Thursday, August 15, 2013

I really hate the fucking school year.

Why?  Simple!  The fucking busses roar past our house at six fucking thirty in the morning, just past the imp's bedroom window!

No, he's not going to public school.  Period.  Even if that means we have to cut cable, never eat out again, and just do less in general, so that we can afford the local Catholic private school.

And even then, as an October baby, he's not going until next year.

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  1. I think I mentioned once that we home schooled both our kids. My wife and I were both teaching in public schools at the time, and it was a bit awkward at work. However, it was clear that they wouldn't get a very good education being warehoused at the public school. We bought their curriculum from Texas Tech Outreach. When they finished the high school program we sent them to Vancouver, B.C. for two years of tech school. Even then, the traditional 4 year liberal arts degree had lost the traditional allure as a career path. If I already told you this forgive me, it's been a senior kind of day.

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    1. No, you hadn't told me you homeschooled. I recently read that something like half of all public school teachers put their kids in private school (more, in big cities), but I can't imagine teaching at public school AND homeschooling your own kids. How in the world did y'all find the time and energy? It's gonna be hard enough with four hours a day, three days a week, sucked out of my life.

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  2. I've finally warmed to the decision to put Boo into Catholic school. I'll just have to learn to get along with that small group of parents for the next decade or so.

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    1. I...am not Catholic. I respect that particular branch of the faith quite a lot--and I really, REALLY like the new pope--but I am not Catholic. I was raise about as low church as you can get.

      I also went to public school. I was educated despite my school, and I don't want my kids to have the same crappy experience with bad schools. And ours are tanking quickly.

      The Catholic school in our town is almost as academically strong as the strongest school (private) in the area--but that school turns out wimps that fold at the slightest show of difficulty, or indifference to their brilliance.

      If we can afford it, Imp will go to Catholic school.

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