Tuesday, March 30, 2010

School-Homed?

Have you heard of the latest trend in education?

Increasing Number Of Parents Opting To Have Children School-Homed


WASHINGTON—According to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education, an increasing number of American parents are choosing to have their children raised at school rather than at home.....

In addition to providing better supervision and overall direction, school-homing has become popular among mothers and fathers who just want to be less involved in the day-to-day lives of their children.

"Parents are finding creative ways to make this increasingly common child-rearing track work," Miller said. "Whether it's over-relying on after-school programs and extracurricular activities, or simply gross neglect,† school-homing is becoming a widely accepted method of bringing children up."


Despite the trend's growing popularity, Miller said that school programs are often jeopardized or terminated because shortsighted individuals vote against tax increases intended to boost educational spending......


Though school-homing has proven to be an ideal solution for millions of uninvolved parents, increasingly overburdened public schools have recently led to a steady upswing in the number of students being prison-homed.

All I can say is that there are some very, clever people out there.

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5 comments:

Angela said...

Now I feel sick. It's almost like the middle ground between schooling and home schooling is gradually disappearing. Someday we'll have a large percentage of kids home schooled, and large percentage of kids school-homed, and just a few kids in between.

Soultravelers3 said...

Very funny, but also sad because of the truth behind the joke.

Mrs. C said...

LOL I thought this was a serious article until I saw the little Onion symbol at the bottom! Caught me!!

christinemm said...

The only joke here is what the parents say. All the actions are happening in real life where I live but the parents say it's all in the best interest of the child's personal development, to get to their potential and to be well-rounded.

Here some schools have developed before school child care and after school child care when the parents work. Other times this is done through town community centers.

A trend I detest is at-home moms putting babies into institutional daycare for socialization. I abhor also moms sacrificing to work part time then having the child in day care full time (so she stays home to clean the house and do errands without a child in tow).

Lloyd said...

Home schooling is highly beneficial for the child, I think. He/she has more spare time and the advantage of a very strict and detailed instruction...