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    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNi087bVVMY[/YOUTUBE]

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    Not knowing the exact year 9/11 happened isn't the same as not knowing what events happened on 9/11. Although not knowing it was in 2001 is pretty bad. Like Fluffy said it was less than 10 years ago.

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    True, but I have a sinking feeling that if this question were to be asked across the country, there would be a shocking number of people that didn't know what happened on 9-11. Some of the people they asked the question on that clip, if they weren't asked directly, seems like they wouldn't know what happened either, pretty clueless looking bunch.

    Never, ever, over estimate the knowledge and history of the American public.

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    I'm sure there will be some people who may forget it if you don't spell it out by saying '9/11 terrorist attacks.' But I think the vast majority will always remember. Plus, it helps that we mark 9/11 every year.

    I mean, Pearl Harbor happened back in the 40's and I haven't run into anyone yet who doesn't know what happened there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    I mean, Pearl Harbor happened back in the 40's and I haven't run into anyone yet who doesn't know what happened there.
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    It's not just the public schools. Oklahoma has a high percentage of home schoolers (like those Hanson boys.) There is a famous blog from a woman who homeschools her kids on a ranch in OK. Basically, she lets her kids cook with her, teaches them how to measure. Otherwise, she buys them books with pretty pictures to distract them while she slavishly maintains her website and twitter accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    Bluto: Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
    Otter: Germans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by olivia View Post
    It's not just the public schools. Oklahoma has a high percentage of home schoolers (like those Hanson boys.) There is a famous blog from a woman who homeschools her kids on a ranch in OK. Basically, she lets her kids cook with her, teaches them how to measure. Otherwise, she buys them books with pretty pictures to distract them while she slavishly maintains her website and twitter accounts.
    Homeschooling. That explains a lot. Do you know what this chick's blog is? I'm curious about what she posts on. This also reminds me that California requires those who homeschool to be able to meet the requirements of regular teachers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Homeschooling. That explains a lot. Do you know what this chick's blog is? I'm curious about what she posts on. This also reminds me that California requires those who homeschool to be able to meet the requirements of regular teachers.
    and that's how it should be. although to be honest, i'm not sure i agree with homeschooling at all. and not just because of academics. i think it should be a last resort and used only in exceptional circumstances (familial or because kids live in a really remote area and are too far from a school, are ill in some way, etc.) and that parents should have to go through a whole vetting process before they are allowed.
    i think school is important as a socialisation tool, and it's also a good way for the children to be seen by others (teachers, counsellors, principals) to make sure they aren't suffering any kind of abuse at home. with homeschooling, it's just too easy for all kinds of cases of abuse to just slip through the cracks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Homeschooling. That explains a lot. Do you know what this chick's blog is? I'm curious about what she posts on. This also reminds me that California requires those who homeschool to be able to meet the requirements of regular teachers.
    I'll send it to you. I'd rather not advertise her site. At first I found it charming, and now I find her whole attitude nauseating - fake incompetence (while her husband always saves the day), lots of "what do we girls spend our money on!" She spends hours and hours on her site, photography, surfing the web for cutesy stuff that "we girls just love!" and her cooking while her kids are getting schooled...when?

    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    and that's how it should be. although to be honest, i'm not sure i agree with homeschooling at all. and not just because of academics. i think it should be a last resort and used only in exceptional circumstances (familial or because kids live in a really remote area and are too far from a school, are ill in some way, etc.) and that parents should have to go through a whole vetting process before they are allowed.
    One family I knew, they had one son who was falling way behind in school, it just wasn't working for him. They took him out for one year, to assess his problem, homeschool, and get him caught up.

    It worked beautifully. But I wonder if the kid did so well because his parents were finally focused on him (Mormons, no BC, babies coming out their ears.) He developed a problem so he could get some recognition. Yep, it worked.
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    -hides the fact she doesn't know half the questions- THAT'S HORRIBLE!!!!!! Something must be done here. Better edumucation systems for all!
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    OT: but my friend homeschools her 16 yr old daughter and has for probably 3 yrs now. Well, USED to homeschool her is more like it....she is a SAHM and has 4 other very small kids (long story) and the 16 yr old basically helps her all day. When the Dad comes home from work, HE 'teaches' the 16 yr old her lessons.

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    ^^^
    that shit shouldn't even be legal! wtf! no 16 year-old should be expected to practically be a mother to her siblings just because her mother can't stop popping out babies. i'd report them to child services.
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    WTF, seriously? I know who the first US President was, and I'm Australian.

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    ^^ That's cause Australians LOVE Thomas Jefferson!
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