posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 07:41 AM
I believe that home schooling is actually a very good idea. I am not in the best of cities, I am not living in the best of school districts, and
unless the school system is given a complete overhaul, my children are being punished for being econimically disadvantaged.
My daughters both read and comprehend at least 3 grade levels above their grades. They are at least 2 grades above in sciences, and social studies,
and at least 1 grade above in math.
BUT they act out, and misbehave and do all kinds of things I don't apporve of, because they are bored. I know this, the school knows this, and they
tell me, well there really isn't anything they can do. And unlike my birth city, there are no mentaly gifted programs or classes for the brighter
children... which is very alarming, and had I known the state of this cities education system, I would not have moved here, regardless of the
situation I was in. I would have waited things out, and found a place more conducive to proper environment, social, and educational.
It has and still is the class room syllabus is geared towards the slower students. They move at the pace of the slower students, and those children
that are at the top of their class get bored. There is very few ways the system allows the faster children to move at their own pace, aside from
skipping grades, which then puts the child at a social disadvantage.
The only solution I have seen is to look into home schooling my daughters, and I am sure that is so for other parents as well.
They say it is if not broke, don't fis it. The US education system, ESPECIALLY for those in a leser socia0ecominic bracket, IS broken, and nothing is
being done to fix it.
Patch it, shore it up, throw some shiny new paint on it, but not fix it.
Edited to add... Considering my neighborhood, the people in it, their children, and the way they are raising their children... MANY HMITs and HOTWs, I
do not want my children associating with 99% of the children in their school. I have found only TWO children I approve of, and only ONE of those
children have what I concider a proper household for MY children to go to their house.
[edit on 10/4/2006 by FalseParadigm]