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HOMO STATS

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Musical Friday: Battlefield 3 (Soundtrack)

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by | August 30, 2013 · 3:03 am

They should simply say: “Fuck it, i’m going Galt”

Aquí disfrutando de la resistencia civil…Pensándolo bien, esto es lo que deberían hacer los campesinos, los maestros, los transportadores, los médicos y todos los demás sectores ignorados: en lugar de salir a las calles a intentar llamar la atención de sus problemas, deberían quedarse en sus casas y en silencio demostrarnos cuánto los necesitamos. La sociedad se daría cuenta más rápido de cuánto los necesita. En poco tiempo los gobiernos de turno harían los cambios necesarios para ponerlos a trabajar en condiciones humanas.
 Imagínate lo que pasaría si todos los que salen a las calles a ser sacos de boxeo para los robocops se quedaran en casa sin hacer la razón por la cual la sociedad los necesita. Demostrándole de esta manera, en silencio, al mundo cuánto los necesita en realidad y cómo no deben ser ignorados.
“Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout “Save us!”… and I’ll whisper “no.” — Rorschach (Watchmen)

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Lo que me escribió Étoile

El Transmilenio es un medio de transporte de mi amada Bogotá, donde roban, matan, van siempre llenos, pero enamorarse en el Transmilenio?? es posible?? jajaja nooooo que locura es esa, hasta que lo conocí era alto de ojos negros y con ese corte de moda, comenzó a hablarme y me hacia reir, por Dios es de la universidad de los Andes me dije: “cuidado son peligrosos”, y el me dijo: “nosotros no robamos chichiguas, robamos en grande” jejejej todo por los Nule y nuestro ex alcalde Samuel Moreno hoy presos por ladrones, pero mientras mas me reía y en cada estación me enamoraba, en nuestro viaje pudimos ver qué tan compatibles eramos y fue interesante saber que le produje tanta confianza que me pude dar cuenta que el tipo usa Transmilenio para levantar, si señoras y señores para levantarse viejas, jajaja y como yo no soy tonta y se lo que quiero jajaja me hice la estupida y nada, este amor llego hasta la 76 … no es porque no diera para más es porque hasta allí era mi viaje, buena suerte L.

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Leyes antidiscriminación en Colombia: Libertad de Expresión y de Conciencia en Peligro

Si las cosas en Brasil empeoran cada día, Colombia no se queda muy atrás. Además de Celebrarse Carnavales que celebran el mestizaje como el Carnaval de Negros y Blancos en Pasto, Nariño, de celebrarse el “Día Nacional de la Afrocolombianidad” (Ley 975 de 2001) y de darles cuotas y acciones afirmativas a las “minorías raciales” (además de un Proyecto de Ley del ministerio del Interior para “Por el cual se establece la Ley de participación y representación para las Comunidades Negras, Afrocolombianas, Raizales y Palenqueras”), recientemente se aprobó una “Ley Antidiscriminación” (Ley 1482 de 2011) que se suma a la cantidad de normas (Art. 58 y 147 del Código Penal, Art. 48 del Código Disciplinario y el art. 33 de la Ley 70 de 1993) en Colombia que tienen como fin abierto “atacar la discriminación” y como fin ulterior seguirnos metiendo por los ojos el mestizaje disgenésico.

Esta ley reformatoria del código penal agregando los artículos 134 A-D y modifica el art. 102 CP penaliza con cárcel de 1-3 años y multas “a todo aquel que promueva o instigue actos, conductas o comportamientos constitutivos de hostigamiento, orientados a causarle daño físico o moral a una persona, grupo de personas, comunidad o pueblo, por razón de su raza, etnia, religión, nacionalidad, ideología política o filosófica, sexo u orientación sexual”. Igualmente, “El que por cualquier medio difunda ideas o doctrinas que propicien, promuevan, el genocidio o el antisemitismo o de alguna forma lo justifiquen o pretendan la rehabilitación de regímenes o instituciones que amparen prácticas generadoras de las mismas, incurrirá en prisión de noventa y seis (96) a ciento ochenta (180) meses” (Artículo 102 del Código Penal).

Estas leyes ya se han puesto en marcha en casos como uno en que la Corte Constitucional le obligó a unos bares y discotecas aceptar el ingreso de personas “afro” so pena de cerrarles sus negocios, violándoles de esta manera su autonomía de la voluntad y su derecho a contratar y a admitir en su propiedad privada a quienes ellos consideren. ¿Hay algo de malo en no querer venderle algo a alguien? ¿Acaso hay algo de malo el restringirle el acceso a alguien a tu propiedad?

También, la Corte Constitucional en le ordenó a un profesor a no hacer uso de su derecho a la libre expresión (Art. 20 de la Constitución) , a su libertad de Cátedra y de Conciencia al ordenarle moderar sus “expresiones racistas” que ofendieron los frágiles sentimientos de un estudiante.

Por otro lado, en cuanto al crimen que se ha vuelto cuestionar el Holocausto y cuestionar a la Judería Internacional, hace poco la Confederación de Comunidades Judías de Colombia (CCJC) hizo uso de su poder para ordenarle al Procurador General de la Nación el retractarse en sus opiniones, aceptar sin más el Holocausto. ¿Si es así con el Procurador, cómo será con un ciudadano que simplemente hace uso de su libertad de conciencia, de expresión y de prensa por medio de un simple blog?

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Musical Friday: “De la Mano” por Lucas Arnau

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by | August 23, 2013 · 11:23 pm

HOMESCHOOLED: HOW AMERICAN HOMESCHOOLERS MEASURE UP (Reup)

 

HOMESCHOOLED: HOW AMERICAN HOMESCHOOLERS MEASURE UP

Once upon a time, all children were homeschooled. But around 150 years ago states started making public school mandatory and homeschooling eventually became illegal. It wasn’t until the 90’s that all states made it legal again. Today, with more than 2 million homeschoolers making up 4% of the school-aged population, it’s the fastest growing form of education in the country.

HOMESCHOOL HISTORY

  • 1840: 55% of children attended primary school while the rest were educated in the home or by tutors.
  • 1852: The “Common School” model became popular and Massachusetts became the first state to pass compulsory attendance law. Once compulsory attendance laws became effective, America eventually relied entirely on public and private schools for educating children. Homeschooling then became something only practiced by extremely rural families, and within Amish communities.
  • 1870: All states had free primary schools.
  • 1900: 34 states had compulsory attendance laws.
  • 1910: 72% of children attended primary school.
  • 1960: Educational reformers started questioning public schooling’s methods and results.
  • 1977: “Growing Without Schooling” magazine was published, marking a shift from trying to reform public education to abandoning it.
  • 1980: Homeschooling was illegal in 30 states.
  • 1983: Changes in tax law forced many Christian Schools to close which led to soaring homeschooling rates.
  • 1993: Homeschooling become legal in all 50 states and saw annual growth rates of 15-20%.

Today:

32 states and Washington D.C. offer Virtual Public Schools – free education over the internet to homeschooling families: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia (DC), Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

4 States offer tax credits for homeschooling families: Iowa, Arizona, Minnesota, Illinois.

10 States don’t require notification of homeschooling: Alaska, Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Connecticut.

14 States require notification of homeschooling: California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Delaware.

20 States and D.C. require notification of homeschooling, test scores and/or professional evaluation of students: Washington, Oregon, Colorado, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, New Hampshire, Maine, D.C., Hawaii.

6 States require notification of homeschooling, test scores and/or professional evaluation of students; plus other requirements like curriculum approval, parent qualification, home visits by state officials: North Dakota, Pensilvania, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rode Island.

No Federal help is available to homeschooling families yet. The IRS says that homeschooling costs “are nondeductible personal, living, or family expenses.”

HOMESCHOOL GROWTH

Home schooling is the fastest growing form of education in the country.

  • 1999: 850,000 homeschoolers (1.7% of the school-aged population)
  • 2003: 1.1 million homeschoolers (2.2% of the school-aged population)
  • 2007: 1.5 million homeschoolers (2.9% of the school-aged population)
  • 2010: 2.04 million homeschoolers (4% of the school-aged population)
  • From 2007- 2009 home-schoolers increased ate a rate of 7%/year
  • From 2007- 2009 public-schoolers increased at a rate of 1%/year

HOMESCHOOL PARENTS

Education Level of Homeschooling Parents (Fathers/Mothers)

  • No High School Degree: 1.4% / 0.5%
  • High School Degree: 8.4% / 7.5%
  • Some College: 15.4% / 18.7%
  • Associate’s Degree: 8.6% / 10.8%
  • Bachelor’s Degree: 37.6% / 48.4%
  • Master’s Degree: 20% / 11.6%
  • Doctorate Degree: 8.7% / 2.5%

Number of children in homeschooled families:

  • 1 child: 6.6%
  • 2 children: 25.3%
  • 3 children: 26%
  • 4-6 children: 35.9%
  • 7+ children: 6.3%

Most important reasons parents say they homeschool their kids (students, ages 5-17, 2007):

  • 36 %: To provide religious or moral instruction
  • 21 % : Concern about the environment of other schools: safety, drugs, and negative peer pressure
  • 17 %: Dissatisfaction with academic instruction at other schools
  • 14 %: Unique Family Situation such as time, finances, travel, and distances
  • 7 %: Nontraditional approach to child’s education
  • 4 %: Child has other special needs
  • 2%: Child has a physical or mental health problem

HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS

Standardized achievement tests: On average, homeschoolers rank in at the 87th percentile. (Note: The 87th percentile is not the test score. It is the percent of students that scored lower… so, only 13% of students scored higher.)

  • Boys: 87th
  • Girls: 88th
  • Reading: 89th
  • Language: 84th
  • Math: 84th
  • Science: 86th
  • Social Studies: 84th
  • Core: 88th
  • Parents income <$35,000: 85th
  • Parents income $35,000-$70,000: 86th
  • Parents income >$70,000: 89th
  • Parents spend <$600/child/year: 86th
  • Parents spend >$600/child/year: 89th
  • Neither parent has a college degree: 83rd
  • Either parent has a college degree: 86th
  • Both parents have college degrees: 90th
  • Neither parent has a teaching certificate: 87th
  • Either Parent has a teaching certificate: 88th

Grade Placement compared to public schools:

  • Behind: 5.4%
  • On track: 69.8%
  • Ahead: 24.5%

WHEN THEY GROW UP

Homeschooled Adults’ Perception of Homeschooling

“I’m glad that I was homeschooled”

  • Strongly Agree: 75.8%
  • Agree: 19.4%
  • Neither: 2.8%
  • Disagree: 1.4%
  • Strongly Disagree: 0.6%

“Homeschool gave me an advantage as an adult”

  • Strongly Agree: 66.0%
  • Agree: 26.4%
  • Neither: 5.7%
  • Disagree: 1.5%
  • Strongly Disagree: 0.4%

“Homeschool limited my educational opportunities”

  • Strongly Agree: 1.0%
  • Agree: 4.2%
  • Neither: 6.6%
  • Disagree: 29.2%
  • Strongly Disagree: 58.9%

“Homeschool limited my career choices”

  • Strongly Agree: 0.9%
  • Agree: 1.2%
  • Neither: 3.9%
  • Disagree: 18.8%
  • Strongly Disagree: 75.3%

“I would homeschool my own children”

  • Strongly Agree: 54.8%
  • Agree: 27.3%
  • Neither: 13.5%
  • Disagree: 2.8%
  • Strongly Disagree: 1.6%

Homeschooled / General Population

  • Participate in an ongoing community service activity (71% / 37%)
  • Consider politics and government too complicated to understand (4.2% / 35%)
  • Read a book in the past six months? (98.5% / 69%)
  • Continue on to college (74% / 49%)

“Taken all together, how would you say things are these days–would you say that you are …”

  • Very happy (58.9% / 27.6)
  • Pretty happy (39.1% / 63%)
  • Not too happy (2% / 9.4)

HOMESCHOOL COST

Average homeschool family spends $500/child/year.

The average public school spends $9,963 per child per year, not including capital expenditures or research and development.

Sources

http://www.synergyfield.com/homeschooling_parent/homeschooling/a-brief-history-of-american-homeschoolin/

http://www.education.com/reference/article/home-schooling1/

http://www.sharefaith.com/guide/christian-education/homeschool/homeschool-history.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_education_in_the_United_States

http://www.edweek.org/ew/issues/home-schooling/

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/2009030.pdf

http://www.hslda.org/docs/study/ray2009/2009_Ray_StudyFINAL.pdf

http://www.hslda.org/docs/media/2009/200908100.asp

http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/543/666

http://www.nheri.org/HomeschoolPopulationReport2010.pdf

http://blogs.christianpost.com/bright-ideas/home-schooling-state-laws-infographic-11302/

http://www.hslda.org/research/ray2003/HomeschoolingGrowsUp.pdf

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2903485/posts

http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/advice/20041109a2.asp

http://www.hslda.org/earlyyears/Costs.asp

http://www.homeeddirectory.com/articles/1_feb10

http://www.k12.com/schools-programs/online-public-schools#.UfATehZdU6o

http://www.connectionsacademy.com/our-schools/availability.aspx

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