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Gunstar1 said:
That it! We must have a total ban on Assault Doodles in schools.
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When I was a senior in high school, I was called out of lunch to the principal's office for a doodle that I had drawn on a paper. The administration was convinced that it was male genitalia and wanted to suspend me for a day. It was an innocent rocket ship, and I just sorta laughed at them. Their response was "Why do three adults think that it is a penis?", to which I replied, "because you want it to be". After some embarrassing public exposure of the school's stupidity to the rest of my classmates, the staff eventually just kind of swept it under the rug, they just wanted it to go away. Keep in mind this was a religious private school.

Some things just make me shake my head in disbelief. :roll:
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Marikhal said:
From my own experience, I can happily say that DODDS (Department of Defense Dependents Schools) schools produce top-notch people - the K-12 education is unparalleled in any public or private school.
DODDS is excellent. In general, that is because DODDS expects and demands excellence. If you act like an idiot, the folks are getting called. If you still act like an idiot, the folks get to talk to the 1SG, CSM, or one of those people with shiny collars.

There are exceptions to every rule, DODDS being one, but I stand by my statement that, in general, our government education system is horrible.

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When school children start paying union dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.
 

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My boy drew a flag with two guns on it during the GCO logo submission process and wanted to send it in for consideration.

He still asks if we can use it at the gun shows!

On the way to school this morning he drew fighter jets slinging lead at each other in the sky. One looked like it was catching fire.

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My daughter likes to draw pictures of me duck hunting and our lab going after them. She usually draws the duck falling in mid air with the gun on my shoulder. (I'm glad she doesn't draw me missing :) ) I'm guessing her public school would frown on that? Good grief, Charlie Brown.
 

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M249 said:
Albert Shanker said:
When school children start paying union dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.
John Dewey said:
"You can’t make Socialists out of individualists. Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming where everyone is interdependent."
 

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M249 said:
Yet another reason why you should not send your children to the government to be educated.

I know private schools are not cheap and home schooling is difficult at best, but what is your child really worth to you?
My children? They're worth a lot. We have made many sacrifices in order to home school our children. That's 3 school-age kids, and an 8 month old. Difficult at best? I would say no. Like everything else in life you make it as easy or as difficult as you want. My wife and I are products of public education and we turned out just fine. However, there's a big difference from the schools of the 70's/80's and today's public schools.
 

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M249 said:
Yet another reason why you should not send your children to the government to be educated.

I know private schools are not cheap and home schooling is difficult at best, but what is your child really worth to you?
My children? They're worth a lot. We have made many sacrifices in order to home school our children. That's 3 school-age kids, and an 8 month old. Difficult at best? I would say no. Like everything else in life you make it as easy or as difficult as you want. My wife and I are products of public education and we turned out just fine. However, there's a big difference from the schools of the 70's/80's and today's public schools.
AV8R,
I have the utmost respect for you and your wife. We have made the same choice with our boys and know first hand the sacrifices required, but it is worth everything to know our children will grow to be men capable of thinking for them selves instead of being indoctrinated into accepting whatever is fed them.
 

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merlock said:
fallison and av8r, you both have my utmost respect for making those sacrifices for the betterment of your kids!

I salute you! :)
Merlock - pat yourself on the back as well. You raised a daughter who voluneteered to work the GCO booth on a Sunday. That's something to be proud of as well.
 

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Fallison, that is outstanding! My hat's off to you as well. I'm constantly amazed at how many people here in northern Georgia home school. I wonder if there are a lot of HSers south of ATL? There's nothing more satisfying than seeing parents raising individuals.

Thank you Merlock! We never had any preconceived notions about how hard or easy home schooling was going to be. We just did it and never looked back. It truly is a labor of love if there ever was such a thing.
 

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I hope that when the time comes for me to have kids (yes Dad, that time WILL come! :p ) that I will be able to home school them, or at the very least send them to a good private school. [-o<
 

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That may very well be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I guess I should have expected it. I was the kid in middle school that had a tangled wad of old coat hangers cut off of my backpack and confiscated "because it could be used as a weapon" and subsequently had an empty milk jug removed and confiscated from the same backpack "because it had no place in a learning environment" and subsequently told that I could not tie pencils to the same backpack "because as I turned around they could fly off and put someone's eye out." No joke, the administrator actually told me this as if I should believe her hysteria or care.
 

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Sine Nomen said:
That may very well be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I guess I should have expected it. I was the kid in middle school that had a tangled wad of old coat hangers cut off of my backpack and confiscated "because it could be used as a weapon" and subsequently had an empty milk jug removed and confiscated from the same backpack "because it had no place in a learning environment" and subsequently told that I could not tie pencils to the same backpack "because as I turned around they could fly off and put someone's eye out." No joke, the administrator actually told me this as if I should believe her hysteria or care.
:shock: I still haven't been asked anything about my GCO Orange and CafePress buttons on my bookbag. Let's hope it stays that way. However, it would make for an excellent education opportunity if another student was genuinely curious.
 

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:shock: I still haven't been asked anything about my GCO Orange and CafePress buttons on my bookbag. Let's hope it stays that way. However, it would make for an excellent education opportunity if another student was genuinely curious.
Button? Does that have a sharp pokey thing on it? Ah! A deadly bloodletting stabbing assault button of murder mayhem rape and plunder!!!!!!!!
Run for your life! Save the children!
 
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