Living under a rock...how do they do

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Living under a rock...how do they do
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Thu, 03-06-2008 - 11:57am
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Registered: 03-12-2005
Sat, 03-08-2008 - 1:29pm
Not to mention that schools have a failure rate too. I think too many spend time worrying about homeschoolers when they should focus on the state of education in the schools. I used to live in a state that gave the choice between portfolio assessments and standardized testing. I think this is a good idea since not all children test well. Tests aren't always a good indicator of how educated kids are.
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Sat, 03-08-2008 - 1:46pm

I'm willing to go along with allowing them to have as many children as they can financially care for - it's their life.

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Sat, 03-08-2008 - 1:50pm

I am sooooo much like Kate......I have to like her.


I let my kids stay up and watch this show with me one time.

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Ducky

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Sat, 03-08-2008 - 1:52pm

Oh maaaan!


I am so much like *that woman with the

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Ducky

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Sat, 03-08-2008 - 2:01pm

I watched a show where they addressed viewer email, and gave some other behind the scenes info.

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Ducky

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Sat, 03-08-2008 - 2:05pm

We use the buddy system.

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Ducky

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Sat, 03-08-2008 - 2:39pm

Ugh, I know a family in that 5%. The mother barely graduated from high school. Her oldest is in 8th grade and when I had him in my 6th grade Sunday school class, he was way behind in reading. The daughter, who is now in 6th grade, was very ignorant about really basic things usually covered even in mediocre public schools, such as

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Registered: 03-12-2005
Sat, 03-08-2008 - 2:43pm

A college degree or better doesn't guarantee an effective teacher. There are plenty of parents who do a fine job of educating their children without this criteria. There are also plenty of teachers who meet this criteria and don't make very effective teachers.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Sat, 03-08-2008 - 2:48pm
I don't agree that a parent needs to have a bachelor's degree to homeschool effectively. Many homeschool parents take advantage of homeschooling groups and programs that require a minimum of knowledge on part of the parent. Also, a parent could easily learn the information required to teach his or her kid as needed. Besides, even a college-educated parent will most likely have knowledge gaps.
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Registered: 10-31-2005
Sat, 03-08-2008 - 2:56pm

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