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Homeschooling Idiots- ETA

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM
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I am not opposed to homeschooling.  I can see the value in it for many families. 

However, if you "disagree" with PEMDAS and do not know the difference between your and you're; there,their and they're; to, too and two etc., you have NO business homeschooling your children. 

You should have to take a basic proficiency test to be able to homeschool.  Sorry, but if you do not have a basic grasp of the English language and functional math skills, you can't possibly educate your child appropriately.

If you do not pass said exam, then you should have to prove HOW you are going to provide an appropriate education for your child (through tutors or homeschooling co-ops, whatever) before you are permitted to homeschool. 

Every parent has the right to make educational choices for their children, but if you're going to exercise that right, make damn sure you're capable.


ETA: If you are a public school teacher and you consistently make those mistakes, you ALSO should not be teaching.  But the fact that there are crappy public school teachers is not an excuse for you to pass your stupid on to your kids. 

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:32 AM
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The vast majority of people who make those basic mistakes were taught by actual teachers lol.

JackAttacks
by Angel on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:32 AM
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 how does one "disagree" with pemdas?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Agreed.

kcangel63
by Freebirther on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:34 AM
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This

Quoting Anonymous:

The vast majority of people who make those basic mistakes were taught by actual teachers lol.

Texor
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:34 AM
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The fact that they did not learn it, does not mean they weren't TAUGHT it. 

Quoting Anonymous:

The vast majority of people who make those basic mistakes were taught by actual teachers lol.


DanaG70
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM

I agree with you. 

Texor
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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And this is an excuse to educate your children poorly? 

Quoting kcangel63: This
Quoting Anonymous:

The vast majority of people who make those basic mistakes were taught by actual teachers lol.


NatVer
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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I agree and my math-suck is why I don't homeschool lol
Texor
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Seriously, whole thread about that recently.  It was astonishing. 

Quoting JackAttacks:

 how does one "disagree" with pemdas?


almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:36 AM
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How can a person disagree with order of operations? That's like saying you disagree that 2+2=4.

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