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[Serious] Huzzah for homeschooling!
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Huzzah for homeschooling!
One of my relatives, a young man, shared my enthusiasm for the USN. He took the screening tests preliminary to enlisting a few days ago and got the results today. According to his scores he's functionally illiterate.

His parents homeschooled him and he passed all the tests the state requires for a high school diploma. I know the proctors, relatives of mine. I'm sure they didn't want to "embarrass" anyone by flunking him.

He let me know about all this while he was in transit to another relative in California. She's a school teacher there. We'll get the boy fixed up.
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RE: Huzzah for homeschooling!
Wish him luck from down under.
Sanity adjacent.


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RE: Huzzah for homeschooling!
(March 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Wish him luck from down under.

Wilco. The boy's motivated. He wants to go to more countries than I did. Popcorn
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RE: Huzzah for homeschooling!
Home school defeciency??? Oh Lord!
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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RE: Huzzah for homeschooling!
(March 14, 2019 at 6:23 pm)wyzas Wrote: Home school defeciency??? Oh Lord!

The better educated of my relatives drive forklifts. They can read the gauges.
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RE: Huzzah for homeschooling!
Home schooling can actually work out well, provided the parents are dedicated and prepared.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: Huzzah for homeschooling!
(March 14, 2019 at 6:31 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Home schooling can actually work out well, provided the parents are dedicated and prepared.

Boru
But when it is done simply to avoid exposing children to "unholy" ideas you get folks who aren't qualified to dig ditches.
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RE: Huzzah for homeschooling!
(March 14, 2019 at 6:16 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: One of my relatives, a young man, shared my enthusiasm for the USN. He took the screening tests preliminary to enlisting a few days ago and got the results today. According to his scores he's functionally illiterate.

His parents homeschooled him and he passed all the tests the state requires for a high school diploma. I know the proctors, relatives of mine. I'm sure they didn't want to "embarrass" anyone by flunking him.

He let me know about all this while he was in transit to another relative in California. She's a school teacher there. We'll get the boy fixed up.

 Now that's a pity.

I've only had one experience of seeing home schooling. I was very impressed. The 4 children all tested ahead in every subject except math, where they were on par.

Would I be right in thinking that outcome may not be the norm in homeschooling? I've always had doubts about home schooling as a concept. Not everyone is a natural teacher. That was definitely true  of the alleged teachers I had at my Catholic boys school.

As you might expect ,in Australia there are many children living on remote stations(ranches).We have had the " school of the air" since at least 1950's as far I'm aware. It began via 2 way radio.  Today it tends to be taught via Skype wherever possible.
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RE: Huzzah for homeschooling!
(March 14, 2019 at 6:37 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(March 14, 2019 at 6:31 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Home schooling can actually work out well, provided the parents are dedicated and prepared.

Boru
But when it is done simply to avoid exposing children to "unholy" ideas you get folks who aren't qualified to dig ditches.

No argument.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: Huzzah for homeschooling!
(March 14, 2019 at 6:16 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: One of my relatives, a young man, shared my enthusiasm for the USN. He took the screening tests preliminary to enlisting a few days ago and got the results today. According to his scores he's functionally illiterate.

His parents homeschooled him and he passed all the tests the state requires for a high school diploma. I know the proctors, relatives of mine. I'm sure they didn't want to "embarrass" anyone by flunking him.

He let me know about all this while he was in transit to another relative in California. She's a school teacher there. We'll get the boy fixed up.

I know a guy who used to be a school principal in western Kansas. 

When parents brought their home-schooled kids to rejoin the school system they invariably tested years behind their age groups, and then the parents invariably flipped out -- they couldn't believe they hadn't been superior. 

More dumbing down.
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