We decided to nurture our children’s education from home for several reasons. Each child learns at their own level and pace. Sometimes they are interested in a topic that, if explored when interested, blooms into an education that is retained and useful. When forced to study a subject reluctantly, not only do they fight against learning, they most likely don’t retain it for the future.
From personal experience as an adult I’ve seen that I study and investigate subjects that I’m interested in. I retain that information and can recall it easily. I build my own opinions and convictions for my beliefs in what I’ve learned. I remember sitting in school, irritated at a subject, frustrated that I was being forced to learn about it, especially since I would never use it in life. Why was I being forced to learn something so irrelevant?
Not only do public/private schools not allow children to learn at their own pace, they strive to limit their abilities. The school system is designed to dumb down our children. To limit their potential and keep them from being top of their industry. In fact the reason that schooling lasts until you are 21 is so that by the time you figure out what you want to be the fire of youth is gone. The youthful fire that was the drive for historical men like George Washington, Thomas Edison, and . Standardized tests have become less and less complicated. And yet the scores of American graduates have continually declined. The literacy rates in America have drastically declined since the first world war. Schools are meant to keep the working class in a mentality to continue being the working class. So make sure that industry has the workers needed for huge corporate America. The free democrat society that we think we have is actually controlled by a limited elite that train us as employees from kindergarten to bachelors.
Kevin and I are entrepreneurs. We are paving the way in our own lives. It’s hard work and we make mistakes. But we know that we control our own destiny. We hope to give our children that freedom. To allow them to choose any path, and know that they can be the best at whatever they choose. This blog is to help keep record of our daily activities and experiences. To watch as our children grow and learn each day.
Suggested Reading: The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto