Are Schools Interfering With a Child's Creative Freedom?
Parents want what's best for their children, it's an overall fact. However, many allow educators to dictate what that may be, rather than finding out for themselves what is right. This leads to children being restricted to education by whatever means the schools decide is best.
School Requirements Are Becoming Increasingly Restrictive
Schools are stepping forward with ever restrictive requirements. Schools are and always have been places where children are, for a good share of the day, not allowed to explore or play.
How ironic as exploration and play, which came about in our biological evolution for the purpose of education, are outlawed at school, which is supposed to be the place for education.
Schools have become victims of capitalism, just as so many other things in our economy. Children are asked to complete tests at certain levels, in order to ensure that funding is received for a school year. If a school's test scores go down, funding goes down as well, so it behooves a school to manipulate the circumstances as best they can.
Parents Follow As Schools Dictate
As schooling increasingly dominates the lives of children and families, it increasingly dominates people’s mental conceptions of child development and parenting.
Parents want what's best for their children, and if someone appearing as an expert declares that something is right, parents are likely to blindly follow suit, demonstrating the same type of teacher relationship with their child that goes on in school, rather than the more intimate relationship of a parent and child.
Can Schools Really Offer a Better Life for Children?
Parents want what's best for their children, including assurances that their future's will be better. Schools offer the claim that they can keep children off of the streets, and offer the assurances of a better life. However, this is untrue, and a better life is in the hands of your child.
Schools Act as Corrals for Children
The truth is, schools are corrals for children. It's not just a place for learning, it's an over-crowded pen where children are forced to obey regardless of need. Teachers need to use methods to keep children in line for the betterment of the group, and the school in general.
They can't take individual care of a child, and be sure that each one is getting what he or she needs. They can only spoon feed what the federal and state governments have dictated that children are required to learn, and demand that children pass the required tests.
It's important for parents to keep a healthy relationship with their child. Parents should offer what's best for them, and use your own instincts rather than what experts are demanding. The school system has its own agendas, so be knowledgeable, and keep your agenda on your child.