Thousands gather at home-schoolers co...

Thousands gather at home-schoolers convention

There are 52 comments on the Richmond Times-Dispatch story from Jun 12, 2011, titled Thousands gather at home-schoolers convention. In it, Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that:

When Brooke Robertson was evaluating educational options for her three young children, she considered online classes as well as home schooling.

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Leon 45 Jones

Manassas, VA

#41 Jul 24, 2011
Dayum. Now he gonna go cry on his txtbooks yo. Can we get back on subject. I wanna talk bout them home skooled kids and how they gonna learn bout fistin, tea bagging, and salad tossen. They gonna learn bout greco roman wrastlin and how to pick out drapes an color patterns. Word
Genie Janie

Woodbridge, VA

#42 Jul 24, 2011
Nice, first page full of spammers. "Moderator", you are not doing your job. How can you get any meaningful conversation on a thread of crap.
Genie Janie

Woodbridge, VA

#43 Jul 24, 2011
hammer time wrote:
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who is doing the exploiting or abusing, this is home-schooling we're talking about?
YOU'RE one of the frickin spammers on this thread. Why don't you go back to your closet and play with your toes.
Genie Janie

Woodbridge, VA

#44 Jul 24, 2011
Wes wrote:
To the majority of the bloggers here:
Are you all supposed to be adults? You act like children pushing your political, personnal, and ethical beliefs down eachothers' throats as though each one of did wouldn't know how to swallow. You are making a mockery of public forums, especially education. I am I 19 year old male interested in the secondary education field, and these kinds of malicious interrogation and insults simply suggest that the education system nor it's stupids are the problem, it's most of you, the ignorant parents. Hope "ya'll" took that into consideration. And for those who are unaware the word "ya'll" is considered colloquialism, and is rather improper to use in text.
Sorry. I see no serious political views here. Just crap. Unfortunately that is more of what you're seeing these days; it's called "trolls". How do you know any of these posters are adults?
Genie Janie

Woodbridge, VA

#45 Jul 24, 2011
It's a weekend, what can you say.
People are either attempting to enjoy it, are more concerned with urgent things or busy, I'd think.

At any rate, this should demonstrate part of what's wrong with the education system today. I have MUCH to say on the issue having raised 3 children, but I don't want to dominate the thread.
I once considered home schooling. Unfortunately at the time I didn't have a full blown college education which is one of the legal requirements last time I looked. We are blessed in this state that we DO have a supporting organization and a legal organization who supports homeschoolers. It's worth it I think. Our kids went to private school.
pat

Milton, FL

#46 Jul 24, 2011
Many of these state laws are unconsitutional. The US Supreme Court established parental rights in a decision about the Amish.
Parents have a right to guide, direct, and control their children's education and training.
That right trumps State control over schools in that state.

That said, if you do decide to send your kids to a state school, then your rights as a parent do not
intrude into the state's curriculum. The State can teach evolution, state-church separation, the truth about the Mexican War, the Christian defense of slavery, the fact that Jefferson and Madison were deists,
and other things you do not like.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#47 Jul 24, 2011
Genie Janie wrote:
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YOU'RE one of the frickin spammers on this thread. Why don't you go back to your closet and play with your toes.
i will, once you use up your quarters viewing the freak shows.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#48 Jul 24, 2011
not a teahead wrote:
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i will, once you use up your quarters viewing the freak shows.
And so it starts, the nothead spew.
Genie Janie

Woodbridge, VA

#49 Jul 25, 2011
va_tazdad wrote:
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And so it starts, the nothead spew.
What can you say. This is what passes for intelligent conversation.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#50 Jul 25, 2011
Genie Janie wrote:
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What can you say. This is what passes for intelligent conversation.
With sheit it does. nothead doesn't know how to have an intelligent conversation.
happenstance

Elkview, WV

#52 Jan 4, 2012
Genie Janie wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry. I see no serious political views here. Just crap. Unfortunately that is more of what you're seeing these days; it's called "trolls". How do you know any of these posters are adults?
The majority of home schooled kids I've met are more educated than to get involved in this type of banter. Their parents on the other hand; I'm wondering about after reading the first few pages of this topic. Gezzz.
fred

Auburn, IN

#53 Jan 4, 2012
I have nothing against homeschoolers at all, unless the kids are being abused, tortured, or forced into slave labor. Evolution is true and the world is very, very old, but people have every right to believe an alternative theory or theories.

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