"On one hand, public school kids are dumb as rocks because the schools are worthless. On the other hand, I know homeschooled 10-years-olds who are still nursing, 12-year-olds who can't read (unschooling), 8-year-olds who have never been to a store and never saw escalators because of their mom's phobias, and I know the fundies aren't teaching their kids proper science because they don't believe in science."
"I knew 2 whole families who were homeschooling for educational reasons--and I was one of them, so I just think that it's extremely possible for homeschool kids to be smarter than public school brats, I'm just not seeing it locally."
Because I realize some of y'all are still waking up in Australia, I have to edit this post with a Christmas-y green to emphasise that I didn't say or write the above. ((Good morning, Ganeida!))
I know I come off as odd and rather fundamentalist. I'm sure some of my comments have rubbed you the wrong way and you're about to just go, "GAH! What's she thinking?" every now and then. Rest assured as I read your blog, if you type posts like this, I feel the same way.
I find a fair number of *wonderful* blogs by using search engines and typing "homeschooling" and short homeschool-related phrases, but obviously my granola mix has a few nuts in it. I was tempted to ask the poster why she hung out with people who nursed their ten-year-olds and never looked at escalators, but I refrained. I did. I'm also leaving the "public school brats" comment alone, too. Congratulate me! In fact, now that I've copied this tripe, I'm hitting an X in the corner of that posting and never looking at it again if I can help it. Other stuff to do. :P