To follow up on this a great read is Gatto's HUGE read of how and why forced public education is even here. He wrote "The Underground History of American Education".
John Stossel was a brave man to take on the big business of the Teacher's Union and the forced government schools. John, you did a good thing, and I hope they have stopped TPing your house by now. HEE HEE!
Also on a sidenote: I have best pals with kids in public school. But I can say with confidence that I see some of these children doing well because of the tireless dedication their parents have to them. You can't just park your child in a government ran enterprise and think your j-o-b is done! Know what your kids are learning, learn it with them, take them on outings to bring it alive! And if you find your teaching them yourself anyway...just bring them home and take all the credit! HEE HEE!
If I had to I would work 3 jobs to put my child in the private of my choice. I think other than homeschooling that private is the next way to go. I understand how some may feel they can't do this thing called homeschooling or that the child wouldn't have friends.
Which is funny. I have 10 or more kids coming to a fall party on Friday. Wonder how my backwards unsocial children came up with those pals? Mmmmmm....
Yes, I am feeling a little fiesty tonight! Blame it on the Debates. Blame it on reading too much. I am just in a heap of fiesty!
Maybe I have just lost too much weight! LOL!