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  •  Grumpy Early Morning reply after no sleep: (1+ / 0-)
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    Play-dates are not socialization

    The Lord of the Flies type environments are not appropriate modes of socialization either.

    The assumption there, is that the way that we socialize is somehow inferior to the way public school kids socialize.

    If you say so.

    Am I smarter than a 5th Grader?

    Are you?

    It's a full time job.

    Well duh. And it should be.

    Where is the mutual benefit?

    So I am to take it that you believe that somehow I am personally responsible for the abysmal failures of society in general, the school-to-prison-pipeline, tracking, the high cost of higher education, the failure of standardized testing, the international issue with bullying [did I miss anything].

    What mutual benefit would that be? That if only I were to cast my children into *that gaping maw, that somehow their mere presence would transform all of that into an educational utopia peopled by talking genius unicorns?

    Or am I to interpret this as: "All the Cool Parents are doing it!"

    Either way, I see no *mutual benefit at this point.

    As for what Nay-Sayers like you *imagine that goes on when people homeschool for those 15 minute lectures every 2 hours--really?

    That is what you think?

    15 minute learning blocks are traditionally allocated for young children who have shorter attention spans. Good gods.

    I suppose if I were teaching Young Earth Creationism, I might only need 15 minute blocks, but since we are studying conventional Science, my kids require more time to complete their studies. I hope you can forgive me for failing to live down to your expectations.


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