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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaNurture View Post
    So you can legally unschool your kids?
    Not everyone who homeschools registers, but yes, a parent who plans to unschool can register and do so 100% legally. Unschooling is largely child lead and curiosity driven do if a parent can demonstrate how they plan to bring learning outcomes into that it's fine. The registration process is quite supportive of different learning styles and methodologies now days, which is positive.

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    Whilst I did look into ACE and the "paces" that they use and decided it wasn't for us.. I don't like this article for a totally different reason. This article seems to just create fear regarding homeschooling and THAT I don't like. You can NOT group all home schoolers into the same boat... It can be done many, many ways.

    My husband and I have a 4.5 year old son with Aspergers, he is due to start prep next year and both my husband and I feel it is best for him if we main****** him and give him the chance to succeed alongside other kids his age at school. IF however school doesn't work out we both agreed a long time ago that we would homeschool him in a heartbeat!

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    And btw as far as I'm concerned there is no difference between teaching Loch Ness as fact and evolution as fact. No one will EVER know where the earth came from so teaching evolution as fact is just as bad in my eyes.

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    I'm not really suprised... As a school teacher, I've had my share of homeschooled kids enter my class/ school when the parents have decided that they've had enough, so I will admit that I am very biased in this area based on my bad experience, and I'm sure its not reflective of homeschoolers as a whole. But I did have a mum who taught her dd that mermaids are real - so no, it's not just Christians who do it! I've also experienced.completely illiterate 13 year olds, who can't read at a 5year old level because the mum didn't know how to.teach them to read, and what is an acceptable standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    And btw as far as I'm concerned there is no difference between teaching Loch Ness as fact and evolution as fact. No one will EVER know where the earth came from so teaching evolution as fact is just as bad in my eyes.

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    It's also probably no different to teaching your kids that Santa, easter bunny and tooth fairy are real

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveInTheBed View Post
    would you be saying the same if you came across a text book that taught, 4+4=21?
    I just wouldn't use it. Plenty of other materials out there if you don't like one of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    And btw as far as I'm concerned there is no difference between teaching Loch Ness as fact and evolution as fact. No one will EVER know where the earth came from so teaching evolution as fact is just as bad in my eyes.

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    Ok - first off can I clear up this thread wasn't a dig at homeschooling at all, it was the fact that in a TEXT BOOK - it says the loch ness monster is a Plesiosaur!! A dinosaur that went extinct millions of years ago
    This is Creationist non sense!!
    ..I don't know how anyone can defend it being suppled as educational material.



    and secondly - if someone tried to use the Theory of Evolution to attempt to explain where the Earth came from - they wouldn't get very far ...because that's not what Evolution is.

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    I cringed when I saw the article on news.com.au this morning. Makes us Christians look like twits (as if we don't already )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    And btw as far as I'm concerned there is no difference between teaching Loch Ness as fact and evolution as fact. No one will EVER know where the earth came from so teaching evolution as fact is just as bad in my eyes.

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    But evolution is a fact!!! But that's another thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    And btw as far as I'm concerned there is no difference between teaching Loch Ness as fact and evolution as fact. No one will EVER know where the earth came from so teaching evolution as fact is just as bad in my eyes.

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