27. "RE: their laws are kinda strict, but it looks doable. " In response to In response to 22
>http://homeschoolnyc.com/homeschooling-ten-steps/law.html > >>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?
We don't really have magnets. It's an unzoned school known for progressive education. They take kids from all over with a preference for closer districts and have way more people applying than spots (of course)
> >>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* > >yep. > > >>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). WTF!!'!!!!!
>> >>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
Thanks for the insight. I'm starting to look at medium term goals where I'm working at home, in the community to see of even on year is possible. Thanks for starting this thread so it's back on my priority list!!. > > >peace & blessings, > >x. > >www.twitter.com/poetx > >========================================= >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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