6 thoughts on “Not Just Higher Ed”

  1. What a lot of parents are finding out is that the only thing hard about home schooling is to do a worse job than the public schools.

    Expect a lot of efforts to make it harder from legislatures. Requirements that materials be “certified” and some sort of licensing for anybody they might hire like a math tutor or music teacher. Probably testing requirements that the teachers can’t pass.

    1. Most states already have laws about it, and to be honest, the trend has slowly been going the other way.

      Also, there are organizations like the home school legal defense association that’s been around decades that has info on doing it right in your state.

  2. “What a lot of parents are finding out is that the only thing hard about home schooling is to do a worse job than the public schools.”

    And home schooling could be supported/augmented by some kind of virtual/or on-line schooling.

  3. The only thing I learned in 12 years of public school was, girls are not that opposed to “fooling around.” I showed up for first grade knowing how to read and the only reason I passed any of my courses was because textbooks were “something to read.” I did no homework, so my grades were usually Cs and Ds, until I got As in Spanish in high school, as homework consisted of reading the textbook. USN taught me algebra some years later (and bribed me with a paycheck to learn it). If it were up to me, I’d start kids on paid apprenticeships no later than age 12.

    1. If you take access to the other students, especially those of the opposite sex, away you’ll find out how many were there for the education.

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