Friday, November 21, 2008

The View: Homeschooled Kids Are Demented

The View's Joy Behar continues the show's shameless reputation of mocking anyone who doesn't subscribe to the liberal view. Behar, a former public school teacher, opined this week that children who are homeschooled are "demented." When the only co-host with any common sense, Elizabeth Hasselback, defended homeschooling as a good thing, Behar shot back, "A lot of them are demented when they're homeschooled. … They're afraid of children. They learn to be scared of other children." No, their parents are rightfully scared of people like Behar teaching their children.

16 comments:

artfuggins said...

Joy Behar is right!!

Vox Populi said...

I don't agree with Behar's use of the word "demented," but she does make a point that many home-schooled children aren't properly socialized. Many of them are indeed afraid of other children and don't know how to interact with them.

That said, many home-schoolers do socialize their children, and interact with other home-schooled children on field trips and other events.

Mberenis said...
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Sean Shepard said...

I have a very liberal, very intelligent sister-in-law who home schools her daughter. And at basically eight years old not only has a fine grasp of English and Math, but also speaks conversational Chinese (neither parent did prior but they've learned together). While I have some concern over potentially liberally slanted views of government and our constitution being taught, the results have been tremendous and I'm proud of them.

If it were not for private schools, it is very likely my own children would be home schooled.

While I think there is probably a tendency for less mainstream oriented citizens to choose to home school, it is not fair to indite them all just because interested parties like to point out the occasional kook.

spooknp said...

So Artfuggins, I guess you are saying the 14 year old that is now being home schooled because of bullying at school due to having HIV is demented? It is so nice of Art Fuggins to continue the bullying of this teenager living with HIV. Sickening!!

Advance Indiana said...

The only kids who I've personally known who have been homeschooled came from very good families, had extremely good social skills and had education and maturity levels above kids their own age. When I say "extremely good social skills", I realize that means they acted differently than other kids--like the way kids once behaved many years ago around adults. Proper social skills are what make them outcasts, if anything.

Advance Indiana said...

Naturally, the Obamas will be sending their daughters to the most prestigious, elitist private school in D.C. This is the guy who fought my friend Paul Vallas' efforts to improve Chicago public schools, along with Bill Ayers. Obama is in the pocket of the teachers unions, who seem to care less about how poor the public product is. He and his wife can afford to keep their kids out of these godforsaken public schools, while the little people are stuck with the status quo he helps preserve. Typical liberal hypocrite.

artfuggins said...

spooknp......you continue to twist and distort what other people say. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SPEAK FOR ME. The young lady that you spoke about belongs in the public school system where the system is legally obligated to educate her and to protect her from bias. The last thing she needs is isolation. Don't attempt to smear me. Put the blame on the school system which has horribly failed this young lady.

Paul K. Ogden said...

Behar's comments reflect a close-minded stereotype that does not at all reflect reality. Someone like Behar though isn't open-minded enough to objectively look at the facts and reach a conclusion. She'd much rather mouth off with a liberal stereotype.

You know, I thought liberals were supposed to be open-minded. Guess not.

spooknp said...

spooknp......you continue to twist and distort what other people say. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SPEAK FOR ME. The young lady that you spoke about belongs in the public school system where the system is legally obligated to educate her and to protect her from bias. The last thing she needs is isolation. Don't attempt to smear me. Put the blame on the school system which has horribly failed this young lady.

Joy Behar said that home schooled kids are "demented." This 14 year old with HIV is home schooled. You stated "Joy Behar is right!!" to an article where she says home schooled kids are "demented." Not sure what you believe, but I guess you would agree with this Joy Behar that this 14 year old girl with HIV is "demented?"

Downtown Indy said...

Mberenis, the incurable(?) spammer.

indy4429 said...

Long time reader, first time poster...

We homeschool our children. One of the many reasons why is because of the demented liberal minded teachers such as Behar. My children are not anti-social nor are they afraid of other children. They are much better behaved than most children their age as well.

Mike Kole said...

When people homeschool, it reflects a similar recognition by parents of those who send their kids to private schools: that the educational product offered does not meet the expectations and/or standards of the parents, does not offer a secure environment, or in some other way is inadequate. Why else would a parent engage in an enormously time consuming endeavor such as educating their child when a pubic education is offered for 'free', or send their child to a private school, for that matter?

The last thing I want for my children is for them to be 'properly socialized' in the coarse public schools. This probably makes me an elitist, just like our President-elect.

HOOSIERS FOR FAIR TAX said...

I'd hire a home schooled potential employee probably before I would a kid out of IPS.

varangianguard said...

Most people home school their children because they wish to indoctrinate their children without their children being exposed to other types of indoctrination.

Usually, we only hear about the innocuous cases. The rest have retreated into their own little worlds.

TheAlmightyCthulhu said...

I agree that home schooling is a mixed bag.

SOME kids that are home schooled do become isolated and anti-social, that's not good, but then if you send them to a public school, there's no telling what can happen there, drugs, other miscreants, bullying that has wound up with more than one teenager dead because the faculty wouldn't step in.

SOME parents use home schooling as a way to prevent their children from knowing they have choices on how and what to believe during their formative years, and instead, they indoctrinate them with their religion to the point of child abuse, but then SOME parents home school because of insane laws and policies like what I call "No Child Gets Ahead", and that is perfectly acceptable. Who wants their child to become a Lowest Common Denominator with no recognition given to their unique abilities?

The state running the schools was a necessary evil, but the federalism of the schools today is just plain evil.

I don't think you can make a blanket argument against home schooling, yes there are kooks, but there are also reasons for it that are quite valid.

Anyway, those women on The View...I consider myself very liberal/progressive in many ways, but it seems to me that they have a bunch of extreme left wing women, then there's Elisabeth Hasselbeck which is to the right of Atilla the Hun with about half the brains, put there as a token neoconservative.

Between her and Whoopi Goldberg, the show rapidly deteriorates into a one hour comedy special.