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Very nice. I hadn't thought of that particular aspect of the 'socialization' argument. I can finally rest easy that my dismissal of that argument is justified. Thank you.
1. Public school classes can only go as fast as the slowest kid. Not so at home. Your kid won't be bored because things aren't moving fast enough to keep their interest. Engagement = better learning
2. You don't have to put up with your kid struggling with the latest bureaucratic nonsense du juor handed down from on high for the education system. You can customize how you teach to your kid's particular mental processes to maximize uptake and understanding.
3. Because of #2 you have some extra room for teaching things that the school system doesn't have time, money, room, teachers, or interest in teaching.
Cons: your kid (and you) may fare worse with homeschooling because
1. Teaching is not a job, it is a personality type. Like "artist" or "engineer". If you are not a teacher you will find homeshooling a miserable experience. Your kid probably doesn't think like you and you don't understand each other's thought processes so explaining new concepts in a way they understand is an exercise in frustration. That's what teachers are good at - figuring out what the mind in front of them needs and adapting to it. If you aren't a teacher, it won't work.
2. While being a teacher isn't just a job, teaching is. A full time job. Don't kid yourself. If you homeschool you are committing to a full time job in your own home for no pay. If you intend to do it right, that is.
3. Homeshcooling requires commitment and fortitude on your part. You cannot half-ass it and expect a good outcome. You are talking about twelve freakin years of near-daily hard work for a kid that won't appreciate how hard it is on you. It will test your patience, stamina, creativity, sanity, and resolve. Be warned.
Could go either way:
1. No schedule. There's a lot of freedom in that. But then there is also a lot of freedom in knowing all your hellions will be out of your hair six hours a day for most of the week if they go to public/private school.
2. State requirements. Some are pretty onerous. It can get expensive. Some are so lax it's ridiculous and its easy to get complacent and slack off your teaching duties.
3. Higher education. Acceptance of homeschool education in universities is all over the map. Some are favorable, some are out-right hostile. Choosing a post-secondary path is a nightmare to try to negotiate at this point, but there's good stuff out there and its getting better. So, you know. There's that.
And that is why malware propagates. Idiot.
ASCAP also alleges that Pandora has no intention of operating KXMZ to serve the public interest, but is rather only interested in obtaining lower royalty rates.
A company wants to operate a radio station to make money?! Holy sh*t, this MUST be stopped!
No, not you Clear Channel.
Didn't mean you Entercom.
Of course not you, CBS.
You're fine, Cumulus.
The Fifth Amendment only addresses the competency problem as it applies to one type of evidence, and still leaves courts dealing incompetently with every other type of evidence.
So since the 5th doesn't solve every problem, only one, then it has no value and should be thrown out?
If judges are really so incompetent that they don't understand how someone can become flustered...
Let me stop you right there. It could be argued that judges are, as a group, above average intelligence (*citation needed) and would understand this. The problem is that we all get trials by a jury of our idiot peers, who are by definition at least 50% below average intelligence. If we're tried by an bunch of intelligent, competent, fair persons then sure, make 'em talk. The problem is that we're being tried by a bunch of common people ("A person is smart; people are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it.") in circuses presided over by the most reviled members of our society (lawyers) and the ones of that cabal who fought their way to the top (judges).
In that environment, I'd like the right to keep my mouth shut, thank you very much.
FYI, Amtrak has a pretty sweet rewards system; I haven't paid for cross-country travel since I left the airlines. Our family runs all our expenses through a Chase card that we pay off at the end of the month & earn Amtrak points (yes, I know, bad for the credit rating) and when shopping online - especially for work - I use vendors that offer Amtrak points on purchases (click-through referrals from the Amtrak site), many times multiple points per $. Google "amtrak guest rewards".
And she still needs to figure out how the world works. Experiments show that children that young can have an intuitive grasp of physical laws, like how gravity works. That kid needs training in the real, 3D world, not the fantastic, inconsistent, 2D world in a tablet. Not to mention the emotional training that can only come from other ugly bags of mostly water.
1) Disconnect issue - I kind of had it in my head the X over SSH was for doing things I wasn't afraid to loose & was going right to the console for permanent system-wide changes. Good to know I had a reason for doing that.
2) Speed - My servers and I reside in the sticks of Arkansas. There is no such thing as "slow" here. It's all "normal" and "wow!" to us, so this one is kind of a non-issue for me. (To give you an example of the situation: some guy dug up one cable and 4 counties in NE Arkansas lost all connection to the outside world: cell phones, land lines, internet, everything. We were like Syria for about 8 hrs. Not that anyone but us noticed.)
3) DXPC - Nice. I'll make that next on my list of things to try.
Not a challenge, a request for info.