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Another Explanation For Why We Are Home Schooling

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Over the years, there has been a lot of doubt surrounding homeschooling, and whether it is a viable alternative to the public schools. Zachary’s peers, (seven-year-old first graders) in the Davie County School System at Cornatzer Elementary School, watch cartoons on Smart Boards during school, but Zachary read the following paragraph aloud during his study session night. For legal reasons, we do not comment on how little time we really need to spend studying in order to surpass the public schools, but most readers would be shocked to know how little effort is needed. Do you know any public schooled first graders who could read this?

The Heroes, Or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children

Some of you have heard already of the old Greeks; and all of you, as you grow up, will hear more and more of them. Those of you who are boys will, perhaps, spend a great deal of time in reading Greek books; and the girls, though they may not learn Greek, will be sure to come across a great many stories taken from Greek history, and to see, I may say every day, things which we should not have had if it had not been for these old Greeks. You can hardly find a well-written book which has not in it Greek names, and words, and proverbs; you cannot walk through a great town without passing Greek buildings; you cannot go into a well-furnished room without seeing Greek statues and ornaments, even Greek patterns of furniture and paper; so strangely have these old Greeks left their mark behind them upon this modern world in which we now live.

by Sarah C. Corriher.

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Why Home Schooling is Becoming Increasingly Popular

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Parents choose to home school for different reasons.  The reason is most commonly a need to provide moral instruction to their children, followed by a concern about public school environments.  In increasing numbers, parents are home schooling their children to evade state interference in the raising of their children, and to avoid the demands by school systems that their children be placed on anti-depressants, or other drugs that effect their minds.

Teachers have become the doctors in many schools, immediately making an A.D.D. diagnosis for any child who is defiant, disruptive, or who has difficulty focusing.  Then the teacher, with the full backing of the school, will direct the parents to a specific school-friendly doctor who is known for prescribing drugs after these referrals.  When parents refuse to comply, then the school systems often threaten to contact social services about the parents’ purported “abusive medical neglect”.  Of course, in reality, it is the schools which are abusing children in these cases, by denying them their basic human rights to be individuals without forced psychiatric medications.

Sending a child to an environment in which he is labeled as being ’sick’ whenever he shows any signs of individuality is bound to result in long-term emotional problems for the child.  Parental refusal to medicate children usually results in constant harassment by teachers.  A recommendation for drugging is made when a child is too quiet (needs antidepressants), too loud (A.D.D. drugs), defiant (anti-anxiety drugs), has difficulty concentrating (A.D.D. drugs), or is impulsive (A.D.D. drugs).  However, no testing is ever done on these children before the diagnosis and drugs are provided.  It remains evident that these ’symptoms’ are present in completely normal children; but nonetheless, the creative children with leadership abilities are a constant inconvenience for teachers who are fixated upon power and control.

Fears That Surround Home Schooling

There are plenty of parents out there who spend a lot of time considering home schooling, but always waiting until next year to make the leap.  In some cases, this is delayed forever.  One of the most common reasons is that parents worry about the costs involved.  However, home schooling can be free, especially for younger children.  The only pricing involved is that of books, and if you perservere, you can sometimes get those for free, too.  Compare this with the cost of moral degradation of children, forced prescriptions and constant battles with the school system.

Some parents fear that they do not have the knowledge to teach their children.  This only really becomes a problem at high school levels.  When that time comes, most home schooling parents simply buy the books necessary for their own refresher course, and use it to teach their children.  The internet is also available to teach anything that you wish to know.

by Sarah C. Corriher.

Read more @ http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/360-the-rise-of-home-schooling.html