Horton Hears a Stereotype on Home-Schooling

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Horton Hears a Stereotype on Home-Schooling

Postby kmccarth » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:42 pm

The new movie "Horton Hears a Who" has a brief line, disrespecting home-schooling. It was brought to my attention here:

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Postby elliemaejune » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:12 am

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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Postby bobbinsx5 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:44 pm

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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Postby Shari Nielsen » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:24 am

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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Postby Emerging Dad » Fri May 09, 2008 6:53 pm

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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... a year later, but

Postby KiKi » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:56 pm

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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