Monday, January 16, 2012

Kids don't have to go to school

Did you know that? I mean have you ever even given it a thought?

If kids knew they didn't have to go to school that would sure ignite a fire under their parents.

Everyday there are numerous articles about schools. Failing students, shootings, bullying, poor test scores, no funding etc...

You can't fix this broken, outdated system with tests and money.

It's the kids with no voice, no choice, that are being harmed every day.

School is out today in observance of MLK Jr.'s birthday. I have 3 extra kids here today. Why are they here?

Because this is the house they want to be at. A place where they can be themselves and not be ruled, judged or disrespected.

My house is a safe haven, it always has been and always will be better than any school ever could be.

There are options and people need to look into them instead of settle for the status quo because today's youth are being damaged because of it.


Julia said...

Thanks for sharing this. I found your blog through the path less taken comment section. I already know I'm going to love it just from reading this post! I'm a young mum who is looking into home/un schooling and trying to parent in a different, more respectful, non punish and rewarding way. I feel saddened, as in the 'real world' I have no one to talk to about it who doesn't tell me I'm a nutbag, and wrong on so many levels (the christian friends have the biggest objections) I have one friend who is exploring alongside me, but am so thankful to have people out there writing stuff, who are more experienced and more knowledgeable about these things :)

Stephanie said...

It's great to meet you! Thanks for the comment. It's so great to know that you realize there is another way, a better way in my opinion :)