Company bans homeschooled workers

The depressing part is a large segment of the population, were they not living in government provided housing, wouldn't have the smarts to find a cave and decorate it.
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rbowman
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Calculus is something you will lose if you don't use after graduation.
High school is not university. They are teaching the run-of-the-mill kind of math in high school.
If the teachers have been teaching the same subject for 30 years, they must be very good at it even if they weren't when they started.
Parents can never match the level of competence of a professional teacher. Homeschooling is screwing your kids out of a proper education.
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Mighty Wannabe
It doesn't matter, as long as the institution can impart the best knowledge money can buy to the new generation of graduates.
A tradition of homeschooling will just dumb the population down until everybody is an idiot.
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Mighty Wannabe
True. Which leads to the interesting question of why it is taught in high school except on the conceptual level.
'Calculus Made Easy: Being a Very-Simplest Introduction to Those Beautiful Methods of Reckoning which Are Generally Called by the Terrifying Names of the Differential Calculus and the Integral Calculus'
Silvanus P. Thompson
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I haven't seen the updated edition nor have I seen any of the texts used ar the high school level but like some of the Amazon reviewers I stumbled ypon the book a good thirty years after I puzzled my way through Schwarz's puzzle palace and regretted not having had read it for the introduction. I doubt it has been improved upon in the last 100 years.
You are starting to argue against yourself. I'm sure many homeschoolers are perfectly capable of imparting run of the mill math to their offspring, assuming anyone could. Personally, by the time I was in high school, I was dipping into Principia Mathematica rather than doing my plane geometry homework. I almost flunked that since I found the Euclidean QED exercises much less fascinating than Whitehead & Russell.
That sums up the first 12 years of my education. I pursued a self study course and if my current interest lined up with what I was supposed to be learning, all was good in the world. If they didn't I barely skated through with passing grades.
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rbowman
Gunner Asch on Wed, 07 May 2014 18:27:57 -0700 typed in misc.survivalism the following:
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pyotr filipivich
Do you think it is fair for those 3% of children to be deprived of a formal education because their parents have a warped mind about public schools?
Reply to
Mighty Wannabe
Homeshooled folks are victims of their parents' stupidity.
Their parents made them grow up in a protective bubble. They feel out of place when they integrate back into the general population as a grown-up.
Homeshooling should be treated as child abuse.
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Mighty Wannabe
Unfortunately that is a big "if", and it's seldom done right.
Everybody knows one should spend less, save more, and invest one's money wisely. If it's done right, we would all be millionaires, but hardly anyone of us has done right.
Homeschooling deprives kids of their right to a proper education.
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Mighty Wannabe
They have a right to pursue an education, but no right to one being provided.
Just as you have a right to keep and bear arms but no right to arms being provided... when you're required to supply the guns, then talk to us about the right to have someone supply an education.
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BeamMeUpScotty
Try stand at a busy downtown street corner and survey how many percent of adult population, who have been out of school for ten years or more, can explain and demonstrate Newton's "First Principles" of calculus. Most likely 0.
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Mighty Wannabe
Looks like parents that pay for college are the stupid ones.
If government forces government indoctrination then why pay the final Socialist/Marxist professors to finish the job...
Better to pay to have them taken from that "education" cult and deprogram the kids and undo the indoctrination. It might save a few of them.
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BeamMeUpScotty

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