Friday, June 03, 2005
So I'm tooling about and manage to get to the bottom of my blog-list where I stumble across this little HomeSchool gem from a fellow Minnesota Son at Shot In The Dark. I'm not going to paraphrase it, but the Mrs was very interested in what it had to say. However, he states something that is often complained about (but not in this vocabulary) by children subjected to organized education:
- And, more important, they can let their kids just learn, without the mindless (and pointless) regimentation of the school day, which at best is a useless exercise in collective intergenerational hazing and at worst is counterproductive.
- The whole exercise in home schools, and "unschools", is more geared to how children - and everyone, really - naturally learns best; it doesn't adjust to the kid's style and rhythm and pace, it is those things.
Education and schooling; they're very different things.