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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    "Collective Responsibility" is in definition Socialist.. Not that it is necessarily ALL bad .



    I suppose that is true but I don't think that supporting schools adequately has us goose-stepping toward Stalin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnyfufu View Post
    I suppose that is true but I don't think that supporting schools adequately has us goose-stepping toward Stalin.
    Never said it did, and I think some Socialism in a society is good. And I do not necessarily think any Political view has the hold on what is RIGHT.. IMO the only government my GOD wants is a Total Dictatorship with him as the head .

    That aside, I really dislike her comments, I think she is totally wrong. Children are not societies, they are the parents.. Yes sometimes society has to step in and make parental choices. But for the most part parents should be making the choices... If parents want to delegate their responsibility to the schools for example to teach their children that should be up to the parent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    Never said it did, and I think some Socialism in a society is good. And I do not necessarily think any Political view has the hold on what is RIGHT.. IMO the only government my GOD wants is a Total Dictatorship with him as the head .
    Hence my lack of interest in religion. . .that just sounds terrifying.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    That aside, I really dislike her comments, I think she is totally wrong. Children are not societies, they are the parents.. Yes sometimes society has to step in and make parental choices. But for the most part parents should be making the choices... If parents want to delegate their responsibility to the schools for example to teach their children that should be up to the parent.
    I still say that is NOT what she is saying. She is being misinterpreted.
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    I truly think that this is one of the more bizarre debates of all times. From some positive uplifting encouraging community based message to penis and God Head and $200/year to educate a child (how do you DO that RIvergallery? we spend way more than that on educational materials and we don't homeschool?) to socialism to.....I don't even know what. I'm lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I truly think that this is one of the more bizarre debates of all times. From some positive uplifting encouraging community based message to penis and God Head and $200/year to educate a child (how do you DO that RIvergallery? we spend way more than that on educational materials and we don't homeschool?) to socialism to.....I don't even know what. I'm lost.
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    #1 - I knew I would homeschool before they became school age and researched which curriculum I wanted to use.
    #2 - I buy used or borrow curriculum from fellow homeschoolers - I attend a used curriculum fair OCEAN Network puts on every year and get most of my curriculum there after checking online and having the cheapest price written down. We also utilize our local library quite a bit.
    #3 - I don't need to the newest edition, so that is often a great option.
    #4 - For History, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies I use Unit Studies that are multiage, multi level, it is an all in one curriculum so when I bought it once I didn't need to repurchase, It comes in 5 Years then you repeat...Instead of paying $300 for one Year I got it used for $10! Amazing!
    #5 - I shop sales year round, for books we want, for school supplies.. I only spent a penny for notebooks when Staples was having back to school sales.. Just for an example... Supplies are the cheapest for me. Also we don't need new backpacks every year, nor have to buy anything a teacher asks of us, I just get only what I think my two boys will use.

    That is how I get off so cheaply --- where does the money come from? -
    Well, a couple big differences.. I do not have to pay gas to drive them to school, pay for backpacks, ziploc bags, lunch boxes. We also don't have to worry as much about clothing including shoes, We are extremely frugal in clothing, and get hand me downs, and go thriftstores etc.. But My boys also do not have to wear jeans without holes to school.. We school without any shoes on either.. LOL.. I save their good clothes for out and they run around most of the time in holey jeans, or stained tee-shirts, from paint or something else .. Friends that send their children to public or private school unless there is a uniform, spend WAY more in money even when frugal than I do.
    Other than that it is just a frugal mindset as a family so we can afford it (a potential loss of one income). For us however it isn't a loss of income right now. There was a time I worked full time and homeschooled also, so it can be done, but it is much much harder.

    Statistically we spend less than the Typical homeschooler.. The average homeschooler spends $500 per child per year....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    Statistically we spend less than the Typical homeschooler.. The average homeschooler spends $500 per child per year....
    Just speaking to the topic of how much it costs to homeschool, there is a huge variety in what it will cost someone to homeschool based on what curriculum you use. There is a lot that can be re-used as well. For example, it will cost me less to homeschool my youngest than it did my oldest because I already have a lot on hand. I am planning to spend about $800 for three children next year. One in third grade, one in 1st grade, and one in pre-school. There are some people who spend thousands, and others that spend $100 per year per child. There are also many people who use the public K-12 curriculum which is free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Just speaking to the topic of how much it costs to homeschool, there is a huge variety in what it will cost someone to homeschool based on what curriculum you use. There is a lot that can be re-used as well. For example, it will cost me less to homeschool my youngest than it did my oldest because I already have a lot on hand. I am planning to spend about $800 for three children next year. One in third grade, one in 1st grade, and one in pre-school. There are some people who spend thousands, and others that spend $100 per year per child. There are also many people who use the public K-12 curriculum which is free.
    Totally it was just the average Bonita. I got the number when researching homeschooling from research data, the number might be a little off but close enough for our discussion
    There is also TONS of free Curriculum online, and of course the Library I know some families that spend next to nothing! Even less than us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    Totally it was just the average Bonita. I got the number when researching homeschooling from research data, the number might be a little off but close enough for our discussion
    There is also TONS of free Curriculum online, and of course the Library I know some families that spend next to nothing! Even less than us
    Oh I know. I was just giving my perspective of what I spend. I know many who spend about what you do. You make do with what you have.
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