Alison Nash 
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Re: “Rick Santorum, homeschoolers hate their children, despise American exceptionalism

Is this a joke?

"You won't find the hunger for adventure and exploration among that ghastly gaggle of homebody hermits. They want safety. They want routine. They want to know that they know everything that they need to know and that it is all that is worth knowing. "

How ridiculously inaccurate. Adventure and exploration? Like homeschool day at the amusement park where we learn physics on roller coasters (not in a boring textbook), like homeschool classes at the Museum of Natural History where they can see ACTUAL dinosaur bones? Or the Science Center where we can do actual chemistry experiments?

If we wanted routine, we would send our kids to sit in a classroom all day and follow the same exact schedule, year in, year out. Everything we need to know? We could never know everything we want to know. We often have to impose our own limits because the library only lets you check out a certain number of books per day and there isn't enough time in our day to dig as deeply as we would like into our subjects.

You are unfortunately mislead about homeschoolers. We are African American, non-Christian homeschoolers. When we go to co-op, we meet families with children of all age ranges, and our kids learn valuable social skills and develop deep bonds. They don't learn to fight, or to create cliques, judge each other on clothing or hairstyles or any of that.

They learn real life from REAL adults in the REAL world. My kid learns math in the supermarket where she weighs the produce and totals up the bill. Most public school kids can't do that.

You can benefit from a bit of education here.

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Posted by Alison Nash on August 23, 2015 at 5:41 PM
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