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Are you homeschooling in disgust of public schools?

I have not always been homeschooling.  In fact, I only started two years ago.  During the years my daughters had been going to their public school, there were times when certain things really bothered me and sometimes outright RAGED me! 

The last straw was my 9yo old daughter Satine (7 at the time), telling me how she can't go to recess because her teacher was getting mad at her for not finishing her work and she had to do it during recess.  Her damn teacher keeping her in during recess!!!  Kids have a stress level that need to be let out by playing.  After talking with my daughter, I concluded that the reason my daughter didn't finish her work, is because she wanted to take her time to make sure her answered were right.  Satine doesn't like making mistakes, she's my little perfectionist.  You all may think I'm over reacting, but what right does a teacher have in punishing my little girl for taking her time on her school work? 

I got so sick and tired of these political and social agendas in the school.  Every month I had a petition shoved in my face about this or that and how something is going against this amendment, or against morality , etc etc.  Letters about government programs starting and ending, how the district is concerend with "scooores!"

I no longer felt my daughters were safe in school.  My daughters teachers seemed like they hated their job and were taking it out on the children.  These are just a few reason why I am so revolted with the public school system.  I don't have time to go on about everything.  Has anyone else experienced such negativity with public schools that you HAD to pull your kids out?

by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM

I won't regail you with stories - however my kids were abused both physically and mentally when in school. I refuse to put up with it .

kirbymom
by Sonja on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:13 PM

OMG! Holy Cow!

If that ever happened to one of my kids I would be livid and the people who were involved would feel and know the lash of my tongue and the full force of my anger.  Fortunately, for us, my kids have never been inside of a school except our own.  We knew before we even had one child that we would homeschool any and all of our kids.  

Quoting mom2Bellarose:

Where do I begin? lol  There are so many reasons why we home school. The last 36 years have molded me into becoming a homeschool mom. When I was a kid I had a handful of teachers that I felt were just awful. I never told my mom anything that happened until I was grown. I was a good, quiet child and was still bullied by my elementary teachers. One teacher would scream at me in front of the class and kept me in every recess because my handwriting wasn't to his standards. At one point he slung my desk and its contents all over the floor while calling me names in front of the the other kids. I don't let my experiences affect my kids but I did learn from those experiences and I am a more protective and active parent because of them. I worked in a private school for 4 years before having kids and I liked what I saw but private is so expensive and I want to be able to stay home with my kids so private isn't an option for us. I have seen the public schools around here by being involved with my nieces school activities and they are horrible! Now we live in a small town with the best rated schools in our area. My family persuaded me to enroll my daughter for K this year. She was excited, I was excited for her but it was everything I imagined and more. After 4 days I saw my self confident, happy little girl become very self conscious and started to have behavior problems. In those few days she was there she was lost twice, locked out of the school on the playground alone, told she couldn't participate with the class because she had the wrong crayons, bullied by her teacher, yanked by her teacher and dehydrated. When I spoke with her teacher to try and make the situation work she told me that what happens at school is not my business. She said "If a kid bites your kid on my time then that's my business, not yours"! When I contacted the principal twice, he never returned my emails. My daughter was terrified of lunch and recess because that's when she had been lost and locked out of the school. She was also scared because she was yelled at when she was found. My husband and I decided it was in her best interest and for her safety to pull her out. She will not be going back. I think that some teachers just can't control themselves, especially with 24 little kids in their classroom. I really wanted it to be a different experience for her. Public schools will never be our option again.


  

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Pukalani79
by Kristin on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:53 PM

 My youngest two were pulled for health reasons. My oldest was pulled becuase of bullying IN the classroom

homeschoolx3
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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YES! I cannot tell how many times it was the FACULTY that was rude and disrespectful to the students NOT the other way around, "teachers" screaming at children "you better shut up, or else", and the list goes on. The final straw was the grossly overpaid superintendent hiring his MISTRESS for a job she was not even qualified for. As far as I'm concerned public schools are sh**!

homeschoolx3
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:27 PM



Quoting KALmommy:

That is what my school principal told us too.  When my son came home doing EXACT same worksheets/workbooks from the year before, I went to the principal and teacher.  They told me some kids didn't master it so everyone was doing it again.  My son was so extremely bored that it was like pulling teeth to get him to go.  I finally said "forget it" and pulled him and my daughter.  Now I am the local "pariah" because our school district is very small (30 kids) and I pulled my kids and then when other parents asked, I told them the truth!  Luckily I have about 5 other homeschooling families (in our very small area)!  :)


Quoting cjsmom1:

I pulled ds out of traditional ps because his needs weren't being met. He's advanced and he spent most of his day sitting in class doing nothing. The principal and counselor actually told me they'd rather hold a kid back then move them forward. Now I'm using k12.



Where do you live?


wowguildmomma
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:33 PM

We pulled our kids due to how they were addessing my older kids autism needs and inflexibility of schedule for thier specialist appts. 

For us we needed more flexibility than a brick mortar school can give us. 

sdgd21
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:38 PM
When i first started, yes, i live in one of the worse states for education. Nevada. But now after almost 4 years i feel it's for many, the way it should be (not all but a lot of children would thrive in HS).
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bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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I am a former public school teacher. I homeschool because the public schools are no longer in the hands of trained and educated school teachers, But a are now in the hands of politicians and publishing houses. The biggest publishing houses helped push through these new common core standards and locked the way for the smaller companies to get authorized by correlating their lessons to these standards. They are too often testing, pretesting, post testing, practice testing... not for my boys, thank them very much!
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cjsmom1
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:46 PM
Wow, it sounds like you have a lot of the problems I did. The big difference is my ds wouldn't sit quietly.


Quoting MamaDearie:

Yep I'm disgusted. Frustrated, angry, and disgusted. And that is why everyone will be homeschooled here, starting next year. I wish it was this year but I have an ex-husband who complicates things.

I've watched my bright, happy, curious little man become a sullen, frustrated, angry little man because he is so insanely stifled at school. They don't know what to do with him as he tests out of everything grade level, every year. They force him to sit there and wait for the entire class to 'catch up' all the time. If one kid does't do an assignment, the whole class ends up waiting for him or her before they can move on. If some kids act up, the whole class loses recess. And, this year, they are doing almost nothing but taking practice tests for the big state test. They tell the kids every day how many more days until the state test. He suffers in boredom, very quietly. He is well-behaved at school but then comes home and gets mad at me about it all.

And this year, after the shooting in Newtown, they've instituted 'safety' measures which have served no real purpose but have succeeded in scaring the crap out of the kids. When they returned from holiday recess, they told the kids that they had to come up with a safety plan in case someone with a gun got into the school and tried to shoot them. (They actually said this to the children! My son is in 3rd grade!) He spent a good part of the first week back devising a plan to hide and stay safe- and then practice it- with his class. 

Disgusted doesn't even begin to cover it....


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cjsmom1
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:48 PM
I live in PA


Quoting homeschoolx3:




Quoting KALmommy:

That is what my school principal told us too.  When my son came home doing EXACT same worksheets/workbooks from the year before, I went to the principal and teacher.  They told me some kids didn't master it so everyone was doing it again.  My son was so extremely bored that it was like pulling teeth to get him to go.  I finally said "forget it" and pulled him and my daughter.  Now I am the local "pariah" because our school district is very small (30 kids) and I pulled my kids and then when other parents asked, I told them the truth!  Luckily I have about 5 other homeschooling families (in our very small area)!  :)



Quoting cjsmom1:

I pulled ds out of traditional ps because his needs weren't being met. He's advanced and he spent most of his day sitting in class doing nothing. The principal and counselor actually told me they'd rather hold a kid back then move them forward. Now I'm using k12.




Where do you live?




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