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You’d think I’d learn

June 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

I have been thinking things were going along swimmingly as far as our homeschooling our boys.  I thought my mother-in-law had decided that our homeschooling was good for the boys.

The other day, my youngest was playing a computer game.  I was working on my computer and the oldest was on another computer.  Out of the blue, my youngest says, “Nana thinks we should go to public school, she doesn’t think we’re getting enough education.”

I couldn’t believe my ears.  I asked him to repeat what he said, and he told me again.  He also told me that he was telling the truth.  Unfortunately, I didn’t doubt that she’d said that at all.

I understand that she only understands public school and that mentality since its all she’s ever known.  However, I don’t see how the public school system has been that great, especially where my mother-in-law and sister-in-law are concerned.  Neither of them are very good readers, neither of them can spell worth a flip, and they have to use a calculator to do all but the simplest math.  If the public school system is so great, why are they below average in what they’ve retained?

I’ve been fighting myself about whether I should say something to her or not.  She is welcome to her opinion about homeschooling, but she doesn’t have the right to undermine their parents decisions in front of them.

You’ll be proud of me.  I haven’t said a word to her, but did ask my hubby to ask her to keep her opinions about our homeschooling to herself when she has the boys.  We’ll see if that does any good.  I’m not holding my breath.

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