14036RE: [CF] OT: religious fundamentalists
- Aug 1, 2005--- "Fitzsimmons, Diane" <dcfitzsimmons@...> wrote:
> I have often thought it would have been much easierHow weird. Most people I know home-educate so their
> to raise my children
> to be car-free (among other personal values I prize)
> if I had
> homeschooled them. I still have three at home --
> 16, 9 and 6 -- and, if
> finances allowed, would be interested in trying it
> with my younger two.
> But my husband is adamantly opposed to homeschooling
> because he, like
> many, sees homeschooling as a way of damping down
> the imagination.
> Diane Fitzsimmons
> Norman, Okla., USA
children are free to use their imagination and learn
in their own way rather than be restricted toa school
curriculum which tells you what and when to learn.
Want to learn about Romans? Too bad, you have to wait
for 3rd Grade! Interested in biochemistry? You're too
young. Wait till you're 15!
My son wouldn't get to do the wizards apprenticeship
electronics he's doing if he went to school. He'd have
to learn English lit cos that was what the curriculum
said. My daughter wouldn't be free to write stories
when she felt like it, her imagination would be
hammered into a timetable.
My kids are free to learn when they want and where
they want and what they want and definately think
outside the box. They get to mix with all ages rather
than being forced to only mix with 30 kids their own
age and they get to live in the real world rather than
an institution. They also make theor own decisions
rather than being herded about like sheep to the sound
of a bell. Dealing with nonsensical rules.
I reckon I'm a bit evangelical about freeing children
Maybe liberated kids will think outside the box when
it comes to transport too :-)
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