stability and a family bonding that psing doesn't allow.
 

KMK

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My 12 year old son might take a Math course this year at a local JC.
 

LadyFlynt

Puritan Board Doctor
Jr College is a whole new ball game. I actually feel safer having my child there than in a ps'd elementary or highschool.

My son will probably start attending Jr C during his highschool years.
 

jolivetti

Puritan Board Freshman
Thanks for the helpful notes about the public school system. It helps me understand the comments better.

I am no great friend of the public school system, but I did teach at a public school before going to seminary. I have never heard of student-teacher sex (except in the national media). While I agree the public schools have many/most of the problems discussed (to what degree is up for debate probably), it's my experience that comments like the original post ("State's concentration camps") are overreaction and tend to alienate us from any meaningful dialogue outside of our homeschooling circles. I suppose I'm asking for moderation in our speech and a nuanced approach to education issues.

I would again point out that, contrary to the 3-step formula in the post, there is no guarantee of success in homeschooling (or any other education model). You can take the child out of the tempting/sinful culture, but you can't take the sin out of the child, or the parent/Christian school teacher.

Again, thanks for the replies.
 

LadyFlynt

Puritan Board Doctor
Jared, the "3-step" was most likely tongue in cheek with a bit o truth thrown in. Basically, the truth is that MANY (no one is saying all) of the issues kids face and distractions from their studies are environmental. The environment of the government school system as a whole is well known and documented. Compared to other types of schooling (private, boarding, and home) it's obvious that there is something wrong and pulling a kid from it is usually the first step in improving his/her environment (unless the kid is in a situation that home is equally as bad as the government school).

I did spend one year in private school...the difference was night and day from the government school. Uniforms, atmosphere....we all studied and that is what we were there for. Government schools were just something to survive till you hit age or graduation and could escape it.
 

CDM

Puritan Board Junior
Thanks for the helpful notes about the public school system. It helps me understand the comments better.

I am no great friend of the public school system, but I did teach at a public school before going to seminary. I have never heard of student-teacher sex (except in the national media). While I agree the public schools have many/most of the problems discussed (to what degree is up for debate probably), it's my experience that comments like the original post ("State's concentration camps") are overreaction and tend to alienate us from any meaningful dialogue outside of our homeschooling circles. I suppose I'm asking for moderation in our speech and a nuanced approach to education issues.

I would again point out that, contrary to the 3-step formula in the post, there is no guarantee of success in homeschooling (or any other education model). You can take the child out of the tempting/sinful culture, but you can't take the sin out of the child, or the parent/Christian school teacher.

Again, thanks for the replies.

A quick note.

The "3-step formula" you were referring to was, in large part sarcastic. The rest of the post was not. Also, you assume I am looking for meaningful (whatever that can be) dialog with advocates of State imposed indoctrination (among other things).

Blessings!
 

jolivetti

Puritan Board Freshman
Thanks for the clarification! Really, I don't disagree with how bad public schools are (maybe the degree, but not the specific sins)... it's how we address the issue that can rub me the wrong way. Our local congregation has a recent history of some uncharitable homeschoolers going out of their way to degrade public schooling and those who choose that option.

Another (final, I promise) question, if I may: Shouldn't we want dialogue with those who disagree?
 
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