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supporter of public education

updated wed 13 jan 99


clennell on tue 12 jan 99

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>At 09:32 AM 1/7/99 EST, you wrote:
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>>what would life be like without public education to organize our day
>>I've been wondering as I periodically check the local channel for school
>>closings. One more and the vocational school were I teach will be off for
>>the fourth day in a row. Can the parents take anymore !!!!
>Kathy H.,
>I just wanted to let you know that life is great without
>public education to organize your day around.
>In case you didn't know, there are thousands of families who have
>said "no" to formal education and are educating their own children
>their own way.
>If you'll go back and re-read your posting, particularly the last
>paragraph, it is a total condemnation of public education.
>I agree completely, so my children have had no part of it.
>All the concerns you raise are non-issuses for "un-schooling"
>David Hendley
>Maydelle, Texas
We have had 4 kids go thru public education and both of us taught in the
system. Our kids are interesting , fun to be with, social and street
smart. They are all in university, so the public system prepared them
fairly well, I'd say. They have been exposed to the good, bad and ugly of
education. Kind of like life, isn't it? I knew three families in Wiarton
that home schooled and the kids are total social misfits.
My family were big C conservative and I had a Grade 13 Political Philosophy
teacher Sauly Patel from South Africa that was a card carrying Communist.
The best teacher I ever had.
I was able to take on my dad at the dinner table in a political discussion.
I like my dad am very proud of the fact that our children are different
than their parents. Had different teachers and have minds of their own.
I asked a country potter in England why he put four holes in the top of his
casserole lids. His answer was "Because, me father did".

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