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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:39:43 AM PST
Lisa
An important part of sapience - if one wants some kind of "success" as YOU MENTIONED BEFORE - is an ability to be able to work with, communicate with, like and understand other human beings.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:39:24 AM PST
Dagny Tag says:
Then you can have doubts about humans and what you believe.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:38:27 AM PST
Lisa
Probability only means increasing the chances.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:38:13 AM PST
Dagny Tag says:
Probability is the results of science. The Logic of Scientific Discovery (Routledge Classics)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:37:05 AM PST
Dagny Tag says:
What is the self? Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:35:49 AM PST
Dagny Tag says:
But you can use sapience to be forward of the pack.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:35:13 AM PST
Dagny Tag says:
Probability is how many make successful decisions. Humans are no more than a intelligent animal which follows a patten.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:29:08 AM PST
Lisa
"The Blank Slate?"

I have been referring to much of it. Go to my profile and you will see an in-depth review of the book by me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:28:22 AM PST
Lisa
Probability is not science.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:27:28 AM PST
Lisa
You need to open you mind to other possible options as infinity has no bounds.
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I do not engage in self-deception.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:27:00 AM PST
Lisareads says:
Your perspective is only human
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It has to be.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 6:26:36 AM PST
Lisa
I am pro-science.

I know it does not apply to human society, of course.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 3:39:57 AM PST
Dagny Tag says:
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

The numbers are fuzzy and yours do not add up to 100%

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 3:38:07 AM PST
Dagny Tag says:
The individual can and does defy behaviorism but only if they reject the training. There are many unknowns but many high probable cause and effects also. The science of measuring gives us the tools to manipulate large numbers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 3:35:41 AM PST
Dagny Tag says:
You do not have to determine the individual only the probability of a group. Elections are by groups. most every human accomplishment is done by groups of individuals. So group behavior makes the reality and individual behavior makes the creative ideas.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 3:33:05 AM PST
Dagny Tag says:
Your perspective is only human, as reality has unknowns and I doubt absolutes. You need to open you mind to other possible options as infinity has no bounds.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 3:31:18 AM PST
Dagny Tag says:
So you are anti science. Sorry you are luddite and oppose reality.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2016, 7:22:56 PM PST
Lisa
Factor-analytic esearch indicates that the following amount of variance is related to the formation of the child's personality as an adult:

Genetic: 40%
Environment: 40%
Parent: 5-10%

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2016, 7:20:55 PM PST
Lisa
I emphasize the PRINCIPLES of behaviorism. That does not mean I think we can determine the variables, the cause, the effect, and so on.

There are too many. We do not know.

{You have closed your mind to that which a child does and that is experiment with reality.}

Not true. You have no basis on which to say that.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2016, 7:19:35 PM PST
Lisareads says:
But it does put subjective living above objective reality which has strong data on cause and effect.
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In human societies and individuals, it is almost impossible to determine the cause of particular (or group) behaviors.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2016, 7:18:35 PM PST
Lisa
2+2=4 is not subjective.

What we might imagine to understand that equivalency is subjective, of course: You may think of blocks, and I might think of marbles. But 2+2=4.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2016, 7:17:17 PM PST
Lisa
No, human society does not work on statistical models. It works on cultural traditions that are passed down, slowly modified and/or refined, passed down, and so on.

Psychology has influenced culture through its pop versions.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2016, 2:37:39 PM PST
Dagny Tag says:
Public school is a mess but not as bad as many who are having children they do not have the resources to support. 60% are born to single parents. Those parents lack education themselves. The bigger problem is making children when they have no future.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2016, 1:56:48 PM PST
Michelle says:
As I was talking about what was happening in the schools, it is not structured, more of an anarchy where the adults have abdicated. A good alternative is home schooling, what this is about here.

School Administration is a political problem, what this forum is not about.

That is splitting hairs. But parents cannot affect the political environment. In most cases politicians at the State and Federal level pass laws they have not even read and really don't care what their constituents want. Both parties are unresponsive. So what are parents to do? That is, really do? Campaigning for realistic education reform at the State or Federal level will fall on deaf ears. That's not doing anything for their children. Home schooling is a viable and available alternative.

The college educated parent is capable of giving their student the same education that most or many are currently receiving. There are many hurdles to jump, but it can be done. The first plus in home schooling is to remove the child from the toxic environment of public school. The best is that they may receive a first class education. The worst that can be done in home schooling is probably not much worse than what would happen if the same parent sent their child to public school.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2016, 11:45:28 AM PST
"Fixing the public schools is a political issue as state and federally elected
or appointed officials and teachers' unions have the last say."----Michelle

Which is to say as much I think, that there is an extensive "structure".

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