Originally Posted by vbactivist
I feel if you are so worried about your childs teacher being in your home, then you have bigger problems than just the home visit. I would never send my child off for 6+ hours a day with someone I don't feel comfortable having into my home.
Okay - in my case, that means I wouldn't have my child taking lessons (for anything) from anybody but close friend and family. I don't have random strangers in my home - whether they're teaching my kids or not. I sure as h**l don't have random strangers come into my house and take freaking pictures! I don't see how that has anything to do with whether or not they're teaching my kid the ABCs or how to count. Do they have mandated visits for the school secretaries, principal and school nurse? Honestly, I feel more comfortable with my child's teacher being a stranger than the school nurse being a stranger.
Also, I don't know about where you live, but ds1 wasn't at school 6+ hours a day in kindergarten. He was in school for 2.5.
|If I were to send my children to school, I would probably invite the teacher over on my own.
When I initially sent ds1 to public school, I basically didn't invite anybody over to my house. It was a disaster area. My marriage was crumbling. We were broke. I couldn't have invited someone "for tea", as that would have meant actually providing some kind of food or beverage, and I had neither to spare. I wasn't happy with our living arrangements, and the details of that were none of ds1's teachers business. There was absolutely no way to invite a stranger into our home without revealing things about the state of my marriage that I was far from comfortable sharing, and that was NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS. Yes - I told ds1's teachers that his dad and I were having trouble, so that they were aware of it. That's a far cry from having strangers in my house observing the family dynamics at a time when they were very unstable.
I also have no idea when I would have had any of his teachers over, even if I'd wanted to. I didn't get home from work until 6:30 or later.
|I don't like dress codes either. Or school supply lists.
dress codes with a passion, and still would have had to put ds1 in public school if they'd had one. There were no other options at that time in my life. I would find a dress code good enough reason to homeschool...but homeschooling wasn't an option, and I don't even know if it was legal here or not at that time. School supply lists...don't like them, either, but I can live with them. The kids do need pens and paper to do their schoolwork.