Friday, March 23, 2012

Must Be Messing Up Our Kids!

Just this week...

Someone, a repeat (childless!) offender, insinuated that my wife and I weren't emphasizing *multilingualism* in our homeschooling.

Then, a couple days later, another in-chimer told me I should bring my kids to his neighborhood in Harlem so my kids could *experience diversity*.

AND just yesterday my father calls up, asks what we were doing on that *nice, warm day* and interjected before I could even answer, "I HOPE YOU ARE TAKING IT EASY ON THOSE KIDS....AND LETTING THEM GO OUTSIDE."

Of course my father specializes in *taking it easy* so he was simply projecting his priorities - as the others were.

And, not for anything, but there's hardly any *intellectual diversity* in Harlem or anywhere else in NYC.


I am indeed always looking for new educational ideas and perspectives....but this week I couldn't help but be reminded of Will Durant's zinger:

"Wherever men do things, other men will arise who will explain to them how things should be done."

As always, y'all can see how *messed up* our kids are at their blogs (see the right-hand margin) and at


Anonymous said...

The "childless offender" is your trilingual older brother, who
cited studies that bilingualism: (1)can improve cognitive ability
(2)and delays the onset of dementia (which runs in our family - except for our 98 year old trilingual grandfather, who was still beating your math whiz behind at chess in 2010 ;-)
AND observed:
(3)that foreign language study has long been a key component in classical education for noted autodidacts like Alexander Hamilton and Edward Gibbon.

You will, of course, delete this comment, because your hostility towards opposing views is your only personal quality that is on par with you stubbornness (the latter characteristic runs in our family, and is shared trait between us ;-)

Regards from the overseas globalized world...

CaptiousNut said...

Haven't deleted more than 2 or 3 comments in the six years of this blog, you banana-head!