I vote for believers. The Constitution Party is a good party I support. Are you familiar with it?Originally posted by Sozo
So, when you vote, do you vote for Democrats who claim to be Christians?
Heaven forbid! Can't have any independent thinkers can we???
An independant child is every christian parents worst nightmare, isn't it?
You are a fraud aren't you?
You were never homeschooled and so far everything you have written is a lie isn't it?
While I did not come right out and say that, you are correct. About the only benefit to his teacher training is the fact that under Ohio law certified teachers can look at a homeschooled child's work and decide wether or not the child is ready to go on to the next grade. My dad does this for several homeschooling families, including his own, and he has also admistered the standarized tests in the past.Originally posted by Zakath
So your father believes his training was a waste of time? That's a sad thing.
I had no idea you used to be involved with homeschooling.I disagree. There are other factors besides basic literacy that make people suitable, or not, for homeschool instruction. As a former home-school support group leader and activist, I've known scores of parents who were not qualified to homeschool their children, as evidenced by their children's miserable academic performance and poor basic literacy skills.
I do the majority of my studies on my own, and I believe most home-schooled jr-high through high-school age students could. I can read, so I can go over the lesson by myself. If I have a question, I can always ask my dad.In addition to literacy you must have each child's best interest at heart. You must know how your child learns and be able to model learning for them so they can take best advantage of a homeschooling situation.
Too many uneducated people think that good homeschooling consists of plopping the kids at the kitchen table with a prepared self-study curriculum while the adult wanders off to busy themselves elsewhere. Most children will not learn well that way, though a few will. True education involves much more than pre-packaged curriculum.
I doubt that is the main reason for most homeschooling families. Most do it because of religious reasons, but other reasons as well.Finally, some homeschoolers are merely rebelling against the educational establishment and using their children as pawns in a game in which the children will be the losers. :thumb:
A good party that stands up for Jesus!Originally posted by Sozo
I haven't, but thanks for the link.
Originally posted by Freak
A good party that stands up for Jesus!
We, the members of the Constitution Party, gratefully acknowledge the blessing of the Lord God as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of this Nation. We solemnly declare that the foundation of our political position and moving principle of our political activity is our full submission and unshakable faith in our Savior and Redeemer, our Lord Jesus Christ. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Divine Providence as we work to restore and preserve this Nation as a government of the People, by the People, and for the People.
The U.S. Constitution established a Republic under God, rather than a democracy.
Our Republic is a nation governed by a Constitution that is rooted in Biblical law, administered by representatives who are Constitutionally elected by the citizens.
In a Republic governed by Constitutional law rooted in Biblical law, all Life, Liberty and Property are protected because law rules.
Reading is just the basics. After a student becomes a proficient reader, they can read the textbook on their own, thus becoming more independent.Originally posted by Greywolf
I disagree. If anyone who can read can teach, then why do we still teach kids who can read? I'm a pretty good reader and I still attend school.
Most parents have been reading for years. They should be proficient readers by the time their children are old enough to learn.Granted, it is possible for people to teach themselves things, I don't disagree with that, but I don't think that it is a good idea for people who have just learned a concept to try to turn around and teach it. There is a difference between knowing something and understanding it.
Even if you have no idea what morals/values those teachers are instilling into your child? What if the teacher believe entirely differently than you do?I think that people who have a formal education in a subject (i.e. teachers) have a better understanding of the subject, which is important when trying to teach something, than someone who read a few books and magazine articles. There are a few teachers who don't really understand the subject they teach, and I'm sure that there are some parents who are perfectly capable of teaching their kids, but I think that it is a safer bet to go with the teachers.
Originally posted by Freak
Yep. I agree. These posters need to take a journey through some big city (the inner city) sometime and see if the parents are capable of homeschooling their children with all the problem of violence, drug use, etc at home (I know there are some exceptions but generally speaking the kids would be better off at school). School would be a better place to learn then at home.
When I lived in WV, we worked with a state certified teacher (and homeschooled her kids for her). In some states there are certain advantages if you are working with a certified teacher...Originally posted by Christine
While I did not come right out and say that, you are correct. About the only benefit to his teacher training is the fact that under Ohio law certified teachers can look at a homeschooled child's work and decide wether or not the child is ready to go on to the next grade. My dad does this for several homeschooling families, including his own, and he has also admistered the standarized tests in the past.
The world is full of surprises. :thumb:I had no idea you used to be involved with homeschooling.
If you don't mind my asking, at what grade equivalent are you working? (Not your age, your educational level.)I do the majority of my studies on my own, and I believe most home-schooled jr-high through high-school age students could. I can read, so I can go over the lesson by myself. If I have a question, I can always ask my dad.
I agree. That's why it was added as an afterthought. Though, depending upon how you see things, "religious reasons" could be considered as rebelling against what they see as a corrupt, evil system...I doubt that is the main reason for most homeschooling families. Most do it because of religious reasons, but other reasons as well.
Originally posted by Zakath
Are you always this unobservant? I know it can be confusing, but do try to keep up with what is going on. :chuckle:
You are incorrect. Consider yourself informed.Originally posted by AROTO
I apologize, you see I went to public school for most of my life and I guess I am not that good at comprehending your writings, for it seems to me that you are not an advocate for homeschooling. If I am incorrect please let me know.
Good. We agree on this, at least.I for one truly understand that homeschooling is not for everyone, some people just are not able to.
I would suggest that homeschooling is best for the youngest students, say below sixth grade or so...However I will never back down from the fact that homeschooling is the best, second would be a strong Christian private school. Public schools are foul and repulsive, not only that but they are failing children all over the United States just on an academic standard alone.