Home and private schooling looks better and better

Common illits“, as Heinlein called them, want more of your money to continue un-educating kids.

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7 Responses to Home and private schooling looks better and better

  1. Tony says:

    Now I remember why we homeschooled our son.

  2. Weston says:

    Frankly, knowing some high-quality educators myself, I would say that if half the parents I hear about tried to educate their own children, they’d end up even worse off.

    I don’t disagree that some children receive a poor education. I also know there are some bad teachers. But even the best of teachers can only lead a horse to water.

  3. Now I remember why we homeschooled our son.
    Precisely. The only reason a parent would send their child to either public or private school would be for the express purpose of indoctrinating them to be a Collectivist.

    The results were consistent with previous studies on homeschool academic achievement and showed that homeschoolers, on average, scored 37 percentile points above public school students on standardized achievement tests.

  4. Camtec says:

    Weston is correct. Many home schoolers must hire teachers to teach the high school subjects. Teaching is a skill and must be learned for the most part. I taught for 10 years and found few bad teachers. Bad parents, bad students and bad administrators are far more common. To add to what Weston said, you cannot make ice cream from s—.

    • Weston says:

      Brock pointed out a good point: that homeschooling done by motivated parents actually prepares children quite well, and most homeschoolers I’ve known were in many ways better prepared for college, for they had already realized that in order to excel a student must be a self-starter.

      That being said, I was public-schooled my entire life, and consider myself well-educated. But that’s because I decided to learn more than the curriculum. Any state-dictated curriculum will be too narrow and leave out important topics.

  5. Pierangelo Tendas says:

    Here in Italy, home schooling is (fortunately) illegal, and attendance to either a Public school or a Governmentally-recognized private schooling institution is mandatory for all children age 6 to 16.

  6. TNinfidel says:

    Yep, got to be sure the children are properly indoctrinated. Europe is such a model for the world! -sarc off-

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