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Do you ever have problems with other homeschoolers?

Posted by on May. 6, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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I have occassionally had a few problems here and there IRL but I think it was more about the have's and have nots.  Me being one of the have nots and being looked down on by the ones that have.

Online I'd left more than one forum because of being attacted for not being a Christian but I've tried not to let it put all Christian's in a negative light cause I know anyone can be an idiot.

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Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on May. 7, 2011 at 12:33 AM

The only group I've ever had a problem wit his CHEAV (Christian Homeschoolres in AV) AV is where we live. They will not recognise us as homeschoolers because we use a public charter school even though we are Christian. However, my friend that uses a christian private school for homeschooling IS allowed to join.  BOTH sets of kids are registered in a school "technikcally" so NEITHER should be allowed to join by their philosophy.

I probably would NOT consider myself a "homeschooler" if we used one of hte online schools that dictates the curriculum. However, I have FULL flexibility on all my subjects for the kids and would do pretty much the same thing if we weren't using the Charter.  The charter just makes it free!

LivinDeadGurl
by on May. 7, 2011 at 10:21 AM

I have had issues on here with homeschool groups due to most of the members being Christian. I asked for ideas on secular curricula and had them just down my throat because I wasn't teaching my children about God. Instead of being accepting of our different beliefs and pointing us in a good direction, they tried to preach to me.

In real life, the only homeschoolers I know I have never had issues with.

SimplySonita
by on May. 7, 2011 at 10:40 AM

LOL yep...anyone can be an idiot! Well said!

Jink-As to the 'not a homeschooler' thing. Legally, virtual public school is not homeschooling. From a legal standpoint, your child is a public school student. Depending on your state, if a homeschool group or co-op were to allow you (or any virtual public schoolf amily) to become a member of their group, they would have to be 'approved' or may have to do some things differntly by letting a public school student in. It's a legal issue.

And, in some states, you have to (or have the option to) homeschool 'under' a private school. But it is still legally homeschooling (in states you HAVE to be under a private school or register your homeschool as a private school, it is the only way to homeschool)

Basically, it's a legal issue in some cases. Though, I will say, I have seen some homeschoolers get awful nasty about it. Which...again..anyone can be an idiot Isuppose, but it would be nice if they would just explain it nicely to you rather than be nasty about it...

Livin-it's easy to jump down someone's throat online, isn't it? you don't have to face them!

I also have had problems online but not IRL. We identify as Christian unschoolers. So unschoolers don't like us casue m kids have bedtimes and chores and such, Christian homeschoolers say I'm not Christian...whateva! It works for us!

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Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on May. 7, 2011 at 12:21 PM
Oh, I totally, get the"legal" issue that my kids are enrolled in a public school. However, as all their schooling is done at home, we homeschool as well. Even when they were in the traditional PS I supplemented their pathetic curriculum.

My issue with the christian school was the double standard of allowing one family that uses a christian charter school to join bit disallowing a christian family that teaches christian values but has kids enrolled in a public charter. Makes zero sense.
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SimplySonita
by on May. 8, 2011 at 1:53 AM


Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

Oh, I totally, get the"legal" issue that my kids are enrolled in a public school. However, as all their schooling is done at home, we homeschool as well. Even when they were in the traditional PS I supplemented their pathetic curriculum.

My issue with the christian school was the double standard of allowing one family that uses a christian charter school to join bit disallowing a christian family that teaches christian values but has kids enrolled in a public charter. Makes zero sense.

I don't know YOUR state laws and each state handles education laws so it varies WILDLY from state to state, but I'm guessing the Christian charter school is a private school (cause I've never heard of a Christian public school! LOL) and the public chater school is a public school.

It's still most likely a legal issue. Depending ont he state, espically if the private school is a relious (Christian) school, they often have little to no regulation from the governement. Where as public charter schools are still government schools.

Though it sounds like the ladies in this particualr group are being nasty to you for reasons other than your kids are in virtual PS. That lovely 'holier-than-thou' clause that some groups have bad


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MommaChell
by on May. 12, 2011 at 1:08 PM


Quoting MrsM121:

Online I'd left more than one forum because of being attacted for not being a Christian but I've tried not to let it put all Christian's in a negative light cause I know anyone can be an idiot.

laughingHahah, true dat! As it's said, it takes all kinds. I'm sorry to hear you've been attacked and had to leave forums do to hostile/overly aggressive members of the Christian faith. I too have been made uncomfortable by such members. It's wonderful to know that you are operating of sound mind with fair judgment; I believe it's a great perspective to maintain! 

My kids are still little so we haven't socialized specifically with other homeschoolers yet. It's in the works :)

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