Tell the good news about home schools

Tell the good news about home schools

There are 298 comments on the Des Moines Register story from Jan 24, 2010, titled Tell the good news about home schools. In it, Des Moines Register reports that:

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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MaltaMon

Wilmington, DE

#164 May 4, 2013
It's not about naked young boys, Zsa Zsa. I suppose that's why you don't know who Sisyphus is.

Since: Jan 13

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#165 May 4, 2013
MaltaMon wrote:
It's not about naked young boys, Zsa Zsa. I suppose that's why you don't know who Sisyphus is.
I suppose it is the name you are called by at the Gay Leather Bar.
SLC

Arlington, VA

#166 May 4, 2013
The initial posting on this thread was on the topic of home schooling. Unfortunately, like all too many threads on the education forum of topix, it was soon hijacked by MaltaMon and his opponents into a completely irrelevant pissing contest with libelous accusations of child molestation passing back and forth. Nothing at all to do with the subject of home schooling, a serious subject deserving of intelligent discussion.

Now, to get back to the subject, all too many parents who home school their children do so to brainwash them with creationist crap and other anti-scientific baloney. We see the result of such brain washing in the absurd comments of Largelanguage, who is obviously a victim of such propaganda. Sending them to a public school or a private school such as the one I attended for 2 years as a pre-teen would provide them with the information demonstrating the absurdity of the notion that the Earth is 6000 years old. IMHO, I agree with Richard Dawkins that such home schooling amounts to child molestation, every bit as serious as the claims MaltaMon and company are trading back and forth.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#167 May 4, 2013
Or is it your new underage boyfriend?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#168 May 4, 2013
SLC wrote:
The initial posting on this thread was on the topic of home schooling. Unfortunately, like all too many threads on the education forum of topix, it was soon hijacked by MaltaMon and his opponents into a completely irrelevant pissing contest with libelous accusations of child molestation passing back and forth. Nothing at all to do with the subject of home schooling, a serious subject deserving of intelligent discussion.
Now, to get back to the subject, all too many parents who home school their children do so to brainwash them with creationist crap and other anti-scientific baloney. We see the result of such brain washing in the absurd comments of Largelanguage, who is obviously a victim of such propaganda. Sending them to a public school or a private school such as the one I attended for 2 years as a pre-teen would provide them with the information demonstrating the absurdity of the notion that the Earth is 6000 years old. IMHO, I agree with Richard Dawkins that such home schooling amounts to child molestation, every bit as serious as the claims MaltaMon and company are trading back and forth.
Unfortunately Largelanguage was homeschooled by Maltomon at Molly's Home school, which has been uncovered as a school for perverts, the latest pupil being PedoPhilli.
But you must ignore these pervert trolls, because they are only interested in discussing naked boys. They are not interested in discussing Creationism or Evolution, which is not on their homeschool curriculum. However this debate between Creationists and Evolutionists has been going on for a long time and neither side seems to give in to their beliefs.
MaltaMon

Blackwood, NJ

#169 May 4, 2013
Zuiko wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately Largelanguage was homeschooled by Maltomon at Molly's Home school, which has been uncovered as a school for perverts, the latest pupil being PedoPhilli.
But you must ignore these pervert trolls, because they are only interested in discussing naked boys. They are not interested in discussing Creationism or Evolution, which is not on their homeschool curriculum. However this debate between Creationists and Evolutionists has been going on for a long time and neither side seems to give in to their beliefs.
You're worse than a spoiled child. You'll say anything, absolutely anything, including placing me in the gay leather bar in which you stripped and spread your ass on old men's faces for tips, to divert attention from your proven paedophilia and distribution on Topix of child pornography. As for Sisyphus, I'm not surprised that you haven't even bothered to look it up to see why he reminds me of you,.. Except that he was married and thus probably heterosexual and was not preoccupied with naked boys.
MaltaMon

Blackwood, NJ

#170 May 4, 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.
SLC, This was my initial post on this thread. Now, I would never go so far as to insist that you be fair-minded--I suspect that as you see it, you try to be, but too often fail at it--but I suggest you try for greater accuracy in identifying the lead hijacker. You blew it this time. And I don't expect you to acknowledge that much. It wouldn't suit you.
MaltaMon

Blackwood, NJ

#171 May 4, 2013
I should hope that you weren't so cavalier, so unobjective or so reckless a researcher when it came to preparing your dissertation.
Phil

Dunfermline, UK

#172 May 4, 2013
Zuiko wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately Largelanguage was homeschooled by Maltomon at Molly's Home school, which has been uncovered as a school for perverts, the latest pupil being PedoPhilli.
But you must ignore these pervert trolls, because they are only interested in discussing naked boys. They are not interested in discussing Creationism or Evolution, which is not on their homeschool curriculum. However this debate between Creationists and Evolutionists has been going on for a long time and neither side seems to give in to their beliefs.
"...they are only interested in discussing naked boys."

This from a man (and that's being generous) who is very keen on knowing, or reading about who watches boys or men naked while showering or being examined by clothed women and who has a 'scholarly' interest in nude swimming.
I wish I could say it was funny.
MaltaMon

Blackwood, NJ

#173 May 4, 2013
SLC wrote:
The initial posting on this thread was on the topic of home schooling. Unfortunately, like all too many threads on the education forum of topix, it was soon hijacked by MaltaMon and his opponents into a completely irrelevant pissing contest with libelous accusations of child molestation passing back and forth. Nothing at all to do with the subject of home schooling, a serious subject deserving of intelligent discussion.
Now, to get back to the subject, all too many parents who home school their children do so to brainwash them with creationist crap and other anti-scientific baloney. We see the result of such brain washing in the absurd comments of Largelanguage, who is obviously a victim of such propaganda. Sending them to a public school or a private school such as the one I attended for 2 years as a pre-teen would provide them with the information demonstrating the absurdity of the notion that the Earth is 6000 years old. IMHO, I agree with Richard Dawkins that such home schooling amounts to child molestation, every bit as serious as the claims MaltaMon and company are trading back and forth.
You will note that I am an opponent of home schooling. But you violate your own standard for "intelligent discussion" by trashing all home-schooling parents as "brainwashers" and religious fanatics. And you denigrate religious faith as "baloney". How do you expect to elicit any intelligent discussion when you insult those who favor it and question their motives? The topic is home schooling, correct? As a self-confessed scholar, you might have approached with respect, at the very least at the outset, those who may ultimately disagree with you? Fair-minded? Not a chance. You are as bigoted as you believe are those whose religion and child-rearing philosophy you so pointedly, and arrogantly, denigrate.
MaltaMon

Blackwood, NJ

#174 May 4, 2013
By the way, you "O" is ANYTHING buy "H".
MaltaMon

Blackwood, NJ

#175 May 4, 2013
**Your "O"..
MaltaMon

Blackwood, NJ

#176 May 4, 2013
** is anything but "H" (apologies for the typos)
MaltaMon

Mechanicsburg, PA

#177 May 4, 2013
Try again, SLC. Let's see if you can have the intelligent discussion that you say you want. I'd be happy to join in.
coyote

Halifax, Canada

#178 May 4, 2013
MaltaMon wrote:
Try again, SLC. Let's see if you can have the intelligent discussion that you say you want. I'd be happy to join in.
Very interesting--- HOW ??

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#179 May 4, 2013
Funny how Maltomoron posts 8 consecutive posts to say something in which he says nothing, just his usual blabbery. And this idiot wants to have a discussion, when all he does is attack SLC.
As usual, and as is typical of the troll, he attacks the poster instead of the argument because he is not capable of any argument.
MaltaMon

Blackwood, NJ

#180 May 4, 2013
Zuiko wrote:
Funny how Maltomoron posts 8 consecutive posts to say something in which he says nothing, just his usual blabbery. And this idiot wants to have a discussion, when all he does is attack SLC.
As usual, and as is typical of the troll, he attacks the poster instead of the argument because he is not capable of any argument.
Right, Zuiko. That's an enormously astute observation.. You, more than anyone else, understand that the number of posts is of critical significance here. In particular, the three in which I address his "IMHO"--the first with the typos, and, especially, the last two in which I correct those typographical errors. Brilliant work, Zuiko/DJW. Simply brilliant.
SLC

Arlington, VA

#181 May 4, 2013
MaltaMon wrote:
<quoted text> You will note that I am an opponent of home schooling. But you violate your own standard for "intelligent discussion" by trashing all home-schooling parents as "brainwashers" and religious fanatics. And you denigrate religious faith as "baloney". How do you expect to elicit any intelligent discussion when you insult those who favor it and question their motives? The topic is home schooling, correct? As a self-confessed scholar, you might have approached with respect, at the very least at the outset, those who may ultimately disagree with you? Fair-minded? Not a chance. You are as bigoted as you believe are those whose religion and child-rearing philosophy you so pointedly, and arrogantly, denigrate.
Excuse me MaltaMon, my first comment was @#16. You subsequently posted a comment @#18 which was an attack on Bob and his cohorts here and had nothing to do with home schooling. I am sorry old brick, you started the pissing contest.
MaltaMon

Blackwood, NJ

#182 May 4, 2013
SLC wrote:
<quoted text>
Excuse me MaltaMon, my first comment was @#16. You subsequently posted a comment @#18 which was an attack on Bob and his cohorts here and had nothing to do with home schooling. I am sorry old brick, you started the pissing contest.
Once again, my first posting came before the attack on Bob. And was that attack on Bob unprompted? It came out of the blue? Have another look, Professor. It's not complicated.
SLC

Arlington, VA

#183 May 4, 2013
MaltaMon wrote:
<quoted text> You will note that I am an opponent of home schooling. But you violate your own standard for "intelligent discussion" by trashing all home-schooling parents as "brainwashers" and religious fanatics. And you denigrate religious faith as "baloney". How do you expect to elicit any intelligent discussion when you insult those who favor it and question their motives? The topic is home schooling, correct? As a self-confessed scholar, you might have approached with respect, at the very least at the outset, those who may ultimately disagree with you? Fair-minded? Not a chance. You are as bigoted as you believe are those whose religion and child-rearing philosophy you so pointedly, and arrogantly, denigrate.
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Furthermore, my complaint with religion is solely with the born agains like Ken Ham who propagate lies and crap against science. Their religious views are indeed baloney. I have nothing against the religious views of Ken Miller, other then being a non-believer and thus not being in agreement with him. Just for the record, my PhD thesis adviser was a born again Christian who, nevertheless did not believe in the preposterous notion of a 6000 year old earth. He might possibly be a candidate to share a Nobel prize with Peter Higgs as they both published papers on what is now called the Higgs boson.

As for the subject of home schooling, I only have contempt for those parents who use it as an attempt to brainwash their children. There are many home schoolers who are competent and do a fine job in educating their children. Unfortunately, all too many of them do not.

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