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Old 11-07-2015, 12:56 AM   #1
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Does anyone live full time on a skoolie with kids? How do they like it and what is there education like?
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:35 AM   #2
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I am going to throw this out there. 2 things, 1 the lady friend is a teacher When home schooling comes up she always gets very apprehensive and if you pry she will tell you teaching is a a mix of skill and talent. Talent you have it or you don't. Skill can be worked on, She has 130 kids per year to refine her skills, she has taught thousands of kids, how many kids have you practiced with? Not to mention she has had thousands of hours of schooling on how to teach how many have you had. Let a pro handle it, they have the tools, techniques and experience.

2 I had several friends in college who were home schooled and while they were very smart and had a lot of information they had a real struggle dealing with the environment and the social aspects of higher education coming from home school.

I really find it hard to believe it is in the kids best interest to not have formal education.

I also will say this being a full timer is YOUR choice, your kids have NO choice. While they will see and do thing most kids won't, they also won't learn how to deal with the normal regimentation of modern society. They may learn how to deal with literal wolves but not figurative wolves in sheep's clothing.

Watch the documentary Surfwise. All those kids turned out broken. At the end the lady friend looks at me and says what did they think was going to happen.
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:13 AM   #3
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Formal education is only needed if your going to use it. Otherwise it's a waste of money and time.

A grade 12 is needed by all, unless your going to live in the bush like a animal.

I only went to school for 2.3 years of my life. Then at 19 I went and studied for 3 months and wrote my grade 12 equivalency test (GED).
This allowed me to enter the trades, and become ticketed in the trades I work.
From there I already had 100's of hours of practical experience, so I was able to challenge the first year tests for all trades. In one year I became a fist year in Carpentry, plumbing, and electrical.

Going to public school "Programs" you the way society wants you to act, behave, think and function in their world. Fail to stay within the rules and ways they set out, and you find yourself in prison for a long time.

In the old days, we could remove ourselves from society. You could go to a remote piece of land and do your own thing. Now it's vary illegal, and they will not allow it even for a short time.
Now our only option for "Checking Out" of society is to live homeless on the street, or live in prison for the rest of our lives.

My new son will be home schooled by me. Fock society and all it stands for. I will tech him what he really needs to know about life. He will not be a vulnerable idiot like most, depending on the system to live.

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Old 11-07-2015, 11:39 AM   #4
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From there I already had 100's of hours of practical experience, so I was able to challenge the first year tests for all trades. In one year I became a fist year in Carpentry, plumbing, and electrical.
One of the biggest things that Adam Savage talks about when he talks about education is get rid of "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) talk and replace it with "STEAM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, Math). One of the biggest things being tossed from public school curriculum are the Arts- Fine, Performing, and Industrial. I had 4.5 years of industrial arts when I went to Cresskill Jr/Sr High School- 4 years of mechanical and architectural drawing, and a semester of wood shop in 8th grade. Those years of mechanical and architectural drawing helped me immensely in being able to read radio schematics as well as build and read floor plans (for the Air Force).
By pulling out the arts, schools *are* creating a nation of drones who can't think or figure something out mechanical for themselves.
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Old 11-07-2015, 12:00 PM   #5
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CaptainInsaneo, Amen to that!
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Old 11-07-2015, 12:04 PM   #6
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I hated every single second of school.
I sort of agree with Nat on this one.

Just look at the "quality" of the curriculum these days. Kids are learning zilch.
But I'm in Florida where educating people is one of the last priorities of the local government. Our schools are among the worst in the states.
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Old 11-07-2015, 12:46 PM   #7
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The Florida situation sounds like a perfect place for parents to implement supplemental home schooling. With a high proportion of retirees such as Florida has it must be difficult to get the votes needed to pay for quality schooling. The situation might even lend itself to a money making endeavor for a person energetic enough to operate an after school school where kids could be tutored in those areas lacking in the conventional schools. Time to think and act out of the box it sounds like to me.
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Old 11-07-2015, 01:28 PM   #8
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Kids are learning zilch.
What? Are you saying Common Core isn't good schooling?
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:51 PM   #9
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What? Are you saying Common Core isn't good schooling?
Help, I've fallen and can't get up. When my daughter was born I was determined to not have her attend public school. It cost me a fortune(not a small one) to have her go to private school. After that, she went to UCSD. Now she is an adult, a good citizen and more than capable of taking care of herself. My job is done.
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The Florida situation sounds like a perfect place for parents to implement supplemental home schooling. With a high proportion of retirees such as Florida has it must be difficult to get the votes needed to pay for quality schooling. The situation might even lend itself to a money making endeavor for a person energetic enough to operate an after school school where kids could be tutored in those areas lacking in the conventional schools. Time to think and act out of the box it sounds like to me.
You, sir, have hit the nail on the head.

They spend all our money on the old people.
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