What Do You Think About Home Schooling?

by minimus 34 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    I knew a few Witnesses who were very proud of the fact that their kids were homeschooled. Years ago, I would raise my eyebrows wondering why these families couldn’t simply integrate their kids with other “worldly” kids.

    At this point in time, with so many theories being pushed on kids and their parents, I can see why parents, if they are qualified, could instruct their kids themselves.

    Do you support homeschooling or think it is better left to the so called professionals??

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    home schooling = no schooling.

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    I knew of a 12 year old who could not read a scripture at the door. Home schooled. Others excelled and could do the work in 2 or 3 hours.

    My state has standards and testing and followup and actual school districts set up; complete with online discussions and field trips where everyone met. But some kids are just ditching.

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    PS. I advocate teaching ABOUT things. Sex education, abstinence not how to. Gun safety. and the biggies for JWs: flag salute and the pledge. Everyone should be able to recite and explain the origin. Then make up their mind on participation.

  • carla

    I have seen kids who were home schooled by very dedicated parents (not simply for religious reasons) and these kids were smarter than public school education. One family I am thinking of all 'graduated' early and were accepted into Ivy league colleges and went on to be very successful. I think these parents were exceptional and maybe not the rule. To be fair these kids seemed a bit different than their public school counterparts in that they could and would be happy to carry on a conversation with adults on many subjects. They did seem a bit socially different than the 'regular' kids because they did not play the same and had a more difficult time with kids their own ages.

    At one time I would have agreed with Stan, things are changing now.

    Today I see many young people researching and learning the best ways to home school for many reasons. As for the social parts of homeschooling, today public schools are required to allow homeschooled in for art, gym, band and so forth. Also many homeschooled also have their own socialization things going on.

    I don't think homeschooling is the same as it was in the 70;s, 80;s or even 90;s, it is changing quite a bit. There are so many more resources out there now. It takes real dedication on the parents part to be successful.

  • Jazzbo

    The best home schooling is very good indeed but unfortunately a lot of it is mediocre to poor. Most Witness home schooling tends to be mediocre but certainly not all. I knew one family that home schooled and the mother had a teaching degree, the difference was obvious.

  • just fine
    just fine

    My personal experience with home schooled JW’s was that the kids were getting no education and were even more socially stunted than other JW kids. The examples I am thinking of the kids didn’t know simple world geography ie that Canada was a separate country called Canada not Canadia. Yeah their parents were great home school teachers.

  • Biahi

    I know some ‘worldly’ people who home schooled, some very successful, and others not so much. Some ‘home school’ just so older kids babysit while mom works. Others do it so their abuse won’t be reported. I am a firm believer in a public school education, but my daughter attended a private Christian high school, which was her choice, not mine.

  • minimus

    I believe that the parents really have to be diligent to properly home school. Many parents work at home and even if it’s more convenient, I wonder how exhausting it can be.

  • pistolpete

    I know homeschooling is viewed by many exjws as something of a 2nd rated education. Also many view Home-S as a back step in helping children adjust socially with others.

    A lot of parents I know, Non-jws are homeschooling their children. And the reason why is because Today’s learning is different from the pre-internet era. And also, what Universities are teaching the kids these days, is destroying the next generation of American citizens.

    Our kids that we adopted, were all home schooled. You can literally learn higher math and Science and every thing else on the internet. You can hire tutors to help with questions and reviews. Our kids learn how to socially interact by working with our employees. They are learning how to run a business with several employees. All of them are learning the trades, because they see with their own eyes that you can make way more money having a business that is recession proof. Do something that nobody wants to do and you will become wealthy.

    But after all the riots and stuff that we have seen the past year, what we are finding out is that all this Woke and Cancel culture as well as Marxist and Socialism that most kids in their 20s want is because the professors at the Universities have been pushing this ideology for several years.

    So all the kids that were 10 years old-----in 2010, are now the 20 year old kids that can vote and the ones you see on the news Rioting in the streets, burning and pillaging the stores, protesting that Capitalism is bad. The same ones that are the ones destroying our monuments, destroying our books, destroying our History, Pushing a Racist ideology, wanting to destroy our economic system, want transgender men to compete in women’s sports. These all have one thing in common, they learned to hate American and White people at the Universities.

    Now we are finally figuring out where all this came from

    For example; the background of Critical Race Theory comes from a school called the Franklin School, that comes out of Berlin Germany. It was a group of Marxist and several professors that came to the United States after the demise of Hitler and started teaching in prominent Universities. One of these was a professor named Herbert Macse. He was the founding father of Critical Race Theory.

    Then there was this Professor at Harvard; Derrick Bell, who took this Critical Race Theory and he racialized it. He mainly taught that Anything White is BAD, because it’s the dominate culture, and he taught that everyone needs to dehumanized certain people, like Whites, and you don’t treat them as individuals, but you cancel them and take away their Rights to Work, Free Speech, and ban them from electing their spokesmen because they should have no say in elections. it is a Marxist ideology brought Here to the USA from Berlin.

    There are literally hundreds of these professors teaching in all the Universities. You can see the shit they teach in a lot of videos.

    So if you think that it was bad when Your wife, or Husband, or your children started studying and becoming INDOCTRINATED by the Watchtower.

    It is no comparison when your children are INDOCTRINATED by the Professors at the Universities who teach all this Shit.

    You children will become indoctrinated, and they will put their ideology FIRST, before their family. They will turn you in to the authorities if you believe differently than them. They will CANCEL YOU, And you will have payed for that type of education.


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