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April 23, 2006

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Jamie

My son has called schools "kid jails" since the day we pulled him out of the Rat Race Training Ground in the middle of 2nd grade.

Susie

I think that "boat rockers" are not usually welcome in the school arena (even some private schools). Being a boat rocker myself, I've also had people back away from me when what I had to say got a little too true, a little too scary to accept, or maybe just a little too not their way of thinking. Good for you, Missy, that's what I think. Oh, and I love your blog!

missyridgecarter

Thanks, Susie! My in-laws used to warn us about rocking the boat, wanting us to play it safe, until my husband finally reminded them that if everyone played it safe, nothing would ever change. I played it safe for a long time and it just isn't worth it.

Jamie, I tried to explain to my son that it was really a school, but he was pretty darn insistent and I've learned that you really can't argue with a 3-year-old.

Steph

Hmmm ... were you driving past MY old high school? :-) Have they installed bars on the windows yet?

Thanks for sharing so eloquently about your journey!

Tammy

Thank you Missy. So many of us homeschoolers are like you. Questioning the status-quo and convention *is* scary. Especially if you don't sugar coat it. But like you said, someone's got to rock the boat, or nothing will change. Looking at history, how many boat-rockers, that we look back at and applaud, were lauded while they were doing the rocking?

I'm a boat rocker too. And like you, it's ruined a few of my relationships because I wouldn't just let things be. It's funny that you posted this. I wrote about it in my blog today, before reading your post. We are definitely kindred spirits. :)

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