get examples of other people you know, or heard about, or online or something, that are home schooled and not doing well. I have to say, you are missing out on a lot. My cousins are home schooled and they have a couple friends, and are average in school, but if they went to school they would have so many more friends and probably better grades too. Don't give up if you want to go to school.
Well, you might want to work on the spelling and attitude before you do...teachers won't appreciate it any more than your mom does.
What makes you think that going back to school will help you any? You don't appear to have any real motivation to learn, if you have done this poorly in a tailored curriculum, and if you'll talk about your mom this way, I can't imagine that you'd be all that amped to respect your teachers or learn from them.
I really suggest you think a bit more about what you really want, and what you're willing to work for in order to get it. Quite frankly, I wouldn't subject any teacher to that attitude (or English skills); but then again, my son wouldn't get away with them in a million years, and he knows it.
School isn't going to solve your problems. Changing your attitude and choosing to learn from your education, wherever it happens, will. Fix that before you do anything else, or you'll find the same results.
If you can do that, and do it responsibly, you may have more leverage to convince your mom to let you go back. Honestly, if you can't be responsible with what you've got (which kinda really shows by your grades), why should your mom let you change things? Your mom is your mom for a reason - and she may really see more of the situation than you do (or than you're willing to) right now.
First of all, I don't like your attitude. Drop the language.
Secondly, your grammar and spelling skills are terrible! I don't know if your English writing skills are that poor, or if you're just lazy.
In any case, none of the above things will bode well for you in public school. You need to put all of the above in check, if you expect to be well-received in school!
Here is what I posted earlier, to another student (albeit, more positive and literate) about the same subject:
Find out if your school could give you and your dad a tour. Call the main office and see if you could come in. Tell them what's going on. Have your dad meet the principal, some teachers, take a look around, ask questions.
Find out all the good information about your school district. Their website should have lots of statistics about the good things happening at your school. Or call and ask them to mail you information about the district. Tell them why you need the info.
Also, I'm sure there's things at the school that you could take, that you couldn't learn at home. How about a foreign language, band, career internship?
Remind him that these teachers are experts in their field. For example, I'm a language teacher. Although I'm highly educated, I would never attempt to teach my children any other subject! I know math, I know science, I know history, I even know pedagogy ("how" to teach), but I am not *highly qualified* to teach those subjects. Likewise, I wouldn't attempt to do home dentistry. There are experts out there, people *trained* to do what they do, and I leave it at that. Not to step up on my soapbox, but it's insulting for me to hear that a parent could teach as well as I can.
I think the first step for you, is to get your dad into the school and talking with some adults about it. The friends part comes after that... when you can reconnect with your friends, maybe your dad can come with you to their house and meet their parents. Once he sees that they are a part of good, decent families, maybe his attitude will change.
OK its pretty obvious why your failing if your language skills are that bad. My nine year old has better grammar.You need to show your parents that you are willing to try to do better in what your doing now before you even bring up going to public school. you also need to take into consideration why your parents took you out of school in the first place. Do you know and understand why they did that? Basically do better with what your doing at home then approach your parents about it but while you are doing badly you will most definitely encounter resistance to what you want.
Your first priority should be to apply yourself to your studies. Work on improving your attitude, language, spelling, and grammar.
Second obey your parents, show them that you can handle the limits they set for you.
By working hard, proving you can handle your present work, and improving on it may bring them back to the table to reconsider your request.
Homeschooling is wonderful but it is not for everyone. Not all parents are proficient at teaching and not all kids respond to the home teaching environment. You are 14 years old now and judging by your written work and your own confession you are not doing all that well. To convince your mom to let you go to school you must explore the reasons why she is homeschooling you in the first place, and then you will have to find a sound counter argument. Is it poor academics? social problems? fear of drugs and bullying? Is it personal reasons like scheduling? Sometimes parents will even homeschool because they do not want to be involved with an "establishment" that may be critical of their life style or parenting skills. You could find her reasons, counter them with examples and ask for a trial semester back in school. Write up and sign a contract if you must,( and make her sign it too) with your back to school agreement. At the age of 14 you should be able to speak for yourself about educational concerns; remembering also that we must assume that your mother wants the best for you and she must be respected as well. Good luck. If all else fails you could consider approaching the principlal of your local school and asking advice. The bottom line is, you need an education!
Why don't you buy the A Beka grammar book for two grades below your grade and learn English.
Also work on your attitude.
If the above example is your best work, you won't make it into your grade level, would you feel comfortable in a class with kids who are four years younger than you? The good news is that with homeschooling, if you will apply yourself you can catch up very quickly. Try A Beka, or Alpha Omega Lifepacs, or ACE Paces. With ACE and Lifepacs you could take a placement test that would tell you what you need to do to catch up, then you could just work on those things until you are at grade level.
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