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Has Home-Schooling Finally Come Into Its Own?

Posted by Eeyore on Saturday, June 20 2020 at 02:56:06AM

I dunno, but years ago while bored at a laundromat, a fellow by the name of John Taylor Gatto made me see the light, although a lot of well-rounded and mature home-schooled girls on the internets back then had already prepped me for that realization:

Public schooling sucks.

It's not even a left versus right assertion. There are people filling your kids' heads with garbage, sanctioned by state authorities.

Sure, if you've got the cash you can send your kid to all kinds of elite schools from any manner of perspective, but what about the rest of society?

I hear some arguments made that "we work so much, we don't have the time to do this monstrous effort." Do they know that there are programs out there where adults group together to share the educational burden on a rotating basis? It not only allows for some reprieve, but it also allows your kids to make friends outside of the toxic public school environment.

I don't know if I said it very often back in the day, because I was extremely wary of how it would be interpreted, but I spoke with my share of girls who seemed far more advanced and mature and goal oriented and accepting of chatting with people older than themselves, and more often than not, they would reveal they were home schooled. They were polite, charming, expressed individuality, were aware of dangers, and generally had a good head on their shoulders. They were a delight to get to know, platonically speaking. It really planted some seeds in me to see this and compare it to kids who were being basically brainwashed by the public school system.

I'm bringing this up now in light of the BLM thing and public schools deciding to remove resource officers, a concept which was foreign to me in my own school days, when students were actually afraid of teachers and discipline, not punching them in the face or committing rape in the bathroom, but I digress.

The irony is not lost on me, to be someone attracted to kids and warning parents that the ideology of "get em while they're young" applies to well-funded political movements with tentacles reaching into the public school system for decades.

I think popular society makes a mistake defining what a child lover really is. I see the public school system as something which abuses its authority over the minds of children from kindergarten all the way through university today, and I'd be a hypocrite to my personal creed not to at least say so. The public school system sucks, and parents are well advised to find an alternative, regardless of their political stance.

I feel this is a timely topic, and I hope to hear what others think. Please post your thoughts.


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