Monday, April 19, 2010

No school?

I've often thought of what it would be like if there were no school. What would people do with their kids? Would they actually make different choices? Better choices? Be more responsible?

Makes me wonder...

Society has been ingrained with the indoctrination of the public school system. The main point of the system is to control the masses. We can't have free thinking people out and about all day deciding what to to with their time.

The system is government daycare at best. People can't wait to unload their kid so they don't have to be responsible for them.

If this sounds harsh, tough, it's how I feel, what I think from years of observing parents.

Yes, there are some great involved parents who still send their kids to school. Why? I have no idea.

Having to work is no excuse. There are many single parent homeschoolers and many dual working parents. Be creative, find a way to work so your kids don't have to be put in school.

I actually don't think teaching should be a profession. Look at what it is today. Teachers have to follow the school boards orders. Now they are pushing more and more  testing and teachers being compensated by student test scores.

That is absolutely ridiculous!

Tests are meaningless, degrading and harmful. They have no measure of true knowledge, some people are great test takers and can bullshit through even though they don't know the answers.

The system is seriously flawed and politicians think more money and more standards are the answer.
Well it isn't the answer. It doesn't work! The system is broken and has been for as long as I can remember, it's just getting worse.

More and more people are homeschooling these days but so many never will.

Schools as we know them should be banned. They should be some sort of cooperative learning center where people can choose what they want to learn, how and when. Of course this would mean being responsible and trusting people. There needs to be some sort of option for those that would never homeschool.

This will not happen anytime soon because people are used to being controlled, coerced, punished and rewarded.

I believe that too many people just don't think about the fact that the school system owns their kids. Kids deserve to grow and learn and be free to choose and be respected as people.

Kids do not belong in school wasting away their precious youth and being forcefed useless facts to regurgitate on demand.

Learning is natural and not something that needs to be forced. We don't need to be taught how to read and write, we can and do learn without instruction.

In this age of the internet, information is a click away, we can find out anything we want, we can learn about anything we want. School is an outdated institution.

Schooling takes away the natural ability, it makes learning a chore and something that has to be taught by a master.

School is damaging our youth, look around you.

I wish people would wake up!

I wish parents were responsible and respectful.


Classroomfree said...

Excellent blog post. I'm glad I've stumbled across your blog :) I will add a link from mine if that is ok, then I can see when you've updated. (If you prefer I didn't, just let me know!)

Jules x
Home-Edding/Unschooling mum of 4 living in England.

The Cooking Whore said...

Oh my, I 100% agree with you! All school is, is a daycare. Originally it was made to produce factory workers.....and they think they will produce great thinkers? Ha! Great blog :)

Me said...

I just knew you'd post about this :-D Great post!

Donna said...

My girls were in Montessori when they were little. I loved Montessori, but I did miss my kids. A lot! I had them both home with me for many years, but then my 14 year old decided she wanted to go to high school. I let her go because it's her life and she gets to make that choice for herself. But I miss her. A lot. But I don't think I'm a bad parent for letting her go : )

I know you weren't necessarily talking about people like me, but felt the need to comment because I don't think all kids are forced to go to school, (some choose to go, like mine) and I don't think all parents who put kids in schools are bad. Some of them just don't know any better.

Stephanie said...

My main point was *what if there was no public school as we know it*

Carolee Hollenback said...

Great post.

I am in my first year of HS and it breaks my heart that my daughter wants to go back to PS.

Hopefully, the NE unschooling conference will change her mind.

It's thos danged PS kids!