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January 27, 2010

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hattie

I'm with you on his, David. I loathe people who treat their children like property.

Scott Stephenson

Sie schreiben "sozialer Kompetenzen," Ich hoere "Gleichschaltung" (NS).
Your depiction of devout Christians sounds very much like the stereotypes of Jews used in the Third Reich. You guys really still don't get it, do you?

David

Hey Scott,

You want "Gleichschaltung"? Go to the "Creation Museum" in Cincinnati. That is the outcome of "homeschooling" in America: Adam and Eve riding on dinosaurs!

microgod

Parents who homeschool their children often want to protect them from bad, not to say evil, influence of the modern world. But no matter how good they are at teaching their children, there is no substitute for may be the most important achievement every child has to make: To develop social competence, to learn how to deal with the community, make friends, integrate into the society etc...
Homeschooling has a tendency to make kids outsiders, religiously brain-washed freaks. David's comparison with the madrassas is absolutely correct, although there might be some very few exceptions.
I've seen homeschooled children several times on tv, nice and friendly kids, half little prince, half Caspar Hauser, prepared only to live in a world of fantasy where everything and everyone is nice and fine, most of only mother and father. They have a life sentence of being protected from the real world...

microgod

...most of all mother and father / please edit my comment, David, I hate my typos!

hattie

Gleichschaltung! That's rich. Yes, Christians are so persecuted. I see that every day.
What nonsense.

michael

While I completely agree that the homeschooling movement in the US is misguided and infected with this ideology, the German system, with its increasingly hysterical focus on "integration" is hardly a better solution. Germany is not so much persecuting Christian homeschoolers as it is trying to prevent the institutionalization of its 'other' societies. Both public systems are fracturing–and Germany has no shortage of symptoms– as nineteenth/early twentieth century institutions refusing to adapt to macro changes in their respective societies.

erphschwester

ich verstehe eltern, wenn sie ihre kinder vor einem schulsystem bewahren wollen, das qualitativ immer schlechter und im kern immer gewalttätiger wird (naja, nicht das system, sondern die mitschüler). das erklärt für mich auch den steigenden zulauf in private und konfessionelle schule in deutschland.
nicht nachvollziehen kann ich den wunsch des hausunterrichts. abgesehen von der nach meiner meinung höchst wichtigen sozialen komponente würde ich es mir ab einer bestimmten klassenstufe nicht mehr zutrauen, meine kinder selbst zu unterrichten. ich kann mir auch nur sehr wenige eltern vorstellen, die dieses breite wissen haben, die schule vollständig zu ersetzen. in einer wissensgesellschaft, wie wir sie heute haben, braucht es schließlich ein bisschen mehr als lesen und rechnen.
insofern halte ich es für geradezu fahrlässig, das recht des hausunterrichtes einzufordern, ohne dass eine entsprechende befähigung nachgewiesen werden muss. irgendwann werden schließlich auch diese eltern ihre kinder ins leben hinaus schicken müssen, ob ihnen der gedanke gefällt oder nicht.

David

Man kann nur hoffen, dass das oberste Gericht diese bloede Entscheidung umkippt...

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