I would not have had that if I had been homeschooled. I may not have the authority to speak of this, since I am not a seasoned professional, but I think that civil psychology, without discussion of economics and an economic background, is useless. And this goes both ways, as Keynesian economics is economics done without an understanding of civil psychology, and fails to accurately reflect actual trends over a long period of time. I think that the economic aspect of education was mentioned and glossed over by the writer.
In the modern economic condition, one of 'stagflation', caused by the addiction of aggregate demand to the process of expanding the aggregate quantity of currency and resulting, inflation-adjusted price hikes caused by the ability of businesses to 'blame it on the wolf' have dominated the modern economic landscape for as long as 11 years. To put it simply, for the common man, the Great Recession never ended, though for business oligarchs defined as anyone with over billion dollars and significant political capital , the economy has soared. To prevent loss of aggregate demand by public price hikes, business oligarchs have relied on outsourcing and other cost-cutting moves such as sufficiently increasing productivity of workers without pay increase, to keep up with expected increase rates of market capitalization by holders and business oligarchs themselves.
This has created a landscape that is, put simply, devoid of well paying blue collar positions that can provide the pursuit of security, and major mismatch between pay and price.
This economic landscape, created by the failures of Keynesian economics, creates a situation where, under average circumstances, one who does not complete education, and does not have credible claim to his intelligence, is doomed to live in growing clusters of concentrated poverty, empowered by the ruthless, unthinking blue collar jobs that, to prevent public aggregate demand, lowered inflation adjusted wages instead of outsourcing or cutting short the capitalization expectations of those in power.
I don't really understand your comment. I have to agree with the article completely. The only exception to the rule is the fact that you have to consider the type of child and a host of other factors involved.
Some children will do alright in any particular environment. Some will not. So, there you see the problem with school.
Leave this field blank. For example, think about the parents who discover that their 4th grade child is performing really well in language arts 94th percentile and mathematics 89th percentile , but rather poorly in science 39th percentile and social studies 26th percentile. As the Michigan State researchers put it, "The proportion of topics presented on a standardized test that received more than cursory treatment in each textbook was never higher than 50 percent" p. The goal is to make sure that all kids are learning and thriving in their own, personal ways. Merely because these test scores are reported in numbers sometimes even with decimals! The Bethlehem schools now use a curriculum in the early elementary grades that mixes teacher-directed whole-class phonics lessons with small-group activities to meet the needs of children at different points in the process of learning to read. It's a good way to make sure they're being challenged.
It's like asking all children to wear the same size shirt. I was born in the 70s and grew up in the 80s. It was determined early on that I had a high IQ. And I found out later in life that I likely had certain autistic traits. Unbeknownst to anyone else. I didn't do well with school, socially. When it came to doing the work, I excelled so well.
That I surpassed the teachers abilities many times. Sometimes with resentment coming my way. I was rarely appreciated for being "out of line". I was a shy, quiet, good kid. But that got me nowhere. Back in those days, you could get away with skipping school for weeks at a time.
Once I figured that out, I exploited it to the max. There was even a time when I stayed out for a whole month. I made sure I kept my textbooks at home. From 11 to 15 years old I spent most of my time home alone.
I had it all. I studied my textbooks and then some. Watched a lot of television. Mostly educational programs. I was filling my mind with my passions. I learned to play two instruments. Kept the house clean inside and out. Tore apart electronics and studied how they worked. The list goes on. By the time I was high school age, I had skills and knowledge that no public school kid would have. While they were wasting their time being restricted to the pre-determined route, I was reaching the sky. I lacked social skills. But I caught up later in life.
When it became "necessary".
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It is not necessary to be tossed into a building full of foolish children at a young age. Because of the high potential for corruption and distraction. And the way I was raised, it would be impractical for a public institution to attempt to "raise" hundreds of kids the way I was. I was in the comfort of my own home. I felt safe. No burdens. That is. Until at some point the school system decided they were losing too much money not having me there.
So they used the intervention of the courts to get me there. And I was strung along until I was The teachers told them I should be advanced two grades because of my high intelligence. But the principle held me back two grades out of resentment. And not one single time did anyone mention that I had the option of being homeschooled.
We could have avoided all the stress and headaches had someone told us. But they were more worried about monetary gain and indoctrination. I have learned a hard lesson throughout my childhood. But given a large gift. Since then I have had three kids of my own. I have personally chosen to homeschool them and give them the gift I had. They will never fully understand why they cannot go to school with "the other kids" until they are old enough to appreciate the benefit of freedom and lack of corruption.
I will mentor them every step of the way. It is what children need. A far cry from the status quo we call "Higher Education".
Children have a very high potential. And not through the eyes of Uncle Sam. I look back 30 years later and still see idiots running the system of government and education. And only a few good teachers who have allowed themselves to be imprisoned by a system that tells them what and how to teach.
Children need a small percentage of what the schools shove into their minds. They are treated like cattle with number signs. It is high time we all wake up and face the truth. If children are not raised as non-conforming leaders, they will most certainly be conforming followers. Which one is the fool? My experience in school stifled my desire to learn, my desire to discover, only recently have a rediscovered it and I'm 25 year old junior in college.
I've had my personal challenges to overcome, just like everyone else. I fully agree that had I the freedom during my grade school years, as the kids at a democratic school have, that I would've been a well developed, well adjusted, ready for the "world at large" adult by the time I graduated. I'm passionate about education, in fact, I will get my PhD and then dedicate my career to the field of correct education and help implement it worldwide!
The more I learn about the democratic "K" learning environment the more I support it. In other words, my view is biased. Do all children dislike school? Grey was trying to say.