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    I think the perception that home-schooled kids have less social skills is really just the fact they they don't already know the kids in the public schools. If you go through the public school system, you usually know kids from years back. Doesn't mean anything though, punks are punks. And from what I remember, the public school system helps you deal with the crud you will later face in college, and politics in the workplace. As for restrooms - if you gotta go...they're cleaner in the mornings, and the ones near the administrative offices are overall better. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    If they tell you to use a certain restroom during lunch don't. Go to a different one. Usually the Drug-Adicts hang out there. Quite disgusting. If a teacher asks jsut explain. They will most likly understand.

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    OK, after reading all this, I have one simple suggestion. FTG, go easy on them. You're going to roll through there like a bulldozer, and nobody better get in your way! I think you'll find the school administration maddeningly incompetent, and you'll realize quickly that one or two of your teachers aren't as smart as you. Just try to have patience with all of them.

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    " you'll realize quickly that one or two of your teachers aren't as smart as you" well you are in ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]For your information, in January it can be in the 40s in the day, which is way colder than in the 40s in the North. TRUST ME. I've been in 45-degree weather in the North.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (FlytrapGurl @ April 24 2005,1:13)]
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    Quote[/b] ]Never mentioned Rebels, there aren't any, as the Civil War ended over 140 years ago. The last rebel died a long time ago. If you didn't fight in the Civil War, you're not a rebel, sorry. I was born in the South. I consider myself to be an american. Being proud of where you're born makes about as much sense to me as being proud of having fingernails. It's not a personal achievement. April
    It's a different concept.. today, a Yankee is anyone born in the North and a Rebel is anyone born in the South. Whether you choose to be proud of it and make it part of who you are is your choice. You believe what you believe, but I believe in being proud of where you were born, just like being generally proud that you're American. Besides, everybody on here mentioned Yankees. If there are no Rebels, then there are no Yankees, either. But you never said anything to the people in this thread that said the word "Yankee".

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    Quote[/b] ]Anyway, it's Southern politicians who lead the movement to increase corporate power, restrict constitutional protections, destroy nature, meddle in private lives and over-rule state courts. Seems like Southerners of today have looked at the worst aspects of the Yankees of 1861 and like what they see. Congratulations.
    What the southern politicians do is not my fault and it is not any other southerner's fault. Just because out politicians are @#$holes doesn't mean we can't be proud to be southern. I'm not happy with President Bush either, but does that mean I dislike America? No.

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    Quote[/b] ]be ready to wake up early, have to wait for the bus
    Nope. Can't ride the bus. I'm not 2 miles or more from Astronaut. Only 1.9. Probably gonna have my grandparents drive me or somethin'. And I don't have to wake up any earlier than I'm already used to.. high school gets in at, like, 9:30.

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    Quote[/b] ]in the freezing cold (oh wait... you're in florida)
    For your information, in January it can be in the 40s in the day, which is way colder than in the 40s in the North. TRUST ME. I've been in 45-degree weather in the North. I wore shorts. But I've also been in 45-degree weather here. I wore long pants and about four layers and STILL almost froze. For some reason, 45 degrees here is a whole lot colder than 45 degrees in the North. 45 degrees here is like half that in the North.

    April, yeah the Civil War is over, but that doesn't mean people don't have the right to be proud of the heritage. Anybody can be proud of any @#$% thing they want.
    Why Oh Why would someone be proud of where they were born? Good lord.

    It's not a choice the person made. It had nothing to do with them.

    My mother was in Kentucky (a border state)when I was born. So, Tanya, by your estimation, I'm a rebel. But I reject totally that label because:

    a) I was raised in the North. Lombard, IL, to be exact
    b) Rebels fought in the Civil War, and my understanding is that people who call themselves Rebels cannot possbly be rebels, because rebels actually fought in the Civil War. If you didn't...you're a southernor, Just like I'm a northernor.

    Just because a person flies the stars n' bars....don't make it so. And, btw, the stars and bars that everyone thinks of is NOT the confederate army flag. Here is the real southern battle flag...

    http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoun...erate_Flag.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Rubra @ April 20 2005,10:46)]I'm homeschooled, and I've found that I have no trouble conversing with Public Schoolers as long as I remember to use a small vocabulary and short sentences.

    j/k, the only problems I've experienced are people whose primary interests are sex, gossip, etc. - having no common interests makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.

    There are a very few homeschoolers who do live in bubble worlds, and I pity them, but there are at least as many lonely public schoolers whose ipod is always in use. On average I find my homeschooling friends more sociable than those who attend public schools.

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    Public schooled here...and I'll match you syllable for syllable with words. And I'll actually know what they mean, and will be able to apply them in a sentence, unlike the privately schooled types. april
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    I'm public schooled too. The demographics of the elementary classrooms in our area were considerably different back then. When we went to school, children who did not perform were held back a year. Children who had behavioral issues were sent to specialized schools as were children who required more one on one time than that which a teacher could reasonably provide. There were teachers specially trained to work exclusively with both behaviorally disabled and learning disabled children and these children were grouped in smaller numbers of peers in quieter settings. Children who did not speak English were separated from their peers until at such time as they had enough grasp of our language that they could communicate productively. Children of migrant workers generally did not enroll their children in schools. Now they do. Granted most pull them back out around Christmas time but they come back in the spring and the child is placed back in the same classroom even though that child has missed out on classroom instruction for the past 3 months. This is the year 2005, we mainstream now. It does seem to ease up in Middle School and even more so in HS because placement in academic classes is based on performance. Just a thought.

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