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De-CP[edit]

Section 1 specifically mentions AS without going into much detail about anything else...can we get rid of that too? -- Seth Peck (talk) 23:32, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

K. Тyeh? 23:34, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
No, not unless it can be replaced with some other concrete example of a large "homeschool" class. Though it could use a freaking footnote! ħumanUser talk:Human 02:20, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Quick question[edit]

I'm a former student of an online school meant to teach 'biblical values'. I still have a few screenshots from my schoolwork, including some entire lessons.

I was wondering if it might be alright to post an example of what most of these schools are teaching. For instance: http://i52.tinypic.com/hvths1.gif

Simply because many people don't really understand the sheer lack of education most children are actually getting from these schools. - Anonymous-but-will-probably-make-an-account-later. — Unsigned, by: 24.22.51.209 / talk / contribs

Oh wow, that... picture. Wow. --Revolverman (talk) 23:03, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
I have more, if you wish. I actually have a blog where I host some of this stuff, albeit, I severely need to update it. Have everything from YEC to racism in my biology class. Also, so I know, if I *do* edit the page, do I just add a link to the blog or do I place pictures or quotes somewhere? I don't exactly want to muck up the article. - Anonymous — Unsigned, by: 24.22.51.209 / talk / contribs
Please, please, please take out an account, or get us more of those pics/a link to your blog. This stuff is important. Theory of Practice Haters gonna hate. 23:18, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
Account created, link to blog is here, if there's anything else you need me to do, I'll be right on it. For hilarity's sake, here's another screenshot - Miles (talk) 23:25, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
Oooh, that's some painful stuff. Thank you so much for showing up here; this is an important issue, and it is always good to find someone who can be a primary source with relevant experience. ±Knightoftldrsig.pngKnightOfTL;DRlongissimus non legeri 23:29, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Right now, I'm basically just trying to think of how to add the material to it. I could make a page on the school I used (Alpha Omega Academy) and build off of that, or, if it would be alright, I could add a section to the homeschooling article about them as an example of how a homeschool works. (if it helps at all, my school is considered to be one of the main competitors of A. Beka, on top of the fact that they are also a distributor of the curriculum.) Also, my school itself has four websites, one of which is frequented by mothers who use the site, and another of which is used as a blog by (name redacted), an ex-president of educative services. Both are filled with hilarity. Miles (talk) 23:44, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Just be careful with real names--unless your teacher Joe Johnson has a blog or something where he espouses the same stuff online as he does in class, don't use any real life people by name. Theory of Practice Still tryin' to figure it all out. 23:54, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
Understandable. Note that the only real names that I would involve in this are possibly mine, Ken Ham (who my school sources in science class, on top of that, his rants on how dinosaurs and people coexisted are required watching to get through the class.) and Roy Faletti, whose main offenses are on his blog. For example: http://www.aopschools.com/blog/school-messenger/coming-to-a-public-school-near-you/ Miles (talk) 00:04, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
Also, the more publishing details, the better. both for the "oh my god, really?" of it, and the leaglity of it. Names of books, publishers, year published, and pages would all be great.Green mowse.pngGodotCalibrated! let the voting begin! 00:11, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
Unsure how many publishing details I have. most of the materials I have left are from the internet side of the school. Of course, if you want information on that, the website has accreditation information, among other things. Miles (talk) 00:16, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
point us in the right direction, we can help with the research. sighs.... i hate these people. Have all the beliefs you want, but how dare you handicap your children by teaching them things that are simply not true.Green mowse.pngGodotCalibrated! let the voting begin! 00:19, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
http://www.aopschools.com/ This should have everything you need. It even has a link to corporate which links to its other sites. Miles (talk) 00:23, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

I've added what I currently can (the rest of the files are on an external HDD), unsure of how well I did, but...still. I'll get more material when I can and add it as I go, both to the blog and to the wiki page. As an aside note, I would like to give FSTDT some credit on its page at some point, considering that they literally saved me from this school as well as the situation I was in with my family. - Miles (talk) 15:12, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

It's always good to get a convert. That first image reminds me of something I saw on Youtube where a bunch of atheists in Kentucky visited the Creation Museum. Thankfully things are getting a bit better here in Ireland with the amount of religiosity going down but it sticks around like chewing gum on your shoe. Steven Kavanagh (talk) 15:31, 22 October 2012 (UTC)