Skip to comments.Public School Authorities Bully Would-Be Home Educators
Posted on 07/31/2020 7:37:07 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
Illinois parents, along with millions of other parents across the nation, were tossed into an at-home learning environment this past spring that the public school coined Homeschooling. The public schools were ill-equipped for this change-over, despite years of e-learning days when public school children learned how to use the software during snow days and other days off.
During this time of COVID-19 homeschooling, many parents reconnected with their children, enjoyed the time spent with them, and heeded the words of Bible teacher Dr. Tony Evans: Dont waste the Covid.
This parent-child reconnect helped foster additional learning opportunities when parents realized that they really are the best teachers for their children. Many parents actually threw the public school busy work paper packets into the trash and began teaching their children themselves.
As a veteran homeschool mom, I was keenly aware of the number of parents entering into homeschool groups asking questions about how to supplement the busy work and get on to some real teaching. These parents lamented the long ZOOM meetings, sometimes 4-5 per day, plus all the busy work in addition to the crying, bored, and bleary-eyed children who stared at screens for way too long each day. These parents reached out for help and found a loving homeschooling community waiting to accept them.
(Excerpt) Read more at illinoisfamily.org ...
For such a time as this!
We have been homeschooling for years. My wife maintains several different online groups. In the last few months one of her public ones has gone from 1500 members to over 7 thousand with now over a hundred per day asking to join. The movement is real. All these parents are asking how they can teach their children better than the schools (which really aren’t right now).
It is going to be a different world.
It’s all about the government money. It’s all about control.
The kids would do well to stay at home using You Tube Lessons. The masks are very very dangerous not only health wise but psychologically. The poor kids will spend hours on school buses and sitting in classrooms like mind-numbed robots. . . it is physical and mental cruelty. This is a foreshadowing of the end-times. It is out of the German playbook. And do you think the administrators are going to wear their masks behind their closed doors?
If private/parochial schools are not an option, parents need to take a look at the age of compulsory education for their particular state.
If the Left wont open public schools, they certainly arent going to stand around while people find alternative options.
The party of choice will try to stop parents from choosing how they want to educate their children.
If a particular party gets the majority at all levels of government . . . .parents will not have choices even in their own homes.
and then there is that LGBTQ curriculum mandated this year by some states . . .just another reason to home school. Most parents and even some teachers have no clue what is going on.
One thing that shocked us when we moved to Wisconsin is its very liberal (in a good way) homeschooling laws. Nearly the freest in the country. And it was that way when the dems were in charge. I am still amazed that they never tightened it.
But you are right, dems would destroy it today if they could.
They always have.
Thats why Home School Legal Defense Association is a must for homeschoolers.
It should be the VERY first step taken after making the decision to homeschool.
And without delay, at that.
Well, they are going to have to be very creative, because if they wont open the public schools, then parents are going to find some way of making sure their kids get an education.
The dems made a real tactical blunder here. They are demanding the closure of their best brainwashing and indoctrination centers. They cannot work on destroying the family when they are forcing the family to work together.
They are in a Catch 22 of their own making. I dont know how this has escaped their attention, except that MAYBE this is an answer to the prayer that God would confuse the counsels of the enemy and expose their agendas.
I appreciate your service.
What I would say to you, is that it is important for you to understand, is that the public school systems - via the States - hold a monopoly on the public schools - set aside the Covid-19 crises.
The public school systems (i.e. Administrators and Teacher Unions) are going to fight to hold onto there district monopolies - regardless of how many lives the Covid-19 crises claims.
Unfortunately, what I scribed above is the real-world.
The reason they are bullies in Illinois is because the law is NOT on their side. ANYONE who is homeschooling MUST sign up with HSLDA.ORG ($120). Illinois has homeschool friendly laws due to a long-ago court decision. My wife and I home-schooled our children in Illinois for almost a decade. All you have to do is broadly mirror the Illinois curriculum, put in enough hours, and teach in the English language. I don’t know what was needed if you are going from public to homeschooling, but do it by mail (certified), keep copies. DO NOT DO STUFF ONLINE.
Homeschooling is the Very Best Answer to Marxist Gov’t School System brainwashing of our children.
That said, if this gains enough popularity that the Blue States and their NEA allies become threatened by it they will retaliate by creating state laws outlawing Homeschooling.
If that fails they will then pass state laws mandating a leftist curriculum which must be the subject matter taught no matter where the education takes place in order to receive a diploma from the state. The left will never simply give up. They never do.
The thing leftists have in common that the resistance lacks is, they never ever give up on their goals. No matter the obstacles. No matter the setbacks. They never ever give up.
Our problem is, with the exception of Donald J. Trump we have no one on our side with anywhere near that level of tenacity.
If home-schooling is the alternative, or the only way, then, all the taxes collected by the states and the feds for that schooling, should be re-directed to the parents doing the teaching.
Businesses have discovered that, a lot of their workers would be just as productive and efficient working from home, AND, as a result of that, there will be a lot of commercial real estate and office going empty and to waste. Same thing should happen to school buildings that don’t have teachers and students using them. Re-purpose those buildings to house the homeless, and even turn them into apartments.
Taxation without representation comes to mind. We are being taxed for teachers that are not teaching, and for maintaining buildings and infrastructure that is not being used.
Another ten-year home-education mother. Best thing I ever did. HSLDA is worth its weight in gold. Never had to use it.
Knew that once they kicked the kids home from the public system, that homeschooling was going to suddenly become a huge movement. The public school system just killed themselves by putting on poisonous lipstick.
pretty soon, public schools are gonna be nothing but meeting grounds for gangs and thugs and drug dealers- as parents learn that homeschooling results in far greater benefits for their kids in life- and produces far greater respectful kids by and large-
Kids might learn the truth instead of the party line.
I suspect that teacher union and establishment bullying tactics will be going on for quite a while against anyone who dares go against their orthodoxy.
All new homeschoolers need to join Home School Legal Defense. (HSLDA.org)
We are retired homeschoolers and still support them so they can help other families
Agreed. Local radio in DC yesterday was commenting on the fact that teachers were advertising their tutor services, relying on the fact that "remote online instruction" was INFERIOR to in-class instruction!
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