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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

tibby2 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 5:02 PM
Obama-Drama likes to say that most parents are ill equipped or knowledgeable to handle more advanced science required beyond the 6th grade. Science such as physics, chemistry and biology is often taught by just one person in many schools. Are those teacher experts in each of those subjects? As for math we have algebra, geometry, trig and calculus, I suppose that one teacher can be an expert in each of those areas? Perhaps the reason we see so much more of the social studies taught in schools and less push for academic rigor in math and science is an indicator that there are fewer qualified teachers available to teach those subjects.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 5:09 PM
How hard is it to get a textbook or online info and study as a parent then make sure your kid learns it.

Also many think Homeschool means only one parent teaching their kid everything.

Some of my friends that home school have groups so that a parent that is less expert in one area can combine with parents stronger in that area but still maintaining the flexibility and individuality that homeschooling brings
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 5:19 PM
T-2 what your are attempting under and guise or rubric is indeed a slippery slope for any child... other than the most gifted, rare and exceptional... to experience. It is a dangerous path for 99% of children.
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 5:07 PM
T-2... usually in grade school the sciences you mentioned are taught by different teachers though most could teach any of them with sufficient though not necessarily excellent competency. That is the difference. Opposite is the case for more than 90% of parents who are no trained in the core sciences.

Political correctness accounts for that which you described in your final paragraph.

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