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Comment: Re:Let the bile flow through you (Score 1) 700

by horm (#48982027) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Pros and Cons of Homeschooling?
Yeah, that's what I was implying, but wording it as a joke. I think parents like this would be better off letting their children go to public school, but staying involved in their education outside of school and encouraging their children to succeed. Most parents aren't cut out to be teachers, let alone teach their own children and retain a positive parent-child relationship (preventing the child from relying too heavily on their parents when they're older), and it's very difficult to replicate the socialization provided by public school.

Comment: Re:As a parent, which requires no testing or licen (Score 1) 700

by horm (#48981981) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Pros and Cons of Homeschooling?
Compare the AC's children's achievements with the average child in public school whose parents care about his or her education and encourage him or her to succeed at school. The results are about the same, with the downside of the homeschooled child lacking critical social skills.

Comment: Re:If Only the Article Addressed That ... (Score 1) 376

by horm (#48888177) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT
Then he should have left the "women" part out of it. Both men and women suffer from abuse, from their same sex and the opposite sex. We'd be better off focusing on preventing abuse in general, instead of specifically focusing on "man abuses woman" cases. There are many woman-against-man, woman-against-woman, and man-against-man abuse cases that don't get the attention they deserve because they're seen as less important.

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