Thursday, April 17, 2008

Those strange homeschoolers

I met a man today who claimed that his daughter was the "homeschooling co-ordinator" of a county in VA. He went on to tell me how his daughter was horrified at the educational neglect she saw in the homeschooling families in her county.

I was wondering how she was getting to see this neglect because my experience as a homeschooler in VA is that other than our annual "Notice of Intent to Homeschool" letter and our letter giving proof of progress, we have no contact with the school districts.

He then went on to tell me that it was no surprise that those homeschoolers were doing a bad job because they were primarily Moslem. Huh? Now your religion plays a role in whether you are a good homeschooling parent or not.

Then he proceeded to ask me if I was worried about my children's socialization. That dreaded "S" word again. This man obviously did not engage his brain when he engaged his mouth. Ben has spent at least 20 minutes before our conversation, regaling this man with stories from his life. At the beginning of our conversation he complimented me on my children's ability to converse with adults and at the end of the conversation he wanted to know if I was worried about socializing my children. UGHH.

I get so irritated with idiots who feel the need to pontificate on subjects about which they are totally clueless.


Danielle said...

Can I get an AMEN?!?

Michelle (the beartwinsmom) said...

UGH. Some people.... You're much more civil than me.