Germany’s home-schooled rebellion

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Germany’s home-schooled rebellionby wpjljron.Germany’s home-schooled rebellionParents around the world are turning to home schooling for their children more and more frequently. It requires time and effort – and in some countries, brea…

Parents around the world are turning to home schooling for their children more and more frequently. It requires time and effort – and in some countries, brea…


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  1. Lydia Martin25 April, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Parents do not own their children. It’s because of children’s rights that homeschooling is illegal in most of the world. The argument being that every child deserves a chance at their own life with the ability to choose their own path. Home-schooled kids only “perform better” in statistics because home-schooled people are by definition from families that care about education. Kids will learn plenty in school if they come from families that encourage learning.

  2. Lydia Martin25 April, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Did you just ignore everything I wrote? Indoctrinating is impossible unless a person is only fed one source of information. Logically this would only be possible with homeschooling, not without it. Some people call public school “indoctrination” only because their kids are exposed to multiple sources of information and choose to disagree with their parents views. This isn’t “indoctrination” – what their parents are attempting is indoctrination.

  3. everybodyshero32525 April, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Homeschooling should be illegal in the United States, too.

  4. bobshenix25 April, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Public schools are most definitely indoctrinating students, whether on purpose or as a matter of course. Especially since 9/11 things are getting a bit Orwellian… the want the masses all on the same page.

    Parents should be free to choose whether to home-school or not. We’re not behind that Iron Curtain.

    Many home-schooled kids perform better, kids really don’t learn that much in public school anyhow. Academic achievement is actually regressing as we throw more and more money at the problem.

  5. crackfiendables25 April, 2013 at 1:45 am

    i’ve never met a parent who didn’t want their child to be free thinking in home school – those kids were always smart

  6. Alex Jones24 April, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Its true though that homeschooling children actually out perform those who go to school. The reason is half the time you arn’t actually learning anything anyway.

  7. Alex Jones24 April, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Will I went to a private catholic school. Besides religious doctrination, all you learn is maths, english and science. There is no real doctrination other then that.

  8. sundersart24 April, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    What do you mean nonsense, make sense in your point rather than just ranting. The standard of education in state schools in the west is down to underfunding and a system of constant examination and tests rather than a learning based system also privatisation of the education system is now having an effect.

  9. Joseph Schumpeter24 April, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    See? There are morons everywhere, not only in fucking Murrika.

  10. bobshenix24 April, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Governments want and, to a degree, NEED students forced to go to public schools (for the majority that don’t have money for private school) in order to shape their worldview the way GOVERNMENT wants it.

    Public schools are indoctrination centers, especially with regard to history and current events. I’m not saying they’re ONLY indoctrination centers — they do involve genuine efforts to teach children — but there is a REASON governments HATE home-schooling even when the home-schooled do well…

  11. BondServant111024 April, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    The more parents learn about the Prussian school of indoctrination the more they want to keep there kids away from it. Just look at what it’s done to America. 

  12. freesk824 April, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Is your profile picture Gandhi? If so, I suggest you look in to the ideas he espoused. You might be surprised.

  13. freesk824 April, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    That is a valid concern. And you are free to try to persuade them, through any peaceful, non-violent means that you are correct. But what you may not do is advocate the use of force against them, so long as they are peaceful. And when you advocate that the government FORCE them to attend government schools, you violate their rights, and you employ violence against them. Do ends justify means? I think not.

  14. thesafewordisbanana24 April, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    They can educate their children anyway they like, after school. I am worried that home schooled children will be underprepared socially to function as members of society.

  15. Lydia Martin24 April, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Having multiple sources of information and influence =/= brainwashing. Quite the opposite, in fact. But many parents who want their children homeschooled don’t want their children to be free-thinking. That’s why homeschooling is illegal in most of the world - it’s against the child’s best interest.

  16. Lydia Martin24 April, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Two sources of information are better than one. If a child goes to school they get information from two sources (their school and their parents) whilst when they’re homeschooled they only get information from one. Both sides claim the other is responsible for “brainwashing” yet only one of those situations enable brainwashing. Homeschooling (except for unusual circumstances) should be illegal and for good reason.

  17. Blindanddumb24 April, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    couldnt think of anything more thrilling for a teenager to be around their mother all day long…

  18. bp4k24 April, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    And, without wanting to make it too political, a forced public school education like in Germany is a sort of indoctrination anyway.

  19. freesk824 April, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Yes, but uniformity in education reduces diversity…
    You want us all to be the same?
    The only way to do that is to point a gun at everyone.
    Do you really want to demand that your government point a gun at your friends and neighbors in order to force them to go to government approved schools so they can learn what you think they should learn? What if they disagree with you about what “everyone” should learn? Is it even possible to teach all of what everyone “should” learn? Doubtful.

  20. Bogdan D24 April, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Better than American religious homeschooling

  21. freesk824 April, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Well, I sympathize with your perspective because I am an atheist. But I have to be tolerant of all peaceful people, even if they disagree with me. Any freedom will be misused, yet in a free and tolerant society, people create more overall happiness than in a more controlled one. We have to tolerate the fundamentalists, as long as they are peaceful, especially if we want to be tolerated ourselves. I think the kids will grow up and decide their own views eventually. Ideas can not be contained.

  22. freesk824 April, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    So you advocate outlawing homeschooling in order to influence people’s religious beliefs via the law? I suggest that you re-read the 1st amendment to the US Constitution. There is a good reason that we have a separation of church and state. I’m an atheist, and you might even call me a first amendment fundamentalist! 🙂

  23. freesk824 April, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    “homeskool?”  Looks like the government schools worked for you…
    But how can you advocate using force on peaceful people to tell them how they must educate their kids? Gandhi would never have approved of that.

  24. freesk824 April, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    And so you would use force to prevent all parents from homeschooling, just so your values can be forced on all kids? Ganhdi would not have approved.

  25. kurtilein324 April, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    no, of course children need to learn how to think for themselves.

    but when EVERY ADULT has learned about history, art, mathematics, philosophy, physics, chemistry, literature, foreign languages, and biology, just facts no indoctrination, then this causes a unifying effect. It holds society back when 20% believe the earth is 6000 years old and 20% believe the holocaust never happened and 10% are illiterate and so on. Education inherently has a unifying effect, homeschooling undermines it.

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