My first roommate in college was ‘homeschooled.’ He was the first person I ever met who hadn’t gone through the public school system, and as the year went on… I began to notice a few things about him.
Number One: He was extremely disciplined for a 17 year old.
Number Two: He was extremely mature for a 17 year old.
Number Three: He breezed through the college curriculum like it was child’s play!
To be honest… he was a couple of years younger than me, but his focus made him seem like the upperclassman. We had many discussions about his upbringing, and I learned one important factor that led to my roommates’ success.
HE BENEFITED FROM BEING EDUCATED AS AN INDIVIDUAL!
Now I’m not saying that every kid should be homeschooled, but there are a few problems within our public school systems.
Example: Let’s say an average class size has 25 kids. These kids sit in class together day after day. Among these 25 kids: 5 of them will excel… 5 of them will underachieve… and the remaining 15 will be average. AND THIS IS A PERFECT MICROCOSM OF AMERICA!
But here is where the real problem occurs: In the public school system, these kids spend years sitting in a classroom together, and as a result… they become accustomed to their ‘academic ranking’ among their classmates.
The few who excel know they’re better than the rest.
The majority average become comfortable being average.
The underachievers begin to accept who they are!
Now we know that these kids can improve, and we tell them they can, but after years of sitting in the public school classroom…
OUR KIDS ARE BEING EDUCATED AS A GROUP.
THEY ARE NOT BEING EDUCATED AS INDIVIDUALS!
I’m sorry parents… but it’s impossible for teachers to effectively educate 25 to 30 kids individually! If your child is in the ‘average’ or ‘underachieving’ level of their class, it’s not up to their teacher… it’s up to you to provide ‘individual attention’ to your child.
I’m not saying that homeschooling is the answer for every home, but there needs to be a little more schooling coming from the home! A little less television, a little less video games, a little less social media… and a few more hours daily focused on homework and studying!
By allowing the school system to raise your children, you’re allowing your child’s education to be influenced by one teacher, and 25 to 30 other kids!
MORE OF YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION NEEDS TO BE INFLUENCED ONE-ON-ONE…
BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CHILD!