Tell the good news about home schools

Full story: Des Moines Register

Does the Register not realize the $8 million the state spends for home schooling is a bargain to taxpayers? School districts receive 30 percent of the regular funding per child for home-schooled children, or 40 percent if dual-enrolled in order to cover costs associated with the home-schooled student participating in selected public school ...
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United States

#1 Jan 24, 2010
If parents want to home school their kids, they should pick up the tab. The taxpaers shouldn't be paying taxes for "private" in home schools and public schools.
Parent

Bono, AR

#2 Jan 24, 2010
I home school my kids. And I DO pick up the tab. I don't want anything from other tax payers.
DSM Mom

Des Moines, IA

#3 Feb 5, 2010
Homeschooling parents DO pick up the tab! However, if you pay taxes to live in a particular district, you should have the rights to take advantage of some of the services of that district, even if you're not using all of them. What's hard to understand about that?? Schools just bristle at that because it means they're not getting *all* their funding from the feds for a particular student.

“of the Green Ajah”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#4 Feb 5, 2010
I home school my kids. Yes, I pick up the tab too. And yes, I pay taxes. But I don't want anything from my school district. I want them to leave me alone, so I feel I should leave them alone.

Plenty of people pay taxes to live in a school district.But not everyone uses the school. I feel that public schools are a necessity just like roads, police departments and everything else taxes pay for.
KAZAAM

Scottsdale, AZ

#5 May 16, 2010
As a home schooling Mom I have to pay taxes to the School District even though I don't use it so why can't I claim home schooling on my taxes for all that I spend to *gasp* home school?
Cyclone Fan

Hedrick, IA

#6 May 16, 2010
I don't understand how all of a sudden parents and private religious schools are allowed to teach children without the benefit of being a certified teacher. How can parents teach their high school students properly when in some cases the studies are at a higher level than they themselves have ever completed. Not so many years ago a minister in Mt. Pleasant Iowa went to jail rather than to obey the law of having state certified teachers in their religious school. I don't remember if it was a Christian school or what but it doesn't really matter.

By having so many home schooled now it is a lot of the reason why with the decreased enrollment schools are suffering and having to close schools.
guest

Blytheville, AR

#7 May 17, 2010
Cyclone Fan, it's not 'all of a sudden' for one thing. People have been homeschooling successfully without teaching certifications for years.

Any parent who truly cares about their child will find a way to teach them what ever they choose to learn. There is no rule that says just because someone homeschools their child they can't outsource. There are homeschool groups, tutors, online teachers and many other ways to learn.

Get a clue would you. People who speak about things that they know nothing about are so annoying.
new way

Scottsdale, AZ

#8 May 19, 2010
Oh GOD Blame the reason why the public schools systems are suffering is because of home schoolers! NOT that the schools can't produce enough money passing their state tests for which they get PAID for taking! I just had my property taxes come in the mail and 95% of my taxes are paying for the public school system! Johnny STILL can't read! Oh did I mention these ARE certified teachers? Will you have me become certified to potty train my child, better yet conceive my child? Outsourcing has now come to our children? Why? To be slave laborers for the US government so they can pass the state testing so the schools can get money. The US companies (with permission from the US government) ALLOW slave labor in other countries why not here? It was bad enough when we used to have to sell candy bars for some cheap prize. In my town children now got to school 8:00-4:00 so "they" can learn what a real job is! A real job? Children s jobs are to PLAY and LEARN and HAVE FUN! The US knows how to take the fun away from it's own children. Nope we are going to teach children how to have a real job! Why? Well the reason is so they can become "good workers" This is amazing to me! Some of you "sheeple" aren't getting the bigger picture.

“Only a fool says he knows all.”

Since: Jun 10

United States

#9 Jun 11, 2010
This is good news. We need to get our kids out of our modern schools and and if the parents will teach their kids moral and true education, then let home-schoolers rule!!
katie-

UK

#10 Dec 5, 2010
To Aaron Weaver childrens first education is in the home so why are some people against home schooling.Home schooling children is a great idea and a very worthy cause.I have said it before and i will say it again free the mind of a child and you will free a nation.To all those that home school one hell of a big GOOD LUCK-ALL THE BEST.

“Only a fool says he knows all.”

Since: Jun 10

United States

#11 Dec 6, 2010
katie- wrote:
To Aaron Weaver childrens first education is in the home so why are some people against home schooling.Home schooling children is a great idea and a very worthy cause.I have said it before and i will say it again free the mind of a child and you will free a nation.To all those that home school one hell of a big GOOD LUCK-ALL THE BEST.
Did I say anything bad about home-schooling? I hope not. I'm a proud home-schooler, and encourage any-one to do so. But it would be nice for our schools return our education the way it use to be. Then there wouldn't be any reason for home-schooling. When I say use to be, is by being more moral in standards and leasons, educating intelligent design, leaving sex education for the parents, sticking with the basics in reading writing and arithmatic. Basicly, we need to go back to the kind of education around World War Two.
katie

UK

#12 Dec 7, 2010
To Aaron Weaver hello i must congratulate you on home schooling your children and i agree with you and i would encourage anyone to do so as well.Here in the uk the government has changed and messed with childrens education seven times in the past ten years and now this so called government we have got is going to change it again.Children cannot learn with government messing around with their education.The last government we had wanted to give children aged just seven to under go careers advice-WHAT careers advice for seven year olds half those jobs that the careers advisors would give the children would not exist when they leave school.Let children be children.Chidren can do without being exposed to government DOGMA fullstop.Ps i think you will like my article on homework helpful or harmful.Good luck in your home schooling-free a childs and you will free a nation all the best.
katie

UK

#13 Dec 7, 2010
Sorry typing error.Should read free a childs mind and you will free a nation
Largelanguage

Flint, UK

#14 Apr 15, 2013
katie wrote:
To Aaron Weaver hello i must congratulate you on home schooling your children and i agree with you and i would encourage anyone to do so as well.Here in the uk the government has changed and messed with childrens education seven times in the past ten years and now this so called government we have got is going to change it again.Children cannot learn with government messing around with their education.The last government we had wanted to give children aged just seven to under go careers advice-WHAT careers advice for seven year olds half those jobs that the careers advisors would give the children would not exist when they leave school.Let children be children.Chidren can do without being exposed to government DOGMA fullstop.Ps i think you will like my article on homework helpful or harmful.Good luck in your home schooling-free a childs and you will free a nation all the best.
The ignorant Katie speaks again about child rearing. Rofl! There is nothing wrong with helping children understand the world around them ready for when they grow up. It is nothing to do with, "preserving innocence", unless you are simply implying that you hate the goverment.
MaltaMon

Warrington, PA

#15 Apr 15, 2013
Home schooling too often leaves children with a sense of entitlement and largely dependant upon their parents for protection from the hazards that await them in the real world.
SLC

Falls Church, VA

#16 Apr 16, 2013
Aaron Weaver wrote:
<quoted text>
Did I say anything bad about home-schooling? I hope not. I'm a proud home-schooler, and encourage any-one to do so. But it would be nice for our schools return our education the way it use to be. Then there wouldn't be any reason for home-schooling. When I say use to be, is by being more moral in standards and leasons, educating intelligent design, leaving sex education for the parents, sticking with the basics in reading writing and arithmatic. Basicly, we need to go back to the kind of education around World War Two.
"Intelligent" design is about as scientific as astrology. This is, of course, why many deluded parents choose to send their kids to fundamentalist religious schools or home school them. They don't want them to learn about the Theory of Evolution, which contradicts the creationist crap in the unholy babble. This is a theory supported by thousands of pieces of scientific evidence and accepted by 99.9% of the biologists in the world. As Tom Friedman once wrote, the Chinese and the Indians want "intelligent" design taught in American schools, they want our jobs.
Largelanguage

Buckley, UK

#17 Apr 16, 2013
MaltaMon wrote:
Home schooling too often leaves children with a sense of entitlement and largely dependant upon their parents for protection from the hazards that await them in the real world.
I agree, but keep in mind what it must mean considering Bob advocated homeschooling, lol.
MaltaMon

Merchantville, NJ

#18 Apr 16, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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I agree, but keep in mind what it must mean considering Bob advocated homeschooling, lol.
If Bob or one of his faghag pedo-cheerleaders on Topix were a teacher at my kids' school, I would consider home schooling.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#19 Apr 16, 2013
MaltaMon wrote:
<quoted text> If Bob or one of his faghag pedo-cheerleaders on Topix were a teacher at my kids' school, I would consider home schooling.
How can an idiot like you teach home schooling?
Bob

Dorval, Canada

#20 Apr 16, 2013
MaltaMon is homeschooling LargeIlliterate with free-online english lessons via Topix.
And succeeding very well at passing the torch: LargeRetard is turning out every bit a moron as his teacher.

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