In the old days, the teachers had the support of parents. If we got into trouble at school we were in worse trouble when we got home. These days the parents are a bigger problem than the kids. If a kid is disciplined at school, the parents are at school wanting to fight the teacher.
Not all teachers are stupid and belong to unions, and not all parents are good parents or homeschool teachers.
This year at a parents' meeting at our local HS two mothers got into a fight. The cops were called and they both went to jail and have been banned from school property.
I wonder how their kids behave at school!
I was sent to the Pincipal’s Office once and after waiting for a minute I got up and left. I walked all the way home, I usually walked home, boy was my mother surprised to see me.
Of course I was taken back to the school. I did not get spanked by the principal without my parents approval, I can tell you that.
What does all your obiter dictum have to do with the price of tea in China? Bathroom visits as needed were NOT a problem with a reasonably well behaved group of 30 second graders. The only “break” was lunchtime/recess. You complain about something that I personally observed to be a non problem.
These parents also have kids who aren't learning lick in their institutional school, as well.
There have been NO studies done that measures the amount of learning acquired in the classroom as compared to that learned in the home through homework. Homework is merely another name for homeschooling.
It is my observation that academically successful children, whether home or institutionally schooled, are doing the **same** amount of home study. And...Their parents share the **same** value for education and have similar discipline and home habit.
In other words....If there is an academically successful child, that child has been homeschooled whether he is in the home full-time or institutionalized. Both groups are **home** schooled.
If every government school in this nation were to disappear tomorrow, the **same** children getting and education today would get one tomorrow. Why? Answer: Because the **REAL** work is done IN THE HOME!