Skip to comments.Homeschooling Mom Says Kids Who Go To Public Schools Will Soon Be Considered 'Weird'—Why So Many Parents Are Making The Switch
Posted on 04/29/2023 6:32:02 AM PDT by DoodleBob
...The notion of providing a child’s education exclusively in one’s home is not a novel idea. However, as stated by NewsNation in a report updated in 2022, several mitigating factors, including the increasing number of school shootings and violence, as well as bullying have contributed to an uptick in parents eschewing a traditional scholastic environment to teach their kids.
While being interviewed by NewsNation and referenced in this same report, James Dwyer, the author of “Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice,” elaborated: “Consistently, parents have reported safety as a concern, but it’s not been mass shootings, even in the year just after some horrible incident, but, rather, bullying...Their child is being bullied, there’s fighting going on in the school, there could be gang presence in the school. Those sort of things their own child could be experiencing may motivate a parent to homeschool their children.”
This same debate is playing out online with one mom on TikTok even predicting that the rise of homeschooling will switch social norms so much that kids who go to public school will be considered "weird."
In a 2021 paper analyzing the rates of homeschooling during the pandemic, the United States Census Bureau stated that the percentage of households reporting homeschooling rose from 5.4% in the Spring of 2019-2020 to 11.1% in the Fall of 2020-2021.
In an April 5 article by NewsNation, Texas Homeschool Coalition's executive director, Stephanie Lambert, specified additional reasons, including academics, morals and religion: “Parents want to be able to give their kids their own values. And even in the Black community, you’re seeing a lot of people actually say racism in the public schools is something that is driving them to homeschool.”
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Before anyone gets their knickers in a twist, this is caused by leftists and moderates: less than one-third of educators are conservative or voted for Trump in 2016.
I slightly disagree that the kids going to public school are weird - they don't have a say in the matter by and large. The PARENTS are the ones with the issues.
The Public School started all this with their virtual and remote classes during Covid; many parents saw their kids being happier and better served and saw the light of home-schooling.
I grew up in a Catholic neighborhood where all the kids except one family went to Catholic school, St. Mark’s in St. Paul Minnesota. We thought the one families’ kids in the neighborhood that attended public school were weird.
What parents & kids in Democratic hellholes need is state & city income/property tax credits for private school tuition.
Public schools have become a cesspool due to:
— Leftist bent of many teachers
— The inability of teachers to impose discipline in the classroom
— Teachers encouraging kids to be LGBTQ+
— Indoctrination is increasing being passed off as “teaching”
— The loosening of standards such that kids can turn in a semester’s worth of homework on the last day of class.
A friend of mine recently took his kids out of public school. He and his wife are home-schooling them. When I asked him why, he said they found the TEACHERS in today’s schools to be a bunch of repulsive misfits.
I think the problems started way before that.
In the 1960s the hippies said they wanted to change the world, and they have, for the worse, much worse overall. Mainly, it's the lack of morals.
89% aren’t homeschooled
Get back to me when 60% are homeschooled
I support homeschooling, private and parochial schools.
I think government schools, of various types, should exist only for children with special needs. Children who may spend their lives in one sort of institution or another. If a child is developmentally disabled, then a government school specializing in that may be appropriate. If a child is violent, anti-social, and has a low IQ, then a sort of government school which is a Prison-For-Children is appropriate to get them ready for the Real Deal which they will inevitably experience when they are older.
In a meritocracy you don’t care about the “average” … you’re looking for the exceptional ones.
When I worked in corporate management we would get 100+ applicants for open positions in the company. Having 10 home-schooled applicants instead of two gave us more options … because only one person was going to get hired anyway, and the home-schooled kids were the ones who stood out.
From my (old) perspective, it almost seems like some schools are training kids to be sex workers. They’re certainly not doing a good job of teaching subjects like math or history, but they make sure the kids are tolerant of different sexual practices.
I work at Home Depot part time in CA. there are HUGE co-ops of parents sharing homeschooling of kids, these parents are teaching these kids how to plant food gardens, how to fix basic things, how to build things along with the basics of history, math, English!! The parents bring the whole class of kids into Home Depot with a list of things they need, a budget they have to spend and the kids are doing the shopping with their budget!! These kids are REALLY SMART and very polite!! ALL parents should start these co-ops EVERYWHERE and help each other!!
To wit: many said the same thing about the trans nonsense...oh, it's only a few kids, it's a fringe thing.
I've also noticed a relative explosion in pro- and anti-homeschooling articles recently. You don't draw fire unless you're over your target.
It's not the 5 percentage point growth that the anti-homeschoolers fear. It's the NEXT five percentage points that scare them.
And they SHOULD be quaking in their crocs.
“increasing number of school shootings”
Based on that graph, the Parkland shooting year had the worst number of kids killed at school - about 50 in total.
“CDC data from 2021 showed 4,733 children ages 1-19 died from gun-related incidents.”
~50 (school-related) versus 4733 (all cause)
I suspect the lack of “respect” for life is the really big problem.
“he said they found the TEACHERS in today’s schools to be a bunch of repulsive misfits.”
My life experience with teachers has been very favorable. I’ve only had two bad ones, one because teaching was the best job the woman could get in the 1960s and the second one because of lack of timely feedback.
This gives the nature of school shootings.
Riedman, David (2022). K-12 School Shooting Database
I will point out that school shootings have soared since Obama took office as President, probably IMO due to media publicity in support of gun-grabbing efforts.
The point is not that kids going into public schools are weird. It is that the kids coming out of public schools after 12 years of educational malpractice will be seen as weird…because they commonly already are. Witness the insanity that GenZ people display regarding sexual identity, “climate anxiety,” economic and historical illiteracy, totalitarian political extremism— and with no awareness at all how these beliefs, inculcated in schools, will doom them to serfdom in this generation.
Great, but they’ll still be paying taxes to support the public schools.
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