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  • by n1vux (1492) on 2005.07.11 17:24 (#41804) Homepage Journal
    I fear you may be right ... but ....

    "Let's look it up" when we get home is a standard ploy of home-schoolers and other pushy parents to encourage dictionary usage and good research practices.

    --
    Bill
    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;
    • "Let's look it up" when we get home is a standard ploy of home-schoolers and other pushy parents to encourage dictionary usage and good research practices.

      Good point (although you almost make it sound like it is a bad thing ...).
      • you almost make it sound like it is a bad thing

        Well... that depends what "it" is ;-)

        Parents being involved in the kids education, and continuing it outside school, is a very good thing.

        Dictionaries are a very good thing; using them regularly is even better.

        I'll defend a parent's right to homeschool their kids, no matter how goofy or paranoid their reasons may be, provided they don't cross the other lines which might cause the state to intervene for the child's welfare. And those lines should be pre

        --
        Bill
        # I had a sig when sigs were cool
        use Sig;
        • I've even seen a few who seem to have made the correct decision for them and their kids with homeschooling. The proof will be in college, of course.

          Assuming college happens. My kids might not go to college ... who knows? I wouldn't call college a waste of time. But I had a B+/A- average, I barely studied, and I learned little memorable or worthy of note. I think I could have done better by learning on my own.
    • "Let's look it up when we get home" is just a nicer way of saying "Shut up and watch the fireworks" :-)
      • well, everyone within ear shot would probably rather they discuss the finer points of american history later rather than try to shout over the illuminatory percussion. I hope they did look it up.
        --
        Bill
        # I had a sig when sigs were cool
        use Sig;