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I feel bad for the lady though, lol.
Thanks a lot, Buddy. Get a f*ckin` clue.
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.
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.
*Beeeeeeep wrong*"Oh AUTISM! I thought you said AUTHESM. You were probably pronouncing it wrong."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
dammit evan like the damn tunafish snadwich
"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 ;/
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.
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!
*Rant over* Sorry about the posting wall :-|. I just find it hard to ignore people who are being complete hypocrites.
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 dunnobut 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.
playing craps in English FTW
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.
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.
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.
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...
Just. WTF, man.
Sad. Sad. Sad.
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.
ANYWAY MAYBE HE WAS NERVOUS ON BEING ON TV...ALTHOUGH HE DID WIN A CONTEST...
DID HE WIN ANY CASH IN THIS CONTEST??
he does seem socially awkward yes but we all are in our own way ._.
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.
And HailSeitan, you`re an non-nice individual.
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
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.
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.
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*
...because all public and private school kids are SO much better behaved, right?Get over the stereotyping already. It`s 2007.
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 ;/
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?
but seriously this thread is full of f*cking non-nice individuals who have nothing better to do than pick on people like him ._.
maybe the kid was just nervous? don`t be so drating judging. seriously.
sorry if i`m arrogant but it just pissed me off.
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!
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.
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.
Leave the science and math (and spelling) to the homeschoolers. Public School FTW.
i swear, it`s people like this that give homeschoolers a bad name."
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.
i swear, it`s people like this that give homeschoolers a bad name.
And technically, I`m spelling that word correct, too.
haha! The news lady`s like smile and nod, smile and nod. :D
Nice, he is modest too.
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.
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.
...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?
Looks like they forgot to teach him to be humble and respectful. Not to mention the apparent lack of any manners.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
But ya, most homeschoolers are not complete retard nerds like this kid.
Or most are and I just turned out good lol.
Dame that that mother!
Blame parents that are bad at home schooling, not home schooling in general.
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.