updated by @marcellus-wallace: 07/23/15 06:14:31PM
If you don't want to homeschool, you don't have to. If I don't want to send my kids to a school where bullying isn't handled correctly & different learning styles are frowned upon & singled out as a disability, where they want to medicate my intelligent, creative children, just because the teacher is too busy, I don't have to. Isn't it a wonderful world?
I love child led learning! I think it is the best way to help children understand who they are and what their interests are at an early age. I also love that I choose how my kids are socialized instead of that being up to whatever dynamic/ecosystem is available in the particular school environment. I unschool my 7 year old and I unschooled my 15 year old up until 8th grade. He is at a Montessori high school now, which I consider a wonderful environment.
"Let's not forget the important stuff they don't teach you and choose to teach lies instead. For example, I had no idea who Nikola Tesla was until after high school when I learned about him through random web surfing. We were taught that Thomas Edison was some great inventor. No, he just undermined other inventors, stole their work and made them look bad."
Cool fun fact, Nikola Tesla was homeschooled by his illiterate mother on their remote farm! I'm a few years late to the party BUT I'M HERE! =D
Homeschooling family of 5 littles. We love our journey. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. :D
Alligator is pretty tasty too
Our education system is a disaster in every sense. Our moral decline and lack of family/personal values only speaks to it's source... That our children are not brought up within a home and community but to be conformed into obedient followers without question. Our education system is turning towards the Chinese ideals, ranks, full records from birth, soon only those approved will be permitted higher education, while we lose touch of those very basic skills and sustained us and we've thrived on to build ourselves up to the point that we are. When technology fails, where will we have left our future? Surely capable but entirely unprepared and unskilled in the practical knowledge of survival.