I was preparing this afternoon for a radio interview that I will be doing this Tuesday at 9:00am (CST) on Des Moines Local Live with Mac McCoy and company.  We are going to be discussing homeschooling in Iowa, and my involvement in this discussion is due in part to the blog post I wrote awhile ago regarding as a rebuttal to an article that appeared in The Des Moines Register (no longer online) that asked “should Iowa pay millions for home schools?”  Stacy Hupps of The Des Moines Register (author of that article) will also be on the show, so it should be a good discussion.

Anyway I discovered the video below that I thought I’d share with you… it explains why my wife and I home school.

HT: Kristen’s Two Cents

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  1. I home-schooled my daughter 4 grades (1-4) in 3 years, and my mother was very concerned about the socialization thing. Strangely enough, my mother was much more alarmed about something else. My daughter was very capable of and willing to converse with “strange” adults. “She could get kidnapped!” And she had friends in her age range and above, not merely her specific age.

    After graduating public high school at 16 (she was all-conference first-team in Cross Country as a 13-year-old freshman) and passing the Ohio Cosmetology boards, she got a full-time job at KFC(!) where she became the “team trainer,” which is the top level of the non-management.

    The day before her 18th birthday, she started Basic Training for the US Army. While in Iraq as a PFC (E-3), and later a SPC (E-4), she had NCO duties and earned Soldier of the Month and Soldier of the Quarter honors. She is now a 21-year-old SGT and proud new mother (story at comment love) with all the authority and responsibility that entails.

    And if you ask her, she’ll tell you those 3 years of home-schooling did her a lot of good. She was much more advanced than the students in her class, who happened to be 1-1/2 to 2 years older than her. And she was much more capable of dealing with — and leading — people who were clearly older than her.
    .-= John Hitchcock´s last blog ..Welcome, Joshua =-.

    1. @John Hitchcock – Homeschooling can be a great tool for a parent if God leads them that way. I love it how you, a dad, home-schooled your daughter for a specified period of time and recognized that the call to home-schooling is not always life-long.

      I so appreciate your daughter’s service to our country. May son served four and a half years in the Army – three of those overseas and two years in Iraq. He was not home-schooled but answered that same call. Your daughter and my son make me feel good about our country’s future.
      .-= Kansas Bob´s last blog ..Intoxicating Truth =-.

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