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>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

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.


>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.

peace & blessings,


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


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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
bookmarking article for later! always thinking of homeschooling
Feb 18th 2015
where are you? (what state?)
Feb 18th 2015
      i'm in NY state/NYC
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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