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Old 3rd April 2021, 02:45 PM   #41
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Another reason to homeschool.

As our own kids flourish beyond our wildest expectations, and with zero financial support, the government schools find ever more asinine counterproductive things to do.

Accordingly, not only is a high school degree irrelevant now, but college degrees are becoming so too.

You can enroll in EdX courses at any age and in our 11 y.o. son's field he does not need certificates or degrees. He needs a portfolio of work product. He already has a portfolio spanning five programming languages and includes artificial intelligence projects. He is studying semiconductors at the moment, through Purdue.

The ten year old can already make $100 an hour on our heavy equipment. He just finished a short apprenticeship with a master welder. I can tell him to fetch a 3/8" drive ratchet with a six-point 3/4" socket, extension, and cheater bar. He'll hand me exactly that and a 19mm instead if he finds that first because he knows the metric-english equivalents. He wouldn't see so much as a screw driver in a decade of government school here. Right now he has my truck rear differential apart in the shop, whereas only 30% of millenial men think they might be able to change a tire.

Look at the "socialization" aspects of this racist mental abuse being perpetrated against innocent children now. This is now being implemented in Alaska schools, fresh off their scoring dead last out of the 50 states on standardized 4th grade tests. But the boys know how toxic they are and the girls know they are better than boys. Girls know the first law of economics has been suspended and that you can "have it all" too.

Over 90% of homeschool parents consider government schools to be a bad learning environment. It is doing nothing but getting worse. At the School board meeting pertaining to Critical Race Theory being integrated throughout the entire curriculum, people who objected were openly laughed at and derided. Most parents don't even know it is happening.

Ahhh, but liberty - sweet liberty - to homeschool. No government official can ask us questions, demand certificates or training, review our curricula, make us take their PC ridden examinations... and the kids don't need degrees.

What it takes is your time. That's really why parents don't do it. When people are not outright hostile about homeschool, they say things like how "lucky" we are that we can do it. As if we did not make choices, like earning less money because of it. Or watching less than the 5 hours a day television average of Americans.

The going daily wage around our parts in the Philippines is less than ten dollars a day. But they are generally much happier than Americans for a number of reasons. Especially the women. Far more Americans could homeschool, the excuse about needing 2 incomes is bogus, and this is exactly the sort of motivation to do so.

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Old 3rd April 2021, 09:14 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by AlaskaBushPilot View Post
Another reason to homeschool. < --- remainder respectfully snipped --- >
That sounds like two reasons.

My only observation is that if there is a career that your child can be taught then home schooling is fine and dandy but the reality is that we can't have a world full of Joan of Arcs because there is nothing for school leavers any more.

That is why we have to keep them in schools as long as possible. That is why schools are mostly just child minding centres (we can't have kids failing out of school). That is why they mostly indoctrinate rather than educate.
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