I am a teacher and while I strongly support our public schools, I recognize we are in great need for educational reform. I hear from a lot of ladies around Cafemom who have decided to homeschool due to their feelings about public education, which is great. HOWEVER, I am appalled and embarrassed to see many of these homeschooling moms in CM blatantly misspelling common words, misusing punctuation, and constructing grammatical errors that make them appear horribly ignorant. I don't understand why so many people these days think that simply because they are the parent and have the right to decide, THEY need to be the teachers when they clearly aren't up to the job. It frustrates me because I have recently seen several HIGH school students who've enrolled into my classes from a bad homeschooling experience and they are WAY behind! Don't people realize that simply graduating from high school does NOT qualify you to be a teacher?!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:53 PM on Nov. 25, 2009 in Just for Fun
Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by admckenzie at 1:01 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
OP YOU ROCK! The parents I know that home school in my area amaze me, I see their kids out wandering the neighborhood all day long, I cant figure out when they are actually learning anything! There is no way I could home school, My kids all take advanced classes, if I were to try and home school I feel it would be a disservice to them.
I do have a question though, how do colleges view home schooled applicants? I mean seriously, what about all the thing colleges look for in a well rounded student, how do you achieve that by home schooling?
Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Funny though. I see a lot of high school and college graduates on here who cannot spell to save their lives. So maybe public school is not the answer.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 1:12 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Well put admckenzie! In addition, what about those living in school systems that are on the "in crisis" list. Why should a parent send a child to a school where they are rubbing elbows with the bottom of the society barrel? Our neighborhood is past its prime to say the least! Our public schools are filled to overflowing with the unwashed ignorant masses. The people raising these children are to blame. Why would I want to expose my children to an environment where ignorance and immorality reign supreme? Private school is not always an option as these schools are costly. I would rather keep my children at home and know they are not only learning the 3 R's but are also learning the values I feel are important in a human being. The world is a scary place these days. Cafemom is a classic example of ignorance. There is vulgar language, admitted drug use, the list goes on. We are in private school, we are lucky!
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