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The February mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida prompted many parents to consider homeschooling. This is hardly surprising, as the misnamed federal “Gun-Free Schools” law leaves schoolchildren defenseless against mass shooters. Removing one’s children from government schools seems a rational response to school shootings.

School shootings are not the only form of violence causing more parents to consider homeschooling. Many potential homeschooling parents are concerned about the failure of school administrators to effectively protect children from bullying by other students.

Of course many parents choose homeschooling as a means of protecting their children from federal education “reforms” such as Common Core. Other parents are motivated by a desire to protect their children from the cultural Marxism that has infiltrated many schools.

The spread of cultural Marxism has contributed to the dumbing down of public education. Too many government schools are more concerned with promoting political correctness than ensuring that students receive a good education. Even if cultural Marxism did not dumb down education, concerns that government schools are indoctrinating children with beliefs that conflict with parents’ political, social, and even religious beliefs would motivate many families to homeschool.

Even when government schools are not intentionally promoting cultural Marxism or other left-wing ideologies, they are still implicitly biased toward big government. For example, how many government schools teach the Austrian economics explanation for the Great Depression — much less question the wisdom of central banking — or critically examine the justifications for America’s hyper-interventionist foreign policy?

Parents interested in providing their children with a quality education emphasizing the ideas of liberty should consider looking into my homeschooling curriculum. The Ron Paul Curriculum provides students with a well-rounded education that includes rigorous programs in history, mathematics, and the physical and natural sciences. The curriculum also provides instruction in personal finance. Students can develop superior oral and verbal communication skills via intensive writing and public speaking courses. Another feature of my curriculum is that it provides students the opportunity to create and run their own internet businesses.

The government and history sections of the curriculum emphasize Austrian economics, libertarian political theory, and the history of liberty. However, unlike government schools, my curriculum never puts ideological indoctrination ahead of education.

While government schools — and even many private schools — pretend religion played no significant role in history, my curriculum addresses the crucial role religion played in the development of Western civilization. However, the materials are drafted in such a way that any Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or atheist parent can feel comfortable using the curriculum.

Interactive forums allow students to engage with and learn from each other. The forums ensure students are actively engaged in their education as well as give them an opportunity to interact with their peers outside of a formal setting.

Concern about the safety of students in government-run schools is one reason many parents are considering homeschooling, but it is not the only reason. Many parents are motivated by a desire to give their children something better than a curriculum that has been dumbed down by federal initiatives like Common Core. Other parents do not wish to have their children indoctrinated with views that contradict the parents’ political, social, or even religious beliefs.

I encourage all parents looking at alternatives to government schools —alternatives that provide children with a well-rounded education that introduces them to the history and ideas of liberty — to go to RonPaulCurriculum.com for more information about my homeschooling program.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Amen and amen. Homeschooling is an excellent alternative. But focusing on school shootings for a minute, has there been a single one at a private school? I can’t think of any. Isn’t this a compelling argument for school choice?

    Turn the education money over to the parents and let them decide where to spend it, either at a private school or on their homeschool effort. In any case, let the parents protect their children by getting them out of the death-traps which the public schools have become.

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    Turn the education money over to the parents and let them decide where to spend it, either at a private school or on their homeschool effort.
     
    Sounds nice, but how would you deal with parents just spending this money on groceries, booze, and drugs?
    , @Hippopotamusdrome


    But focusing on school shootings for a minute, has there been a single one at a private school?

     

    Public schools are Federal territories and military intelligence has a right to use them to stage shooting hoaxes. Not the case on private property.
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  2. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Kids can learn all about 24.

    How PC logic works:

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  3. Mike P says:
    @Steve in Greensboro
    Amen and amen. Homeschooling is an excellent alternative. But focusing on school shootings for a minute, has there been a single one at a private school? I can't think of any. Isn't this a compelling argument for school choice?

    Turn the education money over to the parents and let them decide where to spend it, either at a private school or on their homeschool effort. In any case, let the parents protect their children by getting them out of the death-traps which the public schools have become.

    Turn the education money over to the parents and let them decide where to spend it, either at a private school or on their homeschool effort.

    Sounds nice, but how would you deal with parents just spending this money on groceries, booze, and drugs?

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    it would prob be a voucher, right?
    , @Hippopotamusdrome


    Sounds nice, but how would you deal with parents just spending this money on groceries, booze, and drugs?

     

    Forcing normal children to socialise with children whose parents are drug addicts isn't going to help.

    If you are so concerned for their welfare, why don't you lobby for state enforced eugenic sterilization like the socialists of old use to?

    P.S. We have had "free and compulsory" schooling for over a century now, why havn't those problems been eradicated tike the socialists promised?
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  4. anon111 says:
    @Mike P

    Turn the education money over to the parents and let them decide where to spend it, either at a private school or on their homeschool effort.
     
    Sounds nice, but how would you deal with parents just spending this money on groceries, booze, and drugs?

    it would prob be a voucher, right?

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  5. Realist says:

    BlogviewRon Paul Archive
    Homeschooling Protects Children from Violence and Marxism

    It also protects them from learning anything their parents don’t know.

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    Wrong.

    Many homeschools use Saxon Math. Although produced with teachers and classrooms in mind, this series of math books is so well—written that it can be mastered by most students entirely on their own without any teacher intervention whatever. This self—mastery usually does not happen automatically, but it can be learned by almost any student with correct study rules and a good study environment.

    Teach them to Teach Themselves
    The student who masters a subject on his own learns more
    By Dr. Arthur Robinson
    http://www.robinsoncurriculum.com/view/rc/s31p993.htm
     
    But maybe you never had the good study habits to ever learn anything on your own.
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  6. Yeah, like children really learn Marxism in school.
    They had Mein Kampf in English translation in my school library. There may have been Marxist-themed books here or there. But most books perpetuated the existing order or at least did not challenge it.

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    Indeed, challenging the existing order regarding the ridiculous impossibility of the hate mongering, anti-gentile, Jew supremacist 'holocau$t Industry' scam would be a great start.

    And those silly Mein Kampf 'translations' are as bogus as the '6,000,000 Jews' that supposedly arose from it. Get rid of those too.

    www.codoh.com

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  7. @Realist

    BlogviewRon Paul Archive
    Homeschooling Protects Children from Violence and Marxism
     
    It also protects them from learning anything their parents don't know.

    Wrong.

    Many homeschools use Saxon Math. Although produced with teachers and classrooms in mind, this series of math books is so well—written that it can be mastered by most students entirely on their own without any teacher intervention whatever. This self—mastery usually does not happen automatically, but it can be learned by almost any student with correct study rules and a good study environment.

    Teach them to Teach Themselves
    The student who masters a subject on his own learns more
    By Dr. Arthur Robinson

    http://www.robinsoncurriculum.com/view/rc/s31p993.htm

    But maybe you never had the good study habits to ever learn anything on your own.

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    Teach them to Teach Themselves
     
    So they're not home schooled....they're self schooled?

    How about science? and other modern high tech subjects?
    From my perspective most Americans are pretty ignorant and not the ones to provide a good education for kids.
    The public education in this country needs help for sure , but turning it over to parents is not the answer.

    Home schooling is a religious bred initiative.... and has nothing to do with a well rounded education.
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  8. Biff says:

    dumbed down by federal initiatives

    Says it all.

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  9. Realist says:
    @Echoes of History
    Wrong.

    Many homeschools use Saxon Math. Although produced with teachers and classrooms in mind, this series of math books is so well—written that it can be mastered by most students entirely on their own without any teacher intervention whatever. This self—mastery usually does not happen automatically, but it can be learned by almost any student with correct study rules and a good study environment.

    Teach them to Teach Themselves
    The student who masters a subject on his own learns more
    By Dr. Arthur Robinson
    http://www.robinsoncurriculum.com/view/rc/s31p993.htm
     
    But maybe you never had the good study habits to ever learn anything on your own.

    Teach them to Teach Themselves

    So they’re not home schooled….they’re self schooled?

    How about science? and other modern high tech subjects?
    From my perspective most Americans are pretty ignorant and not the ones to provide a good education for kids.
    The public education in this country needs help for sure , but turning it over to parents is not the answer.

    Home schooling is a religious bred initiative…. and has nothing to do with a well rounded education.

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    The public education in this country needs help for sure , but turning it over to parents is not the answer.
     
    Right. Because tax-eating bureaucrats with no market signals know what's best for other peoples' children.
    , @Echoes of History
    Home schooling is a religious bred initiative...

    As was public schooling a religious bred initiative.

    Early public schools in the United States did not focus on academics like math or reading. Instead they taught the virtues of family, religion, and community.
    americanboard.org/blog/11-facts-about-the-history-of-education-in-america/

    Public schooling is even more stridently religious now, totally focused on pushing Freakqualism, the Liberal Creationist dogma of the Leftards.

    ...and has nothing to do with a well rounded education.

    Wrong again.

    Eric Rudner analyzed the test scores of over 20,000 American homeschooled students and found them to be “exceptionally high—the median scores were typically in the 70th to 80th percentile" (Rudner 1999).

    Three strikes, you're out, dunce.

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  10. @Realist

    Teach them to Teach Themselves
     
    So they're not home schooled....they're self schooled?

    How about science? and other modern high tech subjects?
    From my perspective most Americans are pretty ignorant and not the ones to provide a good education for kids.
    The public education in this country needs help for sure , but turning it over to parents is not the answer.

    Home schooling is a religious bred initiative.... and has nothing to do with a well rounded education.

    The public education in this country needs help for sure , but turning it over to parents is not the answer.

    Right. Because tax-eating bureaucrats with no market signals know what’s best for other peoples’ children.

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    Right. Because tax-eating bureaucrats with no market signals know what’s best for other peoples’ children.
     
    The vast majority of people who home school their children are doing them no favor.
    , @Corvinus
    "Right. Because tax-eating bureaucrats with no market signals know what’s best for other peoples’ children."

    Except parents generally favor having their kids go to district schools funded by their tax dollars. Their choice. If mothers/fathers want to homeschool their children, and in some cases indoctrinate their children with Coalition of the Fringe Right/Left viewpoints, more power to them.
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  11. @Realist

    Teach them to Teach Themselves
     
    So they're not home schooled....they're self schooled?

    How about science? and other modern high tech subjects?
    From my perspective most Americans are pretty ignorant and not the ones to provide a good education for kids.
    The public education in this country needs help for sure , but turning it over to parents is not the answer.

    Home schooling is a religious bred initiative.... and has nothing to do with a well rounded education.

    Home schooling is a religious bred initiative…

    As was public schooling a religious bred initiative.

    Early public schools in the United States did not focus on academics like math or reading. Instead they taught the virtues of family, religion, and community.
    americanboard.org/blog/11-facts-about-the-history-of-education-in-america/

    Public schooling is even more stridently religious now, totally focused on pushing Freakqualism, the Liberal Creationist dogma of the Leftards.

    …and has nothing to do with a well rounded education.

    Wrong again.

    Eric Rudner analyzed the test scores of over 20,000 American homeschooled students and found them to be “exceptionally high—the median scores were typically in the 70th to 80th percentile” (Rudner 1999).

    Three strikes, you’re out, dunce.

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    Three strikes, you’re out, dunce.

     

    Why the ad hominem...asshole???
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  12. Realist says:
    @Echoes of History
    Home schooling is a religious bred initiative...

    As was public schooling a religious bred initiative.

    Early public schools in the United States did not focus on academics like math or reading. Instead they taught the virtues of family, religion, and community.
    americanboard.org/blog/11-facts-about-the-history-of-education-in-america/

    Public schooling is even more stridently religious now, totally focused on pushing Freakqualism, the Liberal Creationist dogma of the Leftards.

    ...and has nothing to do with a well rounded education.

    Wrong again.

    Eric Rudner analyzed the test scores of over 20,000 American homeschooled students and found them to be “exceptionally high—the median scores were typically in the 70th to 80th percentile" (Rudner 1999).

    Three strikes, you're out, dunce.

    Three strikes, you’re out, dunce.

    Why the ad hominem…asshole???

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    • Replies: @Echoes of History
    Why the term dunce? Because I just want to talk at the level of conversation you had already set with your trash talk.

    Realist: "most Americans are pretty ignorant."
     
    Asshole? No, you are more of a crybully.

    P.S. Is this you pictured here? No wonder you struck out thrice.


    Countering Weaponized Victim Status - Beating the Cry Bully SJW
    http://blog.digitaldr.ca/countering-weaponized-victim-status-beating-the-cry-bully-sjw/
     
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  13. Realist says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    The public education in this country needs help for sure , but turning it over to parents is not the answer.
     
    Right. Because tax-eating bureaucrats with no market signals know what's best for other peoples' children.

    Right. Because tax-eating bureaucrats with no market signals know what’s best for other peoples’ children.

    The vast majority of people who home school their children are doing them no favor.

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    How is that specifically?
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  14. While government schools — and even many private schools — pretend religion played no significant role in history, my curriculum addresses the crucial role religion played in the development of Western civilization.

    A competent, atheistic civilization has to run for a few thousand years before its teachers can decide that on balance, religion didn’t matter that much in its history.

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    Atheistic civilization is an oxymoron, since civilization are irrational creations established to assuage mortality salience, same as religion. See Stephen Cave's text Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization. (Crown, 2012.) Sort of like advanced atheist is an oxymoron, since atheism is a symptom of cognitive deficit, which we now realize thanks to peer-reviewed science. It's comforting to know public schools know exactly how to deal with your atheistic autism. Best behave yourself.
    , @Hippopotamusdrome


    A competent, atheistic civilization has to run for a few thousand years before its teachers can decide

     

    Too bad the quit after only 74.
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  15. If only we could educate our children the way Karl Marx grew up. Marx as an adult could read classical Greek fluently, and he also had read deeply into later Western literature so that he could quote from Dante, Shakespeare and Goethe.

    Ironically Marx’s heirs in modern academia disdain the kind of literary interests he had because dead white men wrote these books. Also these academicians realize that the coarse and animalistic minds of today’s diverse college students resist the effort to read the great writers’ difficult ideas that they expressed in unfamiliar words and difficult syntax.

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  16. Wally says:
    @Uebersetzer
    Yeah, like children really learn Marxism in school.
    They had Mein Kampf in English translation in my school library. There may have been Marxist-themed books here or there. But most books perpetuated the existing order or at least did not challenge it.

    Indeed, challenging the existing order regarding the ridiculous impossibility of the hate mongering, anti-gentile, Jew supremacist ‘holocau$t Industry’ scam would be a great start.

    And those silly Mein Kampf ‘translations’ are as bogus as the ’6,000,000 Jews’ that supposedly arose from it. Get rid of those too.

    http://www.codoh.com

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  17. Wally says:
    @Realist

    Right. Because tax-eating bureaucrats with no market signals know what’s best for other peoples’ children.
     
    The vast majority of people who home school their children are doing them no favor.

    How is that specifically?

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    Because they don't have the knowledge to teach all the subject necessary.

    At least public school teachers have a college degree in the subjects they teach.
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  18. @Realist

    Three strikes, you’re out, dunce.

     

    Why the ad hominem...asshole???

    Why the term dunce? Because I just want to talk at the level of conversation you had already set with your trash talk.

    Realist: “most Americans are pretty ignorant.”

    Asshole? No, you are more of a crybully.

    P.S. Is this you pictured here? No wonder you struck out thrice.

    Countering Weaponized Victim Status – Beating the Cry Bully SJW

    http://blog.digitaldr.ca/countering-weaponized-victim-status-beating-the-cry-bully-sjw/

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  19. @advancedatheist

    While government schools — and even many private schools — pretend religion played no significant role in history, my curriculum addresses the crucial role religion played in the development of Western civilization.
     
    A competent, atheistic civilization has to run for a few thousand years before its teachers can decide that on balance, religion didn't matter that much in its history.

    Atheistic civilization is an oxymoron, since civilization are irrational creations established to assuage mortality salience, same as religion. See Stephen Cave’s text Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization. (Crown, 2012.) Sort of like advanced atheist is an oxymoron, since atheism is a symptom of cognitive deficit, which we now realize thanks to peer-reviewed science. It’s comforting to know public schools know exactly how to deal with your atheistic autism. Best behave yourself.

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  20. Realist says:
    @Wally
    How is that specifically?

    Because they don’t have the knowledge to teach all the subject necessary.

    At least public school teachers have a college degree in the subjects they teach.

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  21. Realist says:

    It is a fact that most Americans are pretty ignorant. that is not an ad hominem attack.

    I’m guessing you were home schooled due to your childish comments.

    How about a home school college degree?

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    It is a fact that you are pretty ignorant about homeschooling. That is not an ad hominem attack. I’m guessing you were public schooled since you cannot understand college level research due to your childish comments.

    “Homeschool students are successful and they don’t perform worse than other students or seem to be disadvantaged in any way."

    Homeschooling goes under the microscope in new Peabody research
    http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2012/11/12/homeschooling/
     
    Looks like it's remedial classes for you, dunce.
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  22. KenH says:

    Ron Paul’s curriculum would be far better and preferable to the PC and dumbed down crap fed to white kids today. But the libertarian linchpins of individualism and economic determinism would need to be replaced with racial identity, biological determinism and a racial interpretation of world and American history to instill the proper outlook and attitude in white kids if they are to have any chance at surviving in a hostile multiracial environment where race matters to every group except whites.

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  23. @Realist
    It is a fact that most Americans are pretty ignorant. that is not an ad hominem attack.

    I'm guessing you were home schooled due to your childish comments.

    How about a home school college degree?

    It is a fact that you are pretty ignorant about homeschooling. That is not an ad hominem attack. I’m guessing you were public schooled since you cannot understand college level research due to your childish comments.

    “Homeschool students are successful and they don’t perform worse than other students or seem to be disadvantaged in any way.”

    Homeschooling goes under the microscope in new Peabody research

    http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2012/11/12/homeschooling/

    Looks like it’s remedial classes for you, dunce.

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    It's sad for you that you were home schooled and your mommy didn't teach you the meaning of ad hominem.

    When you google home school the first thing that shows up is an ad for Christian home schooling....it's all about religion....no matter what you pretend.
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  24. Realist says:
    @Echoes of History
    It is a fact that you are pretty ignorant about homeschooling. That is not an ad hominem attack. I’m guessing you were public schooled since you cannot understand college level research due to your childish comments.

    “Homeschool students are successful and they don’t perform worse than other students or seem to be disadvantaged in any way."

    Homeschooling goes under the microscope in new Peabody research
    http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2012/11/12/homeschooling/
     
    Looks like it's remedial classes for you, dunce.

    It’s sad for you that you were home schooled and your mommy didn’t teach you the meaning of ad hominem.

    When you google home school the first thing that shows up is an ad for Christian home schooling….it’s all about religion….no matter what you pretend.

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  25. It’s sad for you that you keep attacking home schooling and your alma mater didn’t teach you the meaning of fact-based argument. When you google home school, the first thing that shows up is that its students do as well or better than publik skools, no matter what you pretend.

    And public education is all about religion too, i.e., Liberal Creationism, the new Fundamentalism, dunce. Can you even read?

    “Implicit Religion”—Leftist Race Denial Is the New Creationism

    http://www.unz.com/article/implicit-religion-leftist-race-denial-is-the-new-creationism/

    Thus, very religious publik skools keep dumbing everything down to make the retards try to perform equally with whites, because the New Fundamentalist dogma demands equal outcomes.

    “…the mean IQ of sub-Saharan black Africans is about 70 – at the borderline of mental retardation.”
    African IQ and Mental Retardation
    South African Journal of Psychology, Vol 36, Issue 1, 2006 journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/008124630603600101

    You don’t mind the term retardation, do you, dunce? I think some of it rubbed off on you. Your mommy should have been more careful about the company you kept, then you would have turned out a better person.

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  26. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    The public education in this country needs help for sure , but turning it over to parents is not the answer.
     
    Right. Because tax-eating bureaucrats with no market signals know what's best for other peoples' children.

    “Right. Because tax-eating bureaucrats with no market signals know what’s best for other peoples’ children.”

    Except parents generally favor having their kids go to district schools funded by their tax dollars. Their choice. If mothers/fathers want to homeschool their children, and in some cases indoctrinate their children with Coalition of the Fringe Right/Left viewpoints, more power to them.

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    • Replies: @Echoes of History
    Do you really imagine that it is merely parents with school-aged children who organized tax-funded public schools? You don't know much history.

    As far as indoctrinating students with "fringe" views, that is exactly what public schools are promoting.

    Transgender boy wins controversial girls high school state title
    http://usatodayhss.com/2017/transgender-boy-wins-controversial-girls-high-school-state-title
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  27. @Corvinus
    "Right. Because tax-eating bureaucrats with no market signals know what’s best for other peoples’ children."

    Except parents generally favor having their kids go to district schools funded by their tax dollars. Their choice. If mothers/fathers want to homeschool their children, and in some cases indoctrinate their children with Coalition of the Fringe Right/Left viewpoints, more power to them.

    Do you really imagine that it is merely parents with school-aged children who organized tax-funded public schools? You don’t know much history.

    As far as indoctrinating students with “fringe” views, that is exactly what public schools are promoting.

    Transgender boy wins controversial girls high school state title
    http://usatodayhss.com/2017/transgender-boy-wins-controversial-girls-high-school-state-title

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  28. Hu Mi Yu says:

    Many parents are motivated by a desire to give their children something better than a curriculum that has been dumbed down by federal initiatives like Common Core. Other parents do not wish to have their children indoctrinated with views that contradict the parents’ political, social, or even religious beliefs.

    Well hardy har har, as Jackie Gleason used to say.

    One big reason for public schools is to protect children from kidnappers and abusive parents. Even parents with good intentions can harm their children by allowing them only a narrow view of the world. Many parents don’t even have good intentions. My mother went to jail for child neglect, and my father tried to sell me to a pederast when I was ten years old. The pervert backed out of the deal when he found out I was enrolled in public school and the Department of Child Welfare was checking up on me regularly.

    You want to know where home schooling really leads?

    “For reasons which may never be understood, Jordan had been allowed to decay, to rot to death, by those closest to him for at least several weeks.

    “There was no other reason for his death, no natural or other illness, apart from the conditions created for him by the accused.”

    The jury heard Burling had been living a relatively normal life until he started being home-schooled by his mother. He had no apparent condition that could have led to his death on June 30, 2016.

    https://www.rt.com/uk/428996-boy-rot-death-court/

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  29. anarchyst says:

    Here is food for thought, especially for those who support “public education” and rally about the doctrine of “socialization” that they claim is lacking in “homeschooled” children.
    Let’s look at what “public education” has to offer:
    1. Cliques and rampant bullying, quite often the victims of bullying are punished more harshly for fighting back. Many times, bullies are part of a “protected” class–racial minorities, jocks, etc. There is strong official disapproval of students making friends outside their grade level. “Peer pressure” is used to push conformity.
    2. Teachers that don’t teach reading writing and arithmetic. Pushing communist principles such as rabid environmentalism, blaming humanity for conditions beyond our control as well as pushing “communitarianism” (“it takes a village”)–actually communism. This also ties in with teacher-recommended feminizing and drugging (mostly boys) to make them “less fidgety” and more compliant–all for the “benefit” of the teacher.
    3. Non-existent moral guidance…the communist concept of “values clarification”, allowing each student to set his own moral standard with no discussion permitted as to guidelines. A student dare not mention God or the Bible in “public school”–not permitted…discussing Islam is OK…even field trips to mosques are encouraged.
    4. Sex education that normalizes homosexuality, transgenderism and other deviant practices, actually encouraging deviant behavior and downplaying and marginalizing heterosexuality and abstinence.
    5. Insane zero tolerance practices, punishing students for pop-tarts shaped like guns or a student having an “unauthorized aspirin” or plastic butter knife. Of course, abortions and birth control are available without parental notification.
    6. Lockdowns and backpack/locker searches by police utilizing “drug dogs”, getting the upcoming generation used to random unconstitutional searches. Quite often, students are “roughed up” by “school resource officers”…just because they can…Lockdowns should be reserved for prisons–not schools…
    Since these “socialization” practices seem to be the norm in our “public education” systems, parents who send their children to these dysfunctional “indoctrination centers” are guilty of child abuse…
    Children who are homeschooled actually do much better in life as they are comfortable with people of all ages. True socialization takes place outside the classroom.

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    Public school education is a dismal failure. It was, of course not always so. The transformation took place in the '70s and has gone downhill, since. NO MATTER what others (who THINK they know better) say, home schooling offers many very beneficial curriculum that have had time to "get the kinks out". The last two years are best spent, however, in a school classroom setting for the social benefits AND a public school diploma since the better universities look down their noses at home schooling regardless of SAT scores. By the tenth grade, home schooled children can be a year or more advanced, academically, to the public school counterparts. Anyone who thinks Public Education still has merit is closed minded or brainwashed or both.
    , @Sarah Toga
    Very well stated.
    When the child is taught manners by the parents, that child has actual social skills - instead of adopting dysfunctional and/or savage survival tactics in the violent public schools.

    Most subject matter is simple until the student gets to lab sciences, advanced algebra, calculus, foreign languages, computer language coding, etc. But those aren't very complicated either.

    Homeschooling networks almost always include adults who can teach any of those advanced subjects. Any thing requiring a special room set up can be replicated by motivated parents in their garages or basements. Many for-profit tutoring businesses will rent specialized space such as labs.
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  30. @Steve in Greensboro
    Amen and amen. Homeschooling is an excellent alternative. But focusing on school shootings for a minute, has there been a single one at a private school? I can't think of any. Isn't this a compelling argument for school choice?

    Turn the education money over to the parents and let them decide where to spend it, either at a private school or on their homeschool effort. In any case, let the parents protect their children by getting them out of the death-traps which the public schools have become.

    But focusing on school shootings for a minute, has there been a single one at a private school?

    Public schools are Federal territories and military intelligence has a right to use them to stage shooting hoaxes. Not the case on private property.

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  31. @Mike P

    Turn the education money over to the parents and let them decide where to spend it, either at a private school or on their homeschool effort.
     
    Sounds nice, but how would you deal with parents just spending this money on groceries, booze, and drugs?

    Sounds nice, but how would you deal with parents just spending this money on groceries, booze, and drugs?

    Forcing normal children to socialise with children whose parents are drug addicts isn’t going to help.

    If you are so concerned for their welfare, why don’t you lobby for state enforced eugenic sterilization like the socialists of old use to?

    P.S. We have had “free and compulsory” schooling for over a century now, why havn’t those problems been eradicated tike the socialists promised?

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  32. @advancedatheist

    While government schools — and even many private schools — pretend religion played no significant role in history, my curriculum addresses the crucial role religion played in the development of Western civilization.
     
    A competent, atheistic civilization has to run for a few thousand years before its teachers can decide that on balance, religion didn't matter that much in its history.

    A competent, atheistic civilization has to run for a few thousand years before its teachers can decide

    Too bad the quit after only 74.

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  33. Sowhat says:
    @anarchyst
    Here is food for thought, especially for those who support "public education" and rally about the doctrine of "socialization" that they claim is lacking in "homeschooled" children.
    Let's look at what "public education" has to offer:
    1. Cliques and rampant bullying, quite often the victims of bullying are punished more harshly for fighting back. Many times, bullies are part of a "protected" class--racial minorities, jocks, etc. There is strong official disapproval of students making friends outside their grade level. "Peer pressure" is used to push conformity.
    2. Teachers that don't teach reading writing and arithmetic. Pushing communist principles such as rabid environmentalism, blaming humanity for conditions beyond our control as well as pushing "communitarianism" ("it takes a village")--actually communism. This also ties in with teacher-recommended feminizing and drugging (mostly boys) to make them "less fidgety" and more compliant--all for the "benefit" of the teacher.
    3. Non-existent moral guidance...the communist concept of "values clarification", allowing each student to set his own moral standard with no discussion permitted as to guidelines. A student dare not mention God or the Bible in "public school"--not permitted...discussing Islam is OK...even field trips to mosques are encouraged.
    4. Sex education that normalizes homosexuality, transgenderism and other deviant practices, actually encouraging deviant behavior and downplaying and marginalizing heterosexuality and abstinence.
    5. Insane zero tolerance practices, punishing students for pop-tarts shaped like guns or a student having an "unauthorized aspirin" or plastic butter knife. Of course, abortions and birth control are available without parental notification.
    6. Lockdowns and backpack/locker searches by police utilizing "drug dogs", getting the upcoming generation used to random unconstitutional searches. Quite often, students are "roughed up" by "school resource officers"...just because they can...Lockdowns should be reserved for prisons--not schools...
    Since these "socialization" practices seem to be the norm in our "public education" systems, parents who send their children to these dysfunctional "indoctrination centers" are guilty of child abuse...
    Children who are homeschooled actually do much better in life as they are comfortable with people of all ages. True socialization takes place outside the classroom.

    Public school education is a dismal failure. It was, of course not always so. The transformation took place in the ’70s and has gone downhill, since. NO MATTER what others (who THINK they know better) say, home schooling offers many very beneficial curriculum that have had time to “get the kinks out”. The last two years are best spent, however, in a school classroom setting for the social benefits AND a public school diploma since the better universities look down their noses at home schooling regardless of SAT scores. By the tenth grade, home schooled children can be a year or more advanced, academically, to the public school counterparts. Anyone who thinks Public Education still has merit is closed minded or brainwashed or both.

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  34. Much public school material is sold by the for-profit U.K. based multinational corporation “Pearson Education”.

    Let that sink in.
    Your local and state school boards have very little input as to what the little darlings are taught.

    Instead, a greedy British globalist corporation with lips sucking hard on the taxpayer teat are instilling modern British cult-marx multi-culti views of forced diversity, police-super-state, censorship, anti-white everything, etc., into your little darlings’ heads.

    Doesn’t that make you want to “give back” and write more property tax checks for your “local” schools?

    Oh and BTW, your local elected “representative” gets juicy campaign contributions from Pearson Education – actually that tax money you paid.
    And those “associations of state school boards” that lobby in your state capital – ditto on the contributions from Pearson.

    Not a damn thing you can do about it.

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  35. @anarchyst
    Here is food for thought, especially for those who support "public education" and rally about the doctrine of "socialization" that they claim is lacking in "homeschooled" children.
    Let's look at what "public education" has to offer:
    1. Cliques and rampant bullying, quite often the victims of bullying are punished more harshly for fighting back. Many times, bullies are part of a "protected" class--racial minorities, jocks, etc. There is strong official disapproval of students making friends outside their grade level. "Peer pressure" is used to push conformity.
    2. Teachers that don't teach reading writing and arithmetic. Pushing communist principles such as rabid environmentalism, blaming humanity for conditions beyond our control as well as pushing "communitarianism" ("it takes a village")--actually communism. This also ties in with teacher-recommended feminizing and drugging (mostly boys) to make them "less fidgety" and more compliant--all for the "benefit" of the teacher.
    3. Non-existent moral guidance...the communist concept of "values clarification", allowing each student to set his own moral standard with no discussion permitted as to guidelines. A student dare not mention God or the Bible in "public school"--not permitted...discussing Islam is OK...even field trips to mosques are encouraged.
    4. Sex education that normalizes homosexuality, transgenderism and other deviant practices, actually encouraging deviant behavior and downplaying and marginalizing heterosexuality and abstinence.
    5. Insane zero tolerance practices, punishing students for pop-tarts shaped like guns or a student having an "unauthorized aspirin" or plastic butter knife. Of course, abortions and birth control are available without parental notification.
    6. Lockdowns and backpack/locker searches by police utilizing "drug dogs", getting the upcoming generation used to random unconstitutional searches. Quite often, students are "roughed up" by "school resource officers"...just because they can...Lockdowns should be reserved for prisons--not schools...
    Since these "socialization" practices seem to be the norm in our "public education" systems, parents who send their children to these dysfunctional "indoctrination centers" are guilty of child abuse...
    Children who are homeschooled actually do much better in life as they are comfortable with people of all ages. True socialization takes place outside the classroom.

    Very well stated.
    When the child is taught manners by the parents, that child has actual social skills – instead of adopting dysfunctional and/or savage survival tactics in the violent public schools.

    Most subject matter is simple until the student gets to lab sciences, advanced algebra, calculus, foreign languages, computer language coding, etc. But those aren’t very complicated either.

    Homeschooling networks almost always include adults who can teach any of those advanced subjects. Any thing requiring a special room set up can be replicated by motivated parents in their garages or basements. Many for-profit tutoring businesses will rent specialized space such as labs.

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