According to the 2008 study by the Tulsa World newspaper, Oklahoma has thousands more homeschoolers than all the private & parochial schools throughout the state.
Eight years ago, the newspaper pored through state data and various statistics to determine there were perhaps 33,000 homeschoolers, compared to about 28,000 children in private education institutions.
The Tapp family lives in the open prairie of the Oklahoma panhandle region. Kennybob Tapp shared this witty quip this morning...
‘But what about socialization?’
Fortunately, we found a way our kids can receive the same socialization that government schools provide.
- On Mondays and Wednesdays, I will personally corner my son in the bathroom, give him a wedgie and take his lunch money.
- On Tuesdays and Thursdays, my wife will make sure to tease our children for not being in the ‘in’ crowd, taking special care to poke fun at any physical abnormalities.
- Fridays will be ‘Fad and Peer Pressure Day.’ We will all compete to see who has the coolest toys, the most expensive clothes, and the loudest, fastest, and most dangerous car.
- Every day, my wife and I will adhere to a routine of cursing and swearing in the hall and mentioning our weekend exploits with alcohol and immorality….