Home-schooling parents relieved over passage of SB39

Mar 17, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KSL-TV

During the 2014 Utah Legislature, lawmakers passed bills and funding that will affect every Utah student - even those who aren't enrolled in public schools.

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Phil

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Mar 18, 2014
 
It depends entirely on the family. I know families that do well with a more rigid schedule and expectations. I also know families that do well with less structure and rules. My family is a bit of both. I expect my kids to be clothed, but I'm not opposed to pajamas on certain days. We always start at about 8:45, and we always "school" in the mornings. We usually take a break at around 10:15 and we're usually done by 12:15. Some of my kids' curriculum is taught by me, some is online and some is independent. I really don't care where or in what position they work, as long as they do. They work at the kitchen table, outside, in their rooms, on the floor, in the gazebo, on the trampoline, up a tree and a bunch of other places. We take extended vacations in our RV, as well. The same goes during those times. Work where you please, just do it neatly, sweetly and completely. Because we're normally finished by 12:15, our afternoons are free for other stuff. We do sports, arts, play dates, hikes, swimming, climbing, biking and all kinds of other stuff in the afternoons. There's no homework, so evening and weekends are free.

I know several naturist families that home-school their children. The children are all well behaved, very bright, and are wonderful in both nude and textile functions. One family had 3 children 14(F), 12(M), 8(f). The mother is a chemist by profession and the kids do dress for safety --- but the family is nude at dinner.(There are in WI). Another family (in CT) had 4 children who are not 20, 16,15-15 MFFM (last two are twins) again they were raise as naturist and the kids still are active with it.

AANR should have some information on this topic.

was not much of a nudist as a homeschooled student, but as adults, my fiance and I are both in favor of naturist ideas, including nudity. We're kind of new to the lifestyle (our parents weren't in favor of it, so we couldn't really live like nudists/naturists until we were on our own) but when we have and are home educating children some day, we intend to raise them to be as comfortable in their own skin as they are in clothing, and we will not force them to wear clothes except for the purpose of going out in public, protection, or simply if it suits them to do so.

http://scienceblogs.com/denialism/2012/03/15/...

A “homeschooled” girl recently escaped her family in Wisconsin. She was illiterate at 14, and not because she chose not to read — because her family didn’t want to teach her. She was severely malnourished, had been sexually abused by her stepbrother, had been forced to drink her own urine, was kept in the basement with only a bucket for waste and a sink to wash herself, and was often forced to do chores in the nude to prevent her hiding food in her clothing.

She finally seized an opportunity to escape after her stepmother pushed her down the stairs in fury at an inadequate cleaning job; the girl had become convinced that now they weren’t merely going to beat her but would kill her, so she left. Barefoot. In the winter.(Fortunately, this was an unusually mild winter.) How had she not escaped earlier? Her parents had registered her as “homeschooled” and there was no follow up.

Maltamon stands convicted of the worst crimes!
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A “homeschooled” girl recently escaped her family in Wisconsin. She was illiterate at 14, and not because she chose not to read — becuase her family didn’t want to teach her. She was severely malnourished, had been sexually abused by her stepbrother, had been forced to drink her own urine, was kept in the basement with only a bucket for waste and a sink to wash herself, and was often forced to do chores in the nude to prevent her hiding food in her clothing. She finally seized an opportunity to escape after her stepmother pushed her down the stairs in fury at an inadequate cleaning job; the girl had become convinced that now they weren’t merely going to beat her but would kill her, so she left. Barefoot. In the winter.(Fortunately, this was an unusually mild winter.) How had she not escaped earlier? Her parents had registered her as “homeschooled” and there was no follow up.http://scienceblogs.com/den ialism/2012/03/15/homeschoolin g-needs-either-tig/
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Mar 24, 2014
 
Home schoolers are in the same league as the people who chain their big ole' mean dog to a tree behind the house trailer. The animal would love to have a normal life of association with all dogs other than those tried out back of their trailers too so when the moment comes, they either make a break for freedom or remain a slave to the warped political issues of the owners.
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Mar 25, 2014
 
As a young boy in Salt Lake we used to go to the Deseret Gym to swim, or try to in my case, and we were not allowed to wear swim suits. We had to swim nude, no girls of course, and the same was true when I took swimming classes at the University Of Utah, no suits allowed.

For those not aware, the Deseret Gym was an exercise facility that used to be accross the street from Temple Square in Salt Lake City – removed to make way for the contruction of the Conference Center. This gym was frequented for many years by General Authorities and other workers from the Church Office Building.

Many accounts confirm that nude swimming (among men) was the tradition there, as with all YMCA swimming pools accross the country, until the time of their integration with female visitors for co-ed swimming.

It’s a part of our LDS / Utah history that many, particularly younger genrations, are unaware of. We’re always glad to hear additional first-hand testimonials of this, and gladly add them to the others already received.

I have a question for anybody out there who may know. At the Deseret Gym, were bathing-suits prohibited since its beginning in 1910?

Yes suits were prohibited at the gym as they were at YMCA’s around the country. I have heard from more than one source on this and at least one person directly confirmed seeing General Authorities swimming there in the nude. Early swimsuits were primarily made of cotton which tended to shed fibers which clogged the filter systems of the pools. It wasn’t until the 1960′s with the advent of nylon fabrics that the issue was resolved. It also coincided with the introduction of women to many organizations like the YMCA that the issue came up and was discussed. I believe it was about the same time that the Deseret Gym stopped the nude swimming as well.

ll that is very true. I was in a Scout troop in the ward just south of 27th South on 23rd East – We regularly went to Granite High School without suits for some time around 1951-52, boys + adult male leaders.

And the stories of swimming at Desert Gym sans suits – did that many times. As I recall the women had their own pool & did likewise.

And at the YMCA I believe on 2nd or 3rd South about 3rd East was the same – no suits allowed.

Only place we could wear suits was at the old Wasatch Hot Springs north on 2nd West (then) about 900 North. Highly chlorinated but suits allowed, both the indoor and outdoor pools !

got back in the pool last week and took a serious look at swimming.

I used to swim a lot way back when. When? I hate to date myself, but I took swimming at the University of Utah when accepted swimwear, no, "required swimwear" was nothing. True. Nude. At least for the men. I didn’t think much about it then because it was required. All students were in the buff. The teacher wore a suit, but students, all men, didn’t.

Why? The instructor, if I remember right, said it was for health reasons. Chemicals came with suits, like soap and bleach. Not the case for nudists. Another reason was swimsuits back then were primarily made of cotton and shed cotton threads that clogged the filter systems.

I would later learn friends were required to swim without suits at the Deseret Gym and the YMCA, too. Same reasons, I suspect.

Watching good swimmers in the lap lanes also tells me I should take a lesson. Swimming today looks very different from what was taught at the U. There seems to be more body roll and slower, more steady strokes. Also, I noted, breathing is done every two to three strokes instead of every stroke.

I’ve also noticed some swimmers are using lightweight fins and snorkel in the pool. The idea is to not labor, but enjoy the water. And, of course, get healthier. Swimming can, according to another report, develop general strength, cardiovascular fitness and endurance. And it’s a way of beating the heat.

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