Encourage homeschooling

To the editor:

It was really heartwarming to read Paula Gajewski Mickelson’s guest column (Jan. 18) on bullying in schools and how widespread the problem is. I completely agree that this is a huge problem and I have a great solution for her.

Encourage homeschooling.

Just think about it. The public schools are run by the biggest bullies of them all — American government at all levels. Want to see some real bullying? Try not paying your taxes.

By encouraging homeschooling, we can move kids away from real bullies — people who run public schools. At home, the kids will be in a caring environment where the people who truly love them, their parents, will give them the best education possible. Plus, the student-teacher ratio would be fantastic.

Mickelson also says that two-thirds of school shooting perpetrators had experienced bullying. By moving a large proportion of our student population to homeschooling, we may prevent kids from turning into murderers. In addition, we spread the kids out into homes, where it would be very difficult for any potential shooters to shoot more than a brother or sister at most. Another benefit is that many of these homes have weapons to defend themselves (unlike public schools), and citizens would be able to stop the shooter before they did too much damage.

We also learn that bullying causes depression and suicide in many high school teens. In a recent press conference President Barack Obama said, “If there is even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try.” Although I probably should not be quoting the guy who is the biggest bully of all (just ask the Americans and Pakistanis he has killed with drones), he is right.

That is why I would like to join with Mickelson in calling for the end of bullying on all levels. Take your kids out of the schools that are run by bullies and are populated with bullies. Give them the love and education they deserve.

HAL CRANMER
Lakeville

  • TAXPAYER28

    Well Said!

  • resident

    Question:
    1) Aren’t schools run by school boards?
    2) Didn’t you elect the school board?
    3) How do we know the person doing the homeshooling is qualified?
    4) How do we know the person doing the homeschooling is not a bully or mistreats or abuses the kids?
    5) With parents working, – how do they have time to do homeshooling?
    6) Where do we get proper teaching materials?
    7) With kids locked up at home, – how do learn of other people.
    8) With weapons in the home, – how do make sure no one shoots a family member, a person of a other race or the mail men?
    9) How do we make sure the kids won’t shoot each other?
    10) If a weapon is unloaded, secure and locked, how long will it take to get it reedy to defend yourself?
    11) When would you know you need to defend yourself and get you weapon ready?
    12) What kind of weapon would you have to make sure the attacker dose not have a more powerful weapon then you and blows you away?
    I am stopping at 12, – lets find answers before I ask an other 20 questions.

    • TAXPAYER28

      Answers:
      1. No it is run by the union.
      2. The candidates are union lackeys or they get harassed out (example Tim Burk Farmington)
      3. by the test result and performance of the students.
      4. it’s their children and their responsibility.
      5. The parents wouldn’t need to work so much if dollars follow the student instead of the student following the dollars. (Oh but this would put bully teacher union hacks out of work, my bad).
      6. You buy them yourself, are you mindless, inept, or brain dead?
      7. Networking with others is so liberating, but you may have to WORK at it. (Most home schooled students outperform public students in the active literacies as it is) “Like, like you know” (typical public student language).
      I could go on but I think the point is made well enough.
      Resident do you need someone to tell you when and how to go to the bathroom or are you just helpless 
      The state has established standard scores required to graduate. Current home schooled student are outperforming the baseline, but it isn’t your responsibility. Despite what you may have been told you are not obligated to care for anyone but your own family. That is freedom.

      • Hal

        Taxpayer28 says:

        “5. The parents wouldn’t need to work so much if dollars follow the student instead of the student following the dollars. (Oh but this would put bully teacher union hacks out of work, my bad).”

        The topic is homeschooling. Are you suggesting that tax payers should pay you to teach your own kids?

        • TAXPAYER28

          I am saying the taxpayer should not have to pay twice. If you want to send to a private school or home school you pay for not using the public school and for the cost of home schooling and or private schooling. Taxing someone for not using the system is imoral. How many people out there ever calculate the added cost of all this government monoply endoctrination camps known as public education. If you were not being robbed you would beable to maintain your current standard of living on one income.

          • TheLip

            If you want to send children to a private school, go ahead that is your choice. One should not than stand there with their hand out waiting for goverment to pay for it.

  • resident

    “Want to see some real bullying” – well said Hal, – the other day I walked out of Cub without paying. – Boy, – did they bully me!

  • taxpayer28

    TheLip, I can agree with your sentiments, unfortunatly it seems as though no one is will to put the same assement when it comes to government schools. as I already stated weather you use the government school or not you are FORCED to pay for it. All I would like to see is that no one should have to pay twice. But this is not good enough for the looters.

  • TheLip

    Thanks TP28, if the state money would follow a child say to a private school, than I would assume that all mandates from the state on education would have to be followed along with the opening of the private schools books also. Pandora’s Box will be opened.

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