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Response to mzteris (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:57 PM

7. That's not what I am saying - and I need to be clear here or


....I am going to leave the wrong impression.

In a nutshell - the number of people who choose alternative methods to public school is currently "X". Some of those are home schooled, some charter, any number of methods and any number of reasons. What I am saying is that the number "X", for many reasons listed below, is going to get really big really fast.

But let's be realistic - in general - if one parent can be home full time to teach, the option of homeschooling is more feasible. If a group of parents from one community can all stay home, and share responsibilities, it is more feasible. That is just reality. And those people are more likely to be more well off. It's not an indictment of them - it is just that is an option that is open to them. But for arguments sake - let's just say it is more feasible to the top 50%.

The bigger "X" gets, the more of the top 50% it will be, and the level of support for public schools then will make the current environment look tame.

As the education options available to parents grow, it will only increase the divide. Somebody is going to make current, targeted, specialized education plans available to parents, in a good, safe teaching environment. There may be a "homeschool" company that partners with a school districts or private universities. Or it will be charters, Gates, a quasi-gov't/private venture funded by Apple.

But it won't be from the public sector. Anyone who is holding out that hope is going to be disappointed.

In this day and age - people want options - and they will be provided them or they go somewhere else. This is what is happening to - and this is an important difference - schools. Let's pull the concept of "The Art of Teaching" out separately and put it aside

Name me one other profession than "schools" where the actual implementation looks as "old style" as it did 15 years ago. Accounting? Travel agent? Newspapers? There are huge changes coming - and there should be.

We have to give teachers the correct venues for them to work. And unfortunately getting from where we are now to where we need to be will not come from public funds.

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