School board resists home-schooling

Feb 28, 2012 Full story: CBC News 30

A Montreal mother said her son's former school principal threatened to call youth protection services after she pulled her son out of his high school and began home-schooling him.

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#27 Jan 29, 2013
This isn't about education, it was about investigating a rash on your part, per the article it was about taking a child out of a Canadian school without following protocol and the consequences that followed.
At least 49 countries indicate the presence of such duties in law or policy of mandatory reporting. Finland could very well be 1 of those 49.

I am not an educator. I am the parent of a child with autism, and had my fair share of such nurse incidences due to my child being self-injurious. It's their mandated job. If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about. No way would I think to charge these people, they might one day catch an injury caused by another student, a Para at the school or adult/ teacher.

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#28 Jan 29, 2013
I have no idea how you do things in Canada. I'm an American who stumbled upon your thread. However, our public school system doth suck a big one. Granted some areas are better than others. Homeschooling, in general, predates public schooling as all schooling originally started in the home. I have seen first hand the benefits of schooling in the home. When done right, children blossom both academically and socially. Like anything else in life, you have to apply yourself. The same could be said for whatever educational path you choose. I suppose that is my standpoint. That parents and students should be given the choice as to how they wish their child to be educated. No two people learn alike. What's good for some may not be good for all. Also I believe firmly that "school mandates" have no place in my home. Nor should they govern the way in which I choose to raise my child. Around here, there are certain laws in place governing homeschooling. It has to be done legally, and I have to report my child's progress weekly. Each state has their own laws and none of them are the same. All in all, I believe homeschooling to be an enlightening and liberating experience.

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#29 Jan 29, 2013
friend wrote:
This isn't about education, it was about investigating a rash on your part, per the article it was about taking a child out of a Canadian school without following protocol and the consequences that followed.
At least 49 countries indicate the presence of such duties in law or policy of mandatory reporting. Finland could very well be 1 of those 49.

I am not an educator. I am the parent of a child with autism, and had my fair share of such nurse incidences due to my child being self-injurious. It's their mandated job. If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about. No way would I think to charge these people, they might one day catch an injury caused by another student, a Para at the school or adult/ teacher.
It was the rash/ birthmark investigation that prompted me to eventually seek out homeschooling in the first place. Thus I found the mentioning of it to be of value. As far as the article is concerned, I've already stated my views on the matter. I see no merit in reiterating them to the point of redundancy.

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#30 Jan 29, 2013
I don't live in Canada, not sure why you assumed I did. I am American as well. I don't believe your state allows Charter schools, but my state does and that's where my child goes. I also know how schooling works, and it's not the same for every state. There's a difference of the choice of home schooling, to the reasons why people choose it. You're conflicting the 2 and mixing them.

Those mandates don't just apply to professionals in education. It also includes
Social workers
Teachers, principals, and other school personnel
Physicians, nurses, and other health-care workers
Counselors, therapists, and other mental health professionals
Child care providers
Medical examiners or coroners
Law enforcement officers

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#31 Jan 29, 2013
friend wrote:
I don't live in Canada, not sure why you assumed I did. I am American as well. I don't believe your state allows Charter schools, but my state does and that's where my child goes. I also know how schooling works, and it's not the same for every state. There's a difference of the choice of home schooling, to the reasons why people choose it. You're conflicting the 2 and mixing them.

Those mandates don't just apply to professionals in education. It also includes
Social workers
• Teachers, principals, and other school personnel
• Physicians, nurses, and other health-care workers
• Counselors, therapists, and other mental health professionals
• Child care providers
• Medical examiners or coroners
• Law enforcement officers
Quite frankly, lady, I don't care where you're from. I specifically said earlier that each state has it's own homeschooling laws. Where I live, we are required to use a church covering or umbrella. It's also suggested that you get a membership to the HSLDA. There are charter schools where I live. This is NOT the same as homeschooling. No mistake was made on my behalf. I'm well aware of what I'm talking about. My children and i have been living it for the past three years. Once again, I could care less about any mandates you might mention as my children no longer go to public school. I thought I had made this very clear. We have found that homeschooling works best for our family. In regards to the article, there are protocols in place for taking your children out of public school. They are somewhat strict depending upon where you live. However, once you're out you're out. As long as you stay within the homeschool guidelines for your area, you'll be just fine. And you'll be free to learn anyway you choose.

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#32 Jan 29, 2013
I brought up different educational choices because I agreed with you about that. It wasn't suggested it was the same as home schooling, it was offered as some states have other choices than home schooling.
You sure have an attitude. It's obvious you only care about yourself and are rude to anyone else. Other people do need to be aware that whatever happened to you, can happen any where and those mandates you could care less about may be helpful to another. Many people don't have a choice to home school or other educational options such as Charter schools, so they do need to be aware of mandates so they can prepare for them and the answer isn't always leaving the school or pressing charges. And people who do leave the school in cases as yours makes you appear guilty, since you give the impression that single incident was the deciding factor. Plus the agression you have towards educators, attitude and assumptions you make about other people doesn't help a bit.

Have a good day.

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#33 Jan 29, 2013
friend wrote:
I brought up different educational choices because I agreed with you about that. It wasn't suggested it was the same as home schooling, it was offered as some states have other choices than home schooling.
You sure have an attitude. It's obvious you only care about yourself and are rude to anyone else. Other people do need to be aware that whatever happened to you, can happen any where and those mandates you could care less about may be helpful to another. Many people don't have a choice to home school or other educational options such as Charter schools, so they do need to be aware of mandates so they can prepare for them and the answer isn't always leaving the school or pressing charges. And people who do leave the school in cases as yours makes you appear guilty, since you give the impression that single incident was the deciding factor. Plus the agression you have towards educators, attitude and assumptions you make about other people doesn't help a bit.

Have a good day.
Lol Lady, you are so full of shit. I find your know it all, my opinion is the only opinion take on things to be insulting to free thinkers everywhere. I'm not angry at educators, the public school system, or anyone else for that matter. By all means, evaluate all of your options. After all, what's the use in having freedom if you don't exercise it. Never once did I say that homeschooling was the only way. I simply said that it works best for my family. I even indicated why I chose this path in the first place. I can empathize with the original poster because a similar thing has happened to me. I'm well aware that protocols are in place in our society to protect the innocent. Said protocols should never interfere with an individuals freedom of choice, however. As long as I'm not hurting anybody and I'm obeying the law, I expect to be left the hell alone. Not governed to the point of redundancy. Is it a good day down here in lower Alabama? You bet your ass it is!
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#34 Jan 29, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol Lady, you are so full of shit. I find your know it all, my opinion is the only opinion take on things to be insulting to free thinkers everywhere. I'm not angry at educators, the public school system, or anyone else for that matter. By all means, evaluate all of your options. After all, what's the use in having freedom if you don't exercise it. Never once did I say that homeschooling was the only way. I simply said that it works best for my family. I even indicated why I chose this path in the first place. I can empathize with the original poster because a similar thing has happened to me. I'm well aware that protocols are in place in our society to protect the innocent. Said protocols should never interfere with an individuals freedom of choice, however. As long as I'm not hurting anybody and I'm obeying the law, I expect to be left the hell alone. Not governed to the point of redundancy. Is it a good day down here in lower Alabama? You bet your ass it is!
You nailed it. friend is full of sh.it alright.

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#35 Jan 29, 2013
FBOMBER wrote:
<quoted text>You nailed it. friend is full of sh.it alright.

Right? lol Sheesh!
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#38 Feb 3, 2013
friend wrote:
I brought up different educational choices because I agreed with you about that. It wasn't suggested it was the same as home schooling, it was offered as some states have other choices than home schooling.
You sure have an attitude. It's obvious you only care about yourself and are rude to anyone else. Other people do need to be aware that whatever happened to you, can happen any where and those mandates you could care less about may be helpful to another. Many people don't have a choice to home school or other educational options such as Charter schools, so they do need to be aware of mandates so they can prepare for them and the answer isn't always leaving the school or pressing charges. And people who do leave the school in cases as yours makes you appear guilty, since you give the impression that single incident was the deciding factor. Plus the agression you have towards educators, attitude and assumptions you make about other people doesn't help a bit.
Have a good day.
What a butt quack

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