#7: Public School Wastes Too Much of Your Child’s Life
The most astute public schooled students intuitively understand that much of what they are required to learn is information they will forget after they take the test, information they will never use, and/or information they could easily learn if (and when) they will actually need to know it.
Students are not allowed to ask the all-important question, “Why do I have to learn this stuff?” because too many teachers know they are forcing their students to learn what the Teacher’s Syllabus dictates must be taught even though the teacher knows the majority of their students will grow up not needing what they are being required to learn.
There are only so many hours in a day and young people are being required to spend those hours on subjects and projects that are less important than what interests the student and which do not actually prepare the student to take the specific path he will ultimately take as an adult.
Homeschooling parents could help their students dramatically if they only gave consideration to the subjects they, themselves, were forced to learn but which they knew then—and know now—were a waste of their time and refuse to require their own students to take those subjects. Homeschooling parents ask the questions, “Is this curriculum a good one for me to use with my children?” or, “Will my child actually like using this curriculum?”
What homeschooling parents need to ask is, “Is this subject important enough that my students needs to master it?” If it is not important enough to master, have your students learn subjects that are and stop wasting their time!
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