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Horton Hears a Stereotype on Home-Schooling

 
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kmccarth
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:42 pm    Post subject: Horton Hears a Stereotype on Home-Schooling Reply with quote

The new movie "Horton Hears a Who" has a brief line, disrespecting home-schooling. It was brought to my attention here:
http://www.thecampusword.com/content/view/2771/593/
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think hsers are making too much of this. It's a funny line. IMHO it shows how much homeschooling is now so mainstream.

I think we should just laugh at ourselves and move on. By getting our panties in a bunch over it, we're making ourselves even bigger targets.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many times have I said "and I homeschool my kids" when I spell something wrong or say something that sounds stupid? Or the kids do something goofy and we respond with "well, he is hs you know."

The writers may have meant it to be a slam, they may have thought the hs groups would think it funny, who knows what they thought. But I think, sometimes, we as hs allow ourselves to be offended over stuff that really, tomorrow, isn't gonna matter for a hill of beans. JMHO
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

W/ the number of Hsers growing like crazy, I can't imagine that the writers would purposely try to anger the homeschoolers. I'm sure they meant it to be funny and taken lightly.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was funny. I grew up in an area replete with obscenely self-righteous homeschoolers (I attended a small-town public school, where my father was an administrator), and the kangaroo reminded me of one of their ringleaders, who — he was a preacher — allegedly preached an entire sermon about the evils of Disney movies.

I'm sure that I, too, will make jokes at my kids' expense for being homeschooled. I'm equally sure I'm already as self-righteous as the kangaroo at times.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: ... a year later, but Reply with quote

As an aside, Hollywood is totally cool with hsing. Loads of tv/film professionals hs their kids and working child actors are mostly hsed or tutored. Writers are generally private, not-so-social, nose to the keyboard type of guys. I bet a bunch of them wish they'd been hsed themselves! Wink
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