Need Advice...

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  1. Cheyanne

    Cheyanne Well-Known Member

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    My husband and I are fed up with public schools and are considering a few other options...including a private Christian academy and maybe even home schooling. The academy is $600/month for both kids and things may get tight. That price doesn't include books, uniforms or lunches. As far as the home schooling, it's becoming very popular and many families link up for outings, field trips and sport's events. I'd have to purchase the state approved curriculum, books, supplies and probably software. Any thoughts?
     
  2. beanie

    beanie Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about the american schooling system but home schooling is something I have thought about. I did have a list of websites but they are on my old computor so I can't get them. Al I did was google home schooling and got a lot of information through that. Sorry can't help more.
     
  3. vejables

    vejables Well-Known Member

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    i have thought about home schooling also, cheyanne. i feel it is a great idea, but can't really give you advice on it, since i haven't done it yet! :) good luck on your decision!
     
  4. Steph

    Steph Well-Known Member

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    I always wanted home schooled as a kid, thought i'd get a long lie every day
     
  5. Mango

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    That's a hard question. I'm inclined to go with the private school system. Apart from the curriculum I think there are other valuable things children need that home school may not provide such as interaction with their peers and exposure to environments/people different from their everyday norms.
     
  6. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    Id have to agree. Part of growing up is getting to know others, learning how to socialise with people, how to treat them etc and i dont think you could get that with home schooling. I also think a change of enviroment is good for anybody, not just a child. I certainly wouldnt want to look at the walls of my house all day everyday
     
  7. Dionne

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    im the same, i dont think home schooling is a good thinng, its wrapoping a child up in cotton wool they need togoout and experience things in every day life inc the bad things, we all learn from mistakes.
     
  8. beanie

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    Home schooling isn't just about staying at home. There are all sorts of oppertunities for the children to socialise. For example if I was to home school my children would be members of different groups, i.e. brownies, judo etc etcPlus homeschooling families meet up often.
    This is a good link that dispel alot of the rumours.
    http://www.nhen.org/nhen/pov/editors/default.asp?id=101
     
  9. Cheyanne

    Cheyanne Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that link Beanie. My mom was of the same opinion as most of the others until I explained that each community has support groups. They meet up several times a week for field trips, sporting events, trips to museums, movies, plays, projects etc. I think those kids have way more socializing than most groups. The only reason I would choose private school would be so I can maintain my "alone" time and maybe a shred of sanity. LOL Thanks for all of yall's comments.
     
  10. Iwantone!!!

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    u will ve to deciede what right for u and ur family way up the pros and cons of what u would be losing out if the kids go private and how will it effect u and the kids if they are hme 24'7
     
  11. Caroline

    Caroline Proud Mum of 4

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    I personaaly would be reluctant to go private, just 'cos teachers aren't always qualified. You only need a dehree, and can teach in private school, but in state school you either have to have a teaching degree or have a degree followed by a post grad teaching certificate, which is a years intenive training.

    If I had to chose i'd go home schooling too.
     
  12. Cheyanne

    Cheyanne Well-Known Member

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    That's true about many private schools. You never know who's teaching your kid....or what. The one I'm considering is a Christian academy and they provide all info on every staff member if requested. Public school is a joke though. George Bush's education plan "No Child Left Behind" is causing many parents to withdraw their kids. The teachers are forced to spend every waking moment preparing students for a series of state tests. Each school receives funding according to the scores. It's a load of....and the kids only learn what's going to be on the yearly exams.
     
  13. Wobbles

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    Good luck in what you decide Cheyanne :D
     

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