Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas & A Prosperous & Happy New Year!

Thank you to all my family, friends and followers for your support and encouragement over the years. Looking back on our homeschool experience I have no regrets To those of you who homeschool and for those of you who will in the future, please know I intend to keep fighting the fight for our rights and freedoms. I look around and see the results of homeschooling and I like what I see. Homeschooling is the saving grace of a strong and free America! Blessings always!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Love it!

You gotta hand it to the legislators and school officials in California. What they do makes my job of advocating for home education so much easier. More often than not what is legislated and adopted into the California schools eventually makes its way across the country and eventually ends up in our Vermont schools as well. The sad part is this crap takes time for young, dumbed down parents to discover and usually by then their children are so screwed up it takes them years to heal their families. But, hey, that's what the schools are counting on are they not?

...and they wonder why students are leaving in droves

Teachers, principals, superintendents, board members, legislators, journalists, janitors and cafeteria ladies can't seem to figure out why students are leaving their precious public schools in droves, or so they claim. Could it possibly have anything to do with this? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm?

This is nothing new. It just tends to bubble up to the surface of public awareness, like the scum in a cesspool, whenever a Democrat takes up residence in the White House. I think the word for this is Clintonesque.

Jail time for lowest math scores in the nation????

This is just too funny! I opt to throw the parents in jail for choosing to send their children to these Detroit public schools in the first place.

"This is an abysmal failure," Bobb said. "It is not the fault of our kids individually, and it is not the fault of our kids collectively. It is not the kids' fault. It is the adults' fault. It is a failure of leadership."

The scores were so low that DPS parent Tonya Allen said she thinks students could have stayed home and done just as badly on the tests."

Failure of leadership? More like failure of parenting. If they HAD kept their children home and taught them there the children would probably all be reading and writing on a college level by now!


Eight dads jailed for standing up for their parental rights! The real criminals here are those who file the charges and enforce such laws. It makes you wonder how many of these teachers, school administrators, legislators, police, prosecutors, jail guards and wardens have children of their own. More often than not it's THEIR children who are the dolts, druggies, perverts and thieves who act like their reprobate parents! Geeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssh!!!!

Socialization myth gets debunked...again!

Even after homeschooling for over 22 years that ol' socialization monster still keeps rearing its ugly head. Here is the latest article and research debunking the socialization myth once again.

Michael Smith, president of HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) states in his article: "Since the re-emergence of the home-school movement in the late 1970s, critics of home-schooling have perpetuated two myths. The first concerns the ability of parents to adequately teach their own children at home; the second is whether home-schooled children will be well-adjusted socially."

The 're-emergence' is the key word here. For centuries parents taught their own. Public school teachers are nothing more than certified strangers who, with the help of union thugs, maintain a high level of job comfort and job security for themselves with little, if any, regard for the proper and useful education of children. Parents are simply going back to their roots after discovering that public schooling is nothing more than a system of lies, greed and propaganda.

Finally, someone 'gets it'...go Rush!

"I guess the public school system in this country has successfully dumbed down enough people that idiots can triumph in our political system." Rush Limbaugh

Monday, October 12, 2009

Six year old facing 45 days in reform school...

The only crime committed here occurred when Zachery's mom enrolled him in public school. So now she's 'homeschooling' him (temporarily) until the matter can be resolved. C'mon mom, wise up! You knew the rules when you sent your baby off to school. Stop blaming the school for enforcing its rules no matter how absurd they are about applying the punishment across the board. We can only hope that Zachery's mom will wise up and decide to homeschool him permanently.

Is college public school?

Is college public school? I was recently asked this question on Facebook after posting a video of some students from Ron Clark Academy singing about Obama's proposed health care reform on CNN and voicing my concern as to whether or not these students were learning academics or were being indoctrinated. The questioner complained she was fed up with people knocking her public school experience. This was my response:

College is a choice which is usually made as an adult although more and more mid-teens are enrolling, many of them being homeschoolers. You are free to leave college at any time or pick and choose what you want to study. Public school (K-12), once enrolled, is not about choice, or freedom, or education for neither the parent or the child. Public schooling is about control of the parents and the money, and it's about job comfort and job security for the people employed within the system.

Parents can choose public, private (judging from the appearance of the students in this video they are attending a private school so there is no guarantee there won't be any indoctrination going on in a private school) or home schooling but it's usually a question of finance. Many must send their children into public schooling under the threat of truancy, jail and a hefty fine, however, they can choose alternatives if they aren't selfish, are willing to work hard, or make sacrifices.

People who choose to send their children to public schools have no business complaining about them or what the school personnel teach their children, even if that means the parents feel it's inappropriate or detrimental to their family's well-being.

If you need to ask 'is college public school?' I would question the caliber of education you are receiving with your own college experience. Most state colleges are a cesspool of liberal thinking and a degree is basically bought or is simply a reward for attending.

You need to ask yourself what truly constitutes an 'education'. I know lots of degree holders who are well-meaning idiots. If you take what I have to say personally then you may want to consider stepping back and taking a good hard look at your life choices.

Personally, I consider both my high school diploma and college degree not worth the paper they're written on. It took years to discover I needed to 'educate' myself about what I deemed necessary to survive in this world and to be successful. Ultimately, we are all responsible for ourselves and that includes our education, our health, our happiness, and our prosperity.

If my freedom of speech offends anyone then hit the 'off' or delete button. I don't care for whiners or complainers nor do I have time for them. Please don't make comments unless you are informed or mature enough to debate the issue. I abhor cowards and people who make excuses.

If your 'public school' education is always being 'put down' as you say, then I suggest there may be something to it. We all have the power to redeem ourselves for the lack of an 'education' within the public school system by NOT allowing our own children to attend such an abysmal institution that perpetuates a vicious cycle of ignorance.

This cycle has been maintained by the pubic schools for several generations and it is not limited to the student body. School personnel are not immune to the effects of years of purposely preventing any intellectual thought or usage of common sense. It is what some notables have now termed 'the dumbing down' of America.

Need a prime example of the 'dumbing down' phenomenon? Listen to the people who were interviewed in Detroit this week when they lined up to get what they thought was free money from Obama's 'stash' of cash! Please understand, there is an enormous difference between being 'educated' and being 'schooled'. Chances are you were properly 'schooled', as I was, but NOT 'educated'.

When we reach the pinnacle of our lives and we are happy and/or successful then it is because we have made good choices and life is ALL about choices...learn to choose well or learn to live with the consequences.

Lecture over...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How to screw up your child and your life with public schooling!

John Taylor Gatto explains here why and how the public schools screw up your child AND your life as a parent. If you keep your child in public school then YOU and ONLY YOU are to blame for the mess you've made of both your lives!!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Homeschoolers visit a firehouse

This is a sweet little article about a group of homeschoolers who visit a firehouse. My homeschooled daughter took a tour of our local fire department when she was 3 years old. She is now 22, a level-1 firefighter and a member of that same fire department. You just never know what sort of inspiration you can plant in a child's growing mind.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ten reasons to criminalize homeschooling...NOT!

This article is a hoot. No one seems to know who originally penned these top 10 reasons to criminalize homeschooling but they are some of the funniest reasons I've ever read.

I especially like this one:

"Publicly asking permission to go to the bathroom teaches young people their place in society."

Don't get your dander up because these are meant to be a spoof. Enjoy!

Hard times make parents even more determined to homeschool according to AP

Many parents aren't giving up their homeschooling just because this country's economy is in the dumper. To me, it makes even more sense to homeschool during a recession. Homeschooling will especially be a no-brainer when this country finally enters the Obama depression. Homeschooling is only as expensive as you want it to be. Armed with a library card and common sense, parents can provide a world of knowledge and learning opportunities for their homeschooled children.

I like Mr. Klicka's outlook on some of the advantages to this recession:

Christopher Klicka of Warrenton, Virginia, senior counsel for the Home School Legal Defense Association and co-teacher along with his wife of seven homeschooled children, says hard times enhance homeschooling's appeal as private school tuition becomes unaffordable and some public schools contemplate cutbacks.

"People are looking to homeschooling as an alternative more now in light of economic circumstances," he said, citing its low cost and potential for strengthening family bonds.

At Allendale Academy in Clearwater, Florida, which provides resources for homeschoolers, enrollment has risen 50 percent over the past two years to about 900 students as families desert private schools, says academy director Patricia Carter.

"Often one parent has been laid off," she said. "That makes private school tuition impossible, and they don't want to send their kids back to public school."

Read the full AP article here.

Homeschooling myths busted by Kristina Daniele

I love this article by Kristina Daniele. She tackles some of the most common myths about homeschooling that I've been hearing for years. In fact, I've been hearing these same myths for the past 25 years and I'm certain many of these myths are still being promoted as fact by the public schools. Why? Because the public schools have the most to lose. Homeschoolers have been proving them wrong for years and that is why public school enrollment just keeps going down, down, down, down..............

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Here Comes Socialism by Dick Morris

Here Comes Socialism by Dick Morris is an opinion piece with a descriptive account of undertaker Obama's socialist presidency and how things will shake out in this country in the next 8 years. Are you ready to give up homeschooling and allow your children to be indoctrinated in undertaker Obama's public schools?

Here's the challenge: I challenge all homeschoolers to recruit 8 families each to homeschooling. That's 1 homeschooling family per year for each year we have to suffer under undertaker Obama. You can mourn America or take the challenge and free the children. It's your choice!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Homeschool numbers keep on growing!

Read about the increasing numbers of homeschoolers in this short but to the point article. Nice mention of unschoolers which is what many of us become once we've been doing it for a few years. As parents we instinctively know how our children learn and how they learn best. It's all about freedom...freedom to learn, freedom to explore and freedom to be the kind of parents we want to be. As unschoolers our lives centered around our family and not the public or private school. It's a whole other attitude and way of thinking. It's very refreshing to live in the real world as unschoolers and not in the bogus, dangerous and irreverent public school world.