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  • by Matts (1087) on 2004.07.07 8:36 (#32209) Journal
    I hear this a lot from American friends. I can't believe that UK schools are that much better, but I actually quite enjoyed school. I was bullied and beaten up and all that crap, but I still learned a lot, and don't think I would have had anywhere near as good an experience had I been home schooled.

    I guess YMMV.
    • What good experiences? I had no significantly good experiences in school I could not have had without school. I mean, there were a few good teachers and good friends, but I could have had other friends and met other "teachers" outside of school, too.

      FWIW, I am not presenting homeschooling for anyone else; it's just right for me and mine.
      • The things I remember from high school are mostly positive. Teachers ranged from excellent to mediocre (but I expect I would have done worse outside of the school system). I didn't fit in particularly, but I wasn't too badly affected by that - I managed to be mostly off the radar of the nasty types. What I did get was the extra-curricular items - sports (generally I was not very good, but I could still enjoy them), groups (chess club, math club, programming club [once a week collection of punch card jobs
        • I didn't fit in particularly, but I wasn't too badly affected by that - I managed to be mostly off the radar of the nasty types.

          Again, I am not so much bemoaning the bad stuff, although there's a lot of it, but the lack of good stuff. And all the extra-curricular stuff you mention is available in many forms, outside of school, and in (as a taxpayer, in many places in the country, my children have access to public school extra-curricular activities, even if not enrolled).

          I strongly doubt that I would ha