Pacridge said:...isn't that one of the complaints I hear about home school opponents, that the children don't have social interaction. Wouldn't this add to that interaction? What would be the arguement against?
Plus it seems like you have more one on one time with whom ever was teaching. That in and of itself would have to be good.bryanf said:Indeed, Pacridge, sports programs, band activities, or any other extracurricular activities are an excellent opportunity for socialization. I can't come up with a decent argument against that involvement.
However, I am compelled to respond to those complaints from home school opponents. Home schoolers often enter the "real" world much more ready to interact with people in a responsible, mature manner than kids who grew up spending 6 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week with a few hundred kids their own age, because they typically spend more of their time interacting with people in the "real" world. ;-)
Pacridge said:Plus it seems like you have more one on one time with whom ever was teaching. That in and of itself would have to be good.
Whats so great about the "real" world anyway?
In other words, those who excel are held back to the place those who struggle are at. Great minds are forced to be bored with a slow pace, which often leads to other ways of venting, like bad behavior.anomaly said:This is my case for public schools: It gives all students (theoretically) an equal start. Everyone in a public school has (or is atleast supposed to have) an equal chance as every other kid in public school. No doubt reforms are needed in order to make this truer, but the concept is great.
Gabo said:In other words, those who excel are held back to the place those who struggle are at. Great minds are forced to be bored with a slow pace, which often leads to other ways of venting, like bad behavior.
Public schools don't give an equal chance, anyways, and its impossible to do. There will always be better schools, that have richer neighborhoods around them. There will also always be a variety of teaching types.
The best way to allow for equal opportunity in life is to let everyone live on their own. Make their own decisions, reap their own rewards or consequences.
Gabo said:I had a whole explanation written out, but I accidentally closed the window.
So, please just refer to these links:
Private schools are less expensive, higher quality, and innovative.
Public schools are...... deteriorating.
Fine with me, so long as all people who pay for and attend private schools pay absolutely nothing to the public ones. This is only fair for real competition.anomaly said:Not the cato institute again! If your so interested in competition, why not let your private schools continue to compete with public schools?
Gabo said:Fine with me, so long as all people who pay for and attend private schools pay absolutely nothing to the public ones. This is only fair for real competition.
You can't really know.anomaly said:Again, when you pay your taxes, how can you really know how much is going to schools? That's very complicated.
Dont the organizations that are head of Home Schooling, have organized sports?Freedom69 said:Hi Vague without any doubt YES all children should be allowed to play in SPORTS Wheather he / she is HOME school or if he /she has no talent in sports !.
I can't stand it when a CHILD is not allow to play baseball , football , socker
Just because he / she has NO TALENT the whole idea is to have FUN , Do your BEST, and GET SOME EXERCISE, I'm sure a lot of you may disagree with me on this MATTER I'm not surprised I have always been an independent THINKER and I'm not going to stop now!