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Why I Went Back To Public School
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Why I Went Back To Public School

On my introduction post, I got several replies asking this question.

I went back to public school because I started to feel this emptiness by not being with my friends. I wanted a graduation cermony and I wanted to be normal again. The circumstances that led to me LEAVING public school isn't something I'd wanna talk about here, but after two years of being out of public school and feeling lost, like I was on the path to nowhere because the homeschooling/unschooling wasn't really giving me much of an experience, I wanted to go back.

So maybe I have no room to talk when I say that I hate school, but I think I did the right thing, even though high school torments me every single day. I've come to have a love/hate relationship with school after being back in for several months.

I hope that explains it OK...next may come my "long school story," if anyone wants to hear it...LOL.

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12-15-2006 09:27 AM
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Some people learn very well at school and love it. Others do not. What we want to do is make school voluntary so that there is choice.
12-15-2006 10:29 AM
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I, for one, would love to hear the long story, Sara.

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I'd like to hear that story too Smile

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I was gonna PM you to hear it too.

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I'm sure alot of people on this site want to hear your story,me included Smile

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story's good
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Yeah, we all want to hear it Smile

For me, the best learning situations would involve being around friends a good part of the time, but not in school. Homeschooling doesn't have to be isolating. However, if your friends attend school, I can see how it might be worth going. Many people tolerate school primarily because they see their friends there.
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I agree. Smile

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