Quote of the day
The Bridge Of Sighs, the book

The difference between schooling and education

No_child_left_behind "The country where free public education was born struggles with the concept of what education is, what is should accomplish, and how it should approach the child." p. 239

The Whole Parenting Guide by Alan Reder, Phil Catalfo, and Stephanie Renfrow Hamilton

"As a society, we have erred in assuming that education should be something done to our kids by some external agent called 'school' and that it should conclude when a person finishes formal schooling and begins a career. The shallowness of this concept has motivated many parents to make learning their own family value, to encouare their kids in their education, and even join them in that great adventure.". 239 Ibid

One of my favorite bumperstickers says, "Don't let public schooling interfer with your education."

No child left behind is another travesty visited on the citizens of this nation by a government intent on keeping the citizens under control. The emphasis on drilling kids in math and reading focuses on lower level skills but skips the elements of critical thinking necessary for citizens of a free and democratic society.

"Teaching children to think critically is not a parental responsibility much talked about in America today, for reasons we'll soon make clear. It's also a responsibility about which many parents would rather not be reminded. Show your kids how to think and there's no telling what they'll start questioning - their religion, family rules, the need to graduate." p. 240 Ibid.

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