Home School ~~ Good or Not?

Home School ~~ Good or Not?

Created by Cleo the Cat on Jan 30, 2011

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Yes, it can be great

I would but I don't know how

No, home school is a cop-out

We tried it a loved it

We tried it and failed

No, home school is too limited

We would, but we can't afford it

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Cleo the Cat

San Francisco, CA

#1 Jan 30, 2011
After following the news about Vacaville teacher Julie Davis being assaulted by a 13-year-old special ed boy in a detention classroom at Vaca Pena, and how the school office did nothing to come to her aid, we question how safe our classrooms really are.

Are special ed kids so "SPECIAL" that they can get away with threatening and causing bodily injury on campus?

No wonder a growing number of families are opting for Home School. How about home schooling?
Rickster

Suisun City, CA

#2 Jan 30, 2011
Home schooling is only as good as the parent doing the teaching. It also limits the childs ability to learn social skills.
Miller

Martinez, CA

#3 Jan 30, 2011
Resources for home schooling: http://www.homeschool.com/resources/
Maxwell Trudy

San Francisco, CA

#4 Jan 31, 2011
Our daughter has been home schooled for the past year, after failing most subjects in 7th grade. She was so overwhelmed socially, on a middle school campus, that she could not concentrate on studies. Every subject just blew over her head.

She was resistant to home schooling, but we felt sure she'd end up dropping out of high school if we let her stay in public school environments.

She does school through the Independent Study program in our school district, sees a teacher once a week, belongs to teen clubs and does teen sports. It's really great. Now her grades are all A and B range.

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#5 Jan 31, 2011
Rickster wrote:
Home schooling is only as good as the parent doing the teaching. It also limits the childs ability to learn social skills.
I agree. I highly doubt all of these stay-at-home moms are putting in 6 to 7 straight hours of home schooling. How good of an education can these soccer moms give when it comes to teaching Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, etc.? Sounds to me like this is just an alternate wayt o get a GED.
The home school kids also don't develop social skills, which is important for college and getting a job in the real world.(you can't hide with mommy and daddy forever, kid) There is no "school spirit", school sports, Friday night football games, proms, yearbooks, school plays, school sports, etc.
I would LOVE to see what a reunion for these social outcasts is like?
kajukenbo

Petaluma, CA

#6 Jan 31, 2011
i teach martial arts at night, and you can see the home schooled kids a mile away, they dont want to make contact with anybody or talk to anybody on the mat. if you try to tell them to adjust their stance or do something different from what their doing it, they take the perceived criticism terribly. you try to do your best and coax them along, but i worry about them out there on the street and in the future workplace

“<3”

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#7 Jan 31, 2011
Emjoe wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. I highly doubt all of these stay-at-home moms are putting in 6 to 7 straight hours of home schooling. How good of an education can these soccer moms give when it comes to teaching Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, etc.? Sounds to me like this is just an alternate wayt o get a GED.
The home school kids also don't develop social skills, which is important for college and getting a job in the real world.(you can't hide with mommy and daddy forever, kid) There is no "school spirit", school sports, Friday night football games, proms, yearbooks, school plays, school sports, etc.
I would LOVE to see what a reunion for these social outcasts is like?
This is true. A neighbor has one of those. She must have had this kid when she was fifteen. Very immature child. Her mom works all day, and the kid is on some kind of medication. LOL! Imagine a reunion of socially-backward kids who think they deserve special consideration because they were shielded from the usual list of kid concerns. What a disaster.
Rickster

Fairfield, CA

#8 Jan 31, 2011
Emjoe wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. I highly doubt all of these stay-at-home moms are putting in 6 to 7 straight hours of home schooling. How good of an education can these soccer moms give when it comes to teaching Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, etc.? Sounds to me like this is just an alternate wayt o get a GED.
The home school kids also don't develop social skills, which is important for college and getting a job in the real world.(you can't hide with mommy and daddy forever, kid) There is no "school spirit", school sports, Friday night football games, proms, yearbooks, school plays, school sports, etc.
I would LOVE to see what a reunion for these social outcasts is like?
The reunion would probably be a handful of people with misspelled name tags at Chuck E Cheese, and everyone would be afraid to sit together at the same table.

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

BELIEVE THEM

#9 Jan 31, 2011
Rickster wrote:
Home schooling is only as good as the parent doing the teaching. It also limits the childs ability to learn social skills.
And that is why my son is not home schooled. If I don't "get" Algebra, how can I teach it to him, and ensure that he gets it? I attended school because I didn't have a choice, and for the social aspect. If I home schooled my kid, he's be a nonsocial, non algebra understanding member of society, which may not not be that bad when you realize what's out in the world i.e. kids like "special Ed."

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

BELIEVE THEM

#10 Jan 31, 2011
Emjoe wrote:
<quoted text>
The home school kids also don't develop social skills, which is important for college and getting a job in the real world.
But they have get togethers and field trips with other home schooled clones I mean kids.

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

BELIEVE THEM

#11 Jan 31, 2011
Maxwell Trudy wrote:
Our daughter has been home schooled for the past year, after failing most subjects in 7th grade. She was so overwhelmed socially, on a middle school campus, that she could not concentrate on studies. Every subject just blew over her head.
She was resistant to home schooling, but we felt sure she'd end up dropping out of high school if we let her stay in public school environments.
She does school through the Independent Study program in our school district, sees a teacher once a week, belongs to teen clubs and does teen sports. It's really great. Now her grades are all A and B range.
My son is the exact opposite. He was not doing well last year in 6th grade, and the closer it got to 7th grade, the more stressed out I was, worrying this was the beginning of the end. He got all A's and one B last quarter. I also thought he'd be overwhelmed with all the people and changing classes, nope, he sailed right through.
Maxwell Trudy

San Francisco, CA

#12 Jan 31, 2011
Home schooled kids don't have to be limited socially. They might be home schooled only for a short time anyway, just to get over a rough spot they're experiencing.

When I see stories about kids being bullied at school I always wonder why the families don't home school. It's crazy to force your kid to go to a place every week day where someone is brutalizing him or her. If it someone like "Special Ed," the school won't do anything much about it, either.

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

BELIEVE THEM

#13 Feb 1, 2011
Maxwell Trudy wrote:
They might be home schooled only for a short time anyway, just to get over a rough spot they're experiencing.
When I see stories about kids being bullied at school I always wonder why the families don't home school. It's crazy to force your kid to go to a place every week day where someone is brutalizing him or her. If it someone like "Special Ed," the school won't do anything much about it, either.
I've wondered the same thing about kids being bullied. Either inter district transfer or home school. You can't let your kid feel suicide is their only option, and all failing grades isn't acceptable either.

“<3”

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#14 Feb 1, 2011
Gemineye wrote:
<quoted text>My son is the exact opposite. He was not doing well last year in 6th grade, and the closer it got to 7th grade, the more stressed out I was, worrying this was the beginning of the end. He got all A's and one B last quarter. I also thought he'd be overwhelmed with all the people and changing classes, nope, he sailed right through.
That's awesome! Good for him! If he keeps this up, tell him how much easier high school is. Failing makes them feel bad, and since he's so smart, he should have no problem doing great things in his life. Dangling the possibility of college and a happy future of total independence works very well.
Maxwell Trudy

San Francisco, CA

#15 Feb 1, 2011
Gemineye wrote:
<quoted text>I've wondered the same thing about kids being bullied. Either inter district transfer or home school. You can't let your kid feel suicide is their only option, and all failing grades isn't acceptable either.
Yes, kids being bullied sometimes commit suicide OR, they might show up at school and do what the Columbine killers did.

I recall that the Columbine killers (well, one of them, anyway,) was receiving mental health care. Some kids who are mentally ill would do better in home school.

As for "Special Ed," it's kids like him who begin to feel cocky on campus and after seeing that nothing much will happen when he assaults someone, he'll likely really start ripping things up. Since the school district seems unwilling to deal with violence on campus, where does that leave us? Vigilante justice?

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

BELIEVE THEM

#16 Feb 1, 2011
Granny Loves America wrote:
<quoted text>That's awesome! Good for him! If he keeps this up, tell him how much easier high school is. Failing makes them feel bad, and since he's so smart, he should have no problem doing great things in his life. Dangling the possibility of college and a happy future of total independence works very well.
I don't dangle the possibility of college lol. I tell him he's going to college or a trade school, it's not an option. Either that or get out and live on the street. I don't want to put him out, who does, but I believe if given the choice since he hates school, he wouldn't choose to go. He would go work at Game Stop and be happy as a pig in poop lol. I tried to tell him there are very few manual labor jobs that are going to provide a comfortable lifestyle. I'm not talking Civil Engineer either. Hey, if he can become a Civil Engineer, more power to him. I don't want him working a back breaking job that requires no brain skills, that destroys your body and your left with no retirement.

Since: Feb 11

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#17 Feb 1, 2011
My brother home schooled his kid, I read his manifesto and he seems okay to me.

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

BELIEVE THEM

#18 Feb 1, 2011
RandyRant wrote:
My brother home schooled his kid, I read his manifesto and he seems okay to me.
LMAO!
unsure mom

United States

#19 Mar 6, 2013
My son is being bullied and it' s been happening for 6 month. Not sure what to do.he's in 7th grade

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#20 Mar 6, 2013
Simple...have the principal and teachers handle it, and let them know that if they don't, and the bullying continues, then your son WILL handle it, by confronting the biggest, baddest bully who is picking on him, kicking him in the squanchees and punching him in the mouth as hard as he can. He may end up losing the fight, but he will gain respect, and the bullying will stop.
Bullying will run rampant as long as there are pacifistic, liberal educators, parents and students. Respect is earned, and sometimes it has to get physical.

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