Back around over 150 years ago, American decided to educate its citizens, so that she could compete in the global market. We wanted literate citizens. And rightly so. We also wanted to keep our kids safe from the tyrannical events that were plaguing our children, and came up with child labor laws. We housed our children, tucked away safely, together, with a nurturing soul who could teach them to read, write, and do arithmetic. And we created institutions of learning.
These well-meant institutions of learning served their purpose for a good many years. We educated our children, and several generations before them. We created a strong, productive society. And America prospered. We spared no expense when it came to the education of our children. But alas, times have changed, and this well-meaning institution of education has morphed into a bureaucratic tyrannical state of diminished creativity, diminished expenditures, and diminished hope. School has become cumbersome.
Today’s school no longer has the air of creativity buzzing around it. It has an air of crushing freedoms, systems of confusing rewards and punishments, and no place to demonstrate common sense decisions, as every interaction is governed by a “rule”. There is no freedom in our schools, as they have become overly governed.
My generation of parents does not really understand what goes on in schools today. We are wasting a lot of time behind those walls. (And today’s kids know it.) I would like to get this message out to the next generation of parents getting ready to send their children off to school. I would like them to realize that you don’t have to do this… You have options. And I would like you to consider these options, the options of homeschooling your children, before you march them off to today’s institutions of learning and stifle their sensibility, creativity, and freedom. YOU, my new parent, really can be the best teacher your child will have. And you need to know this is a perfectly legal option for you. You have a right to homeschool your own children in this country. And you are perfectly capable of doing so.