Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Cretins are posting again PARTII

A look at the negative effects of homeschooling by Teresa Aira who obviously thinks her training at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon and her 20 years of experience as a former chef and  in the hospitality business make her an authority on homeschooling.

Many children lose the valuable socialization atmosphere that traditional schools provide.

Like the traditional public school Columbine?

No separation between parent and child. The bond that forms when homeschooling is invaluable; however, it does not provide for a break between the parent and child.

Does the dimwit really think we spend 24 hours a day 7 days a week with our kids?

Re-integration - Many states do not provide for a high school diploma for homeschooled children.

And this is a problem why? Parents can issue their OWN DIPLOMAS. And BTW you don't need a diploma to get into college. I homeschooled both of my children until they started college. My eldest is currently working on his masters in Computer Science  and my youngest is a college sophomore.

I sincerely hope Teresa Aira knows more about cooking then she does about homeschooling.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Cretins are posting again

With it being summer I was hoping the cretins had taken a break until I read this A look at the negative effects of homeschooling by Grace Angel

There are many negative effects to the home schooling process. Many children struggle with social development issues because they are home schooled.

Obviously this is Ms Angel's OPINION and she has NOTHING to support it. And who is Ms. Angel, apparently a nobody who likes spouting ludicrous opinions,  there is no biographical information available for Ms. Angel on the Helium site.

It is also well documented that the home school environment does not allow for extracurricular activities.

Really!!!!! apparently Ms Angel is unaware that homeschoolers are part of recreational sports teams, join boy/girl Scouts, 4-H, Theater groups, attend Art History Classes at local museums, sing in choirs, take music lessons and are involved in a host of other extracurricular activities. I would love to see Ms Angel's so called documentation, I wonder if she can produce it?

Many students become bored with the educational process in home schooling. This is because they do not change environments enough to remain interested

This is apparently her OPINION again and is not backed up by any documentation. And of course public school students never get bored.

The intensity with which a student must study for their exams is very emotionally draining. Sometimes students will actually perform to a lower level than they're capable of because they must go through such a difficult exam process.

I haven't got a clue what she is talking about here, more proof that this cretin hasn't got a clue about anything related to homeschooling.

Tomorrow I'll take a look at A look at the negative effects of homeschooling by Teresa Aira

Things to see in Washington D.C.

National Gallery of Art (Albrecht Durer)

Monday, August 02, 2010

George Washington in Art

To commemorate the centennial of Washington's birth in 1832, Congress commissioned Greenough to create a statue to be displayed in the Capitol Rotunda. As soon as the marble statue arrived in the capital city in 1841, however, it attracted controversy and criticism.
Smithsonian Press

The Apotheosis of Washington in the eye of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol was painted in the true fresco technique by Constantino Brumidi in 1865.