What do you think is the best way to educate your children? My sons (all adults now) attended public, private, and one even attended a New England boarding school. Charter and on-line schools were not an option for them (didn't really exist). We have friends that home schooled their kids and we think we would have liked to try that.
It probably doesn't matter as much where you educate children as it matters how you educate children.
Teaching them critical thinking skills and having them question everything is key to their development. Indoctrinating them into believing something without question only manages to destroy that development and they wind up with brains of mush.
You are correct. Many people don't want to think. They are happy to take someone's opinion on tv or the internet and make it their own. That is what the politicians want. They want you to accept their political ads and not do the research yourself.
Often in school, and particularly in college, students only receive one side of an issue and they maybe criticized for challenging that opinion or expressing an opposing view.
Thanks for commenting.
Homeschooling is not for everybody, but when it works, it works great.
The benefits of private and charter schools depend entirely on the private or charter school. One of my nephews goes to public and one to private school and I haven't noticed that there's a substantial difference, except in tuition. However, we're excited about the private high school the older one will attend next year - it's one of the best in the city. As for charter schools, there was a national study out last year or the year before that suggested that the majority don't do any better than public schools and a pretty substantial minority do worse.
Personally, I think the attitude of parents towards education usually has much more effect on educational outcomes than any school, good or bad.
Absolutely, the role of parents in educating children is critical. I also think all of the methods will work well if the parents are engaged in the process. You can't send the kid to school or put them in front of a computer all day and expect someone else to do all of work (or the child to do it on their own).
Home schooling certainly requires hands-on, engaged parents.
Thanks for commenting.
by Steven Escareno 20 months ago
According to CNN, Betsy DeVos was picked to be President Trump's Secretary of Education. If you want to know more about her, then click on the link below:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D34AJ2gCzxcAssuming you saw the video, what are your thoughts on this choice? I would LOVE to hear...
by ngureco 5 years ago
What’s The Difference between Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools?
by Roxanne Lewis 5 years ago
What is the real deal with Charter Schools?I live in one of the few states that do not yet have Charter Schools. I am really interested in learning about the real benefits or drawbacks from people who have experienced them first hand. Do you or anyone you know have kids who attend a Charter School?
by Sarah Johnson 5 years ago
Do charter schools help or hurt public education in the United States?
by CWanamaker 4 years ago
Public or charter school, which would you send your kids to?
by Ralph Deeds 7 years ago
Charter schools are being oversold as a way of solving public education problems. "Waiting for Superman" is a prime example of the propaganda efforts promoting charter schools.http://www.thenation.com/article/154986 … g-superman
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|