Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Anti-Public School?

Just because we homeschool doesn’t mean we are against schools in general. I mean, if we hated all school systems, I would fight the fact that our property taxes go toward schools our kids will never attend. But that’s just not worth my time.

If we hated all schools, we wouldn’t buy trash bags and other stuff from kids who sell for fundraisers at our church’s school.

If we hated schools, we wouldn’t trot across the street to the public school to shell out big bucks for the carnival, the book fair, the dances, the ice cream social, taco night, etc.

And I wouldn’t dump off my paper recycling at the bins at the schools so they could make some money off of it. And I wouldn’t save my Best Choice labels and Box Tops for Education for them.

I’m just saying.


  1. Wow, you do all that and your children don't even attend? Props to you!

  2. Cute post.

    Enjoyed your blog.

    We homeschool and are doing a postcard exchange if you are interested.

  3. I can't say I am not anti-public school to a good degree after what has happened to my Elf. At the same time, though, I can recognize that the preschool is *awesome* and wonder what drugs they're taking at the elementary that make them lock kids in closets and tell autistic kids that they "make bad choices" in situations that they cannot handle. I really could sing some Pink Floyd at the local elementary campus... tear down the wall! They are soooo not getting my box tops. :)

  4. Old folks don't have kids going to school either but still pay the taxes and doubt it will ever change. It would be a waste of time to try to fight it and of course your hard earned $$$$.
    Not all schools are set up to recognize special needs children and unfortunately you have to go in fight for their right to go to school. The schools would just as soon write those kids off. My sister had these same problems but her children are all bipolar. They did get a special school together so her youngest son is able to attend it.

  5. Things can change if enough people fight it, anonymous. We don't HAVE to have public school. We don't HAVE to destroy it, either. But on the whole, I should imagine that spending just under 40% of the state budget and getting this crap back is unacceptable by any accounting.

    Kerrie, I have just popped by to let you know you've won a couple of awards on my blog. :)

  6. Hi Kerrie - I like your short little posts. They are fun to read - and they have energy. It's a good model for a fun blog!

  7. Nice..
    We have to pay taxes though, wether our children go or not. Childless couples, the elderly...everyone who owns a house.
    Anyhow. just saying


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