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Does anyone know anything about Gnyanam Academy? If this student is home schooled, is that just a nickname for their teacher?
In CA the parent creates a Private School and the homeschooled student attends that private school.
Eat your heart out Skelly.
When I lived in another city in the 90s, I had a neighbor who homeschooled her two sons. However, she had a teaching credential and previous experience teaching in elementary schools on the east coast. By the time she transitioned her sons into middle school, they were light years ahead of the other middle schoolers. She ended up transferring them to a private school,nowhere they were placed one year ahead of their supposed grade levels.
However, I have also seen learning disabled kids homeschooled by parents who really did not have a clue, and it was disastrous, ending with unemployable kids who were not able to live independently.
By definition, attending the Gnyanam Academy is not homeschooling.
By all means! CONGRATULATIONS to one smart kid!
Homeschooled or not. Nothing to do with Skelly. Homeschooling is not for everybody and academic component is not the only requirement for being successful in life.
We all choose what feets our family style best.
"By definition, attending the Gnyanam Academy is not homeschooling."
It is if that's the name of your family's private school (created specifically for the purpose of registering as a homeschool family with the state).
Congratulations Sahana and all the best for the final round of competition!
Congratulations Sahana! You have always been an inspiration.
She is a performing musician and is a very pleasant and charming person.
Gnyananm is a Tamil (Indian) word that could mean intellect, intelligence, sixth-sense, wisdom, insight.
This is great. How do the home-schooled kids fare when they go to the University or in the workplace where they have to work with people from different culture/up bringing as they have zero exposure to the real world. What are their chances of survival in the real world? Will they end up as loners without knowing how to interact with others?
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