home schooling

@censae (72)
United States
May 14, 2009 3:59pm CST
I am so fed up with the quality of public education. I am referring to the academic as well as the human quality. Trained teachers are a rareity. I wonder what they were trained. It certainly was not to consider children as human beings. maybe they treat the children the way the system treats them Childrn may very well get the grades, bbut they lose so much in the process. The trade-off is very destructive. I have been pondering the possibility on removing my grandchild from this system altogether. I wind up teaching him anyway, I spent a day in his classroom. I could not see how he could get through the day. It was utter chaos. If students get the information being shouted out by the teacher,then that's lucky for them if not--oh well! What a crock! It is late in the year. I should have followed my first mind earlier in the year. I am just as qualified to teach second grade. I will do it myself--at home. Please give me feed back-anyone.
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• United States
15 May 09
I agree...the teachers are just there to get that pay check and to heck with the children that need to learn these things. You might find 1 teacher out of 50 that really wants to be there and that really has these children in mind. I myself have came to conculsion my children will not attend the schools i went too due to lack of respect for the students....I will be home schooling or putting my children in a privite school before they go to a public school. I dont have money comming out my ears but i will make sure my children get the education they need and in a respectful manner than what a public school will give.
@AmbiePam (50133)
• United States
15 May 09
I never went to a public school. I went to a Christian school. I realize a Christian school is not what you are speaking of, but the material was much more challenging than that of the public school variety. At least the public schools in our state. I could explain how I know that, but it would take too long. Anyway, I learned enough there to be able to skip my junior and senior years in high school and go straight to college. So yes, teaching them at home and choosing different material than what it being taught now...probably a good thing.
@yoyozhou (356)
• China
15 May 09
Really the education system has some problems.But I think it is better for a child to go to school.There are many children getting together so that children can know how to get along with others well and how to make friends and how to conqure the difficulties.
• United States
15 May 09
Home schooling is wonderful, and it would be great if more families participated. Many states are trying to over-regulate homeschooling. They want your children in the public schools where they can brainwash them into their liberal agenda
• China
15 May 09
You know things always has two sides. Public education has it's shortage,so does home schooling. What i did is trying to balance them. I will send my daughter to kindergarden for half day ,so i can do a part-time job,then i will spend another half day with her. She need "proper" education ,and need to take off some burden from that. I will see it works or not.
• United States
15 May 09
I understand your frustrations. I have been frustrated myself. Please understand that all teachers are not bad. Some really do know what they are doing and actually care for their students. They are fewer and farther between but there are some good ones out there!
• United States
15 May 09
I homeschool my son, and my daughter will start this fall. My son went to public school, through first grade, and I hated it. I always wanted to homeschool though, and I really do not like to knock public school. I am sure it is much harder having close to thirty kids in a class, as opposed to my two. However the getting on the bus by six thirty, not getting home until almost four, then doing all that homework in such low grades, drove me crazy. So we decided to homeschool, and I do not regret it at all.
@Ozarkgirl (774)
• United States
14 May 09
We homed schooled boys but kept them in rolled in public schools extension programs so they could play ball, and go to prom, field trips, senior trips, drama, and participate in stuff like that so they still got the interaction with other students and not really missed out on nothing.
• United States
14 May 09
Check out the laws in your state. My state has no laws for or against home schooling. Then decide if you are going to use a curriculum that tells you exactly what to do or not. I am going to school to be a teacher and I have always wanted to homeschool my children when I have them. My state has a set of standards for teacher to teach from:http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/teks/ That site has everything that students are to learn from kinder up to graduation. I would suggest that you browse through your grandchilds grade level if you choose to not have a curriculum so that you have a base of what his grade and age should know as a minimum. If you go to the site you will notice that it does not say how to teach the minimum just what should be learned. Also, if you really mean to homeschool then start planning now because while you are capable of teaching what needs to be learned there is nothing worse than going in unprepared. I personally would use my state's guide lines as a minimum and not use a curiculum because they are expensive and if you are the least bit creative you can come up with better ways to teach what should be learned. I will also tell you that research shows that lecture and worksheet are the 2 worst ways to teach something, if you do homeschool do as much hands on activities as possible. I could go on and on about the benifites of homeschooling, but I would caution you to do your research and planning first then make your decision. There is alot of work involved and the stakes are extreamly high.