>i actually just called the nyc homeschool office the other >day to find out whether it was possible to do it for one year >and to still have a spot at the school and they said normally >yes
your child is in a magnet school or something?
>i do think about basically "homeschooling" while she's at >school but i have a hard time allowing her to continue being >in a school environment where she's starting to feel like >she's not going to be taught anything new in certain subjects. >*sigh*
>i'm sorry you had to go through pure incompetence with >teachers affecting your children. i can see first hand how the >teaching at my daughter's school disproportionately affects >the black/latino students, families who aren't aware that the >(white) progressive education devotees are basically >supplementing academics on the weekend.
even without regard to the racial aspect, there's a LOT of stuff that's just screwed up in schools nowadays. that whole zero tolerance thing is nuts, the way it's implemented, where they somehow manage to punish the good kids. > >i'm constantly amazed at what some >parents/educators/administrators obviously think is ok or >maybe they aren't paying attention.
a lot of people just take for granted that everything is cool.
at my daughter's high school they were regularly tasering kids over shit like throwing paper in the cafeteria. one kid threw a crayon in the trash and the (black) teacher wrote it up as assault (b/c the crayon bounced off the rim of the trash can and hit him).
> >it is hard to make the decision when looking at other long >term factors (if we have to relocate, future professional >opportunities, for how long, etc.) but i keep coming back to >it. i know there's a big and growing community here but >haven't really done the work to look into the practical things >and what's available. > understood. it's a momentous decision. a lot of folks do the whole 'just sticking my foot into the water' thing. some do it just for elementary school. some through middle school. and some all the way through.
========================================= I'm an advocate for working smarter, not harder. If you just focus on working hard you end up making someone else rich and not having much to show for it. (c) mad