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January 10th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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Can I just say I'm pretty scared to send Riah to a public school every day? There was another school shooting at a high school not too far from me, 2 people were shot I believe. This worries me because the school is so close, it makes crazy to think it could happen somewhere even closer. I'm having strong thoughts about some of kind of charter school or home schooling, I can't imagine losing my daughter this makes me so sad!
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I am for the first time considering a home schooling co op for my oldest.
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January 10th, 2013, 06:20 PM
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I am so with you! Its so scary!
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January 10th, 2013, 06:39 PM
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For those of you who want to homeschool, but are worried about taking on such a load, you can always have the kids do online school. My oldest two are doing that this year (I knew homeschooling with a newborn would be difficult, so I just teach the youngest). It is so easy for me and perfect for them.

It ranges from K12 and Connections Academy, which are free, to A Beka (which is what we use, but it's not free).

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I am for the first time considering a home schooling co op for my oldest.
You would do really well with homeschooling.
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January 10th, 2013, 08:38 PM
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We are hoping to send Josiah to a co-op public school. They have strong requirements for A LOT of parent involvement. If he can't get in there (it's a lottery system), then I am seriously considering homeschooling, or sending him to a small Lutheran kindergarten. I have been SO impressed with his preschool's response to the shootings. They have decided to put in security doors so that the only way you can even GET into the preschool is with a special key fob. They plan to have the new security system in place within the next few months. I am thrilled, since the preschool meets in the same building as one of our largest local food banks, and there aren't always the most upstanding people upstairs where the food bank is. I have always felt Josiah was completely safe in the downstairs contained preschool, but this will add extra protection and security.
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January 10th, 2013, 09:41 PM
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As hard as it is I don't want to react in fear. I'm not afraid or second guessing where I'm going to send my child. I look at it like this, I can't protect my babies all the time, unfortunately I can't keep them in a bubble. There's a better chance of them getting in a car accident then hurt from a school shooting. Just like that crazy guy that shoot up a movie theater isn't going to stop me from going to the movies.
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January 10th, 2013, 10:38 PM
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I think for me, I knew I didn't have an interest in sending them to a public school in the younger grades, and the recent events just solidified my feelings.
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I'm so on the fence about this. I've never liked public schools but I doubt we can afford private. I would LOVE to homeschool but Bryan isn't on board with that.
Sarah, your school sounds amazing!!
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January 11th, 2013, 05:48 AM
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Our daughter is in a great public school with security doors, she just left a charter school with no security at all. Anyone could have walked right in and done anything.
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January 11th, 2013, 05:58 AM
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My university had locking doors. Don't know why all of them don't :/
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January 11th, 2013, 06:00 AM
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Both my boys are in a private Christian academy with security doors but I know when we move they'll have to go to public school because we won't be able to afford private, especially not for all 4 of them. I can't live in fear. The school in CT that got shot up had security doors too. I'd rather not homeschool but am thinking about it for my oldest. He's being evaluated for dyslexia and although the school he's in now is really great who knows how things will go when we move and he's in a public school with bigger class sizes (there's only 15 in his first grade class).

As much as I would like to I can't shelter my kids forever. They need to go out into the world, they need to do things. I can't be afraid at every turn that something might happen to them as soon as they leave my sight or are in someone else's care.
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January 11th, 2013, 06:53 AM
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Wednesday affirmed my resolve that my kids wil never attend a school. There was a shooting beside a local elementary school which put the school on lockdown, and then an alleged hit list at a local high school so police wanded every kid going in and had 4 officers on campus the whole day!
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