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    Homeschooling does prevent
    community interaction.

         No it doesn't.  Home schooled children interact with the community outside of school, the real community.  My thought to home school my own children was to get them out of the false mini society of school.  I would have prefered they interact with the world they were entering and avoid the  silliness and pettiness of our local elementary school.   There is nothing valuable in following the rules of malicious, jealous kids who run a school.  I was unable to home school so mine attended  a local school.  I interact with many home schooled kids and they are not the mutants you imagine.

    And she's good at appearing sane, I just want you to know. Winwood/Capaldi

    by tobendaro on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 10:38:20 AM PDT

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    •  They interact with the sub-communities their (5+ / 0-)

      parents choose for them. That's not the same thing as the real community.

      •  Define real community (3+ / 0-)
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        And who exactly are the arbiters of the real community. At some point someone(the government, parents, mentors etc) is deciding who and what the children are interacting with.

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        and work at the local library, you are in the general community which is the word I should have used, not "real".   I teach gymnastics, we have homeschooled kids take class for physical education purposes.  They play on community soccer teams, basketball etc.  They attend classes at the YMCA and the moms using the babysitting services there are having their kids interact witt the community.  They are shopping, going into businesses and talking to managers for reports, visiting farms.  Every lesson is an opportunity to go out into the comunity and use the lesson to see how it works in real life.  That is the advantage of home schooling.   One can intertwine life into the lessons at every level.  It is an opportunity to actually live and not just listen and read about life.

        And she's good at appearing sane, I just want you to know. Winwood/Capaldi

        by tobendaro on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 02:51:59 PM PDT

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