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Lon

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Washington State, in 2007 passed the Healthy Youth Act https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandE...ealthEducation
These are standards for sexual education that must include all person's sexuality. https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/...0FINAL.PDF.pdf

The good news: Schools shouldn't be teaching without parents permission, individual districts get to choose material and most choose 'heavy abstinence' curriculum.

Bad news: The OSI (office of superintendent) scores 'abstinence' instruction as substandard thus are pressuring school districts to adopt TMI (too much information) curriculum. While the OSI does call for 'age appropriate' they yet pressure districts to put TMI at inappropriate ages for "information." The goal of the Healthy Youth Act is heavily AIDS oriented taking cues from the medical community rather than appropriate age-development and education awareness and standards.

Point? Yes, we have to start homeschooling and churches should sponsor free or greatly reduced education within its walls throughout the week. It is doable and parents already homeschooling, especially if they have help from professional teachers, can do an amazing and often better job than the public school counterparts.
 

Idolater

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"Classical" education. It's observably different from other education theories. It is the education theory of antiquity, right up to the enlightenment, when other theories became the vogue, and classical education theory was abandoned.

Quick Start Homeschooling begins with a change in your own education theory, the one you hold in your mind right now, it involves how you treat children. Become a classical education theorist. Learn the theory of classical education.

One thing is for certain. If you are a classical education thinker, then you are a conservative, in the sense that you pursue the conservation of traditions. Classical education is the longest tradition since the Greeks and Christ.

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One of the things offered in classical education is a rich development of the English language. The grammar and vocabulary of most people today is very poor. I cringe most every time a Joe Blow is interviewed in a news segment. It’s like nails on a chalkboard.
 

Peter

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Not only does it teach you what to think, but it also teaches you how to discover things by asking questions. In addition, classical education teaches you to discuss things with others respectfully.
 

Derf

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One of the things offered in classical education is a rich development of the English language. The grammar and vocabulary of most people today is very poor. I cringe most every time a Joe Blow is interviewed in a news segment. It’s like nails on a chalkboard.
And that's the interviewER! The interviewEE is often worse.
 

Derf

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Not only does it teach you what to think, but it also teaches you how to discover things by asking questions. In addition, classical education teaches you to discuss things with others respectfully.
Hmm. You might not fit in here. (Kidding!)
 

Derf

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We started homeschooling our kids in the 1990s. There were plenty of times we questioned how to do it better, or whether we were up to the task, but seeing the results in our kids (including one still in process), I can't imagine missing the wonderful opportunities we had to see and be directly involved with our children through it all.

One thing I noticed, tying back into @Lon's comment, is that the children are very quick to accept their teachers as the ultimate authority on whatever they talk about (on topic or not). So if anyone wanted to take over a country, they would first start a public school system, and then require attendance for younger and younger age groups.
 

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We started homeschooling our kids in the 1990s. There were plenty of times we questioned how to do it better, or whether we were up to the task, but seeing the results in our kids (including one still in process), I can't imagine missing the wonderful opportunities we had to see and be directly involved with our children through it all.

One thing I noticed, tying back into @Lon's comment, is that the children are very quick to accept their teachers as the ultimate authority on whatever they talk about (on topic or not). So if anyone wanted to take over a country, they would first start a public school system, and then require attendance for younger and younger age groups.
“Whoever has the youth has the future.” Adolph Hitler
 

Idolater

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... One thing is for certain. If you are a classical education thinker, then you are a conservative, in the sense that you pursue the conservation of traditions. Classical education is the longest tradition since the Greeks and Christ.
And classical education was 'ethics positive', for the lack of a better term. People classically educated are educated in academics and in ethics (and aesthetics but I know very little about aesthetics). Educated not only in how to learn academic subjects and vocations, but also in how to live. The focus ethically is on virtue, creating a virtuous person, with good morals but also good practical ethics, and through learning classical education's "trivium", grammar dialectic and rhetoric, they can analyze all matters human with balance and wisdom.

That's the idea.

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My son is very good at rhetoric. He's given his cousin a thrashing in debate.
 

Idolater

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My son is very good at rhetoric. He's given his cousin a thrashing in debate.
tldr very good for your son :) congrats

Yeah. And rhetoric is just knowing the subject so well that it's effortless, but how can you do that, when it takes five years to earn a doctorate, on top of 16 years of schooling and a year or two more for kindergarten and nursery school, for more than one or maybe two subjects (most people with a doctorate do one doctorate, and then they're done, and no one could blame em). How do you become a rhetorician? You have to know your subjects equally as well as the subjects' doctors, otherwise you can't compete with any of them. Rhetoricians can compete with anybody, we usually know these people as politicians. President Trump was a good rhetorician, I think his personal ethics ultimately undid him, so there is a difference between a talented rhetorician and someone you want teaching your children. And I think that's one of the strengths of classical education theory. The people involved are attracted to classical education because of their preexisting ethics which echoes traditional Christian ethics, although I am unaware whether there are Nonchristian people who nonetheless really believe in classical education. I'm afraid that the abuses of the past haunt today's education philosophers, and that classical education theory is irredeemably linked to patriarchy in their minds.
 

Idolater

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I'm homeschooled through the Classical Conversations curriculum. I highly recommend it.
Just learning the famous logical fallacies goes a long way to straightening out your thought.

Add to it the knowledge of common cognitive errors ('falling for' common logical fallacies is one of the cognitive errors). Also add to it the grammar of the language you're using to think (your native language usually).
 
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