My number reason children should be homeschooled when possible:
1. If you have an education, congratulations, you will be able to teach your child things and the ability to learn that they will never know in public school. The public school teachers are typically very ignorant liberals with “degrees in Education”. Your child will be measured by your standards of personal excellence versus the unionized dumb-down lowest-common-denominator practices of the federal DOE and the NEA. Your child can interact with children you select with your standards and your rules. Their discipline can be assured. Your child can take real field trips to interesting and historical places. You can coordinate with like-minded parents to cross-pollinate your groups children with various professional studies of the individual parents and share in expenses and responsibilities. Your child will learn and grow and become that young adult capable of fending for themselves every parent should desire for their child. Along with all that, you also get to temper your discipline with the thoughts and input of the other parents. Children often find firm but fair a result. There is just something respectful about watching a child grow and learn to think and contribute their experiences.
RE: . If you have an education, congratulations, you will be able to teach your child things and the ability to learn that they will never know in public schoo
The article states:
Almost all of our Founding Fathers, the most brilliant authors and orators of all time, were home-schooled. George Washingon, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt were all educated at home by a parent or a tutor.
George Washington was taught by his older brother for a while before embarking on a self-taught course that led him to become a surveyor by the age of 16 and eventually the greatest general and leader in the nation.
Claude Monet (impressionist), Leonardo da Vinci (inventor and artist), Daniel Boone, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark (explorers), Robert Frost (poet), Helen Keller, C.S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Laura Ingalls Wilder (authors and lecturers), and Bach and Mozart (composers) were all home-educated. They are just my favorites from a very exhaustive list of home-educated human beings who not only turned out okay, but changed the world.
The question I have is this -— how much education did the parents of the above famous people have? Did they go to college?