September 22, 2019

3 Reasons Christians Should Avoid Online Public Schools


In our current homeschooling world parents have so many varied options for educating their children. All you have to do is stop in to a homeschool convention and you will be inundated with materials that can be used to educate your little Einstein.

Among all of the textbooks and literature studies, the DVD and CD Rom courses, you will also find what looks to be the answer to every homeschooling mom’s dream. Online and free public education streaming right into your living room.

Have you ever heard that “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?”

3 reasons Christians should avoid public online schools

The online public schools (including Te Kura) usually provide free course materials, free online instruction, free testing, field trips and also, in more cases than not, a computer at your disposal to either use or have for your child’s education.

These can all be powerful lures, especially for the newer homeschooling mom who is not yet sure of herself and is concerned that she will ruin her child by not getting this whole homeschooling thing right.

There is a teacher who is organized and provides instruction for all the areas that you may not feel adequate in, math anyone? There is a curriculum that is accredited, tested, and found to be the best that the public school feels they have to offer, and you, as the parent, are all but taken out of the equation.

Wait, did you just read that…YOU ARE TAKEN OUT OF THE EQUATION.

Though this may sound perfect, if you dig a bit deeper you will see that there are definitive reasons that Christians should avoid online public schools.

  1. The same evolutionary materials that are taught in public school, are taught online.

You might think that this is only in science, but you would be wrong. Math story problems, history, science, even English comprehension sections all contain evolutionary ideology. This flies directly in conflict with the core values that Christians hold in Genesis 1. You may think this is no big deal, but you are feeding your child from two different sides of the plate, and those sides are starkly conflicting.

2. The moral values you have in your home are not the same as what the world ideology is.

There may be certain required reading that you would have felt was better left on the shelf, but, as a parent buying in to the public school system, you are choosing to allow your child to be taught by a government school. You may spend more time trying to “unteach” certain things than you think.

3. Your child is getting the exact same education as they would if you sent them to school…

Read more here: https://lifeofahomeschoolmom.com/2017/04/3-reasons-christians-should-avoid-online-public-schools/?fbclid=IwAR38_EOiuhQufYeTSlzXoCHpToetak6vbTf8h0M-u1BjKC_ITfbvv8-_WcM

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

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Huge List of Free Homeschool Printable Sites

As part of The Chaos and The Clutter 5 part series on Frugal Homeschooling, they are sharing a reference list for finding the best online printables for free or almost free. Using printables, you can create an entire curriculum that will fit with many types of homeschooling.Huge List of Free Homeschool Printable SitesClick on the link above or here to get to the Huge List of Free Homeschool Printable Sites

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

 

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Wolsey Hall Oxford

Dear Barbara,

I really like your website and wondered if you would be interested in hearing about Wolsey Hall Oxford.

Wolsey Hall Oxford, established in 1894, is a not-for-profit distance learning course provider. We supply courses for homeschoolers round the world aged 7-18 including Primary, Secondary, IGCSE and A level courses. We have recently been experiencing an increase in students enrolling from New Zealand.

You can find out more about Wolsey Hall Oxford by visiting our website and Wikipedia page as follows:

www.wolseyhalloxford.org.uk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolsey_Hall,_Oxford

We are particularly proud of the fact Nelson Mandela used Wolsey Hall Oxford to study for his University of London Law degree whilst in Robben Island jail – an inspiration for distance learners everywhere!

If there is any other way you would like us to contribute, please let us know.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,

Callum Wilcock

Student Engagement Co-ordinator

Tel: 0800 622 6599  | Skype: callumewilcock | Wolsey Hall Oxford Ltd, Midland House, West Way, Oxford, OX2 0PH|

www.wolseyhalloxford.org.uk | Registered in England No. 6781213

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events:http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

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Virtual field trip: Victoria University goes to Antarctica

Virtual field trip: Victoria University goes to Antarctica
“It’s not easy to take students to Antarctica, but by filming the lectures on the ice, we can introduce students to this incredible continent.”

Virtual field trip: Victoria University goes to Antarctica

Victoria University is giving students the opportunity to explore Antarctica – for free.

The tertiary education provider is offering its first massive open online course (MOOC) that will allow anyone, anywhere, to explore the ice continent.

Enrolments are now open for Antarctica: From Geology to Human History on the global edX platform, a nonprofit, open-source technology platform founded by United States universities Harvard and MIT, and governed by universities for universities.

With support from Antarctica New Zealand, Dr Cliff Atkins and Dr Rebecca Priestley filmed lectures on location on Ross Island and in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.

Together, they explore more than 500 million years of geological history and 250 years of geographical discovery and scientific endeavour on the ‘coldest, driest, windiest continent on Earth’.

“It’s not easy to take students to Antarctica, but by filming the lectures on the ice, we can introduce students around the world to this incredible continent,” says Priestley.

Priestley, a science historian and writer who has written extensively about Antarctica, visits Captain Scott’s huts on Ross Island and interviews conservators from the Antarctic Heritage Trust and scientists and logistics staff working at Scott Base and McMurdo Station.

Atkins is an Antarctic veteran, having spent 12 seasons on the ice. He introduces students to some of the planet’s most remarkable landscapes – the Dry Valleys, the Transantarctic Mountains and the world’s southernmost volcanic island.

Antarctica: From Geology to Human History starts on Saturday 15 April. People can enroll now, for free, online here.

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events:http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

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Piano Nanny – Free Piano Lessons

Piano Nanny- Free Piano Lessons
http://www.pianonanny.com/

Learn to read music and learn to play the piano using this set of free online piano lessons. This piano tutorial is brought to you by PianoNanny.com and Piano on the Net.

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading/

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