Ozy and Millie by Dana Simpson

Ozy and Millie

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  1. Amber Thompson

    Amber Thompson said, over 1 year ago

    I remember, this one. :)

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    What’s scary is that, despite $10,000 per student average, ($14,000 in my state), classroom size of 20 (used to be more than 30 when I went to school), that kids consistently learn more home-schooled. I would guess that it is because the materials are standard, rather than the fad of the week pushed in schools, as well as teaching core subjects. Plus not having to worry about getting beaten up or being taught by a party animal B.A. with one year of actual work.
    .
    My state had less than 45% of the time taught on core subjects in school, so they just changed the standards so no one knows the percent now.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    There is a Flat Earth society … hard to tell if they’re serious or not … don’t know if they’re still around.

  4. ujean

    ujean said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    theflatearthsociety.org

  5. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    I never heard of “Flat Earth” I have heard of “Young Earth” the idea that the Earth is only 1000s of years old, Dinosaurs and man existed at the same time, it didn’t rain before the days of Noha, the breaking up of Pangea was from the great flood etc some guy I know took me to a seminar on Young Earth.

  6. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    @ujean

    Thanks for the link.
    And I still would ask them the question… are you serious?
    There’s also a society that believes that man cannot fly.
    Wonder what they think an airplane is?

  7. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 1 year ago

    Either that, or a Texas School District

  8. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Probably has more to do with the students being engaged. Public schools could have the best material and the best teachers but if the students are too distracted by other things or just don’t want to learn, what can you do?

  9. Happy, Happy, Happy!!!

    Happy, Happy, Happy!!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Sounds like some of the crap that was supplied to my family members that decided to home school.

    I read one of the “history” books.

    Crap.

  10. mdalton

    mdalton GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I work in a public library. There is an entire genre of books for homeschooling parents, books whose “science” lessons come directly from the book of Genesis. Fortunately there are plenty of other books for homeschool parents who want to teach their kids about the world, rather than shield them from it.


    In my early 20s, I swore if I ever had kids I’d homeschool them. High school is such a damaging social environment, and the longer I was out of school the more appalled I was about what I didn’t learn there. History, cultures (past and present), literature, and science especially. My parents had paid $20,000 to a supposedly great school, and I didn’t know squat.


    Now, I’m in my late 30s, and I took the easy way out—I didn’t have kids at all. Too darn much work to get it right.

  11. ujean

    ujean said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Technically speaking, people cannot fly. They can operate or ride vehicles that fly.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    One-on-one works very well. Just who is going to pay for each teacher for each student? Some how the Fins manage to do many orders of magnitude better than we with only public schooling. No home and private schools allowed.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @mdalton

    Unfortunately about 75% of home schools are Christian and you should see the garbage that passes for text books among them.

  14. Abigail Shoemake

    Abigail Shoemake said, over 1 year ago

    Here we go again—

  15. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    @ujean

    Yes, but apparently … the last part is what they’re denying.

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