So this post is sort of a preamble to a larger post I have in my head but my lovely daughter did her best to keep me from writing today . The bones of the post will appear tomorrow but here's what got me thinking. Mother Goat and I have been discussing the education of our two year old ( Already ?) Discussing , the idea of home schooling vs public school.
With home schooling the child gets the attention he or she needs, I have met a lot of home schooled kids who are very well educated and the test scores of a sample show home schooled kids generally preform on a par or excel at standardized tests. The question is does home schooling prepare them for the real world in terms of interacting with their peers ?
My wife favors home schooling , maybe in a group with other children. I'm not too sure.my time in elementary and Jr. High was horrible. I was beaten , bullied and harassed , but doesn't that kind of thing occur throughout your life ( if you let it ) ?
The big discussion I hope to bring up tomorrow is the public school system going to survive in this era of budget cuts and does it need to survive ?
theres a poll on this subject further down the page , check it out