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Sentences for Teaching Sentences

Tired in Texas Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 5:09 PM
How many homeschooling families do you know personally? I was invited to a "graduation" ceremony for about 25 homeschoolers who had completed the State mandated courses to receive a certificate of completion that was the equivalent of a high school diploma. At least 20 of those young men and women had been awarded scholarships, some to smaller colleges, some to larger colleges, and at least one was from MIT. What you don't understand, O-D is that nowadays parents can plug into many homeschooling courses on the internet and that they actually have group meetings where a parent who is an expert in some area will give classes in that subject. My neighbor is an accredited high school teacher, majored in Mathematics, tutored my son
Tired in Texas Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 5:15 PM
(who was enrolled in public school) in Calculus, and homeschooled all three of her sons. Parents who were educated in areas as diverse as auto mechanics, electrical engineering and home economics shared their knowledge with these groups of young people. In addition, they had sports associations to develop teamwork and field trips to museums and art galleries.

I'm curious. Are you a teacher in a public school, because your rant shows a decided bent toward the establishment.
Some sentences are made of words while others are made of jail time. And home-schooling families focused on the former kind of sentences are increasingly finding themselves under the threat of the latter—even in America.

For example, consider Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, the Christian couple who fled Germany in 2008 after the government levied them with heavy fines and even once had their children removed from their home and placed in foster care all because they home-school.

Germany bars parents from educating children at home even when the children flourish in that environment. Applying laws actually enacted during the...