There is a Facebook page I fallow & I find wonderful inspiration & information from it & wanted to share it with all of you.
It is called The Libertarian Homeschooler. Today she posted this! There are so many here that are constantly looking for the curriculum that is just right! I am posting the post here with her permission.
The answer to those children within the conventional system was to label them. Troublemaker. Oppositional. Hyper. Slow. Dyslexic. Socially Deficient. Problem Child. And often the answer was to drug them. Tranquilize them. Sedate them. Just make them...less. Grind them through. Get them out.
They didn't want them. They didn't have the time or the resources or the patience for these children. They were disruptive in the system that didn't work for them. Desperate to get out from under. These children didn't do well in the machine so clearly there was Something Wrong With These Children.
Pft. Nonsense. There is something wrong with the machine.
We have them at home now. And we're not doing school at home because school simply doesn't work for these children. We won't be replicating that. And having come out from under conventional school norms and benchmarks and scope and sequence, they're cheerful and happy and intelligent and pursuing what interests them with zeal and fire and delight.
Is school not working for your child? Is school-at-home making family life miserable? You might need to ditch it and follow your child. What do you have to lose? School isn't working. Time to try something new.