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  •  Given your situation and where you found yourself (11+ / 0-)

    I'm not so certain that your conclusion that everything would have been better if you'd gone to school is accurate.

    Homeschooling is certainly not for everyone. And certainly the State of Texas could and should make curriculum materials available for free to any homeschooler. (This is possible in California, for example.) Some kids and some parents are not well suited to it. Others do quite well.

    If the schools were as bad as you say for you, I'm not sure why you think it would have been better in high school. I hated high school. It was an emotional disaster for me. Yes, I needed the structure of the classroom deadlines, but I sure didn't need people ambushing me from around corners or taking my books away when the teacher wasn't in the room.

    You're also probably overestimating how well prepared your peers were for college. And yes, nearly everyone gets to college and finds out how many people there are smarter than them.

    Good luck in your future. Anyone with the discipline to notice their shortcomings and work on them and who can learn and problem-solve on their own has the essential skills to do well.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 11:43:17 AM PST

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