We send our children off because it is what is done in our society, most of us have not questioned this routine, but many families had their eyes opened with shutdowns. During the Covid lockdowns, many parents were forced to bring their children home because they saw not just the inadequacy of schools to teach virtually but also how the teacher unions put their own needs above the educational needs of children.
What is the purpose of education?
Different camps would say different things. Classical scholars would say one thing, and public school reformers would say an entirely different thing.
For the average parent, one may believe education is solely for the preparation of finding a job or being qualified for a job one day.
For the homeschool parent, and I can only speak for myself, I believe education is to equip a child with the wealth of knowledge they need to make moral choices in life, to be able to appreciate goodness and beauty, and to choose to do what is right on behalf of their family and others in their future.
We should expect quality education: three Rs of yesterday Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.
We must tread with extreme care when we hand over to others the delicate task of providing for large chunks of the growing time of our children.” Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
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