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You might want to refer back to my post about a Richmond Community School Board member suggesting that there were too many unaccountable parents out there, “saying” they are homeschooling, using a “loophole” in the law to somehow cause Richmond’s graduation rate look too good!

How many homeschoolers have read article after article accusing homeschoolers of hiding their children from government child protectors (teachers… HA!!) to avoid being charged with abuse?

How many parents have been out in public (like a park or play area) with their children, acting perfectly with a wide range of children of varying age and race, and been asked by another mom, “What about socialization?”

I’m sorry, but I just don’t have the patience to give ignorant people the time of day anymore. And you shouldn’t either.

If you’re currently homeschooling, YOU know how well it works. There is no need to explain your choices to anyone. When the media or teachers or State School advocates say one word about how damaging homeschooling is to your children, or how homeschooling is somehow harming public schools, laugh a hearty laugh.

[Read the following comment and more ignorant thoughts from people who are against CHARTER schools. Lord knows what they think of homeschoolers!!]

…if the best and brightest students are siphoned off [into public charter schools], the worst and dullest remain behind. I don’t know if that fact, in itself, is sufficient reason to scrap the charter schools system. When money is diverted away from public schools, to finance other alternatives, the public school product is negatively impacted, compounding the problem. [Nashville City Paper]

I posted that comment because it is very common to hear ideas like that when the discussion revolves on the weaning of our children away from the State Schools and into alternatives (ANY ALTERNATIVE) to a State Mandated education.

Bottom line: Skipping School to homeschool or take advantage of any other methods you choose is not illegal! (Yet.) Choose and do what’s right by your children while you still can. Don’t let your children be the “worst and dullest remain(ing)” in your failing public Government School.

Save the Planet: Skip School

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I propose all children should be skipping school until our government follows the green example of Bali.

Really, it’s time to get serious. My daughter took a carbon footprint green survey at school (to avoid learning about math or literature, I suppose. Oh… she just told me this was a replacement for learning some real science….) and after devulging much personal information about our family lifestyle and habits, it was determiend that if EVERYONE lived like we do (on a farm with methane producing animals and only 5 CFL light bulbs) we would need … WAIT FOR IT! … 44 earths to sustain all of us. (SOB Planet Killers, that is!!!)

This is my solution:

I propose that all publicly schooled (taxpayer supported) children skip school until each and every government school building is made of 100% sustainable materials, all children are not bussed and all textbooks are banned.

I thought of possibly replacing textbooks with Kindle Wireless Reading Devices but that means you’d need electricity to charge them. Bummer.

Think about it, each public school must have the carbon footprint of a small factory! Add in all those breathing children (exhaling literally TONS of toxic greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere every year) and you have a monumental carbon footprint! At least factories produce something of value.

Schools?

It’s obvious that anything public schools do to “save the planet” are only going to scratch the surface until they address the masive waste and pollution they produce every day. Bali is taking the lead here. Once again, making America a laughing stock in the advancement of environmental earth security. Bali cares not only about the planet, but they care about education as well.

A school with its own farm, a bicycling program, solar power, and an organic chocolate factory? Attendance must be through the (sustainable, bamboo) roof.