25 January 2012

Juan Williams Endorses Homeschooling



Too bad some in academia would prefer to criminalize it. You'd think they'd be more focused on the utter failure of government schools. Not the case. They're more interested in control than successful methods which bypass their institutions and make them appear not so wise - which is actually the truth.

As one article points out:

It [the video] also exposes the entrenched educational establishment bent on stifling school choice options and preserving its monopoly on state education dollars.
Again, its all about money, power, and control. They don't want parents to keep much of any of the three.


11 comments:

Brock Townsend said...

I'm stunned. Guess he does have a few smarts after all.:) Posted.

http://www.robinsoncurriculum.com/

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, I suppose.

Peter MacHare said...

With politicians the key is to look at what they do, not what they say, since the two are most often unrelated. Even though welfare policies seem to do more harm than good, they produce votes for certain politicians. These policies are designed to keep people down, not to help. This I think explains leftist attitudes towards home-schooling and voucher plans. We can’t have people doing for themselves, since they will no longer need government handouts and will no longer vote for the politicians that provide them. Think of the drunk outside the liquor store. Who does him more good, the man who gives him 5 bucks or the man who gives him nothing. Of course, what we really need is the man who helps (the man who helps are called Churches, but we seem to be doing our best to weaken these efforts). Tax cuts are another example. All the major federal income tax cuts of the 20th century resulted in more revenue for the federal government, not less. So you’d think the leftists would support these cuts, but no. What they want is not more revenue; they want you to keep as little of your money as possible even if it means less revenue for the government. Political correctness (like the gag rule before the Civil War) is just an effort to hide these ugly truths. Now y’all think I’m crazy, but I still think I’m right.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"We can’t have people doing for themselves, since they will no longer need government handouts and will no longer vote for the politicians that provide them."

Precisely. Which is also why many in academia oppose homeschooling, or are hyper-critical of it. They see it as a threat to their power and control.

Lindsay said...

And we live in a culture that believes it's solely the state's responsibility to educate our children. I chose to have my sons, it is my responsibility to provide for and educate them. What the public school system provides should be supplementary. Maybe it is my inside perspective that has made me not quite so confident in the state's sole ability to educate my children, but there is a plethora of parents out there that fall into that category.

I am astounded each year at the parents who come in and have not taken the time to find out what curriculum their child is learning, are not the first bit interested in the resources available to them (online gradebooks, teacher websites, etc.) and are only minimally interested in the teachers who spend the better part of the day with their kids.

And we wonder why the kids are so disinterested, why they put forth little effort and have no work ethic.

Kudos to any teacher out there that can "reach" children let alone teach them with so many odds working against us. And these opinions come from a public school teacher who wholeheartedly supports homeschooling efforts.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Glad you're out there Lindsay. Lord bless you.

Brock Townsend said...

Frankly, students can educate themselves and it's not limited to the curriculum below. I provide guidance only.

http://www.robinsoncurriculum.com/

Lindsay said...

I agree Brock, students should be taught at an early age to be able to educate themselves - parents, school, and community should support those efforts.

A love of learning is something that must be instilled and it will only be important to students if it is important to their parents.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Lindsay - you remind me of my first grade teacher - Mrs. Wheeler.

;o)

Lindsay said...

I will take that as the highest compliment as anyone who remembers their first grade teacher by name must have held her in high esteem :)

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

She was a peach.