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    Filed at 6:24 am under by dcobranchi

    You’re right; you don’t.

    Home-schooling not sufficient for teens

    Regarding home-schooling, how could parents of a teenager consider themselves capable of giving their son or daughter anywhere near the same benefits available at area middle schools and high schools in the state of Maine?

    Keeping a kid in school and working with the person when he or she needs help is what raising kids is all about. So why home-school? I don’t understand.

    John Young


    4 Responses to “LETTER OF THE DAY”

    Comment by
    December 10th, 2005
    at 8:49 am

    Maybe my experience was unique, but the vast majority of science and math teachers I had in middle and high school were horrible. It is in spite of them, not because of them, that I went on to do well in science in college and made it my profession. I specifically remember how horrid the teachers were in the math department – each and every one of them. How sad!

    I’d much rather have the ability to move my daughter out of a class/community college until I found her a good teacher for a given subject, instead of having her stuck with a poor one without recourse.

    Comment by
    Sam Hull
    December 10th, 2005
    at 1:43 pm

    This is part of that whole arguement wherein teachers have studied so hard to learn to teach so that kids learn, and because they have a degree, they must certainly be better prepared, regardless of the growing mountain of evidence proving the point otherwise.

    Comment by
    December 10th, 2005
    at 9:26 pm

    And before there were schools? The human race died off, went postal, descended into anarchy, barbarianism…

    I’ve got a 5yo that’s better at logic than that.

    Maybe I (we) think that way because X years ago we were teenagers, survived it and maybe even to a degree understand it.

    Comment by
    December 10th, 2005
    at 10:44 pm

    This writer of this Maine LTTE is not far from the town where the teenager was allegedly murdered by the hs teenager.