JCC Homeschool kids are weird

Discussion in 'Community' started by DantheJedi, May 5, 2013.

  1. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    OMG Will you just drop it already!!!!11111


    Also, I think you all must have been home schooled.
  2. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Saintheart denied that and then called me dishonest. Do you read?
  3. Saintheart Chosen One

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    I said you used intellectually dishonest debating tactics, Viv. There's a difference. Three extra words, for a start. Perhaps you should be asking yourself the same question.

    But carry on trying to crash through.
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  4. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Those extra words don't
    a) help you backtrack
    b) stop you from being wrong as demonstrated by the link i posted that you completely ignored

    You were saying?
  5. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Like I said, keep on trying to crash through if it makes you happier. You are still trying to change the subject and still using the debating fallacy argumentum ad popularem. You are therefore guilty of intellectually dishonest debating tactics. I ignored your link because it's not an answer or relevant to what we were discussing. You're not worth further debate because you're not amenable to it, and I don't believe in argumentiam ad nauseam.
  6. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    "I'm losing this argument so I will ignore everything you say"

    So pathetic. You sure logic'd me.
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  7. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Not losing. Just unwilling to deal with someone who can't stick to intellectually honest tactics in debate, of which there are only two: debate the facts, or debate the logic. Changing the subject, which you more or less seem to be admitting to since you're not denying it, is intellectually dishonest. It's also known as creating a straw man.

    But like I said, I'm done. Calling me pathetic says more about you than it does me, sunshine.
  8. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    I'm pretty sure there are some who think it is, especially on the Right.
    Because you know, Obama is an evil socialist who wants to spread Marxism through America o_O


    The US public education system isn't exactly widely revered either, the impression I get from many is that it's far inferior to European education models. So I'm not sure how sending children to a state-run mediocre school system is going to stop a dumb generation.

    I don't think it's great here either, but that's what you get when politicians decide who should be taught what. The best people to decide what should be taught are the educators, and both parents & children should have a say in education.
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  9. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    The American education system has many faults, one of which is that politicians are more concerned with test scores and graduation rates than any actual learning that might be happening.

    I don't think homeschooling should be banned but I do think there should be standards, and teaching blatantly false "science" should not fit in with those standards.
  10. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    If a parent's job is to prepare their children to succeed in the world as adults, then it's abusive. I think that home schooling should only be permitted in cases where parents can prove to the state that they are qualified to teach. Parents should be required to have some kind of certification. Maybe not a bachelors in education, but there should be some kind of test to prove they have a minimum competence in the material that kids need to graduate from high school successfully. If they can't pass it, they can't home school. Period. It doesn't have to be a bureaucratic mess. It could be something simple like sit for the ACT/SAT and score at a minimum level of college competency, e.g. minimum test score of 21 on ACT English or 530 on SAT Critical Reading.
    minimum score of 24 on ACT Math or 540 on SAT Math. Send your scores in and get certified to home school your kids. Something like that.
    Last edited by Jabbadabbado, May 7, 2013
  11. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I don't know what the hell we're talking about anymore, but I'm having a lot of fun regardless.
  12. Whitey Force Ghost

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  13. Whitey Force Ghost

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    corrected
  14. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    "You're intellectually dishonest, so I won't respond to you links. Logic'd!"

    Also you don't get to call me sunshine, honey.
    Last edited by Lord Vivec, May 7, 2013
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    Dr. Livingstone, I presume?
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    Doc Holliday

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