Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Why Public Schooling Is Better Than Homeschooling

Don't shoot me yet!
I am with Beth Moore when she says you girls who home school are worth your weight in Gold. I might have a little bit of a problem with number one(half of my education was done in a public school) but I thought the rest made sense.
I thought ya'll could use a little something light.
Seems I must have gotten a little too heavy.
Love you guys. :)

Why Public Schooling Is Better Than Homeschooling ~ Scott Ott

1. Most parents were educated in the underfunded public school system, and so are not smart enough to home-school 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.


Halfmoon Girl said...

That was cute. My hubby and i could use prayer about whether or not I should continue homeschooling our children.

Karen said...

Oh you are brave today :-). My hat (not that I wear one) goes off to those who homeschool. It isn't for me, although if it had been a necessity I would have done it - you know what I mean? Having our son at a small Christian School has been a great blessing. I think I would be much more cautious placing my children in Public Schools, some are wonderful, but some are so anti-God in feeling, so it's balance and checking out with the Lord.

Did you see my latest post - I am thrilled and touched (re my wee girl).

CrownLaidDown said...

I thought you were about to get in trouble today :) Hee hee.

Did you know I homeschooled for a year and a half? Our school in E. Texas was not acceptable and we couldn't afford private. I loved that time so much!

Now we are in a wonderful school district! I love the teachers...and have found that I can still teach at home with intentionality.

I will talk with you on Monday friend!
Love you!

Abby said...

hahaha...number 10 cracked me up :)

ConservaChick said...

Found you via halfmoon girl... and I'm not into lurking, so "Hi"! This was a hysterical post. I'm going to share it with my HS support group! Thanks for the laugh! ~Karlie

SunnySusan said...

Wow...these are too funny....just when we are making a decision to send Amy to a Charter school here....too funny...

Denise said...

lol, very cute.

Ally´s Antics said...

This was great! hahaha. I have all my kids in Public school..hahaha

Daisy said...


Worth our weight in gold, eh? I may need to move to Fort Knox. ;o)

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Cahleen 何凱琳 said...

So funny! This made me smile. =)

Melanie said...

Oh you are too funny!! When I saw the title I thought "Oh, this is going to ruffle some feathers!"

Even though Hailey just turned one my hubby and I have already been discussing homeschooling or Christian schools rather than public schools.

Dee said...

HA!! This is our 15th year of homeschooling -- if you would have told me that we'd do it for this long I would have laughed at you. But the Lord has been good and I am sooooooooo thankful for the privilege of learning along with the kids everyday. The relationships built are awesome and our family has been so strengthened. And if anyone is thinking that they couldn't possibly do it, it's the LORD who gives the strength! I do not do it in my own strength (I would have given up a long time ago!) D