A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 04, 2022
“I homeschool because I have seen the village and I don’t want it raising my children”

"It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb. “I homeschool because I have seen the village and I don’t want it raising my children” (or “We homeschool because we have seen the village and we don’t want it raising our children") is a saying that has been printed on many images. Authorship is unknown.

“RT @crescentprephs: Love this quote ‘I homeschool because I’ve seen the village and I don’t want it raising my children’” was posted on Twitter by PJ on March 9, 2009. (The original tweet is no longer available.) “RT @nathanmartin: Seen on T-Shirt I homeschool because I’ve seen the village and I don’t want it raising my children!” was posted on Twitter by Sheila Anderson on October 3, 2009. “RT @TCHomeschooler: I homeschool because I have seen the village & I do not want it raising my children. ~Shana Woodman” was posted on Twitter by “splash of sass” on May 5, 2010.

“WE HOMESCHOOL BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN THE VILLAGE, AND WE DON’T WANT IT RAISING OUR CHILDREN” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Lisa on May 17, 2013. “We #homeschool because we’ve seen the village and don’t want it raising our kids” was posted on Twitter by Joel M. Killion on March 1, 2021.


Wikipedia: it takes a village
“It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb that means that an entire community of people must provide for and interact positively with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.

Attributions
The proverb has been attributed to African cultures.
(...)
In book titles
. It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher, published in 1994
. It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, by Hillary Rodham Clinton, published in 1996.

Twitter
PJ
@PJ_Kaiser
RT @crescentprephs: Love this quote “I homeschool because I’ve seen the village and I don’t want it raising my children”.
8:48 AM · Mar 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Susan K. Stewart - #Writer - Donkey Devos
@susan_stewart
RT @crescentprephs: Love this quote, “I homeschool because I’ve seen the village and I don’t want it raising my children”.
9:32 AM · Mar 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Larie
@beadingmamma
Retweeting @Homeschoolsegue: “I homeschool because I’ve seen the village and I don’t want it raising my children.” @ptownmoofus
7:52 PM · Jun 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Sheila Anderson
@JoinSheila
RT @nathanmartin: Seen on T-Shirt I homeschool because I’ve seen the village and I don’t want it raising my children!
9:52 PM · Oct 3, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
splash of sass
@SplashofSassy
RT @TCHomeschooler: I homeschool because I have seen the village & I do not want it raising my children. ~Shana Woodman http://bit.ly/b1IKPU
12:33 PM · May 5, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Casey
@hmschlingmama
My friend sent me a great quote today: “I homeschool because I have seen the village and I don’t want it raising my children.” Lol
7:53 PM · Oct 13, 2011·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Lisa
@munchkinlk
I homeschool because I’ve seen the village and don’t want it raising my children.
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
WE HOMESCHOOL
BECAUSE WE HAVE
SEEN THE VILLAGE,
AND WE DON’T
WANT IT RAISING
OUR CHILDREN.
http://www.GretHomeschoolCOnventions.com
10:50 PM · May 17, 2013·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Crea_M #code⚫ #blijfthuis #VoorWeinigCovid
@Crea_Marg
I homeschool because I have seen the village and I don’t want it raising my children #thuisonderwijs #onderwijs
(This is also shown on an image.—ed.)
3:26 PM · Sep 22, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Todd
@heritagegifts75
I Homeschool Because I Have Seen The Village And I Don’t Want It Raising My Children. Homeschool Decor, School Room, Home school Sign, Gift https://seethis.co/nRAO9O/
7:48 PM · Apr 3, 2018·Around.io

Twitter
Joel M. Killion
@joelkillion
We #homeschool because we’ve seen the village and don’t want it raising our kids.
5:27 PM · Mar 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Pi Philosopher
@quame_walker
I homeschool because i have seen the village and I don’t want it raising my kids.
11:44 AM · Dec 15, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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