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    Filed at 3:09 am under by dcobranchi

    and so clueless. The LOTD from my local paper:

    Home-schooling may limit education

    Homeschooling is great in teaching proper moral values and patriotic understanding of American ideas. The one-on-one instruction also gives children an opportunity to learn more by not being involved in other distractions we find in public schooling (“Home schooling takes off,” Sept. 4).

    My concern is the isolation of these home-schooled children. Are they getting a chance to see and learn from other cultures that are part of America? Do they get to interact with and understand other people? Are they witnessing one side of a particular culture, religion, political group and not having the interactions to other ideas and beliefs that would allow children to grow and form their own opinions based on all the facts?

    We have seen in the past family compounds or closed groups that held onto certain beliefs and found that many children were brainwashed and abused. They also were home-schooled without seeing outside communities.

    I’m also wondering if home schooling is a different way of segregation under a different name, since those who are home schooled fall into a certain income bracket. Many who fall into minority groups do not enjoy this income bracket and use the public school system.

    For those who are home schooled, are we robbing them of the experience of all the American people, so they can make their own decisions with facts and not just control information, therefore allowing true spiritual growth of our children?

    Anthony P. Castillo
    Fayetteville

    Yes. Yes. No. No.

    I hope that clears it up.

    7 Responses to “SO MANY QUESTIONS…”


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    September 30th, 2009
    at 8:41 am

    While agreeing with those answers, I would take issue with the opening declaratory statement! It’s fallacious:

    “Homeschooling is great in teaching proper moral values and patriotic understanding of American ideas.”

    No more OR less so than any other “schooling” — but in this case one needn’t argue that, because it’s clear the author doesn’t believe it himself. After saying it, the questions he raises all contradict it. So if I were debating him, I’d argue his own “patriotic understanding of American ideas” needs remediation. (Then we can work on his forensics.)


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    September 30th, 2009
    at 10:58 am

    Such “concern.” He really shouldn’t worry his pretty little head so much.

    Nance


    Comment by
    Suze
    October 2nd, 2009
    at 1:44 pm

    JJ: I keep meaning to mention, you need to change the link in your user name from .net to .com.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    October 2nd, 2009
    at 2:39 pm

    Weird, that must’ve gone wrong a long time ago, thanks Suze. 🙂


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    October 2nd, 2009
    at 2:40 pm

    Better?


    Comment by
    Suze
    October 3rd, 2009
    at 1:23 am

    Poifect!


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