1. Standard memberRBHILL
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    On the radio I heard more and more atheist family parents are doing homeschooling. That's interesting that they don't want their kids in public schools.
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    15 Jun '14 17:18
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    On the radio I heard more and more atheist family parents are doing homeschooling. That's interesting that they don't want their kids in public schools.
    probably because the public schools available are teaching their own retarded notions of science - for example "intelligent" design.
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    15 Jun '14 18:11
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    On the radio I heard more and more atheist family parents are doing homeschooling. That's interesting that they don't want their kids in public schools.
    I think many parents of all stripes would switch to home schooling, if they had the time. There's no substitute for parental involvement in education. Even with public schools, the parents need to closely monitor progress.
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    15 Jun '14 19:291 edit
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    I think many parents of all stripes would switch to home schooling, if they had the time. There's no substitute for parental involvement in education. Even with public schools, the parents need to closely monitor progress.
    Agreed. And because of school violence all the time I'd like to do homeschooling myself/Or online school.
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    15 Jun '14 19:38
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    On the radio I heard more and more atheist family parents are doing homeschooling. That's interesting that they don't want their kids in public schools.
    Did they specifically say 'atheist families'? I find it strange. In the US I would expect theists to have more objections to public schools.
    Maybe the atheists are better educated and thus better able to do home schooling?
    I send my son to school partly because, as an only child, it is the best way to get him to socialise. But I have no objection to him learning with Christians and Muslims and probably a few other religions too. Its a very diverse school and I think that is good for him.
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    15 Jun '14 20:16
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Did they specifically say 'atheist families'? I find it strange. In the US I would expect theists to have more objections to public schools.
    Maybe the atheists are better educated and thus better able to do home schooling?
    I send my son to school partly because, as an only child, it is the best way to get him to socialise. But I have no objection to him ...[text shortened]... probably a few other religions too. Its a very diverse school and I think that is good for him.
    No the person didn't say it was strange.
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    15 Jun '14 20:47
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    No the person didn't say it was strange.
    In what context was the radio program? Was it a religious program? If so, I would find the claim suspect.
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    There are reasons other than the content of the syllabus that parents could worry about. Such as the quality of the teaching, random non-religious propaganda based on the teachers own views, directed non-religious propaganda from the state, bullying, violence, paedophile teachers, nut cases bringing a gun into the school and shooting everyone, and of course the availability of drugs. I've no idea whether these worries are realistic or not, but I entirely understand a parent worrying about them.
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    15 Jun '14 21:55
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    I think many parents of all stripes would switch to home schooling, if they had the time. There's no substitute for parental involvement in education. Even with public schools, the parents need to closely monitor progress.
    I have to tell you BigDoggProblem, you realy impress me with your intellegent respoces. They are well thought out.
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    Go to Ron Paul's website. Homeschool programs for free for certain ages for now. My grandson was homeschooled and he'll be graduating college next yr. at 18 yrs. old.
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    As governments go belly up around the world, closing public schools should become an option. After all, colleges now offer on line classes so that you never have to set foot in a building, so why not public schooling?

    Closing down theses massive buildings that the state has to heat and cool, along with bus fare and school lunches and teachers salaries, will happen some day. It's only a matter of time.
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    Originally posted by whodey
    As governments go belly up around the world, closing public schools should become an option. After all, colleges now offer on line classes so that you never have to set foot in a building, so why not public schooling?

    Closing down theses massive buildings that the state has to heat and cool, along with bus fare and school lunches and teachers salaries, will happen some day. It's only a matter of time.
    I agree that education is set for massive change with the advent of online education. However, I think it has nothing whatsoever to do with governments going belly up. In fact, it is likely that the best run governments will implement such programs first. The cost savings are significant, and countries like Zambia could benefit enormously, but implementing such a change in Zambia is well beyond the current governments capability.
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    16 Jun '14 13:37
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    On the radio I heard more and more atheist family parents are doing homeschooling. That's interesting that they don't want their kids in public schools.
    when schools attempt to pass intelligent design as science with as much relevance as evolution, i can understand why some parents would rather devote their own time to teach their children.
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    Originally posted by twhitehead
    I agree that education is set for massive change with the advent of online education. However, I think it has nothing whatsoever to do with governments going belly up. In fact, it is likely that the best run governments will implement such programs first. The cost savings are significant, and countries like Zambia could benefit enormously, but implementing such a change in Zambia is well beyond the current governments capability.
    I'm not sure the government will relinquish control of the children back to their parents. I think governments enjoy the freedom of indoctrination via hired staff if they so choose, along with the slanted left winged worldview to go along with it.

    Additionally, government would rather both parents be bringing in tax money than staying home with their children.

    Just look at the world today. Governments are all drowning in debt. No one cares, so I don't think this ever chages until governments start imploding around the globe.
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    I can back up my claim that governments will not relinquish control over the children.

    In Germany, a couple wished to homeschool Unfortunately for them, this is outlawed in Germany. So the couple came to the US for asylum. Again, unfortunately they were at the mercy of the Obama administration who wanted nothing to do with helping them. Obama would rather let illegals pour across the border than to help a family homeschool.

    I think the reason Obama did not want to help them is because the US is on the path of becoming like Germany in regards to homeschooling.
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