I have written three posts on public schools: public school history part 1, part 2 and now this post. The previous mentioned posts are from my research in education and put together to help explain to my friends why I was going to home school my kids.
I looked at every school option for my kids and it became clear that public schools and most private schools were not designed to prepare kids for real life. The class rooms are over crowded, the teachers tied up by rules and the material not engaging. We are not living in the industrial era, this is the information age. How do you create a standardized test for a 12 year old kid who struggles in math is average at best in English but has 5 websites that generate more income than the teacher. What about the tween girl who is failing every subject except writing and has 100 followers of her blog?