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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

tibby2 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:52 AM
How hard can it be? If you just read from the book and spout the liberal platform then you could be a public school teacher. Perhaps there is a reason why we rank so much lower than many countries in math and science? My home school decision came when a teacher told me, "Don't do anything with her at home. It will just put her that much farther ahead of the other kids."
ColdWolverine Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 8:45 AM
I've met some genuinely good public school teachers who are frustrated to tears over the mandated curriculum. The state manual for the public school health class has them demonstrating condom use with a rolled up sock and a partner's fist (picturing that? Any idea who your little daughter's partner will be in that exercise?). It's no wonder the good teachers end up burnt out and cynical, and parents are looking for an alternative.

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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...