Spelling Bee Champ

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in Entertainment
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He"s home-schooled? Really? He seems so normal and well socialized.
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Male 18
aw poor kid lol but anyways that news reporter is hawt
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Male 788
Haha If i was the lady I would lose it witht he kid, I`d go crazy
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Male 148
Poor guy, never gonna get laid :-< Kinda like in the film idiocracy, :-D good film, check it out.
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Male 1
WTF!? I`m really disturbed by the replies. He`s not poor, he`s lucky, he won the spelling bee and he is probably very smart, and will get a high-paying job when he grows up. Personally, I would love to be that kid. The problem with you people is that you`re so manic about socializing, as if it`s the only thing in the world. I strongly believe that it is better to be smart than socialized.
Homeschooling is much better than the public school system, which is in a horrible state right now. Homeschooling allows you to learn at your own pace, not at a pace preselected by the government. What you are saying basically is "Letting your child learn and grow up to get a high-paying job is child abuse, let`s instead throw them in a facility with bullies, drug addicts, that will make them hate learning for the rest of their life and be stupid, since that is not child abuse at all".. idiots.
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Female 920
Oh maaaaaaaaaaaaan... :-\
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Male 1,182
holy poo 12 pages of comments is this a record?
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Male 108
what a dick
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Female 207
poor kid....
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Male 287
@BabiiGirl93: Well socialized? Get some drating manners, kid.
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Male 2,605
CaptainPat needs to get a f*cking clue as well, it seems. Anyone who doesn`t know or simply won`t acknowledge anything more than mere myths about home-schooling is just as insular and slow-witted as this kid appears to be.
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Male 1,583
I agree with S_J_W. Poor kid He lacks social skills from not being around other kids. And my mom doesn`t understand why i don`t want to be home schooled. How is he every gonna make friends? or get a girl friend? thats the kind of kid thats gonna end up living in his mom`s basement when he`s 40 playing with his collection of fantastic four dolls. and its really not his fault homeschooling him made him have absolutely no people skills. poor kid.
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Male 170
my kid is just like him only he cant spell and knows how to speak to people and sometimes even plays with other kids and sometimes even beats them up...oh yea he`s also NOT home schooled
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Male 1,079
OK.. I guess..
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Male 223
wow...that was painful to watch...and yeah, im really nonpartisain to this whole homeschooling thing...^^what Overmann said...
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Female 1
Hilarious video!

I feel bad for the lady though, lol.

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Male 2,605
Since then everyone jumped on the bandwagon, myself included, to either defend or attack home-schooling when this sh*t excuse of a discussion could have been avoided entirely and we could have instead endeavored to discern the real reason for this child`s behavior and done without furthering the myth and stigma of what home-schooling does to a child`s social life. There`s something clearly wrong with the kid, yes. Was it necessarily caused by home-schooling? No. If you ask me, the kid seemed screwed up to begin with and was therefore placed in home-schooling, but correlation does not equal causation. Everyone would do well to remember that.

Thanks a lot, Buddy. Get a f*ckin` clue.

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Male 2,605
"He definetely wouldn`t act like that if he was brought up in a normal public school environment. I don`t know how his mom can live with herself, isolating the kid to the point of extreme social incompetence. This kid`s life is going to suck if something doesn`t change quick."

I`m not sure if anyone else noticed this, but Buddy isn`t too smart a fellow, which is to say he`s very gullible. He continually posts obviously fake links believing them to be real as the descriptions attached to said links demonstrate. On this link in particular, Buddy isolated the fact that the child was home-schooled and claimed it exclusively served as grounds for the child`s agreeably abnormal behavior. This was erroneous and generally just a bad move. Buddy isn`t fairly comparing public school to home-school and I doubt he knows what resultant socialization a home-schooled child actually has.

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Female 4
What I love about this is? Is that he acutally is rude and gives the stupid news anchors a hard time. Good for him!
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Male 18
He definetely wouldn`t act like that if he was brought up in a normal public school environment. I don`t know how his mom can live with herself, isolating the kid to the point of extreme social incompetence. This kid`s life is going to suck if something doesn`t change quick.
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Female 250
get that guy some friends his own age, He`s probably like that cuz he`s with his mom all day, poor guy.
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Female 158
did you say my name wrong?
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Male 204
wow. dead personality. SCOMBRIDAE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Female 560
hes so annoying i just wanna pick him up and shake him
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Female 5
what a pooy mom!!!! damnnnn!!! poor kid!! he is wayyyyy antisocial! what`s wrong with dat kids parents!?!?! GET HIM A GOOD DAMN FENDER ALREADY!!!! JESUS CHRIST!!!
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Male 200
yeh sure, it was her saying the word wrong. thats why it couldnt spell it... can he spell bullpoo as well?
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Male 157
So funny to watch, yet so sad at the same time. I feel somewhat bad for the kid.
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Male 2,605
^ Of course it doesn`t work for everyone. Like I said, a lot of it depends on the parents. I thank my lucky stars I was home-schooled and was given the opportunity to have grown up on my own without the constant outside forces shaping who I am and how I think.

I think emonb is well within his right mind to express how smart he feels he is; given that he`s home-schooled he has something to prove, just as I do. The greater the contrast in intelligence between home-schooled children and public-schooled children, perhaps the greater the incentive to do away with the stigma that surrounds home-schooling.

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Male 404
^^^ by that one comment i can tell you have major social issues. First you make an account to complain about it because you were homeschooled. Secondly you go off and basically say how smart you are and how stupid everyone else is all i can say to you is get your head out of your own ass. Anyways i was homeschooled for a half a year due to medical issues and it sucked donkey nut-sack luckily im not anymore because it was one of the worst experiences of my life, i`d choose public schooling over home-schooling any day of the week.
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Male 404
[quote]On 6/7/2007 5:17:55 AM emonb wrote: First: Get off the kid`s back. He`s a kid and still growing up as well. Second: Quit the home school bashing. I grew up entirely home schooled and I turned out just fine. The school in our neighborhood was crap, and I`m very glad my parents decided to teach me instead of putting me into a knife and gang ridden hell hole that rated as one of the worst schools in the city. I`d say better than fine, since I now study abroad on multiple full paid scholarship trips, travel throughout the world, and maintain a very good life. I socialize just fine as well. In fact, I just started learning my fourth language, so logically my opportunities to socialize are much more numerous than "normal public schoolers" who end up staring on Jay Walk identifying a picture of Lincoln as, "That Uncle Ben guy who sells rice." I`m ashamed of my fellow American`s education compared to many other countries. The college system is great, school system? U
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Female 553
My friend and I are homeschooled, and she`s got quite the list of friends/ex-lovers, haha.
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Female 120
To continue further, that also doesn`t mean that some smart person like i described won`t find the cure for cancer or something and be remembered forever. It all just depends on the individual. As long as you live your life happily, whether that means going to college to find cures for things or just having a family, it doesn`t matter whether you got fancy schooling or not. I think that as long as you`re on the planet, why stress on learning things that won`t have anything to do with your life after school, when you could be just as happy being "stupid" and doing what you enjoy doing? (As long as that doesn`t infringe on anyone else`s happiness, if by any chance you`re definition of happiness means eating live humans or something) Well, there`s my opinion. Man was that long...
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Female 120
To continue, they are both very smart, but that doesn`t mean that there aren`t public school children who aren`t smarter. My grades, for instance, are just as good as hers, and I`ve been in public school all of my life. So, the idea that one type of school is better than the other is stereotypical, and ridiculous. All people are different, and some private school kids will be smarter than public school kids, and some public schooled kids will be smarter than home schooled kids, and some home schooled kids will be smarter than private school kids, etc. As for my opinion on schooling in general, (yes I just won`t stop ranting, will I?) I believe that most of the schooling done in ALL types of schools is pointless, regardless of your country, because you could be the smartest kid in the country, and know all of the school`s curriculum, and live out your life at a crappy job that you hate and never have any effect on the world after you die.
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Female 120
Ok...i don`t know if this will help change any of your minds...but here`s my opinion. ALL KIDS ARE DIFFERENT. What a novel concept, people not all acting how society thinks they should. Here`s an example that pertains to this video. A close friend of mine was home schooled for a few years along with her younger brother. She came back to public school in the seventh grade. She is well-liked in my school and has a boyfriend and is very smart. Her younger brother returned to public school and made very few friends, and eventually left that school for another school where he was able to make friends. So, perhaps the first public school shunned him, but the second didn`t, meaning not all public school children aren`t nice.
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Female 135
omg that was painful.
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Male 277
I wonder how long it will be until he even kisses a girl apart from his mother. It`s a shame though the fact that his own mother keeps him back from being with other kids.
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Male 907
I wonder how he would have taken it if he spelt a word wrong during the spelling bee.

*Beeeeeeep wrong*
"Oh AUTISM! I thought you said AUTHESM. You were probably pronouncing it wrong."

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Male 1,114
...SCOMBRIDAE?! YOOOOO SAID SCOMBERDAE! RRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL EAT YOU!
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Male 268
i doubt thats live....
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Female 3
I just noticed, somebody said if he had autism, a news station would have reported it? A lot of higher functioning autism is harder to diagnose, or his parents may have chosen to keep it out of the news because most people would just use it to label him anyway.
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Female 3
I think he has Aspergers sydrome. My brother has it and he acted a lot like that when he was younger. It has nothing to do with being homeschooled. Actually, being homeschooled could be easier because its mainly a social disorder so dealing with kids his age would be really difficult for him.
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Male 99
"Man...This is ignorant and stereotypical! Let me answer this with an example of this kind of stupidity...
Yesterday, A regular poster at IAmBOred killed 5 before shooting himself. Therefore the website Iambored caused all of it and all IAB users are murdurous maniacs... Also, A shocking majority of IAB members exibit fits of violence. If I ever met any of these people that say they want to `punch that kid so hard...` I`d call the police. Also, people have said that you`re socially excluded if you don`t spend all day with friends. You know...having fun playing hookey and beating up little kids...
Isn`t posting on an online site something `nerdy` and `outcastish`?"
The response to reason:
"SHUT UP KEVIN"
Thanks for informing me not to EVER disagree with the majority on IAB. Of course, a lot of people say that public schools are `perfect`. Have you crawled under a rock? If you don`t buy the right clothes, insult the right people, etc. then your scho
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Male 15,510
Ha ha the "King of Words" seems not to talk much. I hope he success in that career, looks like hes good for nothing else :\
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Female 876
Ughh.. He`s like a dog that`s never seen another dog and when he finally does he just lays there and takes it while the other dog does things to his face.

But seriously, that was incredibly.. Unfortunate. I mean, I`ve been on the news once and I sounded like that, but that was `cause I was in shock from seeing my friend hit by a car. He was just.. Iiigh.

Dumbest smart kid.. Ever.

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Male 2,605
"...to everybody who is defending homeschooling: it is NOT healthy. Very few of the homeschooled children I meet are as well-educated or as socially adept as those who go to public schools."

It`s a bit extreme to consider all homeschooling not healthy. Like many said, it mainly depends on the parents and what kind of schooling they are providing. I was mainly left to teach myself and I turned out great. You have to consider all the variables and I think your line of work prevents you from seeing the good side.

If socially adept means I`ve had a gun pointed in my face, I know where to buy drugs, I`ve lost my sexual innocence at a very young age, I`ve stolen once or twice, I smoke dope and have been threatened by the county with boot camp, I can`t get into the military because of a criminal record... then no, I`ve no wish to be `socially adept`. For those who think I exaggerate, I`m directly citing what happened to my public-schooled cousins.

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Male 2,605
"please, homeschooler`s not being as smart as public school kids? I have to tell my 9th grade friend (who is in an AP math class!) what 5x5 is."

I make stupid math mistakes like that all the time, but that didn`t prevent me from making the highest grade in my Cal I class or being as generally smart as I am. Still, I guess that lends credence to the point that home-schooled children are typically smarter than public-schooled children. At least from my experience.

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Female 6
please, homeschooler`s not being as smart as public school kids? I have to tell my 9th grade friend (who is in an AP math class!) what 5x5 is.
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Female 234
There is obviously something wrong with him, in some sense. He seemed distracted in some parts. He might have some sort of mental deficiency that accounts for his behaviour.
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Male 134
hahahaha talk about never getting laid
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Male 334
YOU GOT IT RIGHT!!!...wait. no you diddnt, you dumba$$
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Male 36
He seems to have a bit of the Asperger syndrome. Or some other mental disorder. Or maybe it`s thanks to his mom fcuking him up so bad.
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Male 3
MAYBE the spelling champs mom didn`t do that so she could limbo under the short bar of child abuse and get away with it. She could have loved her kid a lot, and hoped he would turn out better than most.
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Male 3
social with your peers so that they can introduce you to pot, dirty mags, teenage angst and all that plus of bullshi-t one gets to around. SURE, thats putting a reality in sheeps skin. Masking everything and making someone a social fu ckwad...but everyone has their reasons to homeschool or not. Maybe your trying to preserve old world values than a lot of what society has become today...maybe, your just trying to do the best as a parent to your daughter or son. Wouldn`t you want your kids to find nice children or nice people to interact with so that you could breath easier, and not worry about the things he or she isn`t telling you through their pride. Yes, i understand Homeschool is capable of stunting social skills. But, who here is so happy with people, or has a good image of humanity, society, or their community in whole? You all bi-tch about how bad it is out there, then you bi-tch about those who try to save someone from being another in humanity`s nut sack. MAYBE the spelling cha
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Male 650
why do people still cling to their old "read by the book" education?
Real education makes you think, do stuff, instead of just memorizing some book that ur probably going to forget in a month.
I have to say, America is one of the worst places for this kind of stuff to happen.
Nowadays, no1 should even bother memorizing something unless they actually have to, and that it improves the efficiency of their job
ie chemists will automatically memorize the periodic table
in short, use Google
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Male 133
wow crazy stuff. Poor Kid lol
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Female 21
BTW, he goes to a type of school, none of you have prbably ever heard of it because you don`t bother to find out the truth.
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Female 21
Hey, he`s problably smarter than you!

:-P

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Male 734
I deal a lot with homeschooled children in my line of work (well, it`s more of a side volunteer job, but I digress), and to everybody who is defending homeschooling: it is NOT healthy. Very few of the homeschooled children I meet are as well-educated or as socially adept as those who go to public schools. Indeed, the social problems are sometimes quite extreme, and easily linked to their interaction (or lack thereof) of social situations. This is not to say that this is always the case, but I most certainly see an extremely strong trend.

That having been said, my guess is that this particular kid suffers from some sort of mental or learning disorder; autism has come up many times in the discussion, and I would consider that to be reasonable. Homeschooling in these situations can commonly be more helpful, and I don`t blame his mother at all.

Given that he won the spelling bee, I would even make the guess that this kid may be an idiot savant of sorts.

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Female 62
the thing that annoys me about home school, is that your parents ARE NOT qualified teachers. They are your parents, that is all. I chose to be home schooled for one subject in my final year of high school but that equated to me interacting with other kids and A QUALIFIED teacher over the phone and internet. Parents don`t have all the answers.
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Male 2
Just wanted to sa real quick, Payn8tention- the news can`t legally report on the health, physical or mental, of a minor without the express permission of the parents. In fact, they can`t say anything about anyone healthwise that is not theory or hearsay without the permission of the individual, because they cannot legally obtain health records without permission. It`s part of patient-doctor confidentiality.

That being said, it`s fairly obvious to people who`ve been around people that are autistic to some degree that this kid IS autistic, though probably not severely. His speech pattern is a dead giveaway. So yeah. It`s not because he`s homeschooled or his mother`s cruel- he`s probably homeschooled BECAUSE he`s autistic.

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Female 2,244
OMG that was so funny. Poor kid. WTF.
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Male 632
Maybe he was just born that way... in any case, it made me laugh so it`s all good.
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Male 43
nah, he should get braces.
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Male 8
the kid should work out a ton, then when he gets ripped, he should go to a public school. On the first day, he should beat the crap out of the most popular kid in his class. Then he will become popular.
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Male 194
i`ve seen a whole screwed up homeschooled kids
then again, i`ve seen a lot of screwed up public school kids
come to think of it, i`ve seen a lot of screwed up private school kids
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Female 263
...Wwwoooowww...
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Female 333
Holy crap, 10 pages of talk about a kid you won`t even remember next year? What a waste.
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Female 655
scombridae scombridae scombridae
cant seem to get it outta my head O_o
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Male 40
its so uncomfortable for that lady... that guy makes everything seem so awkward and has no social skills like AGREEING WHEN PEOPLE PRESENT SOMETHING

dammit evan like the damn tunafish snadwich

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Male 1,371
i dunno how I am being a "complete hypocrite", many people were implying that he MAY have autism, and maybe he does, I wasn`t saying that he does for sure ;/

"I don`t mind giving this guy the attention he is obviously starving for (hence the title) so here it is"

um...are you talking about me? I am not "starving for attention", I just noticed this thread and it pissed me off so I had to rant about it ;/

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Female 690
Maybe he really couldn`t hear what see was saying?
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Female 190
that lady said "fishes".
that guy`s voice was like so cute
hahaha.
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Female 36
i was homeschooled until highschool and im perfectly fine, im a seventeen year old graduate, and im completely normal. homeschool doesnt ruin a person, this kid was just WAY to sheltered.
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Male 99
Bright kid to have won a spelling bee of over 200 students.

But I`ll be honest; some of the words given on Bees are ridiculous, easy, or nobody knew they existed.

I watched a spelling bee once; I could spell over 75% of the words given out with more or less thinking. It`s all about origin of word, what it means, and in a sentence. Which is why they always ask those questions.

Of course, it`s a lot easier to spell a word when loungin` on your couch than it is to spell on a stage.

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Female 6
To everyone who believes homeschoolers are not social people:

I was in public schools from K-4th grade. 5th-now (I just finished 8th grade) I`ve been homeschooled. Now, I do have friends. Both non-homeschooled and homeschooled. I AM socialized. I`m in plays at the local theatre and have made tons of friends there. I play volleyball at the local activity centre. I`m not some outcast freaky nerd who only cares about studying! Now for goodness sake, please stop slamming homeschoolers because some mentally challenged kid was on TV!

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Male 907
(cont. so sue me :-P)
Secondly, if the kid had autism then they would have said it! It`s the news ffs. Their job is to get the details on the kid. Granted, the lady couldn`t even get his name right but this is a fairly popular news story. If the kid had autism, a news station would have reported it by now.
In conclusion, `Someone?` would do much better if he actually THOUGHT about what he was typing before he presses the damn `Post Reply` button.

*Rant over* Sorry about the posting wall :-|. I just find it hard to ignore people who are being complete hypocrites.

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Male 907
wow everyone who posted in this topic is a f*cking idiot.
maybe the kid was just nervous? don`t be so drating judging. seriously.

everyone who posted in this thread probably goes to some huge public school and gets beat up all the time so they have to do it to others to feel superior.

sorry if i`m arrogant but it just pissed me off.

*THEN FOR THE SAKE OF POSTING AGAIN*


or maybe he has autism? i dunno
but seriously this thread is full of f*cking non-nice individuals who have nothing better to do than pick on people like him ._.

.....he said the exact same thing twice :-P. I don`t mind giving this guy the attention he is obviously starving for (hence the title) so here it is. If this guy had actually READ the posts before calling everyone who posted a f*cking idiot, he would know that there are some people are defending him......the funny part of it is, by saying "everyone who posted in this topic is a f*cking idiot.", he is calling himself one :-D.

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Female 26
[Sorry if it`s been said]
The anchorwoman must`ve walked off stage screaming like a banshee. "WTF IS YOUR PROBLEM? WHY THE HELL DID YOU STICK ME WITH THIS THING!?"
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Male 43
when i was in school, i was the only white kid in everysingle one of my classes.

playing craps in English FTW

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Female 8
He reminds me of a kid in my grade that was homeschooled.
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Female 354
this kid must be locked in a closet with every encylopedia ever made
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Male 69
"public school is great... in the suburbs."

Not if you were a poor kid that grew up next door to the projects and bused out to a suburban school so that the school could have an "appropriate cultural diversity". Trust me on this.

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Male 69
I think anyone claiming public schools to be so superior to homeschooling hasn`t come out from under a rock in a long long time. I`m not saying either method is perfect but just because it isn`t your way doesn`t make it the wrong way. Open-mindedness kids...pass it along.
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Male 43
public school is great... in the suburbs.
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Male 2,605
"they grow up loving toy cars, and dolls, and toddler toys, i bet that this kid still plays with cars... The fact of the matter is that, public school is cheaper, and is more beneficial to a being`s learning, not only educational, but for the monkey see monkey learn trick... if you see a kid smoking in the bathroom, you know it is wrong, and dont do it, if you see a kid getting beat up in the parking lot, you know he either pissed someone off, or is being bullied, so you stay away from the bullies and try not to do what that other kid was doing... not only do you learn how to react around other kids, you learn about the opposite sex, and other cultures... you experience them first hand"

You`re a f*ckin` twat. Which in itself would be fine if you realized that, but you keep going on and on about how public schooling is better when you lack a broader perspective. Not everyone follows your `monkey see monkey do` ideal.

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Male 2,605
Indeed, let`s cut the sh*t talk about homeschooling. If one were to seriously debate how homeschooling typically results in poor socialization, we should seriously consider the flip side to that coin and look at the abysmally poor socialization children are receiving in public schools. They`re being more exposed to the much more harmful aspects of socialization as opposed to the good aspects, in my opinion, or at least the good is outdone by the bad. I recently took up a tutoring assignment in which I tutor 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in math at the college and I was astounded when an 8th grader shouted `sh*t` in a sentence.

On another note, my friend`s hyper-religious parents but her into home-schooling so that they could supplant their own hyper-religious cirriculum. She turned out atheist, ironically, but aside from that is a perfectly social, extroverted individual.

For the sake of reference I was also home-schooled most of my life.

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Male 1,704
i seems like a jolly fellow.
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Male 341
It seems this kid is difficult to talk to. It burned my ears hearing this conversation.
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Male 194
i never got the point of spelling bees. so you can spell big words that nobody cares about. whoopdie-drating-doo for you.
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Male 2,781
ALL YOU HATERS!!!
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Male 69
On another note, this is why home school groups exist...for socialization purposes.
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Male 69
I think it`s funny that all these people are criticizing home schooling. As a product of the public school system i can honestly say thats lacking too :P
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Male 27
Something interesting I found about the video: the kid doesn`t look nervous to me, nor does he look scared like nervousness usually causes; in fact he looks kind of mellow. I guess the kid just doesn`t know how to talk to people.
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Male 74
If you took your car to a mechanic, would you want one that has had years of bookwork experience, or years of hands on training from on the job work....

there is definately a difference... I mean, come on... this kid is obviously smarter than most kids his age... but he has been socially dumbed down by his mother...
the reporter even was having a hard time communicating with him, and she does that for a living... I gaurantee you, after the cameras were off, she started cussing her brains out... saying "omfg, this kid is a effing idiot"
she probably took the rest of the day off for stress leave....

I know I would...

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Male 74
OK, my view on homeschooling is this... yes the kids become more intelligent given the right people and teachings... I will give them that. they will woop my butt in a spelling bee any day... but because their social lives are limited, they only have few friends, and very little out of the home time... they grow up loving toy cars, and dolls, and toddler toys, i bet that this kid still plays with cars...
The fact of the matter is that, public school is cheaper, and is more beneficial to a being`s learning, not only educational, but for the monkey see monkey learn trick... if you see a kid smoking in the bathroom, you know it is wrong, and dont do it, if you see a kid getting beat up in the parking lot, you know he either pissed someone off, or is being bullied, so you stay away from the bullies and try not to do what that other kid was doing... not only do you learn how to react around other kids, you learn about the opposite sex, and other cultures... you experience them first han
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Female 606
WTF! That was hard to watch.

Just. WTF, man.

Sad. Sad. Sad.

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Female 221
Homeschooling is good if you do it in groups and get the kid into sports or youth groups or any kind of activity. I`m friends with 3 former homeschooled kids. 2 are great and have a lot of friends. The other is hated and a lot like this kid. They don`t know how to act around others. Home schooling a great way to get an excellent education, but you have to teach a kid to bounce a ball on concrete and talk to people without insulting him, I feel sorry for the newscaster. This kid had issues. He was a real jerk. It is so uncomfortable to watch, a lot like watching Michel on The Office.
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Female 97
thats the streotypical nerd rite there...
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Male 1,399
People against homeschooling are sucking at the tit of the teachers unions and the Dems.

I went to public school. There were plenty of kids _just_ like that kid in a large public school, except they didn`t win anything.

That kid isn`t the poster boy for homeschooling, true. But to base arguments against homeschooling on him is BS.

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Female 850
SHUT THE HELL UP KEVIN!!!!
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Female 850
That kid is a FREAK! He`s an awkward LOSER who needs to socialize! Jeez. No wonder he is so weird, he isen`t aloud out of his house.
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Female 87
Awkward...
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Male 99
Also, A shocking majority of IAB members exibit fits of violence. If I ever met any of these people that say they want to `punch that kid so hard...` I`d call the police. Also, people have said that you`re socially excluded if you don`t spend all day with friends. You know...having fun playing hookey and beating up little kids...
Isn`t posting on an online site something `nerdy` and `outcastish`?
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Female 1,134
to the first comment on this topic....he just needs a porno star or a slut and a 6 pack of beer and the back to school condom boxes and hes ready to go get layed
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Male 99
Man...This is ignorant and stereotypical! Let me answer this with an example of this kind of stupidity...
Yesterday, A regular poster at IAmBOred killed 5 before shooting himself. Therefore the website Iambored caused all of it and all IAB users are murdurous maniacs...
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Female 339
He reminds me of someone i work with, haha
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Female 168
I don`t know why...but I am being overcomed by the strange feeling to stangle him......odd.
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Male 2,781
TUNA`S GOT A LOT OF OMEGA3 FATTY ACIDS...SUPPOSEDLY MAKES ONE REALLY SMART..OR SOME SH`T LIKE THAT.

ANYWAY MAYBE HE WAS NERVOUS ON BEING ON TV...
ALTHOUGH HE DID WIN A CONTEST...

DID HE WIN ANY CASH IN THIS CONTEST??

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Male 18
Sounds like hes on Marijuana
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Male 1,371
i was just saying people were idiots because the majority in this topic were acting that way ;/

he does seem socially awkward yes but we all are in our own way ._.

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Male 27
Someone: how is it judging him to point out that based on the kid`s obvious mannerisms, that he is socially awkward? You know a person by their fruits, after all. And I find it contradicting that you spoke against judging, while labeling everyone here an idiot, and that we all go to public school.
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Male 139
i get the feeling this kids has never socialized with anybody in his life ever
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Female 582
for the record.......

do not compare private schools to homeschooling.....ever

I`ve been going to a private school my entire life, 350 kids. I`m not as wharped as you think. At least in a private school, you can meet other kids, and you arnt around your parents 24/7.

The major difference between private and public is the rules and how they are handled. We`re just nicer to each other, we rarely get physical fight. But ive definatly seen my fair share off non-nice individuals in my school.

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Female 164
Yeah, the tuna fish alone wouldn`t have even struck me as weird (except for the fact that I hate tuna) if it wasn`t for the rest of his odd behavior.

And HailSeitan, you`re an non-nice individual.

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Female 110
Oh and one more thing. PEOPLE ARE NOT HOMESCHOOLED BECAUSE THEY ARE WEIRD. They are weird b/c they are forced to stay at home, and are not spending their days with their peers. Even if the child was encouraged to go out and join sports teams (our local junior and high schools allowed local homeschoolers to join the teams) they still aren`t really part of their peers lives, so they become even more excluded. you are hurting your children by robbing them of the social experience that they need. And yes, obviously it all depends on the parent. If you have parents that are very educated, dedicated to help you interact with your peers and are not social outcasts themselves, then it could work. Other than that (and this is most of the time) ...IT DOESN`T WORK.
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Male 799
i spelled it right without the fu(king language
i want him to get punched in the face so hard he becomes mentally challenged
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Female 582
nothing against that kid, but i`m strongly against long-term homeschooling. The whole idea makes me angry because i know people who are homeschooled and used to be my friend.

Get this, the parents of my friend who got homeschooled started homeschooling her because they thought the local private school wasnt strict enough!!! and she was already a perfect student!!! god, i will never understand people or why they are so messed up >_<

great, now i`m angry

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Male 43
i dont care about the tuna sandwhich. Kids a freak.
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Male 1,371
i know I was just pointing that particular thing out because yeah everyone would be considered autistic
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Female 164
"hahaha i just want to beat him up."
And I`m sure that beating up a thirteen-year-old boy will get you laid really quick. Uneccessary violence against kids is a real turn on, you know?

And someone: It`s not just the liking/superstition of it that makes him have a disorder. If that were true, pretty much everyone would be autistic. It`s all of the symptoms as a whole. There`s a lot of evidence pointing towards him having autism, so I`m pointing out the likelihood of it.

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Female 110
wow. i couldn`t watch it all. that was so hard to watch. i could never do that to my children. even with all the problems with public education, i think it is better than private or homeschooling b/c they are exposed to a diverse culture of people. ANY people for that matter.
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Male 1,825
hahaha freak
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Male 1,371
but look at like baseball players and basketball players, and most americans who are busy or like certain foods, they do it out of superstition, laziness, lack of time, or just a general LIKING for something ffs these days liking something makes you have a "disorder"

everyone is obsessed with something also just think about it. i have my own obsessions ;D this kid is obsessed with spelling. we are all human ffs.

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Male 43
hahaha i just want to beat him up.

i am prejudiced. In the three minutes ive seen the kid, he was a total gimp, and based off that hell never get laid. His parents should kick the poo outta him till he acts right. Its like reverse ADD *smack* stop studying *smack*

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Female 164
Liking tuna sandwiches doesn`t make you autistic, but one symptom of autism is hyperfocusing on something and repeating behaviors constantly, such as eating a tuna sandwich before every competition. Another boy I know who has Asperger`s (A form of autism) is obsessed with washing machines. Before that, it was mailboxes. Tuna fish is probably just how it manifested in this kid.
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Female 1
"He`s home-schooled? Really? He seems so normal and well socialized."

...because all public and private school kids are SO much better behaved, right?
Get over the stereotyping already. It`s 2007.

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Male 1,141
homeschooling is so ridiculous. just screws you for college. i mean you have no chance of going to any prestigious college if you are home schooled. i dont think harvard and princeton accepts homeschooled people
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Female 226
That kid`s a creep.
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Male 1,371
how does liking a tuna sandwich make you autistic also o_O
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Male 1,371
""Did you say my name wrong?" See a normal person would say "Its actually pronounced..""

what the f.ck. well by so-called "normal" i think you would just ignore it as both can come off arrogant ;/

that woman was asking him dumb questions also ._.

and the other thing that pisses me off is everyone is so prejudiced ;/ you`ve seen him for 3 f*cking minutes and everyone is on the stupid bandwagon of "lol he has no friends he`ll never get laid etc". people who say that are they people who know it for themselves (likely because of their arrogancy) and just like to make others feel bad.

and yes I am being arrogant as I said but i`m just pissed off ;/

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Male 322
ok this is weird because when i was in school(last year) there was a kid who had just started public school after homeschooling for most of his life.. He had the same type of voice, raspy yet high pitched, he looked very similar, and he did the same weird facial expressions. Socially retarded kids make me feel a bit uncomfortable because of they`re horrible communication skills and how they find mathematical errors funny :/. If i had to choose between being really really good at math/spelling/writing or being a normal person.. i`d just take being normal and have a life rather than being really awkward..
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Female 164
For those of you who claim that the homeschooling or lack of socialization is the reason for his somewhat odd behavior, I`d like to point out that he probably has some form of autism. I work with special education students, so I`ve known many people very similar to him. Autistics have trouble socializing and communicating (as seen by his short answers and awkwardness) and demonstrate repetitive behaviors (tuna sandwich, for example.) They also tend to be extremely good at spelling. So it`s most like not either his type of schooling or how he`s socialized, it`s probably autism.
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Female 432
"You`re making this TOUGH for me today EVAN!"
-lol she looked ready to hurt something.
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Male 143
HOLD UP why are people defending that kid? First off, he did not look nervous at all. I can tell when people are nervous and he wasn`t. Second of all that whole he is still a kid is bull. At that age they should able to talk to an adult without acting the way he did. "Did you say my name wrong?" See a normal person would say "Its actually pronounced.." Or let it slip, not but her on trial. And the whole "You`ll have to ask my mother?"

With that said I am firmly against Home schooling. While cases like these are rare, and there are many successful people who are home-schooled they may turn out like this. Oh and someone complained about public school. We would people up for saying anything against ebonics. Ya dig that partner? You can make a public or private school debate, but why?

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Male 1,162
Smart kid. But he really needs to get some friends. You can tell he`s very sheltered in the way he speaks. He`ll never get a GF with that personality.
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Female 1,407
It was painfull to watch this...
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Male 3,631
He`s probably mildly autistic; something of a savant, if you will...
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Female 17
iwas homeschooled not too long ago and im just fine.
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Male 1,371
or maybe he has autism? i dunno

but seriously this thread is full of f*cking non-nice individuals who have nothing better to do than pick on people like him ._.

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Female 694
Eh, I was homeschooled for a year because of my medical condition but wooooow.... Either he was REALLY nervous or he really does need to get out more.
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Female 1,468
That kid is going to have a hard time in the real world.
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Male 1,371
wow everyone who posted in this topic is a f*cking idiot.

maybe the kid was just nervous? don`t be so drating judging. seriously.

everyone who posted in this thread probably goes to some huge public school and gets beat up all the time so they have to do it to others to feel superior.

sorry if i`m arrogant but it just pissed me off.

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Male 2,486
"
Yes put our kids in PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

They may not get an EDUCATION, but at least they`ll learn gang sign, ebonics and how to steal a car.

Leave the science and math (and spelling) to the homeschoolers. Public School FTW."

Yes, lets put our kids in PRIVATE SCHOOLS!

They may not be able to speak correctly, and may be afraid of other people, but at least they`ll learn spelling, science and math but NEVER be able to use it in an actual job because they`re too afraid to go talk to people to apply for one!

Leave the being successful to the public schoolers. Private school for the win!

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Male 896
"Quit insulting home schooling kids! Yeah, that kid was weird, but you can`t say that home schooling was the cause or that all home schooled kids are that way. Honestly, it seems more likely that he`s home schooled *because* he`s a little weird.

Home schooling doesn`t mean social isolation. I was home schooled and I turned out fine. Learned just as much as my public school friends and had as many friends as anybody else my age. I wasn`t home schooled for the entirety of my education, but I know of people who were, and when they went to college, they did better than most people who attended public school.

Blame parents that are bad at home schooling, not home schooling in general."~Catlikegrace

I agree with that statement. I know people who home school and have been home schooled. They seem fine to me although one of them is a little cokcy but that`s just him.

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Female 97
oh my lord, i would hate having to be partnered up with him for a school project or something, i would kill myself
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Male 2,486
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This.. my retarded friends... is the result of an american nerd family, and not in theway of, oo a teached my son to be a nerd like mee. be two parents trying to stay away from drat ups like you! that beat the living crap, emotionally aaand sometimes physically out of people like this.. wich drives us to exclude ourselfs from your so called "sociaty" that is nothing more than a bunch of retarded monkeys jumping around, and fighting for more bannanas, if i had the intelectual abillity, id destroy this piece of crap wich you call planet..."

LOL Your homeschoooled? You just proved your entire point wrong by butchering half the words in that rant. It`s not good to be homeschooled and kept away from kids who "beat the crap out of you", when your mommy and daddy Arn`t there to help you, you gotta stand up for yourself. Whoever is teaching doesn`t seem to be teaching you how to spell or defend yourself well.

HUH.

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Male 12
omg that was painful to watch...
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Male 1,399
Yes put our kids in PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

They may not get an EDUCATION, but at least they`ll learn gang sign, ebonics and how to steal a car.

Leave the science and math (and spelling) to the homeschoolers. Public School FTW.

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Male 2,513
Slap him please
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Male 21
i blame it on home schooling.lol
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Male 14
"oh man. i`ve been homeschooled for 4 years and i`m nothing like that. thank the lord.

i swear, it`s people like this that give homeschoolers a bad name."


THANK YOU.

These homeschoolers are homeschooled BECAUSE there like that, homeschooling doesn`t make you like that.

Tbh, I`m one of the most sociable people I know among my public school friends.

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Female 2,084
i saw the end of the spelling bee. i was wishing the other kid would win.
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Female 1
he seems normal?? wtf...not really he seems kinda...idno...not normal?
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Male 1,083
so difficult to watch I had to turn it off not even a minute in.... and thats why my child will NEVER be home schooled
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Female 198
wow that was....annoying
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Female 6
oh man. i`ve been homeschooled for 4 years and i`m nothing like that. thank the lord.

i swear, it`s people like this that give homeschoolers a bad name.

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Male 4,393
wow..
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Male 907
I`ve never bullied anyone in my life yet something inside me wanted to stuff that kid in a garbage can :-/.
It`s probably too late for him to become social. That kind of nerdiness is irreversable. He would have to find someone with the patients of a god :-|.
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Female 77
I feel so sorry for him .. but I couldn`t help but laugh because he reminds me of a kid at my school .. who`s perfectly socialized but SO awkward .. haha.
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Male 2,199
LOL i felt so embarrased for him that I couldnt keep watching, I feel sorry for staring without paying for a ticket to that freak show...
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Male 643
Who cares. School sucks anyway.
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Female 1,944
lol ^ he could look over dictionaries for spelling errors!
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Male 276
Whatever, seriously. Where in life will you get spelling words? drat.
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Male 50
This.. my retarded friends... is the result of an american nerd family, and not in theway of, oo a teached my son to be a nerd like mee. be two parents trying to stay away from drat ups like you! that beat the living crap, emotionally aaand sometimes physically out of people like this.. wich drives us to exclude ourselfs from your so called "sociaty" that is nothing more than a bunch of retarded monkeys jumping around, and fighting for more bannanas, if i had the intelectual abillity, id destroy this piece of crap wich you call planet...
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Female 89
Stop putting down home schoolers. The smartest people I know are and have been home schooled. It`s better than most public education these days.
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Female 1,397
Most awkward interview I have seen in a while, she held herself up pretty good considering though...
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Male 12
He looks stoned
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Male 274
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Male 274
thats just like my brother hes a loser and hes homeschooled. when he talks he mimbles and has no friends and he a dumbass he not smart like most homeschoolers. hes just a huge ass retard. not really hes just really really dumb
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Male 2,486
I want to hit him.
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Female 1
ok so he is really smart but uhh..
that kid needs to get out more
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Male 1,364
LOl i saw this kid win it and when he asked for the defenition i would say " may i have the defenitioin pleees" crazy kid
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Female 1,395
=( oh god, have mercy on his soul.
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Male 167
haha, theres a future programmer...
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Female 1,018
creepy
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Male 274
OMFG, i....i want to see his parents and just....KILL them for ever taking off their pants in the same room!
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Male 157
He can`t expect every damn word to be pronounced phoenetically.

And technically, I`m spelling that word correct, too.

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Female 269
Good Lord. That was painful to watch.

haha! The news lady`s like smile and nod, smile and nod. :D

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Female 1,832
I think it`s sad. He`s very bright in spelling but yet he`s inept at even trying to think for himself.
ie : He looked away from the camera as if to see if he was answering right or something.
He seems like he is a possible Aspergers Syndrome child, which is a form of autism.. My friend`s son has that and he acts very similar.
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Female 56
what you said capt^^^
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Male 151
gaaaaaaaah *cringe*
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Female 45
poor kid... public school would have been hard on him, but ultimately it would have helped him out a LOT in the real world...
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Male 21
he maybe smart but i get he doesnt know his @ss from a hole in the ground.
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Female 330
I do give props to the interviewer. Let`s just say, I definitely wouldn`t be able to deal with him like that.
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Male 31
"Were you surprised that you won"

"No"

Nice, he is modest too.

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Female 285
First off, yeah he`s weird and socially awkward, but most really smart people are. Secondly, all the people who claim to be home-schooled seem to like i-a-b
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Male 266
lol thanatos16
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Male 7
dratin hell man he is so pathetic
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Male 74
I could only get through half of it, that was just painful. I feel sorry for him, granted, I`m here, posting on i-a-b, so maybe some might call me anti-social, but I certainly hope I could handle myself way better than that. Of course, I would never be champion of a spelling bee, or even on TV, so I don`t have to worry.
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Male 69
had to look away and put my hand to my mouth at some parts, shake it off! shake it off!
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Female 1
Well I am homeschooled. I started being homeschooled at the beginning of high scool because school was making me physically ill. As in I got so stressed, I would get stomach ulcers. I still go out with my friends all the time, we see movies all the time and I have a boyfriend. I don`t stay cramped up in my house. I would love to go back to public school but I really don`t want to get sick again. Not every homeschooled person is socially disabled.
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Female 2
oh my gosh that kid is annoying.
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Male 21
yea global warming thats a good idea.
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Male 5
i blame global warming
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Male 163
I like fudge.
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Male 95
i cudnt even watch tht
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Male 21
next thing you know she will be prancing around.bragging about how good she is because she trained him to be a robot.
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Male 21
well anyone who asks what did your mother say when you won. and then the kid says umm ask my mother.please....moron.im sure she was so happy she got wet.lol.her little prodigy won good for her.
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Male 10,115
As my wife pointed out, this clip shows how poorly the newslady is dealing with the kid who isn`t acting in the standard talking-head news guest manner. When she doesn`t get the expected responses written in her script, she just smiles and tries to look pretty. What did she think was going to happen when she held up the Subway Brand (tm) sandwich to the camera?
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Male 21
nerd, dweeb, or spaz?
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Male 21
haha this kid reminds me of a home skooler.my cousins are all home schooled and they are social morons.also most are home schooled because their parents are bible beaters.my oldest cousins is supposed to be so smart but cant complete college because his teacher doesnt give him enough attention and he thinks another is a feminist so he cant goto her class.lol.
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Male 16
By the way, This is a part-to-whole fallacy. It`s saying that since one homeschool guy is nerdy and unsocialized, that all homeschoolers are like that.
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Female 426
NERD
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Male 16
I need to edit my post, but you can`t do that on this website. If he was teased he wouldn`t be ignored right? What I meant in my first post was that he would be ignored when he would attempt to hang out with other kids.
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Male 16
I know a lot of homeschool kids and none of them act like that. The kid must have something wrong with him. It`s a good thing he is homeschooled, because if he was public/private school, he would be teased and ignored.
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Female 61
Thursday, June 07, 2007 2:54:24 AM
This is why I view home schooling (for the most part) as a form of child abuse.

wtf? thats so retarded. I`m homeschooled and it`s been a lot better for me. I used to go to public school but I just _couldnt_ go to public school anymore because the people there were so horrible to me.

Now that I`m homeschooled I`m graduating a year early and have enough time to focus on my art work. When I was in public school I was in a program called IB, and after the first year in high school I couldn`t take any more art classes.

Now that I`ve been allowed a chance and been given time to actually build a porftolio, I`m going to be a photography major this fall.

You`re so full of poo.

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Female 1
This kid appears to be somewhere on the autism scale (probably aspergers syndrome). If he went to a public school he would be brutalized by immature "socialized" children. Everyone I know remembers several instances from their public school education where some poor child who was deemed different was destroyed by behavior that adults would never allow in the real world. But for some reason we expect children to put up with this abuse. His parents are doing the right thing keeping him away from those types until THEY grow up.
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Male 11,739
"No I like being homeschooled so the other kids don`t beat the crap out of me for being a total idiot." Yeah he can spell but he has no common sense and he`s the biggest dumbass on the planet. He makes George W. Bush look smart.
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Male 522
uuhh hard to watch. probably one of her worst interviews.
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Male 208
RETARD DRIBBLE DRIBBLE
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Male 239
Sorry did you say scombrudae or scombredae"
"I beg your pardon I said You are G*y"
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Male 1
Me and my younger brother and sister are home schooled currently and my older brother and sister were home schooled and the only one that is weird is my younger brother and thats because he has some very *special* problems. so stop saying all this poo about home schoolers being socially inept because i know some kids who go to public schools who have like 1 or 2 friends max. and i know plenty of home schoolers who have 40-50 friends so it depends on how there parents are teaching them and if they let them go outside the house! my older brother is one of the best at his job. so dont blame the kid blame is parents because its all THIER fault not his!
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Female 157
I don`t know, I could argue all day about homeschool vs. public school or whether school is any good at all, but I think Mark Twain pretty much sums up my sentiment on the matter: "Don`t let schooling interfere with your education."
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Male 250
Oh... OH that was painful... His moms probably the over controlling, "live vicariously" through him type.
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Male 59
i have a kid in my grade who was homeschooled for most of his life and hes the most socially inept person i know
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Male 166
I heard that the kid was slightly autistic, so you can`t really blame him.
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Male 870
I felt so bad for the kid, watching this. I was cringing all the way through...
The anchor was pretty darn awkward herself.
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Male 185
Parents can be so crule...
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Female 679
Oh my god.

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Female 31
ya know, its totally depending on the parents of homeschooler...i know a family who homeschools and they r weird, but so are the parents, i also know a family who homeschools, and they are fine. that majority of the ones i know are strange and un socialable, buti also know some that arent
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Female 56
Dork
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Male 332
wow dont home school your kids or if you do make sure they do something outside the home boy boy scouts or just some social activity. social interaction is just as important as book knowledge. Send him to a public school for a couple of years cause when he gets to college he wont know how to take care of himself.
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Female 31
lol, the anchors face is soo funny to watch, haha, she likes, whats wrong w/ him....?
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Female 102
That was just too awkward to watch.
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Female 176
HAhahhaha I love how it said "King of the Words" underneath him. Yup...he`s sure good with words
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Female 1,062
Worst interview ever.

But to those of you attacking homeschooling based on this one child, you couldn`t be more wrong. I know several mothers who homeschool their kids and they`re perfectly socialized. It really depends on the individual situation. Not all homeschooled kids are a certain way. You can teach your children at home and still take them to social gatherings, parks, extra curricular activities, etc.

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Male 32
"you got it right....i wait ..no you added an E"
lol
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Male 737
I really couldn`t watch all of that...just so so so

AWKWARD...

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Female 330
I felt sorry for the woman interveiwing him! When the only answers you get are yesn no and `you said that wrong` it can`t be easy to interview someone ><

...and I guess I felt sorry for the kid too. After I stopped laughing XD.

But I think he probably had some sort of deasease/disorder/whatever. Normal people (even if they are home-schooled) don`t ussually act like that do they?

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Male 104
Btw, I play Xbox Live and I am completely fu****n normal! biatch
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Female 1,065
That kids a freak.
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Male 104
Jesus, I hope that mother knew she would never in her life see grandchildren when she decided to homeschool that poor child.
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Male 87
Poor , poor kid. Not all home schooled children are like this, but the stereotype is there for a reason. Seriously, I feel so sorry for him. And it could have just as easily been any of us.
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Male 238
No. He`s not a nerd. Nerds have friends. Losers have friends. Loners like me, don`t socialize. Being a nerd, loser, or geek doesn`t mean you`re a loner with no friends. Some people just don`t care.
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Female 441
HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! Take it from a well socialized normal teen age girl....Its probably better for him to be home schooled other wise He`d get his a$$ kicked every day....for a second i Kinda felt sorry for him but then i just started laughing. poor little dweeb boy
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Male 139
Everybody learns differently. And the American school system isn`t set up to accommodate everybody`s personal learning needs. Just look at Einstein or Steven Hawking. They told Einstein he was unintelligent and would never amount to much if anything. And Hawking was "a good, but not an exceptional, student" in grade school and in college "his unimpressive study habits gave him a final examination score on the borderline between first and second class honours." These people were geniuses but the school system was not set up to cater to these individuals. My point is some people need home schooling; as they do learn more than they would in public/private school. And some people learn alot more when they are self taught.
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Female 85
it was painful to watch.
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Male 2,172
Errmm... guys, he got some sort of disease. That`s why he look and sound so weird.
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Male 1,024
poor thing.
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Female 1,007
What a smartass.
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Male 171
Sounds like the kind of guy you meet on xbox live........
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Male 703
can`t but feel sorry for the woman... she was doing her best but he just would help her to much...
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Male 128
I would rather be home schooled then public because usually the parents push there kids. In public school the standard is so low because of all the kids that "don`t care". If they just didn`t bother to try and teach them and kick them out of school before they just quit then the standard would be higher and we would maybe have a tiny chance to compete with intelligence of other countries such as China. There 4th graders are learning things that our high schoolers don`t even know. That is why I would rather be home schooled. The standard is what you set for yourself and how well you want to do, if you push yourself in home schooling then you parents would have to proceed in learning. Unlike my school, one of my friends knew all the things the teacher was doing already in algebra, she came from Germany in the 5th grade I think.
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Male 732
Oh, so you think children in school are more socialized?
The place where they shoot each other dead?
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Female 27
If you can master the english language (through spelling) then who knows what else a person is capable of learning!
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Female 62
I don`t understand how knowing how to spell a lot of words makes a person intelligent? I am not knocking anyone who does spelling bees because I am sure they would have really awesome spelling, but hey that only gets you so far?
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Male 337
I know some people who should win a spelling bee just so they could say hilarious stuff on shows like this.
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Male 452
What a weird lol!
I was homeschooled... or not..
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Male 2,958
All I had to hear was his first sentence and I knew I wouldn`t make it through the video, so I just closed it.
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Female 319
Nerd.
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Male 1,039
Evidently they forgot to teach him how to think of anything other than the spelling of words. The reason a lot of you can`t make it through the video is because he is displaying abnormal human behavior. There`s certainly something wrong with him..even outside of socialization. A normal person shouldn`t act like this...even my "nerdy" (plays WoW a good 4-6 hours a day online) younger brother has the ability to not look like a prick in a conversation.

Looks like they forgot to teach him to be humble and respectful. Not to mention the apparent lack of any manners.

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Male 643
This kid will never get laid.
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Male 20
he is obviously not interested in anything other than spelling, why he got so excited when she asked him to spell that word, his mother probably had an orgasm when he won that contest
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Male 8
Speaking from experience of working with kids like this, I think he may be midly autistic. I don`t actually think that the home schooling is much of a factor in his particular case.
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Female 62
I couldn`t actually watch it all cos it was too uncomfortable to watch! Cringe
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Male 34
just sounds really f***ing high to me...
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Male 437
dont bash homeschooling because of this. i am pretty sure that this kid has asburgers so better that he is homeschooled and learns stuff than goes to a public school where they do practicly nothing and he wont be socialized with at the public school either because of social problems that come with the asburgers.
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Male 8
That little MOTHER F-----! I bet that`s how he won the spelling bee, he spelled them wrong, they told him how it`s spelled, then he does the whole "I can`t hear you" thing.
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Female 344
Oh ummmm awkward....!
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Female 182
Is it weird that I watched this on television?
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Male 54
I think the homeschool-bashers are missing a very vital point....There are plenty of kids in public schools just as bad as this kid...some even worse.

Let`s face it, some kids have problems socializing with other kids regardless of whether they`re home schooled or not. For some kids, public schools are actually worse for them than home schooling.

Yes, i speak from experience. it wasn`t until i got out of school (100% of it public schooling) that I was actually able to get out in the world and socialize...before that, i was the most socially awkward kid in the world.

and spitebaby...i agree with you completely.

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Male 203
home schooling is like condoms, the more you have the more you get
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Male 13
HOLY scombidae! that kid is gunna grow up and either murder people or rape them.... and its all his parents fault lol
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Male 121
yes
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Female 170
School is terrible. Home schooling and regular schooling, public and private. You are just told to memorize things and recite them later on. You learn nothing... Home schooling was the worst. It was ridiculously boring and in New Hampshire where I was it was filled with Jesus propaganda... My suggestion for everyone: Go experience things instead of being told what it is like. Read more books. Quit watching documentaries edited by the FCC.
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Male 23
Well, everyone here advocating home shooling are saying they`re well socialized because: (1) they know many languages; (2) they study well; (3) they`re more smart then others. I`ll don`t mean to dillusion you, still this has NOTHING TO DO WITH SOCIALIZATION. Being smart not equals to being socialized. This kid is smart enough, still this won`t make him happy. You just don`t want to acknowledge it.

I`ve got my pre-school education at home. This are ages 3 through 6 here in Russia. Just 4 years, you see. Still, I can tell you that these 4 years had dramatical impact on my socialization. I had to learn dealing with people myself, while my coevals already did fine with it. And the older you get the harder it is.

I hope you all guys were extremely lucky to be really well socialized while getting home education. I was NOT. So I convince all of the parents I know NOT to put their children on the rack of home education.

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Female 109
he seems a bit autistic to me. Not really great on how to behave socially, but excellent at his education
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Male 625
wow i thought i was unsocial and wierd dratING HELL that actually makes me feel really good lmao
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Male 1,072
i feel for him he is in for a shock when he gets older!

And for those who said give him a break look again he is a arrogant! full of himself he needs to wake up because education isnt everything neither is some poxy spelling bee, his parents should be ashamed of them selves for creating a child with no emotions just a shell of a child, What happened to playing outside and having fun, I went to a crap school and a crap college and i have a good job nad live a good life, if you wanna learn you wanna learn and thats that no matter how crap the school is, home schooling is just a way to wrap children in bubble wrap

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Female 67
I couldn`t even get through the whole video because it made me so uncomfortable to watch. I hope his parents will try and socialize him a bit more in the future.
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Female 345
No friends, no social environment, pedagogically unskilled parents? Even though I feel sorry for him ... what do you think you`ll get if you isolate your child and do mindless spelling trainings?

Sure that kid may be smart but with a personality like that he`ll just get exploited by some company until he snaps and goes on a rampage.

Anyway ... what`s this whole spelling competition junk good for anyway? I never understood that. Do you want to train a nation of elite crossword cracks that can name every president, yet can`t even talk properly, let alone do anything more intelligent than a dull repetition of some meaningless information?

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Female 1,496
That child is metally challenged.

Where I was born and raised, "homeschool" meant people who could not afford to go to school.

From age 7 to 12 you are sent away to a private boarding school. You live and learn on campus. No summer vacations there.

From age 12 on, I was sent to a boarding and finishing school in Germany where I learned four languages including English, and Ghetto.

At age 18 I begged my parents to let me go to university in the U.S. which they allowed. Now I work a desk job. Whoopie.

Public school in the U.S. is a drating joke. Home schooled or public school, both produces absolute idiots.

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Male 1
First: Get off the kid`s back. He`s a kid and still growing up as well.

Second: Quit the home school bashing. I grew up entirely home schooled and I turned out just fine. The school in our neighborhood was crap, and I`m very glad my parents decided to teach me instead of putting me into a knife and gang ridden hell hole that rated as one of the worst schools in the city. I`d say better than fine, since I now study abroad on multiple full paid scholarship trips, travel throughout the world, and maintain a very good life. I socialize just fine as well. In fact, I just started learning my fourth language, so logically my opportunities to socialize are much more numerous than "normal public schoolers" who end up staring on Jay Walk identifying a picture of Lincoln as, "That Uncle Ben guy who sells rice."

I`m ashamed of my fellow American`s education compared to many other countries. The college system is great, school system? Utter crap, except for a few.

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Male 650
dont home school, go to south east asia
if you dont get good marks, you are humiliated by society =D
they might not have the best education, but YOU WILL SLAVE UR ASS OFF
well at least in the local schools
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Female 795
Your spelling abilities don`t do much for your argument, 1orochimaru.
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Male 4,012
Evidently there`s isn`t a minimum age for being a nerd.
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Male 14
drat nuts like this that give homeschoolers a bad rep.
I been homeschooled all my life, though not really because I take classes with other people n poo.

But ya, most homeschoolers are not complete retard nerds like this kid.

Or most are and I just turned out good lol.

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Male 44
lol
"evan odourney, a man of few words. but when he utters them, he spells them correctly"
lol. that kid will get to 18 and be emotionally underdeveloped, he will get a job as a video game tester and will kill himself because he doesnt understand what he should do in social situations.
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Female 333
My god, he sounded like Stephen Hawking!
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Male 31
oh.. its so uncomfortable... i can`t handle it...
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Male 104
i think a school nerd is still more socialized then this kids it`s just said he never met other kids :P
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Male 902
Dude was on camera and didn`t have sh*t to say. Any public high school nerd would look and sound the same.
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Female 221
aww... the poor kid. see parents, this is what happens when you isolate your children.
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Male 203
what the hell...poor kid :S
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Male 413
lmao that end bit from the other announcer really made me lol.
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Female 1,264
yeah i agree DAME that mother
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Female 327
As a mother myself i just wanted to cry for him. He doesn`t realise it now but that kid is going to get hurt sooo hurt when he grows up, i actually feel sorry for him.

Dame that that mother!

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Female 486
Quit insulting home schooling kids! Yeah, that kid was weird, but you can`t say that home schooling was the cause or that all home schooled kids are that way. Honestly, it seems more likely that he`s home schooled *because* he`s a little weird.

Home schooling doesn`t mean social isolation. I was home schooled and I turned out fine. Learned just as much as my public school friends and had as many friends as anybody else my age. I wasn`t home schooled for the entirety of my education, but I know of people who were, and when they went to college, they did better than most people who attended public school.

Blame parents that are bad at home schooling, not home schooling in general.

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Female 1,264
YOUR FACE SHOULD BE OUTLAWED
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Male 1,465
@SilentxEm

Were you properly socialized? By which I mean, did you have regular play and interaction with a varied group of friends? If so then you were lucky because some of these parents see home schooling as a way to keep their kids sheltered from anything that may be unpleasant even though experiencing those things and learning from them could be infinitely better for them in the long run. Even being around people who you don’t like or don’t like you at school (and learning how to deal or work with them) is important because we all have to deal with that kind of thing an untold number of times throughout our lives. A couple of years is not that big of a deal but some people’s first real taste of scholastic socialization is at the college level and I can imagine it being really awkward if not downright unpleasant.

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Male 18
home schooling should be outlawed!
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Male 460
oohh id hate to be that kid. Seemed like he got a bit worked up when he got it wrong. That anchor was trying to be so nice cause she didnt know how to react.
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Female 90
lol its sooo wrong n mean to laugh but.. uh watever. lol he needs to go out more -_-`
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Female 6
Um yeah... That kid is special........ Ehhhhhh.
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Male 27
That was so painful to watch. Imagine being that kid, growing up and looking back years from now on this video. He`s going to have to take a lot of effort to get over that awkwardness.
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Female 670
I heard this guy on NPR. It was weird.
"This is why I view home schooling (for the most part) as a form of child abuse."
I was homeschooled for two years, and I turned out fine. I also know several other kids who were homeschooled and are fine on a social scale. I think it`s in rare cases that it should be considered child abuse. In cases where the parents either over or under-work the kid, or teach them to hate or whatever...
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Male 123
lol one word answers.
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Female 3
SCOMbridae? i thought you said SCOMbrudae.
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Female 29
You cant spell failure without U R A...
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Male 1,465
This is why I view home schooling (for the most part) as a form of child abuse.
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Female 1,984
Awkward kid... smart, but awkward. He needs to socialize more, Buddy`s right.
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Male 280
Tuna fish sub before the competition? Respect yo.
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Male 291
sweet jebus that kid will never get laid
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Male 10,115
Link: Spelling Bee Champ [Rate Link] - He`s home-schooled? Really? He seems so normal and well socialized.
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