10 cheeky reasons why school is good!

Tara - posted on 08/17/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

2,567

14

114

Why School is Good for You
The following has been submitted by Abrar al Haq, a young Bradfordian. It is the first in a series of posts that will focus on educational standards in Bradford.

Ten reasons in favour of public schooling

1. Children who receive a one-on-one home education will learn more than others, giving them an unfair advantage in the marketplace—this is undemocratic.

2. Most parents were educated in the under-funded public school system, and so are not smart enough to home educate their own children.

3. How can children learn to defend themselves unless they have to fight off bullies on a daily basis?

4. Ridicule from other children is important to the socialization process.

5. Children in public schools can get more practice “Saying No” to drugs, cigarettes and alcohol.

6. Fluorescent lighting may have significant health benefits.

7. Publicly asking permission to go to the bathroom teaches young people their place in society.

8. The fashion industry depends upon the peer pressure that only public schools can generate.

9. Public schools foster cultural literacy, passing on important traditions like the singing of “Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg...”

10. Home educated children may not learn important office career skills, like how to sit still for six hours continuously.


from a blog I stumbled across this morning.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Becky - posted on 08/17/2011

2,892

44

93

Yeah, I'm going to have to agree with Marina on this one. I have nothing against homeschooling and people who homeschool. I've even considered doing it myself. But I do have something against people who act like their choice is the only right choice and who ridicule those who make a different choice. Homeschooling is not the right choice for every family, for a variety of reasons, and making a family who carefully considered their child's best interests and decided public school was the best option for them, feel like they made an inferior choice or aren't doing their best for their children, is rude.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/17/2011

21,273

9

3058

Well, cheeky in my book means being a smart ass...which usually is NOT "lighthearted" fun, but being rude and sarcastic. Poking fun at something, and truly feeling that way about it.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/17/2011

21,273

9

3058

Well yeah, obviously a slam to public schools and pupils. That is fine, don't send your kids to school...just don't have a holier than thou, my kids is better than your kids cause we home school....also I am a better parent for it crap.

Merry - posted on 08/17/2011

9,274

169

263

Haha that's so funny! Obviously I agree, :)
I've actually never 'said no' to cigarettes alcohol or drugs.....hmm must be failing at life!

8 Comments

View replies by

Merry - posted on 08/17/2011

9,274

169

263

I think the reason she titled it 'cheeky' is because it's funny lighthearted reasons. Not serious.
It's funny mostly to those of us who were homeschooled or are homeschooling and have heard the flip side of these reasons from well meaning people who think homeschooling is crap.

Stifler's - posted on 08/17/2011

15,141

154

604

I have nothing against homeschooling but I refuse to homeschool my kids. They need to get out of the house and I need my time at home by myself.

Stifler's - posted on 08/17/2011

15,141

154

604

I don't agree with the way this was written. Ridicule from other students is important to socialization? PLEASE.

I went to a public school and don't remember being ridiculed and I had to say no to drugs (not including alcohol I never said no to that) like twice in 12 years. This was written by someone who had a bad school experience. I had lots of friends and all the mischief I got up to at school are some of my best memories.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/17/2011

21,273

9

3058

WOW! All that being said, I still would have preferred public school over being home schooled, for myself and my kids.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms