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(AP)   Louisiana student aces college without any prior schooling   ( divider line
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2001-09-30 12:28:21 AM  
More than in Louisiana...
home schooling done right.

--Ishidan, anuthr briluynt mynd distroid by da publik educashun sistem
2001-09-30 12:28:28 AM  
finally, a good farking story to come out about louisiana......
2001-09-30 12:29:28 AM  
so I aced kindy without any prior schooling

She could make that into nice bumper sticker for herself
2001-09-30 12:30:11 AM  
Homeschooling, its not just for religious nutcases anymore!!
2001-09-30 12:36:07 AM  
"i don't want to have any children unless they can be un-schooled"

wouldn't that mean they would have to be schooled in the first place?
2001-09-30 12:45:35 AM  
Bap2, yes. The woman clearly is insane. I mean, the only people I know who think out sentences like that, are the ones who took "ebonics" freshman year as a replacement for English (yes, they actually had a program running in my Highschool teaching ebonics as a replacement to English.. sad really).

I can relate to this story, since public schools didn't work for me. Too slow, and too many farking stupid people in there, even in AP classes. AP classes just take twice as long looking at something, I have noticed.

Wonder if this "un-schooling" is like montesory. I went to a montesory school for a while - it's bull shiat. Basically, they hire teachers to give you a book and tell you what to read over a period of time. If you ever need help with something, ask a friend not a teacher. Sounds like this "un-schooling" has no planned assignments.

Hell, if I ever have kids I'm not forcing them to go to public or private schools. Home schooling is nice for one on one action, which is the most important. Of course not everyone can take time out of their day to school a kid... hell, most people can't even take time out of their day to spend an hour with their kid. Maybe that's the reason schools today are so farked up...

Huzzah, i feel like freud
2001-09-30 12:47:00 AM  
"Sie Mutter! Sie Vater!"
2001-09-30 01:03:32 AM  
neat concept, except its rather'd have to not give the kid any video games, because then when would they want to learn? lol
2001-09-30 01:08:34 AM seems her biggest accomplishment was getting
a 4.0 in algebra. That's algebra. I mastered algebra
in the 7th grade. I suppose this girl majored in business or some such. Just because you graduate and get a degree
doesn't mean you're intelligent. I'm a senior engineering
major and I know plenty of people who are going to graduate,
or have graduated already, and are complete morons.
2001-09-30 01:25:57 AM  
FifthColumn: that doesn't sound anything like the excellent Montessori school i attended, that let me learn at my own pace. school's been easy ever since, and it really does seem to give you a bit of an advantage in high school, to be from the montessori background.
this "unschooling" idea sounds a lot similar. except in montessori they tended to give us a bit of a nudge along if we needed it!
2001-09-30 01:52:31 AM  
Exactly, DOSman, I too was struck by the fact that she was so thrilled to make a 4.0 in College Algebra. I know of only one person to even take College Algebra, my cousin, and he aced it too. Woo freakin' doo. I skipped College Algebra and Pre-Calculus and went straight into Honors Calculus, something not all that uncommon. She also took three statistics courses "for fun" which means these were probably not "real" statistics courses (i.e. business or calculus related). It's kind of like a remedial math course they offered at my high school, called "Math of Money". Seriously, the only people that are going to take 3 real statistics courses are math majors, not someone who had to start in remedial. Plus, if she's got all this room for electives, her major obviously isn't tough. She's probably liberal arts or something and could be taking Beginner's Bowling for all we know. Depending on your major, college can be a breeze or extremely hard work.

What this sounds like is some new-age wacko (and most likely downright lazy) set of parents who didn't have the care to give their child a decent education. If you really want to homeschool your kid, fine, but this crap about how school in general is bad is idiotic. Yes, my daughter knows all her math from separating Easter eggs as a child.

Anyway, maybe I'm sounding too pissy, but it disgusts me when a story like this is pushed as some amazing learning discovery. Getting A's in remedial courses isn't something to be proud of. Myself and no doubt the vast majority of Farkers out there have taken AP classes and have been considered gifted and everything, but this lucky little biatch gets the spotlight because her parents are lazy and half-truths were told. Why not focus on people with some real academic skill?
2001-09-30 02:24:53 AM  
``I read the book, 'Summerhill,' about a school in England that had no curriculum, no structure to learning. The idea is that if children are given respect, they will study what they need.''
Does this sound like YOUR kid?
``The child decides what he will study, when he will study and if he will study. Radical unschooling gives the child free reign over his life.
I hope we never give children free reign over their lives. There may be children who if given constant attention like Mozart by astute parents and others will blossom into incredible individuals (of which she is not necessarily, as explained before me^) but this isn't a practical means for everyone to live by. Not eveyones child is going to be a rocket scientist. Almost all will be just like us, no matter what you do. Look at your neighbours and people you work with and ask your self if they have the time or intelligence to teach your children or others physics or history. I doubt it.
2001-09-30 02:27:12 AM  
FifthColumn--you can't make a generalization like "Montessori is bullshiat" based just on your experience with one school. There are good Montessori schools and bad ones, just like any kind of school.
2001-09-30 02:35:23 AM  
Anyone catch what this chick majored in? I bet it was Home Economics. :)
2001-09-30 02:35:35 AM  
Not everyone can get into McNeese State University!

If she believes so much in unschooling, why the hell did she go to college?
2001-09-30 02:37:15 AM  
Huh? Her first day of college and then her first test is to get her driver's license?

So I go to try to find this poor girl's website to see if she is hot or not. All I find is a glaring grammatical error. So much for the unschooled.

And her email address domain is nikle­ba­[nospam-﹫-backwards]la­i­co­sitn­a­*c­om. Oh well, guess she didn't get to the playground often enough.
2001-09-30 02:48:30 AM  
I tried "unschooling" my kids, I never thought they were learning the right things in public school that would prepare them for real life.
They learned division by breaking down wholesale crack orders into retail bottles, and statistics by helping out with the sports book operation.
For some reason this wasn't viewed as a "success story" by the local authorities.
2001-09-30 03:57:40 AM  
clever...wisecracking...nice Nodhg
2001-09-30 04:48:57 AM  
I plan on getting filthy rich, then retiring when my kids (assuming they will exist) get to school age, then I'll educate them on things like the finer points of rebuilding Daddy's engine, or keeping Daddy's pool clean, or building Daddy a cabana by said pool....
2001-09-30 05:10:04 AM  
McNeese St... 'Nuff Said.
2001-09-30 06:05:05 AM  
Quixotal: she has removed her site because she "is sick of looking at [her] old outdated page". I have a feeling her parents don't like scrutiny.
2001-09-30 10:41:57 AM  
Uhm.. Why's everybody being such an ass? Anybody who hasn't graduated college, sit the hell down.
2001-09-30 11:50:35 AM  
She's kicking butt at McNeese St.... not exactly the Harvard of the South. She's kicked even more butt in College Algebra.... hell, I caught up on my sleep during most of my College Algebra classes and still got an 'A'.

This wunderkind and her wacko parents shouldn't be trumpeting her "achievements." This is like posting your picture in the local newspaper because you gave Sally Struther's your life savings (all $257 of it) for a photocopied sheepskin to thumbtack to your wall. Or claiming to be the next Renoir because you could draw the pirate and the turtle really well.
2001-09-30 01:58:07 PM  
I think I tried to be un-schooled while going to school. Being wasted for college classes is a good way of acheiving this.
2001-09-30 02:58:44 PM  
un-schooling seems cool
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