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  •  Perhaps I'm the one who is biased..... (0+ / 0-)

    When I hear home schooled I think mostly of the people who don't want their kids exposed to evolution, gays, people of color, etc.... the fundie types. Not so much the ones who just live in a bad area and don't want their kids going to the local school. I worry about those who never met anyone different than them and, as a result, may have issues when they enter the real working world.  

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    by GrannyOPhilly on Sun Aug 24, 2008 at 10:17:24 AM PDT

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    •  OTOH... (0+ / 0-)

      Some of us homeschool precisely to avoid the bigotry in the public schools.  Racism.  Sexism.  Homophobia.  Creationism.  The schools have them all.

      Yeah, we're not all fundy wackos in the homeschooling community.

    •  Yes you are biased (0+ / 0-)

      When I hear home schooled I think mostly of the people who don't want their kids exposed to evolution, gays, people of color, etc.... the fundie types.I worry about those who never met anyone different than them and, as a result, may have issues when they enter the real working world.

      We homeschool and we believe in evolution, actually there are a whole bunch of homeschoolers who believe in evolution.

      And I am sure this will come as a HUGE shock to you, but gay people homeschool their kids, so do African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians and a bunch of other races.

      Atheist, Pagans and other religions also choose to homeschool their children. Homeschoolers are every bit as diverse as those who attend public schools. And I assure you the majority of homeschoolers don't have any problems when they enter the real working world.

      "High-minded individuals are more dangerous than criminals. they can always find hypocritical excuses for committing acts of violence." Amelia Peabody Emerson

      by TheRealAlasandra on Sun Aug 24, 2008 at 03:15:22 PM PDT

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