Monday, June 1, 2009

What do you say to stupidity like this?

Ace shared this great link and I won't even add a thing. I can't even comment. It's just utter stupidity. How do you answer stupidity? Best to just leave the ignorant to their folly.

This is NOT a joke, I REPEAT...this is NOT a all homeschoolers to reconsider...
Hat tip to Vox Day at for this INCREDIBLE article where an ACTUAL PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER tells us why we should NOT homeschool our children.
Just read it, I am sputtering, thanks to those who published it because I will print it out and hand it to anyone who asks me why I am homeschooling...she just made the case for me...what moron would put their children in her hands?
Prepare yourself, it sounds like this "highly educated teaching professional" is texting her peeps.
EDITED TO ADD By the way, when you jump on over to see the article, take a nice long look at the picture on top of it. Enjoy the way "socialization" has lead to several of these students flashing gang signs. Sigh, this is JUST TOO EASY! She has done all the work for me LOL. A commenter pointed this out to her and she freaked out and basically called them racist. Well dear, I AM QUALIFIED AND EDUCATED ON THIS SUBJECT (via college and a VERY prestigious law enforcement internship) and those are INDEED gangs signs and, if you are too unsocialized to know this, it doesn't matter what RACE you are...there are gangs for everyone!

May 30, 2009...11:57 am
The case against homeschooling

Homeschooling: great for self-aggrandizing, society-phobic mother...... but not quite so good for the kid.

Here are my top ten reasons why homeschooling parents are doing the wrong thing:
10. "You were totally home schooled" is an insult college kids use when mocking the geeky kid in the dorm (whether or not the offender was home schooled or not). And... say what you will... but it doesn't feel nice to be considered an outsider, a natural outcropping of being homeschooled.
9. Call me old-fashioned, but a students' classroom shouldn't also be where they eat Fruit Loops and meat loaf (not at the same time I hope). It also shouldn't be where the family gathers to watch American Idol or to play Wii. Students-from little ones to teens-deserve a learning-focused place to study. In modern society, we call them schools.
8. Homeschooling is selfish. According to this article in USA Today, students who get homeschooled are increasingly from wealthy and well-educated families. To take these (I'm assuming) high achieving students out of our schools is a disservice to our less fortunate public school kids. Poorer students with less literate parents are more reliant on peer support and motivation, and they greatly benefit from the focus and commitment of their richer and higher achieving classmates.
7. God hates homeschooling. The study, done by the National Center for Education Statistics, notes that the most common reason parents gave as the most important was a desire to provide religious or moral instruction. To the homeschooling Believers out there, didn't God say "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations"? Didn't he command, "Ye shall be witnesses unto me"? From my side, to take your faithful children out of schools is to miss an opportunity to spread the grace, power and beauty of the Lord to the common people. (Personally I'm agnostic, but I'm just saying...)
6. Homeschooling parent/teachers are arrogant to the point of lunacy. For real! My qualifications to teach English include a double major in English and education, two master's degrees (education and journalism), a student teaching semester and multiple internship terms, real world experience as a writer, and years in the classroom dealing with different learning styles. So, first of all, homeschooling parent, you think you can teach English as well as me? Well, maybe you can. I'll give you that. But there's no way that you can teach English as well as me, and biology as well as a trained professional, and history... and Spanish... and art... and counsel for college as well as a school's guidance counselor... and... and...
5. As a teacher, homeschooling kind of pisses me off. (That's good enough for #5.)
4. Homeschooling could breed intolerance, and maybe even racism. Unless the student is being homeschooled at the MTV Real World house, there's probably only one race/sexuality/background in the room. How can a young person learn to appreciate other cultures if he or she doesn't live among them?
3. And don't give me this "they still participate in activities with public school kids" garbage. Socialization in our grand multi-cultural experiment we call America is a process that takes more than an hour a day, a few times a week. Homeschooling, undoubtedly, leaves the child unprepared socially.
2. Homeschooling parents are arrogant, Part 2. According to Henry Cate, who runs the Why Homeschool blog, many highly educated, high-income parents are "probably people who are a little bit more comfortable in taking risks" in choosing a college or line of work. "The attributes that facilitate that might also facilitate them being more comfortable with home-schooling."More comfortable taking risks with their child's education? Gamble on, I don't know, the Superbowl, not your child's future.
1. And finally... have you met someone homeschooled? Not to hate, but they do tend to be pretty geeky***.

Click here for full article...if you can stand it LOLOL

From me...yeah, can't you just feel the *tolerance* this woman is sharing? I know -- I'm not going to even start.
I'm just that quote I shared a while back...ignorance is temporary and can be fixed but stupidity is forever.
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mrshester said... desire to be a homeschooler just grew exponentially by reading that, lol.

Donna and Greg said...

This lady is off her rocker. Homeschooling is a blessing to our entire family. And our children turn out to be wonderful citizens, are able to get along with all ages and can stick to any given task. Education is the key to school. In no where in her "article" does she mention the fact that homeschoolers regularly score higher on achievement tests and college entrance tests, guess she forgot that point!


Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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