do you ever take a look at your state's standards and compare them to what your child is really learning? When we started homeschooling I was surprised to find that it's part of our state standards for foreign language to be included all through elementary school. Our school system claims that teaching English as a second language is how they are meeting those requirements! And, only one of our four elementary schools offers ESL. Not trying to knock the public school moms, just wanting to know if you check up on your school system.Answer Question
Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:33 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
I don't like our public school curriculum. It is open for review and change every year which in theory makes it better every year but it also leaves huge room for gaps in education. If they change what is being taught in 2nd grade to it being taught in 1st grade instead then there is a group of children missing that lesson completely. It is also changed and reviewed by teachers, parents and the school board rather than just choosing one set curriculum that was built by one person to ensure easy transition from one grade to the next. I truly wish I could home school but I just don't have the patients.
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