Saturday, May 29, 2010

School? No way...

Everyday I see more news about how schools are banning this and forcing that. The latest was about the little plastic bracelets that kids wear. They are distracting them from learning.
Pay attention!

Schools are constantly taking away anything that promotes individuality, creativity or just plain free time play.

So many have cut recess to just a few minutes, no talking at lunch, no talking in the bathroom...

I don't know about you but I sure can't sit there and pay attention to dribble that I have no interest in...

They wonder how homeschool kids will socialize? Remember being told repeatedly that we weren't there to socialize?

It's ironic... really... and sad, oh so sad.

Kids are holed up in prison and expected to perform, pay  attention and regurgitate on command. With no regards to individual learning style or personality,

We must all conform, we must all be vanilla...

I really do not hold high hopes for reform. I truly believe the whole system is corrupt and the only way to fix it is to break it down and  rebuild it.

Get rid of all the boards, I'm so sick of people thinking they know what your child NEEDS to know!

Get over yourself you do not know  what my kid needs or any other kid for that matter!

I'll tell you what kids need...

Love, security, freedom to learn, grow, play and choose...  Opportunity, choice, freedom...

They do not need curriculum or scopes and sequences to be compared to other kids.

Kids are people, they are individuals and should be respected and treated as such!

4 comments:

~Molly~ said...

BRAVO!!! Bravo! LOVE this post!!

Rana said...

Great post!

Louise Jane said...

Brilliant1

JoAnn said...

Amen!!