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Subject:  Re: I am such a Wannabee! Date:  2/21/2004  4:03 AM
Author:  zsimpson Number:  1952 of 5087

I'm not trying to be elitist but you can't expect to put to very good children with other kids, 8-10 hours a day, and then expect them not to get tainted. The public school system has so many undisciplined and unruly kids that it is impossible for the administrators and teachers to do an effective job. Especially when they are expected to be this great “social change agent” that has been put upon them by politicians. Too many problems, not enough accountability, not enough discipline and too many parents that don't care because they are out working to pay for their 3000 sqf McMansions and SUV's. The many problems in public school is why the rich send theirs to private schools.

When the girls were really little, I had them in a Catholic preschool. I started looking at the bills, and got quite nervous. Public school was never an option for us. Both my husband and I had a miserable public school life. I was talking with another mom about the cost, and she said, "Well, we're planning on homeschooling." I had never heard of it, so I didn't really have an opinion either way. I checked into it, and now, we've been HSing for about 3 years actual, but technically 1 year (ages).
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