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  • Yeah, homeschooling is one of those odd things where both the extreme left and extreme right have a tendency to have common resources and goals. One of my left-ish friends homeschooled his kids, and had lots of conversations with right-ish homeschoolers as well. Interesting.
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    • Randal L. Schwartz
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    • There's not much extreme about homeschooling anymore.

      What's sad is that anyone would even think of it as extreme in the first place. Homeschooling should be normal, should be the default.

      I don't accept things just because society tells me I should. I don't say, yes, you will go to school because that is what is expected, I ask, what benefit is there in you going to school? What are the pros and cons? The pros are few and far between, and the cons are many.

      merlyn, as someone who is quite intelligent a
      • Homeschooling should be normal, should be the default.

        I just can't help thinking that I don't want the people I see at the grocery store being the sole source of education for their kids.

        merlyn, as someone who is quite intelligent and has been very successful without attending college, you should understand how unimportant formal education is.

        Is? Perhaps you mean: can be?

        Unimportant? Perhaps you mean: unnecessary?

        Otherwise, it looks like a logical [datanation.com] fallacy [datanation.com] to me. (Ironically, I wouldn't have known these things had names if I had not gone to college.)

        I dare say that college would not have made merlyn any less intelligent.
        • I just can't help thinking that I don't want the people I see at the grocery store being the sole source of education for their kids.

          And I don't want Britney Spears as a role model for kids. Life is not about my will. :-)

          Is? Perhaps you mean: can be? Unimportant? Perhaps you mean: unnecessary?

          Well, I think I used the correct words, but don't wish to spend time arguing it; I readily concede that my intended meaning apparently matches the words you think I should have used. For the record, I am sayin