What makes some home school opponents think we will take their responses serious?
Or maybe cuz they obviously don’t understand what it means to be home educated and people naturally fear what they don’t understand and so tend to act defensively and aggressively around it.
Anyway if their posts demonstrate the skills and eloquence afforded to them by their public school education, they’ve inadvertently set themselves up as the best “poster kids” home education could ever have! lol!
Personal attacks are simply made by people that aren’t teachers, but glorified babysitters. Over paid and under worked individuals that seem to believe they’re making a difference in every child out there. They suffer from envy.
I have noticed that when I am asked ‘What curriculum do you use?’ and I answer ‘I create my own from various sources.’ I am placed in the catagory of cheapskate or neglectful mother, simply for not being a ‘follower’ of the system.
There are at times that ( I will admit) certain questions are worded in such a way as I become a smartmouth or longwinded.
Perhaps certain individuals or groups feel that unless they resort to mudslinging and name calling they will not get noticed, while others are so misinformed they try to turn it back on the asker who will thus lose sight of his/her reason or need for an answer.
‘Old Timers’ of homeschool can be as guilty of mudslinging as anyone and on occasion have been know to suffer FIMS (foot in mouth syndrome). Having your ‘ducks’ in a row helps keep this disease calm, but flareups tend to happen.
I wouldn’t take them seriously enough to let them upset me…….:)
Homeschool opponants are either:
Union Members especially Teachers who fear for their jobs
Or inadequate people who don’t feel they are intellegent enough to teach their own children so they must rely upon the Public School Teaching Gods to do that work for them. Everyone has to have a God and a teacher is like a Doctor, you have to go to them or you’ll get cancer or something horrible!