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Old 09-08-2016, 05:19 PM   #26621
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Idk, i just can't imagine skipping everything that i learned in school, besides the schoolwork.

I learned more in high school about **** that had nothing to do with my classes than teachers ever taught me.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:21 PM   #26622
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Idk, i just can't imagine skipping everything that i learned in school, besides the schoolwork.

I learned more in high school about **** that had nothing to do with my classes than teachers ever taught me.
See? Booger eating weirdos can come out of public schools too
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:22 PM   #26623
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:44 PM   #26624
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:49 PM   #26625
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My older son (just turned 4) is probably going to home school us. Dude already knows more about dwarf planets than most adults. He's also incredibly social. Kid has zero stranger anxiety (mixed blessing) and is super polite despite his parents. We frequently get compliments on how much of a gentleman he is.

Which is funny because we are both awful and rude.

It's pretty cute. He was watching a girl play guitar and sing at the farmer's market and he requested a song she didn't know. he charmed her into learning it and recording it for him on youtube.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:51 PM   #26626
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I only home-schooled my last two years of high school (mostly because I was already done with a lot of my coursework, didn't have much access to good AP stuff, and wanted to work part time instead), but I have a lot of friends that home-schooled. It runs the gamut and depends entirely on how it is handled. Some of them are incredibly confident and competent people, who had a great mix of independent study time as well as plenty of structured and unstructured group activities with friends or in sports or lessons. I've also known the stereotypical booger-eaters. But as stated above, there's plenty of weird kids in regular high schools, too -- but you just think of them as the weird kids, instead of categorizing them as "home-schoolers".

I also have a friend that went to a very large, highly competitive private school, and he didn't come out of his shell until halfway through college. You never know.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:07 PM   #26627
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My wife wants to either home school or put the kids through private school. Personally, I think being exposed to the unwashed in public school is better for our kids in the real world. It is a disagreement we need to work out.

Things have slowed down to a crawl. Starting to wonder if this is really happening today.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:18 PM   #26628
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Neither I nor my wife are cut out for home schooling. Plus Arlington schools are all really well rated. Except on diversity.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:19 PM   #26629
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Got plenty of time to figure it out man.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:29 PM   #26630
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I can't imagine home schooling. I am stretched too far as it is.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:37 PM   #26631
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Also a new father here... 3 months in!
Now that I have to think about schools and what have you:
It was important for me to learn how to live in a world where most of your fellow humans don't have a vested interest in your well being.
It was important to gain at least a passing understanding that not everyone was born into the same environment that I was.
I can't see me teaching those lessons to my daughter... It will take someone who's indifferent to her needs.
I thought I could teach myself anything as a younger man, then I was confronted with tensor math and physics shenanigans, teachers that didn't care if I lived or died, and those lessons about a harsh world and pointless competition got me through. (and I remember something from class? haha)
In my area of the country most if not all that home school do so because they don't like the secular nature of public school.
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Why does anyone assume that if you homeschool, your child's only interactions will be with you or your spouse? Does your family never leave the house? Will homeschooling your child prevent him or her from participating in team sports, taking music lessons, going to the park, volunteering, or working a part time job?
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:23 AM   #26633
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lol agreed. I guess it depends on area (people living in the sticks barely interact with other people even when they do go to public school)

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Also a new father here... 3 months in!
Now that I have to think about schools and what have you:
It was important for me to learn how to live in a world where most of your fellow humans don't have a vested interest in your well being.
It was important to gain at least a passing understanding that not everyone was born into the same environment that I was.
I can't see me teaching those lessons to my daughter... It will take someone who's indifferent to her needs.
I thought I could teach myself anything as a younger man, then I was confronted with tensor math and physics shenanigans, teachers that didn't care if I lived or died, and those lessons about a harsh world and pointless competition got me through. (and I remember something from class? haha)
In my area of the country most if not all that home school do so because they don't like the secular nature of public school.
I disagree.
Not every kid needs harsh "I don't care if you live or die" upbringing. That can backfire on you. It has the potential to bring up a bunch of aholes that will hate and despise everyone around them and be selfish. Or, a bunch of weenies that will go through life telling people how hard their upbringing was and that's why they're the hippie or druggie that they are.
I dunno. I guess that's why the world is so diverse: so many of us approach this so differently.
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:15 AM   #26634
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Why does anyone assume that if you homeschool, your child's only interactions will be with you or your spouse? Does your family never leave the house? Will homeschooling your child prevent him or her from participating in team sports, taking music lessons, going to the park, volunteering, or working a part time job?
When my sister decided to home-school my niece from the beginning, I was concerned. As a kid, I came into contact with a couple of people who had been home-schooled from a young age, and then later transferred into the regular school system at around Jr. High (which was 7th grade back then.)

None of them had well-developed social skills. They didn't interact well with others, they didn't intuitively understand a lot of unwritten rules and perhaps more importantly, they didn't get a lot of the euphemisms and pop-culture references that most kids assumed to be universal. The girl didn't know who / what Lisa Frank was, the boy didn't know the lyrics to Paul Revere by the Beastie Boys, neither knew the "Batman smells" version of Jingle Bells... And I'll never forget one particular interaction in which a girl told one the new boy that he was a stud, and the kid was insulted. His exact words were "I'm not a board in a wall." I can see that like it was yesterday.

What my sister has found is that there are local groups of parents who home-school that organize regular field trips, get togethers, and just generally socialize. And for a sample size of 1, it seems to be working.
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Old 09-09-2016, 02:07 PM   #26635
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Does anyone want a job working with me in a tribology lab?
Pay is around $20-25/ hr. with benefits.
Sexual harassment is mandatory, gender is unimportant.
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Old 09-09-2016, 02:46 PM   #26636
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my cousin was home schooled

he is a christian apologetic. he tried to get into a good college but apparently didn't know enough math.

here is a photo of him ripping a phone book in half (power of jesus?) for some people.





HYUUUUGE Bonus points if you can guess the last name of the exceptionally large family (some pictured) with which he regularly pals around.
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Old 09-09-2016, 02:56 PM   #26637
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Does anyone want a job working with me in a tribology lab?
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This sounds right up my alley... For a number of reasons.
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Send me a resume boo.
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my cousin was home schooled
here is a photo of him ripping a phone book in half (power of jesus?) for some people.
Wanna impress me? Rip the bible in half.
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Does anyone want a job working with me in a tribology lab?
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What qualifications are desired/required?
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