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  •  My homeschooled son has tutored (12+ / 0-)

    some of his fellow students in technical college. He's intellectually gifted, so I'm not bragging about my great teaching abilities. Homeschooling was necessary for him.

    We didn't send him to a four year college because of the problem of student debt. Since he's Asperger's Syndrome and can become very anxious so easily, we decided that the technical college route would be the best thing for him leaving him debt-free.

    "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

    by Lily O Lady on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 10:09:35 AM PST

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    •  Kids need real opportunities... (7+ / 0-)

      to be who they uniquely are.  Conventional schools give that opportunity to some kids, but not to others.  Our son Eric, now a young adult, was one of those kids who blossomed after we took him out of school in 8th grade.

      http://www.leftyparent.com/...

      Cooper Zale Los Angeles http://www.leftyparent.com

      by leftyparent on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 10:57:10 AM PST

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      •  Yep. nt (2+ / 0-)
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        k8dd8d, angelajean

        "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

        by Lily O Lady on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 11:50:08 AM PST

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        •  Lily O Lady... say more about that if you would! (1+ / 0-)
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          Cooper Zale Los Angeles http://www.leftyparent.com

          by leftyparent on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 12:29:36 PM PST

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          •  Sorry. I took your statement as sort of (0+ / 0-)

            a general comment on the need to be flexible with the link to your blog post to illustrate one way a family could go. I think your family's experience sounds excellent. I wish I'd had the courage to truly unschool, but I always feared that Georgia would object if I didn't try to impose some sort of external structure.

            I'm not sure what sort of comment you are looking for. I think that you and your children are well aware of the success of your approach. There is no reason to bind kids to a model that is failing them. Education is the servant of the child, not the other way around.

            "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

            by Lily O Lady on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 05:21:11 PM PST

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