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?
College is not required. College was a bit of a joke then in the 1700’s as it is now. A parent with a solid general education can teach a child how to think and study and to research for themselves, and, of course, general knowledge such as English and math. The child can take that basic understanding and apply it to whatever field of study they desire. The parent doesn’t need to have a formal education, just knowledge and the wisdom and desire to teach.