EDUCATION TIPS and MORE
Lawmaker Calls for the Repeal of Compulsory
My neighbor's children were all home
schooled. The father was an engineer and the mother a nurse, and they
had 6 kids. Now they are all grown up and my wife still keeps in touch with
them. One is a lawyer (I remember when he and his brother would cut our
grass, he was always trying to up the price - so becoming a lawyer
really fit him). His brother is presently obtaining his PHD in
Electrical Engineering. One other boy is becoming a classical music
artist. The three girls are all medical nurses.
Point of Interest: You do not have to
send your children to normal primary schools for them to become
The internet has several excellent
sites, some are free and some are not e.g. Calvary, where parents can obtain a good education for their children, and I'll just name one
free site and you can search for others:
Think about your own education, did you really need all the junk
you had to sit through.
Elmir grew up in the days when
teachers did not make a lot of money but they were interested in
teaching you i.e. 1940s thru the 1950s. Today with teacher's unions
and their crazy retirements e.g. upwards to $100,000.00, communities
are going broke, students do not learn, the athletic teams get the
bulk of the money, e.g. very over done fields with spectator stands,
and less money for computers, science classes etc. The following
pretty much describes the state of the entire country, mainly in the
Less than half could identify New York and Ohio on a U.S. map. Sixty
percent could not find Iraq or Saudi Arabia on a map of the Middle
East, and three-quarters could not find Iran or Israel. In fact, 44
percent could not locate even one of those four countries.
Youngsters who had taken a geography class didn't fare much better.
By the way, when I attended elementary school, during the 1940s, we
were given blank U.S. maps, and our assignment was to write in the
states. Today such an assignment might be deemed oppressive, if not
According to a Philadelphia magazine article, the percentage of
college grads who can read and interpret a food label has fallen
from 40 to 30. They are six times likelier to know who won "American
Idol" than they are to know the name of the speaker of the House. A
high-school teacher in California handed out an assignment that
required students to use a ruler. Not a single student knew how.
Elmir contributes this in large part to the fathers just up and
running away. The mothers are at wits end, trying to figure out how
to handle their kids and schools are no help run by people in
Families are for the most part disjointed,
e.g. years ago families consisted of mother and father living
together, father working and mother home taking care of the kids.
Grandparents lived close by and had much helpful advice, when
needed. Now father is gone, grandparents are living in Florida or
are so poor from trying to help their children out with money
because their father is gone, they are just stuck where they are.