Jean Alexander

Grantham, NH, United States

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Jean Alexander
Posted over 4 years ago
What is the true value (if any) of organized schooling?
Just watched Khan's video and it points out several important points that were key in my choice to homeschool my children. Slow/Gifted is a snapshot, not a permanent state. No Swiss Cheese holes in learning. And more. I very much like, and think appropriate, the shift that Khan mentions - to humanize the classroom and use that time to work out rough spots, including having the kids help each other. A school that offered that would be a useful sort of schooling. And it would involve the kids in the process instead of them being more passive receptors and regurgitators. I found this post/speech by a valedictorian intriguing - http://americaviaerica.blogspot.com/2010/07/coxsackie-athens-valedictorian-speech.html. She gets it.