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Top Ten Reasons why Public Schooling is Better than Homeschooling

24 Jun

Ok, this is just a bit of fun; if you are pro-school, please don’t be offended. We homeschoolers get a lot of grief (especially in England) for what we do, and are constantly having to defend our choices to family and the public, so we’ve got a have a sense of humour and let off some steam sometimes.

In an effort to increase the public drumbeat for criminalizing homeschooling, a memo has been distributed containing the top 10 reasons why public schooling is better than homeschooling. Here is an excerpt from that memo:

1. Most parents were educated in the under funded public school system,

and so are not smart enough to homeschool their own children.

2. Children who receive one-on-one homeschooling will learn more than

others, giving them an unfair advantage in the marketplace. This is

undemocratic.

3. How can children learn to defend themselves unless they have to fight

off bullies on a daily basis?

4. Ridicule from other children is important to the socialization process.

5. Children in public schools can get more practice “Just Saying No” to

drugs, cigarettes and alcohol.

6. Fluorescent lighting may have significant health benefits.

7. Publicly asking permission to go to the bathroom teaches young people

their place in society.

8. The fashion industry depends upon the peer pressure that only public

schools can generate.

9. Public schools foster cultural literacy, passing on important

traditions like the singing of “Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin

laid an egg…”

10. Homeschooled children may not learn important office career skills,

like how to sit still for six hours straight

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4 responses to “Top Ten Reasons why Public Schooling is Better than Homeschooling

  1. michelle

    June 24, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    So funny! I just went to a girl's camp this week where I overheard several public schooled teenagers were discussing #3 and #4 in all seriousness…

     
  2. Michelle

    June 24, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Isn't that so sad?

    I was never once bullied as a child, but I sure as heck knew how to deal with it the few times it's happened as an adult.

    Allowing children to bully and be bullied just cements that kind of behaviour so that it continues into adulthood. By that logic, parents should be ridiculing their kids, throwing them into burning buildings, neglecting them, and just generally treating them badly so that they can 'be prepared for the real world.'

    But if it happened at home, it would be called abuse. At school it's just called 'socialisation.'

     
  3. Southern Drawl

    June 25, 2009 at 6:53 am

    I love that…We have a similar one over here in the U.S. but I think y'alls is funnier…

     
  4. twilight news

    July 11, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Very funny post indeed. basically a child's learning process starts in the home then it's nurtured in the school.

     

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