Feeling certain my kids are getting a better education.
I watch 3 kids that live in my neighborhood. I put them on and get them off the bus during the week and help them with their homework. The kids are in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. My kids would have been in Kindergarten and 1st grade this year if they had attended school.
Helping these kids with their homework makes me certain that my kids are getting a better and more rounded education. The 2nd grader didn't know what vowels were, the 3rd grader can not do simple addition without the use of her fingers, I'm talking 8+2 kind of addition and the 1st grader is so stressed out that he throws serious tantrums over everything.
If I ever doubted my ability to home-school my kids, I don't anymore.
Anyone else have experiences like this? You take one look at the kids going to the school your kids would be attending and think to yourself "Thank goodness we home-school"?
"Oppression of spirit is not on
the public school curriculum. Rather, it's a noxious by-product produced
while stewing schooling in a pot w/ unions, administrators,
multi-billion dollar budgets, state education departments, and school
boards, then letting politicians control the heat." Linda Dobson
"When you want to teach
children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are
little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly,
providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and
thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That's *if* you
want to teach them to think." ~ Bertrand Russell