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  • NOT SPEAKING FOR ALL

    Filed at 5:43 am under by dcobranchi

    The LOTD is pretty good. I wish, though, that he would have stressed that he was speaking only for himself.

    Though we cannot attest for all homeschoolers, we know for many parents that have chosen the home school route for their children the following four values are of utmost importance. (1) Above all, we value God and thus believe the most important educational “subject” on the docket is to share with our children the good news about Him and what He has done for us, (2) we value a learning environment where the teacher’s authority does not play second fiddle to the rebellious student’s supposed “right” to act out in anger or to openly defy or mock his teacher, (3) we value sexual purity for our children, and (4) we value a learning environment that is free of pressures to embrace a lifestyle of violence or alcohol/drug abuse.

    One Response to “NOT SPEAKING FOR ALL”


    Comment by
    speedwell
    August 8th, 2006
    at 9:57 am

    OK, but what if it said:

    (1) Above all, we value reality, and thus believe the most important educational “subject” on the docket is to share with our children the validity of their own emotions, the value of holding their own opinions, the power and use of their own mind, and the tools of critical thinking, (2) we value a learning environment where the teacher’s authority is not used for disrespecting and violating our children’s individuality and self-ownership, (3) we value sexual purity for our children, so we want an atmosphere where sex can be freely and respectfully discussed without the insane and immature sense of shame and obscenity present in rigidly religious households, and (4) we value a learning environment that is free of pressures to embrace any given lifestyle but the lifestyle best suited to achieving what our individual children want to accomplish in their individual lives.