Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Pennies From Heaven
I was talking to the *mom* of an 8 year old at the park yesterday:
Mother - I was helping my son with his math work and I realized that THEY didn't even teach him what each coin was. He kept confusing nickels and quarters. I literally had to GO AND DIG OUT SOME COINS AND TEACH HIM WHAT EACH ONE WAS WORTH! Can you believe that?
CaptiousNut - Well why the #&%$ didn't you teach him that yourself when he was younger?
Okay. I didn't really say that despite the urge to do so.
But this is the type of foolishness that pervades the culture. Parents defer the responsibility of raising their children to a government bureaucracy and then helplessly rail against the results.
I think I may have helped convince someone (else) to homeschool their kids the other day and that feels really good.
If, before I die, I could somehow provoke thousands of families to educate their kids *outside the system*....I think then I would die a happy, accomplished man. I guess this is developing into my life's purpose or something. Good luck to me!