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13. "bookmarking article for later! always thinking of homeschooling"
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my question is: what was the final tipping point to make the homeschool decision for you? how did you and your wife look at her professional life when making the decision - was it something she wanted to come back to or felt like this would mean giving it up for good?

i'm basically homeschooling my daughter in math because her school/teacher does a terrible job at progressive education and math and at a decision point professionally.

and then there's black culture/history
german culture/history
and black german culture/history
that she will never get in school

when they went over the month of february with her 2/3 class, i think she might have been the only child who'd heard of a black history month

and yet her white male teacher decided earlier this year to have a classroom talk about "the protests" that i found so inappropriate and "othering" for black/latino kids. things like that just make me want to pull her immediately.

but there's violin, art, choir, movement at her school that we couldn't entirely replace in a homeschool context

i go back and forth on all of the points but have been really thinking about it for next year because i don't think there's an option for a mixed 3/4 class and she's always been ahead of her peers and i don't want her in a 2/3 class again next year.

"i fear no fate" e.e. cummings
"No girl. No fried chicken. I'm going back to get some sleep." - Haruki Murakami

  

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article on black homeschoolers (SWIPE) + axe me questions [View all] , poetx, Wed Feb-18-15 03:08 PM
 
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Where do they play ball? Seems like you mentioned having a kid
Feb 18th 2015
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In my school district, homeschooled kids can play for the local school
Feb 18th 2015
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Damn, I guess that's one big drawback. But at least she don't have to
Feb 18th 2015
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It was bad enough that she stopped going.
Feb 18th 2015
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      that's messed up. i'm sorry to hear about that.
Feb 18th 2015
11
that's the so-called 'Tebow Rule'. (even though it predates him)
Feb 18th 2015
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      Jason Taylor was Homeschooled
Feb 25th 2015
24
there are entire homeschool conferences and leagues.
Feb 18th 2015
7
links to good curriculum for a preschooler?
Feb 18th 2015
2
don't have links but offhand, there were two go-to reading
Feb 18th 2015
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      RE: don't have links but offhand, there were two go-to reading
Feb 25th 2015
25
Who does the teaching?
Feb 18th 2015
5
This is what I've always wondered about.
Feb 18th 2015
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measure thrice, cut once. (in other words be very careful
Feb 18th 2015
14
in our family, my wife, predominantly.
Feb 18th 2015
10
      Thanks, bruh.
Feb 18th 2015
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           lmao. you know, we've had folks ask us to homeschool they
Feb 18th 2015
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where are you? (what state?)
Feb 18th 2015
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      i'm in NY state/NYC
Feb 18th 2015
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           their laws are kinda strict, but it looks doable.
Feb 18th 2015
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                RE: their laws are kinda strict, but it looks doable.
Feb 25th 2015
27
Another question. What's up with grades?
Feb 18th 2015
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absolutely. not really different from public or private school.
Feb 18th 2015
20
      Interesting. I appreciate the info
Feb 18th 2015
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up. in case anyone's still interested.
Feb 25th 2015
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RE: up. in case anyone's still interested.
Feb 25th 2015
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We've had a really hard year
Feb 25th 2015
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