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(16,232 posts)
Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:24 PM Mar 2012

Online schools are not homeschooling.

It's school at home.

If you're using parts of online classes as supplements, that's one thing, but to have your whole curriculum mandated and taught just like in a classroom, only over a computer and in your den, well that's just schooll. Albeit you have the advantage of your own speed, and not dealing with bullies, etc... But that's about it. Don't let others confuse the two.

It gives homeschooling a bad name!

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Online schools are not homeschooling. (Original Post) mzteris Mar 2012 OP
Good point. GoddessOfGuinness Apr 2012 #1
"Christian-based" geometry?? AllyCat Sep 2012 #5
Maybe they like the pretty pictures of Noah's animals or something? Neoma Sep 2012 #7
I think the Khan academy is a great resource Cronkite Apr 2012 #2
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Huge newsletter article here in WI from WPA AllyCat Sep 2012 #4
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(46,435 posts)
1. Good point.
Thu Apr 5, 2012, 12:23 AM
Apr 2012

We've been having difficulty locating a geometry program that isn't "Christian based", whatever the heck that means. So we're going to try Thinkwell's online course, to see if we like it. I'm not wild about having someone else teach my son, but at least we'll be there to help clarify things where necessary. We'll see...


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5. "Christian-based" geometry??
Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:36 AM
Sep 2012

There is a whole new realm of homeschooling I have yet to discover. We are still unschooling at this point and may continue until I get to something I don't know well enough to teach him.

Puzzling...why would anything about geometry need to be sanitized for Christians?



(158 posts)
2. I think the Khan academy is a great resource
Sat Apr 21, 2012, 09:49 PM
Apr 2012

I wish the Khan Academy had been around when I was in school- it is great.

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4. Huge newsletter article here in WI from WPA
Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:59 AM
Sep 2012

And I know so many local homeschoolers who have gone this route, but only one family admits it is NOT homeschooling.

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