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  • I used to work in the IT department there in Patrick Henry College and I dealt specifically with the student population. I can tell you first hand that I have never seen a smarter, nicer and well socialized group of young men and women. They are constantly in the top of all the competitions they get into.

    It is unfortunate that ignorant people get to speak out against homeschooling when they (and Torgox) have no clue what they are talking about.

    • I like what Jon Stewart said to the article author. She said something about how these kids don't really know how the world works, that they are naive ... and he responded, how does that differentiate them from any other college students?

      I don't really know anything about this college (although if I have any more questions now I know who to ask :-), but I do know that the common assertion of homeschool kids not being socialized is rubbish. People pick out the few examples of them not being well-socialize
      • by chaoticset (2105) on 2005.07.01 10:12 (#41534) Homepage Journal
        Usually people arguing against homeschooling really seem to mean "I don't understand the socialization process involved here, and some of the homeschooled people I met seem awfully naive, so there must be something wrong!"

        Like so many other things, the real difference between homeschooling "socialization" and publicschooling "socialization" is that one is more popular -- and hence, in a lot of people's opinions, the right choice due to its popularity.

        Jon's statement is better than any I would have thought up, though. :)


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