Some Reasons to Homeschool in the News!

Ok, so the news doesn’t say you should homeschool but these incidents might. First up, a 5 year old has to write a letter apologizing for hugging a little girl back. You read right, she hugged a little girl back. According to

At issue is a hug Savannah said she got on the playground from a friend named Sophie. Savannah hugged Sophie back. The hugs resulted in Savannah having to write a letter, complete with teacher corrections, that read, “I touch Sophie because she touch me and I didn’t like it because she was hugging me. I didn’t like when she hugged me.” She said, ‘I’m really sad that I got in trouble for hugging,'” Brier said.”

There of course is a dispute of the facts:

School Superintendent Mark Masterson told NewsCenter 5 there was a “dispute of the facts between a hug and a lifting of a child off the floor.” The superintendent said the school reported “one girl bear hugged another girl and lifted her off the ground. The aide who was monitoring told the teacher. The teacher asked several students to write a note to their parents and describe what happened.”

Ok, so if it was just a hug get over it. If it was the bear hug situation, isn’t that a learning experience in how to get along (there appears to be no record of a complaint by either child). Not to mention you asking 5 year olds to write a letter of description. 5 year olds, who if they start kindergarten reading they are advanced. The parents are now looking for a new school.

On to the next case. A coach and teacher in Texas was distributing flyers (made and copied with our money on our time) to students encouraging them to attend a political rally protesting immigration law. I don’t know what bother me worse the slant, the waste of our tax money and time, or the poor grammer.

Rios, who still retains his duties as an English-as-a-second-language teacher, was copying and distributing a flier that read: “We gots 2 stay together and protest against the new law that wants 2 be passed against all immigrants. We gots 2 show the U.S. that they aint (expletive) with out us (sic),” according to district officials.

At least this teacher is getting disciplined. But it brings us to the issue of “reeducation camps”. Now teachers are trying to corrupt them so young you can’t even fairly call it “re”. Are these the people you want to give influence over your children. Put them in a position of authority, when they contradict you? These are issues to contemplate…..

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