A child’s education should start at home, then continue at home; it is a neverending process, even after they move out. I am not talking about the basics of math, reading, writing, and the sciences. Family values, morals, honor should be all part curriculum as they grow into adulthood.
The biggest problem that most fathers and mothers face (which should not be a problem) is it takes work, hard, grueling work, day in and day out.
Traditional schooling became too easy, ship the kids off, creating time at home. In past years this gave mom a break during her day. Nowadays it gave time for both parents to go to work, or for that matter single parents. The school became the government babysitting service run by the government that everyone pays into in one way or the other.
I am guilty as the next person in using it in this fashion. Being a single father is not easy. With the craziness of this past year, I started homeschooling my son. I know the benefits of homeschooling, yet it took me time to convince him that it was a good thing. Possibly I should have forced the issue early. Neither here nor there now.
Benfits of tradtional school
Let’s look at what could be the benefits of traditional school. What does the school offer your children?
You have the social aspect of interacting with peers and adults, both in the classroom, activities, and sports.
I only see sports or music as a viable aspect if you are working on getting your child a university scholarship. Suppose this is your goal from the start. I can see it. It is the fast track, especially if they excel at a given sport. Tho it is not the only way; there are many sports programs outside of the traditional school. They, of course, take more work on your part.
On interacting with peers, you can throw them in the great melting pot. I would counter with, would you not rather have a choice in who your children associate with than being thrown in with whomever?
You can be part of many organizations, churches, homeschool groups, sports through local Y, or activity centers. You can even work and start your own group for your children to be part of and interact with, and then you can decide who they around.
There are hundreds of various activities that you can do with your children. The only thing holding you back is your lack of imagination and your inability to want to work hard. Taking responsibility for your family should be a vital component in raising them.
When you send them off to school, you are trusting your children to another human. You are signing away your right to teach them how you see fit, and it is possible that their teachers are aligned with your way of thinking, but do you even know. How many of them think in direct opposition to you?
If you were not aware there was a march through the entire school system to take control of your children’s minds, many of you are even products of this change in beliefs. You were held back from your potential, and your children are being held back to even a greater extent.
Equality is pushed upon us from every angle, and with young impressionable minds, it’s driven home even harder. Social programming is a thing, and even the strongest men succumb to it. How much easier is it to shape the mind of a child.
We are and never will be equal. Equality is pushed by the weak to crush the strong—crabs in a barrel at work. You want to exceed in this life. You will have to push ahead of others, leaving both friends and family behind.
Critical Race Theory
If you do not know what critical race theory is, you need to educate yourself, for it’s not coming – it is here, and it’s a danger of thought to everyone.
Here is an excerpt, tho I would dive into it further, so you know how to defend against it in the coming days.
An outgrowth of the European Marxist school of critical theory, critical race theory is an academic movement which seeks to link racism, race, and power. Unlike the Civil Rights movement, which sought to work within the structures of American democracy, critical race theorists challenge the very foundations of the liberal order, such as rationalism, constitutional law, and legal reasoning. Critical race theorists argue that American social life, political structures, and economic systems are founded upon race, which (in their view) is a social construct.
Systemic racism, in the eyes of critical race theorists, stems from the dominance of race in American life. Critical race theorists and anti-racist advocates argue that, because race is a predominant part of American life, racism itself has become internalized into the American conscious. It is because of this, they argue, that there have been significantly different legal and economic outcomes between different racial groups.
The full article can be found here https://criticalrace.org/what-is-critical-race-theory/
The Criticalrace.org website is also an excellent tool for seeing what colleges and universities are doing to implicate this into the curriculum you need to graduate.
When did school become so much fluff and wasted time? I look back at my schooling, and I think about how much of the time was wasted. The modern traditional school when I was going through it was based on a factory working mentality. That’s right; they were training you to be a factory worker. Bells and chimes, breaks, and lunchtime, more importance on showing up on time and making sure work is done than actual learning taking place.
Did you know that (at least in Illinois) that your child is only required to have three hours of schooling per day? That means the rest of the day fluff is added to it. I have heard this is similar in other states as well.
Why was it that at one time, all you needed was an eighth-grade education? We still have graduation from eighth-grade as a tradition, even though it is all but meaningless at this point.
Schooling became a money maker. High school became a requirement, and then it turned into you need an associate’s degree, which then became you needed a bachelor’s degree. How many jobs then started requiring master’s degrees. All this back to people in charge realizing how much money they can get, making people think they needed all of this education and now how many are in debt that they may never be out from under in their lifetime.
I am not against higher education at all. Specific jobs/careers warrant it; the hard science’s come to mind, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and geology. Your doctors and engineers fall into these categories, and to do these jobs well, you need to go higher into education. Lawyers are another one that comes to mind.
Along with these lines, my question is why it should take four, six, or even eight years after high school to get the necessary knowledge to excel in a given field.
Does an accountant or doctor need to know about art or the philosophy of life according to X? Why does one need all the fluff classes? The answer is they don’t; the argument that people need to be well rounded in their education is laughable, back to the all-mighty money-making scheme which only goes to waste your time and money.
I am ranting now for the only fix to the school is a total overhaul, and as long as the government is in control of it, that will not happen on a mass scale. The answer for you and your family, though, is to remove yourself from the system.
You will have to put in the hard work, and you will have to put your imagination to work; sacrifices made. The results are worth the effort. If you wish to excel and, even more importantly, wish your children to excel, then you need to get out of the system of being sheep led to a slaughter of the mind.
Self-education along with homeschooling has never been easier than in this day and time. It is at your fingertips; with a little bit of research, you can find the right program online already made up for you. I think many of you realize with all the remote learning that has gone on in the past year of what a cluster the schooling system is; the question is, as schools open back up, are you going to throw your kids back into the pit of despair?
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