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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

JustMC Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:29 AM
Joe, I disagree about the percentage of parents who are capable of home-schooling. That said, I don't think Ms. Kieffer is advocating that everyone home-school his kids, not even close. I think she is advocating that parents should have control over their kids' educations. (After all, fewer than one in 10,000 Americans know how a flatscreen TV works, but they do just fine at CHOOSING adequate, or even excellent TVs.) Setting that aside for a moment, I must ask, what percentage of kids in public school are 'adequately educated' in your view?
JustMC Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 8:05 AM
Joe, not only is the VAST majority who go to college unprepared for a college education, but precious few of the COLLEGES THEMSELVES deliver a college education to significant numbers. Degrees are a RACKET in this country. And it all stems from the government-mandate of phony credentials per government standards, funded with taxpayer money.

It's the government and the schools of all levels playing "you lie and I'll swear to it" so long as we all get rich taking money from the taxpayer.
Joe296 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:57 AM
I know all about this. All of this is not the fault of schools. There have always been kids entering college who have to take remedial courses. I attended college in the early sixties and there were many remedial classes taught then. All the text messaging shorthand, etc. is creating a problem for many kids.
David70 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:56 AM
Joe, as long as home schooling out performs public progressive indoctrination, home schooling will be fine especially since it focuses on academic achievement. There is ample home schooler assistance available online to apply to most any learning curve.
McGovern Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:53 AM
The percentage you quote is high. Right now it is below 90%.
McGovern Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:51 AM
You obviously know nothing about incoming freshmen to the universities.

Ask the professors about the preparation of the students they see.
Joe296 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:48 AM
A basketball coach was asked once by a sneering reporter, "Coach, how many of your players graduate?" Without hesitation the coach replied, "Every one that wants to". This is my response to your question of what percentage of kids in public schools are 'adequately educated'. When probably 98 percent of the students attending colleges and universities in this country are the products of public schools I would say that a high percentage of public school students in this country are 'adequately educated'.

Who knew? My parents are cool. Homeschooling is becoming hipster. Celebrity parents like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie proudly discuss their homeschooling lifestyle. But pioneers like my parents set the trend of educational freedom.

The plan was to send me to public school. My mother enjoyed her job as an R.N. and was not bored. She was simply a creative rebel. And my father encouraged her to pioneer—because he believed in freedom.

My mother is a rebel with her own style. She once told me: “I never wanted to be like anyone else. I always did my own thing. But my...