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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 08:58 AM

7. no, some people just know their children.

we did it because i had a kid who i knew would not fit in. i had never heard the word aspergers' syndrome at the time (he is now 25) but i suspect that he has it. that vaunted "socialization" would have left him beaten. he would have been bullied, i know.

control over the curriculum? what i wanted was for HIM to have control. as long as he wanted to learn it, he did. and still does. he is a true autodidact. and getting straight a's in college, studying theoretical math.
factory school just isn't going to serve every kid. those on the low end of the scale get adjustments. the high end? hahahahahahahaaaa.

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