- I prefer to choose the time, place, and manner for educating my children in the use (misuse) of recreational drugs as well as the consequences of such use.
My friend’s 6th grader waits at the bus stop every morning with a group of middle school and high school students. She knew the older kids were smoking, but didn’t realize WHAT they were smoking. Several weeks into the school year, a construction worker employed by my friend drove by the bus stop and noticed a suspicious odor wafting through the air! He told my friend, who in turn called both schools. Cue: "Whacha gonna do when they come for you? Bad boys, bad boys, whacha gonna do?"
Several days later the kids at the bus stop had the privilege of experience what most people only get to see on COPS!. A police car raced up to the stop and two officers jumped out and performed a "drug bust" right there at the bus stop. They targeted only the guilty parties (thankfully), dumped a pile of marijuana and "paraphernalia" on the hood of the cruiser, and promptly hauled the bad boys off to the police station. Wow. Not your typical morning at the bus stop. Thanks, but no thanks. My kids can learn about drugs in slightly less dramatic fashion.
But just in case some public school kids miss out on learning about drugs at the bus stop, maybe they can find this book in their school library.
- I prefer to choose the time, place, and manner of my child’s sex education.
Pretty much all that needs to be said about this particular subject is contained in the story itself. CLICK HERE. (Incidentally, all charges were dropped against this man, but the school STILL refuses to notify parents when homosexuality will be discussed in the school’s classes…even kindergarten classes!) Even more horror stories out of Massachusetts here.
- Homework is a waste of time.
If a child understands what the teacher taught, homework is redundant…and a waste of time. If a child doesn’t understand what the teacher taught, the homework will only be confusing…and a waste of time. The 6th grade student that lives next door to me does between 2-3 HOURS of homework some nights. That’s insane. The kid just spent almost 8 hours in school. As adults we get paid overtime for anything over 8 hours. If you can’t teach what you need to in 8 hours, you shouldn’t be teaching. Period.
- Homeschool is WAY cheaper than public school.
I cannot believe how much it costs my friends and relatives to send their children to public (taxpayer funded!) school. WAY more than it costs me to homeschool (not taxpayer funded!) And my kids are getting a better education. Hands down.
- Liberal politics have completely ruined education in our country.
The more liberal our nation becomes, the worse our nation’s schools become. They (the liberals) think that if you just throw more money at the system, you can fix the problems. They think that if you can just get the kids in the system earlier, you can make them smarter. If you think it’s bad now, just wait until Barak Obama (if he actually wins) and his ilk gain complete control of our government and our schools. (For a great commentary on Obama’s vision for America’s schools, head on over to A Woman on Purpose for this great post) As the government seeks to exert more and more control over the children placed in their care, situations like the one that is playing out in Lexington, MA, will become the norm rather a single isolated incident.