America’s Broken Education System
What home schools really teach our children
Schools introduce children to a sense of ever-present authority. While in school, children are constantly under the watchful eye of teachers, principals and even other students. Even after they go home, where families should feel secure and free from the influence of the school, children are made to continue their school day by sitting and doing homework. When children complete their mandatory 12 years of education, what have they gained?
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Sitting at uncomfortable desks, being denied the ability to meet basic needs such as going to the bathroom, students are taught to numb their curiosity and natural instincts. They instead submit their bodies, minds, and wills to the exhaustive demands of the system in order to receive some small reward or temporary release from scrutiny.
“School teaches your child to expect a miserable, silent, monotonous and confined life. School does not teach freedom, creative liveliness, and unity. School is the place where your child’s mind, body, and spirit become enslaved by false knowledge about the world.“
The real lessons being learned during the years in the education system are not applicable in the real world. Necessary skills in mathematics and reading can be gained relatively quickly. It does not take all of the formative years of a child’s life to become ready for the world they were born into.
It does, however, take many years to teach children how to be controlled and manipulated by other people.
Schools are designed as a one-size-fits-all environment. They do not take the unique interests of the children, parents or community into consideration. They rob families of precious time together and cause distance between children and their nurturing home environments.
The concept that an institution can more effectively care for and teach our children is a myth that the system has been promoting for centuries. It is time to realize that children belong in their homes, in their natural environments with loving adults who can meet their specific needs and interests.