Written by Captain Mary on Tuesday, June 17, 2008

How can we not be a part of our children's education? The public school system finds ways to involve us, by assigning children science projects before they can spell the word science. Guess who has to do the work. Hours and hours are spent on homework, what are the kids doing all those hours during the day. My grandchildren learned to read at home, thank goodness, who knows when they would have learned in public school.

I hear so many people say I don't have time, I don't have the ability. If they look at the work they do with their children after school that's enough time to school them. The teachers today have their hands tied. They are so busy teaching the kids to pass tests that are motivated by politics and budgets. The funny thing about these tests are if the kids fail they are not promoted, but if they pass the kids don't get a grade or credit for all their work. Does this sound right to you? Is this preparing our children for the future, I am getting old enough to know that the children are our future. What are we looking ahead towards, cuts in the salaries of the teachers who are responsible for making our new law makers, dentists, vets, judges and perhaps even a president. It's time to step up to the plate and be the Teacher of your children, look at it this way, your already doing it. Now you can teach them what is important without wasting their time, they will have more time to explore, create and invent.

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  1. 4 comments: Responses to “ THE HOME-SCHOOLING DEBATE ”

  2. By Queenie on June 18, 2008 at 6:01 AM

    You don't have to preach to me on this one. The public schools failed my kids. Luckily, we were in a position and were adventurous enough to bring them home. Wouldn't change that decision for anything.

  3. By Anonymous on June 18, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    The problem I see with much of the home schooling is that for the most part it is done by religious fundamentalists that don't agree with elements of the curriculum in public schools.

    Such elements may include tolerance, evolution, and association.

  4. By FIRST MATE on June 18, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    i agree that more parents should home school. i am now realizing that if i am responsible for them, i know they will have the education i think they need.

  5. By Queenie on June 18, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Truth, I beg your pardon???? Religious....psshhhttt! Hehe. That is one of the biggest challenges I face as a home school mom right now, trying to find non secular groups and books to use. It sucks on so many levels.