Monday, April 18, 2005

In 1780 Massachusetts patriot John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, outlining his vision of how American culture might evolve. ''I must study politics and war," he prophesied, so ''that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy." They will add to their studies geography, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, he continued, so that their children may enjoy the ''right to study painting, poetry, music . . . "

That is a great quote but, why is it worth sending my child to school if all the teachers quit.

An article in my local paper from the local school administration was encouraging parents and students to create a self-actualized education, "... to be the loudest chick in the nest" to get the best education you can.

If you are going to "self-actualize" your education you might as well homeschool, where you actually can.

Our children can be so much more, it is time to take them back from the schools and get to teaching them.

I am studying education and learning and history so I can teach my children so they can study language, music and art.

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