kitchen table math, the sequel: parents on schools and time

Saturday, March 12, 2011

parents on schools and time

re: Richard Elmore's observation that family's time is a gift, not an entitlement:
This is exactly how I feel about most of my kids' homework -- it's throwing their childhood away.

One of the reasons we are currently homeschooling the elementary kids, I couldn't take one more scrap booking assignment disguised as literature or math. Not to mention the hours lost to drug awareness, school fundraising pep rallies and watching "Finding Nemo."

1 comment:

Niels Henrik Abel said...

Indeed, the reasons to homeschool are numerous.

As if the low academic standards weren't bad enough, all the crap assignments just add insult to injury.