Mr. Coffee Nerves: Homeschooling really cuts down on the options for teacher-student sex, but when it happens, oh, boy!
But Wait There's More: So are some public-schooled kids, private-schooled kids, parochial-schooled kids, and completely unschooled kids.But unless someone confirms to me that TFA includes statistics showing homeschooled kids are statistically weirder than non-homeschooled kids, I ain't clicking.
Popcorn Johnny: Buy they have great teeth.
jso2897: Popcorn Johnny: Buy they have great teeth.No pic - no cigar, lazy-ass.
Mad Scientist: Popcorn Johnny: Buy they have great teeth.Beat me to it.[i169.photobucket.com image 422x532]
ThatGuyGreg: I wonder if the author knows that we up north learned that the Civil War was fought over states' rights as well.That's all you'd ever see admitted from a war-era politician in public, anyway.That said, I'm glad to know that there are some "normal" kids being homeschooled, that it hasn't been taken over 100% by the T-Rexes With Saddles Club.
God-is-a-Taco: jso2897: Popcorn Johnny: Buy they have great teeth.No pic - no cigar, lazy-ass.I have to agree.Ahh, some things are timeless.
WanPhat: I went to public school where there were no weird kids or social misfits and everyone was well adjusted and popular.
Notabunny: fta For some other kids, though, it was a means of escaping the evil, secularist curriculum of public school. The Earth is 6,000 years old, global warming is a myth, Satan buried dinosaur bones in the ground to trick us, and these children must not be taught otherwise, lest the fiery lakes of hell burn the flesh from their little limbs.One of my Teabagger coworkers has 8 or 9 (or 10) kids, and this is the reason he homeschooled them. He explained to me how scientists lie about the age of fossils. It seems that those sneaky scientists only ever talk about the fossils which lay horizontally within a single layer of sedimentary rock. They never mention all the fossils which are deposited vertically across several layers. To my coworker and his kids, this proves two things: 1) Scientists are liars, and 2) The Earth is only a few thousand years old. Really.
Louisiana_Sitar_Club: But Wait There's More: So are some public-schooled kids, private-schooled kids, parochial-schooled kids, and completely unschooled kids.But unless someone confirms to me that TFA includes statistics showing homeschooled kids are statistically weirder than non-homeschooled kids, I ain't clicking.[s9.postimg.org image 600x582]There. Now go read the article.
FlashHarry: [i39.tinypic.com image 550x400]
Ennuipoet: The scariest thing I can think of is this guy is probably not exaggerating about the kids he met.
jso2897: No pic - no cigar, lazy-ass.
skinink: [i169.photobucket.com image 422x532]
Popcorn Johnny: jso2897: No pic - no cigar, lazy-ass.You say that like it's a given that I have the picture saved somewhere.
Mock26: What is sad/scary about home schooling is that (from what I have read) most home school programs that you can use are faith-based. That is all great and good if you want to teach creationism and all that, but not good if you want to teach real science.
jso2897: That was my problem - I discovered, to my shock, that I didn't have it - but i won't let it happen again, and you'd better not, either. Let this be a lesson to you.
StreetlightInTheGhetto: I worked with a extreme-Christian-homeschooled-girl in Michigan. It was her first real job and we were very likely the first people she had interacted with on a frequent basis who weren't connected to her church. Hell, our manager had to promise her mom we'd drive her home every day. It was three blocks away.
RickN99: Mock26: What is sad/scary about home schooling is that (from what I have read) most home school programs that you can use are faith-based. That is all great and good if you want to teach creationism and all that, but not good if you want to teach real science.Most "homeschool programs" that you see advertised are religious-based because there is little need for special secular homeschool programs. Those programs are already available from the same textbook publishers that supply the school systems.I homeschooled one of my kids from 6th-12th grades. I used the same textbooks that the school used - from Prentiss-Hall and McGraw-Hill. I simply registered with those companies as a homeschool teacher and I got to buy all the books I needed.So there is ZERO problem with teaching real versus creationist science. You only teach religious-based topics if you want to; you never have to.
Mock26: skinink: [i169.photobucket.com image 422x532]OK, I have to ask, what is the origin of that meme?
Popcorn Johnny: jso2897: That was my problem - I discovered, to my shock, that I didn't have it - but i won't let it happen again, and you'd better not, either. Let this be a lesson to you.Lesson learned. You wouldn't happen to have a spare copy of Rainbow Brite girl, would you?
j0ndas: Homeschoolers probably are a bit "weird", if by weird you mean educated, not caught up in fashion and music, interested in learning things totally not on the core curriculum, etc. My siblings have done just fine in swim team, Civil Air Patrol, tae kwon do, Boy Scouts, etc., and then later in a large variety of campus clubs (several have led said clubs) and in the business world. However, relating to most public-schooled teens is difficult, because most public-schooled teens are shallow and two grades behind homeschoolers of the same age. That's why homeschoolers tend to get along better with adults and less with most children - they have more in common with adults.By the way, funny fact - that button mentioned in the article "Home's cool... Homeschool!" was probably sold by me personally at one of the conventions we went to back then. I and/or my brother usually manned our booth, and we'd sell about $100 of buttons on the side. Man, the button-making device gave us blisters, though.
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