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  • 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.

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    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 pretty obvious to everyone, not trip wires everywhere. I do not want to see a nanny-state that outlaws every stupid idea, or micro-manages every family.

        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.

        --
        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.