When is it time to pull the plug on public education? Or is the process of improving education, holding public servants accountable, and teaching kids to problem-solve all worthy enough goals to withstand the vices of standardized learning?
The debate is a good one, with intelligent reasons on both sides. Florida mom and former teacher Lynne Rigby has written an expose on her blog, launching thousands of comments about the state of public education and the Common Core in the USA.
I welcome your perspectives, either pro or con. We can all learn from each other.
As far as my children’s education is concerned, I am not pro-public school, pro-Christian school, pro-private school, or pro-home school. I am pro-education that fits my children and inspires them to become the person God intended them to become. No parent should be criticized for wanting that or for doing anything to make it happen. Parents who take education that seriously are the ones raising the citizens we all want for our neighbors, employers, and congressmen. Creative, diligent, respectful, and worshipful individuals with good self-esteem and compassionate tolerance for others. These people are crafted with intentionality by active, involved adult role models. They are never created by an institution.
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