Getting Schooled Part IV: Homeschooling

This is part four in a five part series on school choices.

Part I is an introduction with statistics.

Part II is about Private Schools.

Part III is on Charter Schools.

This time around I’ll be giving the pros and cons of homeschooling.

Homeschooling is defined as educating children outside of a formal school setting at home, usually by parents, but sometimes by a tutor.… [Read more]

Getting Schooled Part III: Charter Schools

This is part three in a five part series on school choices.

Part I is an introduction with statistics.

Part II is about Private Schools.

This installment is about the option of Charter Schools.

Like public schools, charter schools receive public money but, unlike public schools, they are not necessarily held accountable to the same rules or regulations.… [Read more]

Vouching for Public Schools

Recently Mitt Romney has decided to promote school vouchers as a way to help fix the “education emergency” we have here in America.

I guess this is ok if his end goal is to get rid of public education.

School vouchers are certificates, issued by the government, that parents can use toward tuition to a private school for their child(ren). … [Read more]

Stumped, Part Four: Living In The Aftermath

So here we are, the grand finale of my little saga of pissing and moaning about how sick and mean and cruel our schools are. Reading back on the previous three installments, I sometimes cringed; I sounded petulant, whiny, brash in that sophomoric know-it-all way that many 15-to-21 year-olds are before they get tossed feet-first out of their little adolescent test tubes and get their asses kicked by real life.… [Read more]

Stumped, Part Three: Indoctrination

Here’s some uplifting news just in time for all you hard-working students to wrap up your finals for the year, a little something to reassure you that you’re on the right track: the entire education system is broken. Not just a few kinks here and there that need smoothing out. I mean the whole thing, from the bottom up, from start to finish.… [Read more]