Man has been advancing since the dawn of recorded history, and probably since way before that. Human society has increased socially, culturally and most obviously technologically at a rate that invariably causes earlier generations to shake their head in disbelief. The technological advancements have never been quicker than since the early 20th century. Man has married the wheel to the combustion engine, we’ve learned to fly, we’ve learned to fly faster than sound and we’ve escaped mother Earth’s
I have been homeschooling my sons (10 and 12 now) for three years now. This post reminded me of why it is important for parents who actually care how their kids turn out to do the same.
In a nutshell, primary school in Western society has two reasons for existing:
It serves as a day care facility so parents can workIt turns unformed limitless potential into comformist parttakers in the ratrace.
I live in Holland, where homeschooling is a legal but rarely used option. Yet