Friday, August 28, 2009

A Homeschooling Lifestyle

Some valuable advice from veteran mother/teacher Cay Gibson, who says:
Some parents believe in the Better Late Than Early approach. Just because a new child in a new school doesn't know the regimented information when he/she goes into a classroom doesn't mean he/she won't know it tomorrow. If one little fourth grader is taught about electricity in her science class while another little fourth grader is taught about space, it doesn't make the other one uneducated. It means she was only taught something different at a different time than the other. But America's educational system wants everyone on the same page, or at least in the same book.

Homeschoolers prefer to read a different book entirely.

1 comment:

Aron said...

Two of my good friends were home-schooled until we met in the first year of our Bachelor's degrees, and they turned out just fine. My baby sister is being home-schooled and she is also doing fine. Of course, there are pros and cons to both approaches, but they seem to work for those who prefer them.
~Aron <><