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post #41 of 49
Well, I can see how some people could decide to take offense at it... but I'm tempted to steal it to use on another forum anyway
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by Cassiopeia View Post
Not offensive but not at all in line with my philosophy. I love my village.

It also kind of sounds like you're homeschooling because you're afraid of letting your child interact with the world.
Nope, I was taking the village as the government or government-run schools. Kids spent a LOT of time at school these days. A LOT. I don't want them raising my kids..But I don't want my kids interacting too much with "the world" until they're strong enough to say no to things that are wrong. They're exposed to people who are different than them, have different beliefs, etc. They interact with the world but under my discretion (what I deem appropriate for them at their ages). If that makes sense. I've seen what goes on in many 1st grade classrooms and I don't want my kids exposed to some of those things until they're a little stronger in their beliefs. Hope I'm making sense here!!

We are not the type to shelter from anything and everything. We're just cautious. I was exposed to some awful things as a public school kid. Things I'd rather my kids not experience.
post #43 of 49
It started as an inherently anti-US-liberal statement, and you really can't wash that away.

If you're comfortable with giving off that impression, go for it
post #44 of 49
I think it's funny and very tongue and cheek. If someone is offended by that; well maybe they don't have a sense of humor.
post #45 of 49
I hope I'm doing this quote thingy right. Right now, I'm just a public school teacher, not a parent. But this quote gives me confidence in people who do homeschool.
[I love the diversity of opinions and experiences the whole world has to offer.

To me, the quote seems to imply that you are homeschooling to avoid having your children exposed to opinions and ideas besides the ones you want to teach them... that you're homeschooling to keep them away from the world. I suppose that I would identify more with the village than with you, and some people might take it to mean that you think you're better than everyone else... I dunno. I wouldn't feel offended, but I would probably feel the need to assure people that not all homeschoolers believe that, if it was mentioned somewhere...

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post #46 of 49
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Originally Posted by Stayseeliz View Post
I saw this elsewhere and wanted to put it it my siggie..It is too offensive??

"We homeschool because we've seen the village, and don't want it raising our children!"

Ok... so I am a little slow to catch on, bc I immediately thought of the movie, the village... ... now that I understand, I think that it is funny and I need that as a bumper sticker... and modified versions...

... and to be honest, LJ is only 11 months... but I like it bc there are some folks in our village with some abusive tendencies, and we had to rearrange the village. Meaning, my stepfather has a drinking problem, so I dont spend too much time with him... he is definately a village member or an example of a village member that I not interested in having raising my son.
post #47 of 49
i don't care for it. it's certainly not accurate for us, and i don't like promoting homeschooling through the use of negativity.


to elaborate in part:
as a homeschooling family, we DO get more contact with our "village." and i like that. i do not think that children tend to get as much guidance from adults in schools, and that same-age peers have an unnatural amount of influnce. that combination leads more to children raising eachother (raising used loosely), than the village raising the children.
post #48 of 49
I like it, but I like my sig quote better
post #49 of 49
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Originally Posted by Stayseeliz View Post
"We homeschool because we've seen the village, and don't want it raising our children!"
Well, I'm not offended...

But I see what I and other hsers are doing as creating our own village!

Kind of like Family of Choice versus Family of Origin, to borrow recovery terms.

Village of Choice. Oooooooo, I LIKE that!!!! I am going to be using that from now on!!!! Hsers are creating a Village of Choice! And it has a lovely double meaning...
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