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homeschool or public ?

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Which one do you do or want to do ? I'm part of a mom group and alot of  the mothers said homeschool, Me personally my children will be going to public I would love to send them to private school but we just dont have the money for that but sending them to public gets them out of the house, be around children and learn in a different enviroment etc:) what do you ladies do ?

by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM

My dd will go to a public school but I wish I could homeschool!

by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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Currently public. I have homeschooled before when it was the best option for my sons. We looked into private school in that area also, but they would not provide the IEP services my oldest son needs. We are moving again this Summer, and will be looking at all three options again. I am open to whatever I think will benefit them the most.
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by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Doing Public School when she starts this coming fall...

by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM

My kids attend a private Catholic School. 

by Gold Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM

 yeah i guess it depends. its different everywhere but i still stand by what i said because it makes sense and i believe what i said and others that i personally know that have experienced this through the several years. Good day ;)

Quoting DixieFlower:

I guess it just depends on where you live and the homeschooling community there. My nephew has been homeschooled since he was 6 years old. He turns 16 this year. Everything you've stated that you can't get in homeschool he's gotten. He has had classes with other students his age, he takes standardized tests, he has taken school trips with his peers. He actually has more socialization opportunities than I did when I was attending public school.
Quoting Mrs.Bolin:

I understand that but its just my opinion considering the fact that i have two friends that have recently decided to put thier boys and girl in public school because they were'nt thriving at home.My brother-in-law was homeschooled up until he was a junior in highschool and decided to go to public. His mom wasnt happy with it. Its different for everyone but i am right that you cant get that at home. Homeschool is WAY different than public school. The after activities dont count towards that in my opinion. Nothing wrong with homeschooling at all. Everyone is and works different. But their are things that you can and cant get from public or homeschool and there is absolutly no argument there. ;)

Quoting DixieFlower:

You can get all of the things you mention through homeschooling as well. Homeschooling doesn't mean your children just sit at home and do school work. There are co op groups for learning with homeschooling, there are many extra curricular activities that homeschoolers participate in as well. Homeschooling is what the person doing the homeschooling is the one that makes the experience. Where I live homeschoolers participate in 4H, FFA, Boy Scouts, intramural sports. They also have proms, dances, and a formal graduation. Most people who homeschool are not doing it to shelter their children.

Quoting Mrs.Bolin:

My kids are and will go to public school. I dont like them having such a sheltered life.I think they need to be around other children thier own age and learn the same things together everyday. Thats good socialization and it teaches them how to live in this world when we arent around anymore. You cant get that at home. 

by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 2:47 AM

 yes they must be, as you are happy w/ them. the one they went to? oh ugh. my 14 yr old daughter can't read a clock! but as you said, they MUST be all diff!

Quoting zacmacsmomm:

 Like everything, it depends on the school.  My daughter went to charter from 3rd-6th grade, she thrived!  She was brought up to grade level for reading.  Charters are all different I think


Quoting want10more:

i am not a fan of charter schools. so far my step kid is being taught chinese, but not multiplication tables. his sis, who we now have custody of, is flunking math, and can't read a clock.




by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 3:37 AM

Public school but want to homeschool!!! 

by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 4:00 AM
Most likely homeschool, unless i can get tuition assistance for catholic school. My boss just told that, that is an option. My older two children live with their dad and are in a better district so they go to public. But the district i live in the schools are violent so imo thats not an option for the baby.
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by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 6:34 AM

The choices are not that easy.  1.  Not all public schools are 'quality' schools.  2.  The home school option has its own rules and laws vary from state to state about the process of home schooling.  To home school, you must be committed to the daily process.  You need to purchase textbook, materials, and have a daily plan of study for your child/children.  There are regional home school support groups to help parents.  It sometimes helps to partner with other parents, a retired teacher, etc.,

by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 11:28 AM

I plan on having my son go to public school. I don't have the education or feel confident enough to home school.

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