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WWYD......Public, Private/Christian, or Home Schooling?

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Question: In this world of craziness where would you prefer to put your child...........


Public School

Private/Christian School


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Our daughter has a late birthday (November), so she won't start school this fall but next (2014).  We have an option to put her in a Christian school (my mom works there and we would not have to pay tuition), BUT we do not have transportation for her.  I'd LOVE for her to go there, but couldn't get her there half the time.  The public school is right up the road (about a mile) and the bus runs at 7:05am.  We are kinda in the 'country' and its a very good school considering others in the county.  Its the school hubby went to.  I have no objection of her going there.  Its the bus ride I'm not too thrilled about.  I'm just not ready for schooling I guess..............

My SIL said she's going to homeschooling for her boys.  BUT she will just put them in front of a computer and let a certified teacher teach them.  And then will take them to a public school for a sport.  

by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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Ideally id love to do private school, hust cant afford it. We do public school. My sons school districts is pretty good. Ive considered home school, I just don't really know what to expect witg that, plus my son needs social interaction with kids his own age. This is the first time he has actually gotten it. And with a new baby on the way, I don't think id have the patience or energy to homeschool
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by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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I want to do private school at my church but we can't afford it. I would do homeschool but I'm not sure I would do well. we are going to give public school a try but honestly we don't have very good schools...

by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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If there was a good christian school close to us we might consider that depending on cost. There isn't so we well be homeschooling. I just can't image sending my 5 year old to school yet. I would be registering her right now if we were. My mind is spinning thinking about my first baby being 5 already! She turns 5 in May.

by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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If I had a choice, I would definately use a private Christian school. Our son, who is thirty six years old now, went to a Christian School, that was about a mile and a half away. (I don't drive) so I walked him to school. Not only was he very smart, but way ahead of his grade level. He was in class with two other kindergarteners/first grade kids, and got one on one attention most of the time. The problem with our situation, is that we can no longer afford it, otherwise our adopted grand daughter would definately be in a Christian school. Public schools nowadays are really not my cup of tea anymore, but because we have no choice, it's the only way. (we're on a fixed income, raising one of our grand daughters, we adopted her.

by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:56 PM
I home schooled my older two so i home schooled my younger two i staryed working with all sonce birth reading countimg colors numbers shapes signing abcs and123s going to dollar stores for help.

Quoting Silverkitty:

I homeschool my daughter, so I will homeschool my son.  He is almost 2.5 years old already working with  numbers, colors, shapes, and wants to learn to read.  He would be bored in a normal school.

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by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

We took school districts into consideration when choosing our house. I want my son to be exposed to a variety of perspectives and experiences, and I feel that a quality public school with good parental involvement will provide that.

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by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:22 AM
We homeschool and its the best choice... For us. Every family is different. Personally, you could not pay me to send my kids off for someone else to raise. No, I cannot protect them from everything but I can protect them from molesting teachers, teachers who force them to eat sperm, government bureaucracy, socialism and indoctrination, crazy ass kids with guns, highjacked schoolbuses, and so much more. I can also give them a far better education at home.
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by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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My 8 yr old has been in public school until this school year. He is doing the public school districts virtual (read cyber) academy. The school is amazing, I only chose this option for this year only to give him extra time to catch up with his social skills (he has Aspergers). Otherwise next year he will be back in public school. Homeschooling, even with cyber school, I am very involved with my son's education. At 8, almost 9, years old, he isn't quite ready to work that independantly. My SS is currently in a charter/specialized school for Aspergers. Even though he is in 1st grade, his BM pushed for him to start kindergarten last school year, even though his birthday is at the end of September and is past the cut off. Honestly, he wasn't ready and he may have to repeat 1st grade next year. 

Ultimately, you have to do what is going to work best for your family. Yes putting them on the bus is hard at first, but soon it will be "no big deal". It's a great chance for social time, and getting to know classmates. If you are going to have issues getting your child to private school on time or there everyday, it may not be an option for you. However, if that really is the school you want her at, then you and your hubby will need to figure something out. Homeschooling will require you to be very involved. If you are a SAHM it will probably work great, otherwise you are better off just sending her to school.  

by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:36 AM
I moved to this county because of the schools. Any of the schools get top grades in our state. I looked for a YEAR before a house came up for sale( in my range) in this district. I cared nothing about the baubles of the house... Just the schools.

I started looking here when he was three, got into a duplex before kinder and found the house when he was midway through first grade.
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by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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In a perfect world I would go public all the way. We pay taxes and I believe in supporting your community. HOWEVER! We live in a trashy town and the schools are crap. The best private school is catholic, which we are not. Not even religious. My son is not only a November baby but he's (so far) extremely bright for only being 2. A friend who's a teacher in the area was watching him the other day and said, "uh, you're gonna want to keep him home. The schools around here aren't ready for that." It was flattering but also made me nervous. My husband's job is what was keeping us here. He just happened to get fired the following week so maybe now we can move somewhere with a better public school system.
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