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magggie

Greenbrier, AR

#1 Jul 3, 2012
just looking for some information about it
Info

Mount Vernon, KY

#2 Jul 3, 2012
What do you want to know? There is nothing to go by in the state of Ky. If you choose to homeschool your child, the state can't tell you what to teach them and they do not check up on what your child is learning. If you decide to enroll your child on public school after they have been homeschooled, they could have to tke a placement test to see what level they are performing at and they will be placed in that grade. You need to have structure and discipline, and stay on a regular schedule or your child will be behind that of their peers. Make sure to provide opportunities for socilizing with same age kids.
magggie

Greenbrier, AR

#3 Jul 3, 2012
do I have to go through the board of education to do this is there somewhere I need to contact about books ...just wondering where I need to start
school

Hazard, KY

#4 Jul 3, 2012
u need to go to board of education sighn papers
my child is going threw pennfoster its a really good school
In the Know

Manchester, KY

#5 Jul 4, 2012
Go to www.chek.org . At this site you will find the Best Practice Document. It details the requirements for homeschooling in Kentucky. You absolutely do not have to sign anything at the local board of education. You send them a letter before school starts informing them that you will be homeschooling your children. You do not ask their permission. Read the Best Practice Document, and it will give you the details. Another website, www.hslda.org , will give you lots of great information.
magggie

Vilonia, AR

#6 Jul 4, 2012
Thanks for all the info
Info

Mount Vernon, KY

#7 Jul 4, 2012
You do have to withdraw them from the county or they will be calling and wanting to know where the kids are. I would go there and personally withdraw them so there would be no confusion.
H M S

Harrison, AR

#8 Jul 4, 2012
Everyone that I have met from homeschooling fall way behind in spelling, reading comprehension, history, geography, basic math, etc... Socially, they are off the bottom of the charts. Parent who do not care about their children keep them home. I suggest you find a private school instead if you are against public education.
wow

Ivel, KY

#9 Jul 4, 2012
H M S wrote:
Everyone that I have met from homeschooling fall way behind in spelling, reading comprehension, history, geography, basic math, etc... Socially, they are off the bottom of the charts. Parent who do not care about their children keep them home. I suggest you find a private school instead if you are against public education.
I'm sure everyone who does homeschooling is not falling behind!!! I know students who have went to county and city schools and actually graduated high-school that can't even read, much less do math! So, I guess they have parents that don't care about them to! If a child wants to learn they will regardless , if its homeschooled or in a public school...FYI, I would prefer to have my child homeschooled, and as far as being socially off the bottom of the charts, I don't think being social is as important as an education!! Its not like someone who is homeschooled doesn't have a life, because honey they do and its not as stressful and they don't have to worry about all the drama! Before I would send my child to a county school, especially high-school, I would definitely consider homeschooling! Jmo
H M S

Harrison, AR

#10 Jul 5, 2012
With your post, I rest my case. "Good enough" education is how we ended up with a county overflowing with out-dated coal mentality. For nearly 100 years Perry County has been outsmarted by outsiders, and you want kids to be taught at home by parents who need to go back to school themselves??? I would only support home schooling if the parents themselves could pass the test required to do it! Look around at the number of HCTC graduates that post on sites like Facebook- who can't spell, can't write comprehensive statements, and constantly reveal their lack of education. Do you think that you're smarter than a 5th grader? I bet you'd teach your kids that the Civil War was over slavery!
Hazard High School Grad

Manchester, KY

#11 Jul 5, 2012
H M S wrote:
With your post, I rest my case. "Good enough" education is how we ended up with a county overflowing with out-dated coal mentality. For nearly 100 years Perry County has been outsmarted by outsiders, and you want kids to be taught at home by parents who need to go back to school themselves??? I would only support home schooling if the parents themselves could pass the test required to do it! Look around at the number of HCTC graduates that post on sites like Facebook- who can't spell, can't write comprehensive statements, and constantly reveal their lack of education. Do you think that you're smarter than a 5th grader? I bet you'd teach your kids that the Civil War was over slavery!
If you don't like coal, don't use electricity. Take a look at your own grammar and overuse of punctuation. You are in no position to criticize anyone else about their education.
Info

Mount Vernon, KY

#12 Jul 5, 2012
This is a personal decision, just like I guess abortion. Although the laws are iffy, and people will find pros and cons, I personally would not homeschool unless my child had a medical problem. I could probably do ok homneschooling up through the 5th grade, but even with my college degree and master's, I would be lost as to what a middle-school and high school student would need to learn in order to be successful in college. If you sre considering it, I would do some indepth research on curriculum and state standards that the schools are using now, so my child would not be lost academically. And, another opinion, from personal experience with a family member, there is a gap socially. I know a lady who homeschools her 3 kids, and when they come around, they have trouble sharing, playing and communicating. I guess it is because they are so used to getting their way at and not having to take turns with 25 other kids.
Hazard High School Grad

Manchester, KY

#13 Jul 5, 2012
Info wrote:
This is a personal decision, just like I guess abortion. Although the laws are iffy, and people will find pros and cons, I personally would not homeschool unless my child had a medical problem. I could probably do ok homneschooling up through the 5th grade, but even with my college degree and master's, I would be lost as to what a middle-school and high school student would need to learn in order to be successful in college. If you sre considering it, I would do some indepth research on curriculum and state standards that the schools are using now, so my child would not be lost academically. And, another opinion, from personal experience with a family member, there is a gap socially. I know a lady who homeschools her 3 kids, and when they come around, they have trouble sharing, playing and communicating. I guess it is because they are so used to getting their way at and not having to take turns with 25 other kids.
I know a lot of people who were home-schooled, and they turned out just the opposite. Most home-schooled children I know are doing far better than other children their age who attend public school. They are smarter and more sociable. They also seem to be more mature. Some people act like school is the only place where people socialize with other people. Ridiculous.
r u cereal

Manchester, KY

#14 Jul 5, 2012
Hazard High School Grad wrote:
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If you don't like coal, don't use electricity.
Really ??? you still think coal is generated by electricity? you must have been homeschooled!
Largelanguage

Wrexham, UK

#15 Dec 30, 2012
Hazard High School Grad wrote:
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I know a lot of people who were home-schooled, and they turned out just the opposite. Most home-schooled children I know are doing far better than other children their age who attend public school. They are smarter and more sociable. They also seem to be more mature. Some people act like school is the only place where people socialize with other people. Ridiculous.
I am 59 myself, but I bet most people who were homeschooled probably at 30 have the mental age of someone around 24 years old hehe.
roofus

Winchester, KY

#16 Dec 30, 2012
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Largelanguage

Wrexham, UK

#17 Dec 31, 2012
roofus wrote:
Me mawma homskulled me nd me tornd out ok hur sayed hur tech me jaysus and seex edjukachun hurselph hur sayd peeple r meenies nd onle mawma no whut goud four roofus specilly win hur tech roofus seex edjukachun that wuz roofus bestest subchect mawma sayed roofus likeded it too hur wuld weer foony lether sut hit had and kroctch smeld foony hur all tiime pootin oil on hur hit mad hur slickery roofus likeded that hur sayed roofus was biggest stewdent hur eber had that mak roofus hapy hur sayed roofus gradjuwaited win roofus babby bruther wuz bornded praz jaysus
So you were homeschooled eh? You illiteracy is a great example!

“Beautiful Days..Beautiful Life”

Since: Jan 11

Indianapolis / Hazard

#18 Dec 31, 2012
H M S wrote:
Everyone that I have met from homeschooling fall way behind in spelling, reading comprehension, history, geography, basic math, etc... Socially, they are off the bottom of the charts. Parent who do not care about their children keep them home. I suggest you find a private school instead if you are against public education.
I strongly disagree with your comments. My son was homeschooled for 5 yrs & went back into public shcool at grade level & is a straight A senior this year. Not all homeschooled children fall behind, ours excelled & has done well since going back to public school.
Largelanguage

Wrexham, UK

#19 Dec 31, 2012
karmamylove wrote:
<quoted text>I strongly disagree with your comments. My son was homeschooled for 5 yrs & went back into public shcool at grade level & is a straight A senior this year. Not all homeschooled children fall behind, ours excelled & has done well since going back to public school.
Yes, at grade level, he wasn't homeschooled all the time. And just because children are grade A doesn't mean they fit in socially at all. Plenty of narcissistic mothers force their children to work hard even when they are tired in order to make their children get grade A so they don't look bad.
PCCHS

Hazard, KY

#20 Jan 1, 2013
All the home schooled kids I know are strange. The ones from that Christian school in Wabbaco are weird too. I don't think social interaction is more important than an education, but kids want to have friends. It has to be lonely. Any parent that says, I'll be my child's best friend is a control freak. Kids need peers their own age, not mommy and daddy, to help them learn how to act in society. Any parent that wants to teach their child from home should have to pass a GED test.

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