Thursday, December 24, 2009
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
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.
"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!
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.
Monday, October 12, 2009
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.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
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!
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.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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!