Thank you for thinking outside the box and not blaming Obama for something that’s been going on for decades. (it cheapens the issue and gets in the way of fixing it)
I like the idea of having those who can, teach.
Great idea; however you’ll be struck down the first day of class by the teachers union.
I like your idea. Where are you located? I am a software architect with a Masters in Management. I intend to retire from this work in the next few years and would enjoy teaching interesting subjects. By the way, I have been teaching software development for about 20 years either in the Air Force or at the community college level.
Excellent article and excellent suggestion. We still have a few schools that teach God and Country and are private. Your suggestion would be a step in the right direction for a more useful citizen with excellent ethics.
A worthy pursuit, that I have often wished to do myself, but in order to even attempt to make this a reality, you better have an army of lawyers
Good idea...especially including Classical Education
Our schools need fixing...but I am a little leery of those who push for just teaching Science and Math in schools (simply because there are fewer jobs in those fields, as they have been shipped to India, ComChina, and other places). I like your inclusion of Classical Ed...there needs to be some mix of subject matter
There is nothing wrong with students learning history and Classical Antiquity. This would be much more beneficial than “Debbie has two Daddies” or “White People Suck” curricula in our schools today
Your concept is already up and running. Search Classical Conversations 1000’s of children have already gone through the program. Always looking to open schools in different areas.
A great idea. That’s my thought as well: we need to start over at ground level, to get results in 15 or 20 years. My advice on your venture: Look into doing it as a charter school. In some states, charter schools can hire whoever they want, plus you get state funds to run it. If the school is free for students (as opposed to charging private school fees), you will get much broader participation. Also there are other schools already based on this model. Investigate them and see how you can improve upon them. And finally - go for it!!!!!!
Well before your time would be the 1960s with the advent of K-12 progressive experiementation and student protests in higher eductation. The loss of conventional approaches to reading (emphasis on comprehension), writing (parts of speech, diagraming sentences, handwriting discipline and vocabluary) and mathematics (multiplication memorization, ratios and proporation, fractions etc) has created massive generational ignorance. In higher education, the elevation of social studies research methods (such as “qualitative method”) has watered knowledge down to a lowest common demoninator. Student motivation has likewise responded to the lowered expections of both K-12 and higher education.
The deck is stacked against you. ALL teachers have to have at least a teaching certificate certified by ... you guessed it. The very same state you’re trying to avoid.