I don't think there as any right answer to the question of home school or public school , but there are problems with public education and our societies commitment to it . We face a huge deficit both in our national budget and in our brain trust. How do we keep our next generation motivated and prepared to excel in the future economy.
increasing Ly we are seeing a two tiered education system. If you have the money to buy a private or semi corporate education for your child , that child will receive a leg up on his/her peers who have to go to public schools. perhaps that is the capitalist way. You have the right to pursue happiness but are not guaranteed finding it.
there are certain advantages to both our national financial deficit and our educational deficit. Our economy in shambles means we are going to be struggling to buy foreign goods and our educational deficit means we will be unprepared to make those goods that the rest of the world wants. We will have a lot of marginally paid Americans making marginal products , for domestic consumption. Made in America will be back.
Okay I guess I went off the reservation on the issue of Home school vs public school , but the answer is the same . Grab the opportunity where you find it. Why not make education a home/public combination. Certified teachers provide the shell and parents become responsible for daily instruction. Bloomberg magazine this week published an article on a great f step towards empowering parent and student on educating a step beyond the class room.
Okay I plunged into the depths of my paranoia about my kids future to simply encourage you to check out the two links below. One is a Bloomberg article on the founder of Kahns academy .. I think this is a blue print for the future of primary education, both for home schooled education and public schools. ( I still not sure about dealing with the real world experience of home schooled kids) . The second link is to Kahn's academy itself it is a great teaching source fro parent and child. I would be interested in any similar sites you might know of, for history or English ?
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