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State board discusses home-schooling requirements

I was educated in one of the worst performing states in the US, and went on to get a bachelor's degree in teaching. After teaching two years, I decided the politics and all the other "fun stuff" involved with "teaching" was just not something I could do for 30 years. About 10 years later, I began homeschooling my first child in the state of KS. Since then I have homeschooled both kids as a single mom for 6 years, putting them in public school for one year while I worked as a para. Being back in the school was mind boggling. We promptly returned home for the next school year and I vowed to never do that again. What I personally saw were teachers who passed out worksheets everyday while they played on the computer/ cell phone; teachers who were too tired or worn out to teach over the incessant chatter of the kids; pushovers who let the kids run class; children who were out of control; kids getting bullied on the playground while the monitors chatted away. I could go on. And THIS was a "School of Excellence!" Everyone knows there is good and bad in everything. I suggest the BOE focus on THEIR problem and not someone else's. For those of you worrying about taxes and homeschoolers pulling money out of your "system..." I can tell you, money will NOT fix anything. And the more kids who go home for school, the more education money that is available for YOUR kid, not to mention, there will be smaller class sizes. I know you don't get that, but it's not the homeschoolers' faults that the government doles out the money the way it does. Eventually, there will be MORE per pupil available for YOUR child to get that crappy education at public school.

August 17, 2012 at 10:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )