It is worth it....Think of Lincoln. He was self-taught-—his mother who could barely read—taught him to read the Bible and Mark Twain stepped into a schoolhouse at nine and was done by 13 or so.
Experience with adults people-—so that they emulate adults and not immature children is better. They need contact with other children, but a mass of peers is unnatural-—family (all ages) is better for a myriad of reasons-—because then they are always challenged and not bored...by waiting for slow learners to catch up in “one size fits all” classrooms.
Brilliance-—Knowledge can only come from internal desire where there will be focus-—Schools are set up to distract—destroy focus (bell rings) and forces children into an artificial, directed, controlled prison system which is dependent on outside structures——destroys internal desires and self-initiative-—independence-—individualism and it forces a “collective” mentality and “group think”-—kids are humiliated when they “think” outside of the box.
Immature children make fun of differences—and will laugh naturally at things that stick out and are different. One age—of peers—makes children really self-conscious and afraid to speak out (laughed at)—for mass conformity-—they will “rate” themselves -—and will know if they are “stupid” or “slow” etc. which won’t occur as much with mixed ages.
John Taylor Gatto explained this much better than I can. His book is free online. It opened my eyes to the “evil” system that John Dewey set up (Father of Modern Education).
This book is great and short and has a lot of philosophy in it:
Thanks for the info and the links.
Now if I could just solve that “I’m single” problem. :)