Homeschooled Fo' Life!

Homeschooled Fo' Life!

When I tell people I was a +Homeschooled Kid they think I'm mentally handicapped. Like, 'I stuck my arm in a combine' or something and the 35 year old standing before them regularly drools on himself. Well, I can assure you that I am far from drooling on myself... unintentionally. I typically follow that statement up with, "But I DID get to go to a 'real' school for a few years though!" Most people give me a few IQ points until they realize that it was a private school, +Calvary Christian School to be exact. There go the points I just got...
 
The reality of it is that homeschool kids actually do a lot better than their public school  counterparts. As you can see by the oversized and thorough graphic below, the majority of us are great contributors to society, the arts, our government, and all around "swell folks". One thing I learned about public school from my eldest daughter; We will never send our children somewhere and rely on others to educate, protect, or provide for them. We had recently moved to a new town and decided to enroll our first child in public school. The usual "big day" pictures and what not. This went great for a few weeks and then we noticed the behavioral changes. Notes from teachers about her being distracted, blah, blah, blah. Then, one day out of the blue, she tells us about the boy next to her that's been 'bothering her'. "Go on" I say as I put on my best 'I promise I won't be mad' face. She then proceeds to tell us about the little boy who's been bothering her and just the other day had poked her under her dress with a pencil. Well, that'll get just about anyone shot, especially when it involves my children. Many phone calls later and one visit to the office we find out that this boy has a history of "disruptions" but it was justified because "he's raised by his grandmother". I forgot to give a shit right about then.
 
Ever since then, and three children later, our kids have never seen the inside of a school. I know there are a lot of people who will give some feedback here about "not all parents can live on one income" or "that's an isolated incident" or some other reason that works for them. That's fine; it works for them. Just remember that next time you drop your kids off at a bus stop (now is not the time to look up the guy in Texas that beat a man to death with his bare hands after catching him with his daughter and the state's not pressing murder charges) or the numerous weapons infractions on campus this school year alone. In fact, you would certainly not want to bring up that "awesome" field trip your kid's about to take to the zoo with 30 of his other scholarly friends OR compare it to the opportunity that I am able to offer my children by taking them on a month long trip from #Florida to #Maine for +MaineLobsterFestival Rockland, Maine and stopping at every major battlefield on the way.
 
How's THAT for +American History?! Yes, I hope there are comments because I've got some replies. Just do yourself a favor before you condone mocking a homeschooled kid or are weary of attempting it yourself; you ARE smarter than a fifth grader!Homeschooled: How American Homeschoolers Measure Up
Source: TopMastersInEducation.com
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