We left the public schools because we were tired of all the "junk." I am really sick and tired of their problems and plenty sickened that I have to pay a huge tax bill to support them. But, now, I have reached the point where I cannot stand to hear anymore about bad stuff going on in the miserable local schools. Even as I type this, I am on the phone with someone who is giving me many details of problems they are having with their daughter's school. It is always the same old problems. Not just for this person, but for everyone I know it seems.
I know the local schools are royally messed up. I am sickened by them myself. But that is why I home school. When people talk about this stuff, it is sort of like a trigger for me of the many bad things that happened when we were involved in the local public schools. Maybe it is because I am pregnant right now and hormonal. But I do not want to hear one rerun after another of the same exact problems that no one can seem to do anything about. I am back to home schooling my children and I paid my thousands of dollars in taxes to pay for those schools. I just do not want to be pulled in to that place and its problems again. Plus, I doubt any of them would be too happy to hear me say how much I hate the schools too and it was those exact problems that led me to home school.
How do you respond to this stuff? It never bothered me before, but it really is bothering me now.