Here’s the take of a former substitute teacher. I was always frustrated at the lack of learning going on. In some cases, it was the kids not caring enough to learn. In some, it was lousy teachers. Case in point…I subbed in a HS History class (majored in PoliSci/Social Science, so it was an easy class for me.) Regular teacher left NO lesson plans, so I found out where they were SUPPOSED to be, and actually TAUGHT the class. Afterward, the students said “Why can’t you be our teacher ALL of the time? We’ve learned more from you in this class than we’ve learned from him ALL YEAR!” Apparently, the teacher was more concerned with coaching one of the sports teams than he was in actually teaching the class. Pathetic.
It’s no wonder our schools are failing.
On the other hand, I know a LOT of people who home school. Their kids are working at levels FAR above kids their age. As for socialization, they were involved with Community Theater, (working with people of ALL ages), dance classes, music, sports, etc. so had PLENTY of interaction with others. Some that I know do our local Farmer’s Market…the kids are selling their products, making change CORRECTLY (math skills, that too many of the kids in the public HS can’t manage), interacting with the public, etc.
The homeschooled kids that I know are better adjusted, better educated, more involved, better behaved, and better mannered than the kids in the public schools.
Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:38 pm