Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Children of the State

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0312/p08s01-comv.html

This worries, angers, frustrates me.

I was homeschooled the majority of my life. When I was 15 I went to public school for one year to see how it was. I made solid A's and was bored out of my mind. I left, did 6 months of prep work and started working on an associates degree in computer science. I held a 4.0 until my last two semesters. I graduated with a 3.3 gpa at 19. I am an average student who suffers from motivation issues. I think I did fine. I now have comfortable job with banking software.

My mother was not teacher certified, and did not have -any- degree.

I plan on homeschooling my daughter. This ruling sounds like BS to me and when I think about it I am infuriated.

Just needed to get that off my chest.

3 comments:

Fuller said...

Wow. That's ridiculous.

I was homeschooled, too, up until I was 16, when I started going to the local community college. My mom's not a certified teacher, she has no teaching degree, or ANY degree for that matter. But we had good curriculum, and when we took the yearly comprehension tests (put on by the state), all of my brothers and sisters and I scored post-high-school on everything.

It's ridiculous that any state would want to do this, especially when it's obvious by the fact that these children are being homeschooled in the first place, that the parents are unhappy with the results of the public school system.

~One Among Many~ said...

There's something about the statement in regards to children not learning "loyalty to the state" that reminds me of Hitler.

klaki said...

I went to public school all my career (luckily i got into the best high school in the county, one of the best in state), but I've known many home-schooled kids. There are definitely some pros and cons about each one. I am all for home schooling, but if it were up to me I would make th parents take a course or something. Not on the subjects, but on teaching methods. Then of course I like the idea of comprehension tests as well. I've known some smart kids come from home schooling, but I've also seen the ill effects of lazy parents that don't care as much as they should.