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

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