"We're The Home Schooling County"
Plus, Decentralizing writing (and thinking); and, "After Mar-a-Lago…right-wing groups…Civil War…"; and, The case for cars that run on water
Four articles today. A quadruple-header.
ARTICLE ONE: “We're The Home Schooling County”: Decentralizing education or your money back
Because there is no money…
Why would anything be wrong with this?
Somewhere out in the hinterlands, a bunch of parents get together with their friendly local government and announce:
WE’RE THE HOME SCHOOLING COUNTY.
“We have a new plan. Our government has budgeted it at zero.”
“We’ll show any family or group of families how to do home schooling right. One family schooling. Ten family schooling. Community schooling.”
“We’ve got the officials who know their stuff. They’re parents who are already making it work.”
“If you live anywhere near us, show up at our office, which is the lovely pasture of Farmer Brown. We’ll lay out everything you want to know about home schooling.”
Hell, a really adventurous state governor could do it.
He’d have to be ready for an influx of families from states where parents are fed up with public education.
If not a governor, a mayor of a town.
“Special event next Saturday. We’re bringing in the proud Indra parents. Two years ago, their daughter, Sara, spelled 5,347 words correctly and won the National Spelling Bee. The Indras home school Sara. Find out what they’re doing.”
“Our home schooled kids are so smart it’s scary. They can out-spell us. A few of the 6th graders are reading at college level.”
Why not? We’re fed many stories of kids who grew up playing baseball or football or basketball from the time they could walk. They practiced every day. They eventually made it to the pros.
Why not academic skills?