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Old May 21st, 2020, 12:27 PM   #381
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Damn those Christians!!!

Harvard Prof. Doubles Down: Many Homeschool Parents 'Extreme Ideologues,' Want to Raise Kids in Christian Faith

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Harvard Law Prof. Elizabeth Bartholet, who caused a stir in April by calling for a near-total ban on homeschooling, doubled down in a recent interview, complaining that "many homeschooling parents are extreme ideologues, committed to raising their children" in evangelical Christian "belief systems."

This apparently is very dangerous, according to Bartholet, "because society may not have the chance to teach them values important to the larger community, such as tolerance of other people’s views and values."
Bold mine.

This, coming from an adherent to the most bigoted, ideological portion of the political spectrum...
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Old May 21st, 2020, 12:48 PM   #382
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The biggest issue I see with home schooling is that at some point, usually high schoo,l the kids are dropped into the mainstream system.

This usually happens at an age, where the need for friends is greatest, peer groups are locked into place, and those who reach out to the new kid in school tend to be the drug dealers. Overall a very bad combination.
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Old May 21st, 2020, 01:28 PM   #383
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The biggest issue I see with home schooling is that at some point, usually high schoo,l the kids are dropped into the mainstream system.

This usually happens at an age, where the need for friends is greatest, peer groups are locked into place, and those who reach out to the new kid in school tend to be the drug dealers. Overall a very bad combination.
I've seen systems where a large group of homeschoolers interact with each other, and go to various homes for different lessons.
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Old Jul 27th, 2020, 11:58 AM   #384
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Political cartoon nails it.

Now SAT testing is “racist” because being intelligent is discriminatory, but being STUPID is perfectly fine with the crybullies

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The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) is pushing to end standardized testing at schools because, according to its members, the ACT and SAT tests are inherently “racist.”

The organization put out a statement alleging that standardized testing inhibits the ability of some of its players to gain entry into prestigious schools, thus constituting the “longstanding forces of institutional racism.”
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Old Jul 27th, 2020, 02:01 PM   #385
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Related to the above:

Basketball Coaches Accuse SAT Of Racism So They Can Recruit Dumb Jocks

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A proposal recently released by The National Association of Basketball Coaches requests the NCAA remove an eligibility requirement to submit SAT or ACT scores. In the proposal, put forth by the Committee on Racial Reconciliation, the NABC decries the two tests as wicked forces of institutional racism that should be “jettisoned for that reason alone.” The committee was formed last month, and the proposal shows it.

Their argument runs like this: the SAT was created in 1926 by the eugenicist Carl Brigham. Brigham intended the test to demonstrate the racial superiority of white blood. His project, of course, failed.

Brigham himself admitted that the test did not measure innate ability but “a composite including schooling, family background, and familiarity with English.” Unsurprisingly, Brigham’s conclusion is rather convenient for his position. It does not admit that black students contain the capacity to succeed, nor does it admit that white students are not innately superior, only accidentally. In other words, Brigham lamented that his test was not racist enough.

The NABC, however, takes Brigham’s admission of failure as proof that the SAT is inherently racist. Their attempts to defend this claim are laughably simplistic:
On average, Asian American students score highest on both these tests…with whites scoring next highest…Asian American students are only a tiny 8 percent of all SAT & ACT test-takers, and likely a much smaller percentage of student-athletes. Whites constitute by far the largest group of test-takers, so overall, whites benefit the most from the SAT and ACT.
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Old Aug 27th, 2020, 02:28 PM   #386
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Can't have the parents made aware of the level of indoctrination...

School District Making Parents Sign Waiver Agreeing Not To Monitor Virtual Instruction

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A school district in Tennessee is asking parents to sign a form agreeing not to monitor their children’s virtual classrooms over concerns that “non-student observers” could overhear confidential information.

The form, a copy of which was sent to the Tennessee Star, reads: “RCS strives to present these opportunities in a secure format that protects student privacy to the greatest extent possible, however, because these meetings will occur virtually RCS is limited in its ability to fully control certain factors such as non-student observers that may be present in the home of a student participating in the virtual meeting.”
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Old Aug 27th, 2020, 02:55 PM   #387
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Can't have the parents made aware of the level of indoctrination...

School District Making Parents Sign Waiver Agreeing Not To Monitor Virtual Instruction

Alberta's schools are going to try to shove masking and anti-social distancing down the throats of the students this fall. Now the primary advantage of a school over home education is kids learn how to (and not to) interact and socaialize. Not possible with the announced social repression agenda.


With that in mind if I had kids, you can bet I would be home schooling and one of the primary lessons I would attempt to teach is: Question everything. Especially anything being shoved down your throat via an all out media fear campaign.
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Old Sep 5th, 2020, 12:22 PM   #388
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Shoulda just transferred this to the Education thread from the get-go.

To summarize:
https://www.ehmac.ca/everything-else...ml#post2725964
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We started the new school year officially with students yesterday, albeit with one quarter of the population each day for the first four days. They call it “staggered entry.” So far so good. It’s nice to be back with actual students again. Everyone wears masks of course.
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Yes wearing masks makes perfect sense unless you also consider: The 7-day average daily death toll for all of Canada is 6, about 1/30th of its May 7th peak; Canada is currently showing a grand total of 50 people hospitalized in serious or critical condition; Corona SARS 2 almost never affects children, remember SARS is an acronym for Severe Adult Respiratory Syndrome; and beyond all that, studies universally agree that masks are useless at preventing the spread of viruses.

Clearly drinking the Covid Kool-aid impairs peoples mathematical and comprehension abilities even more than common core math.
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Alls I know is a mask sure halts transmission of aerosols whenever you sneeze. For that reason alone the hassle is worth it.
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Sorry I know you are a victim of the new math and throwing numbers at you is just outright cruelty.

IMO That's a pretty flimsy reason for mandating masks. Especially given my earlier comments. Still if my experiences out and about are any indicator, masks, coupled with anti-social distancing do make communication at least an order of magnitude more difficult. In plain English they muffle and garble voices. And I can't even imagine how difficult it has become for (partially) deaf students who are now being denied the ability to read lips. Betting that not one teacher in 1000 is proficient in signing.

'Course everyone forgets the bacterial end of all of this, sneeze into a mask, load it up with bacteria, moisture and warmth, then re-breath the cocktail as the bacteria multiply by the hour and even the minute. Even better keep hitting them with hand sanitizer and turn them into super bacteria. Gives one good reason to suspect the intent of Gates, Soros et. al. is murder. Of course the fact that both are committed to removing 80-90% of the earths population might be coloring my view just a tinge.
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Why do have to be an asshole when you talk to me? I’m not being an asshole to you. I have protocols I have to work under whether you like them or not. Part of that is mask use. I’d sooner follow the directions of my employer over some doofus I only know from the internet. Have a nice day and stay safe or whatever floats your boat.
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Old Sep 5th, 2020, 12:29 PM   #389
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It has since been pointed out to me that the official meaning of the SARS acronym is the completely, totally, absolutely redundant Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.

FWIW I have also seen it called Severe Airway Restriction Syndrome.

Reminds me of trying to find the correct spelling of Athabasca, or is it Athabaska, no wait it's Athabascka.
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Old Sep 5th, 2020, 12:39 PM   #390
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I think "I have to do what my employer tells me" is the best you can expect if you'll lose your job otherwise. I would do the same, even knowing that much of the reasoning is wrong.
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