Getting Started With a Home School Curriculum

Home Schooling

Home Schooling

Choosing a home school curriculum is one of the main responsibilities of home schooling. Home school curriculum is meant to teach your child specifically and individually, and since your child will be receiving more one-on-one attention, it is likely that they will learn more quickly and easily. With all the choices available, deciding which home school curriculum is right for your children can be difficult and costly. Make no mistake, home school curriculum has become big business to publishers, but choosing your home school curriculum is one of the flexibilities afforded by the entire process. You will find free home school curriculum and expensive home school curriculum

Home School Curriculum

Many people who are considering home schooling are often surprised to find out that their local school districts typically do not provide home school curriculum. This adds expense to home schooling. But the reasons for quality home school curriculums are obvious to you as a parent or educator. Finding the best home school curriculum that fits the needs of your individual student is extremely important. This will mean a curriculum for home school that takes into account the abilities of a student as well as the specific learning objectives or interests. Continue reading

Should You Consider Alternative Education Middle School for Your Child

Alternative Education

Alternative Education

For parents who have children that just don’t seem to be adjusting or performing well in mainstream schools, alternative education seems like a very realistic option. By definition, alternative education high school are made for teens who are failing in mainstream school because of several reasons. They could be dealing with issues like anxiety, they could be bi-polar or have ADD/ADHD, they could be dyslexic, have drug and alcohol problems, and many more.

Alternative education middle school is available as a service that is subsidised by school district. This has been available for several years already, with thousands of parents opting for this kind of education each year. Most of the states in the US have laws that require the schools in their districts to provide alternative education highschool especially geared towards teens who are failing in mainstream schools. There are even many states that will pay for troubled teens to enroll in a private boarding school if the teen has been diagnosed with a problem that prevents him/her from surviving in a mainstream school. Continue reading

Useful Tips on Adult Education

Adult Education

Adult Education

You must never give up as an adult if you dropped out of school when you were young. Adult education gives you the opportunity to advance your education level and be able to compete effectively in our present world.

With adult education, you have the chance to be among top contenders for big salary in your company. In other words, you can enroll in any program of your choice and learn about current events in that field in order to enhance your chance for a big salary or better working conditions.

There is need for you to organize your schedule when undergoing an adult education program. In other words, you need to designate the time for reading and let your family know about this time. Continue reading

Making the Most of Public Education

Your child is not doomed to a mediocre education if you send them to a public rather than a private school. Some parents believe that the path to Ivy League schools and the highest quality of education is through private schooling. There are potential benefits to sending your children to private schools including smaller classroom sizes and often more focus on preparing for future college attendance. However, your child can receive a great education and have the same opportunities for college after attending public school.

There are steps you can take to ensure that your child gets the most out of their years of public education. From the beginning of their school days, you need to be actively involved in their education. Attend all parent-teacher conferences. Make time to attend school functions and to get to know the teaching staff. Take the time to always know what your child is studying in school, what homework they have, and the date of any upcoming tests and quizzes. Continue reading

Public Education Can Save Our Country

Public education is broken. I wanted to grab your attention with something much more impactful. But the way I see it, what has more impact than the absolute and simple truth? Our public education system is broken and it has been for a long time.

Some of us believe it is the responsibility of our elected officials. Others think our communities can fix it. Parental involvement is the answer for many. \”If only we had more funding\” is another cry. They are all right.

Of course, the debate continues about No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Remember, this is the measure which was passed in January 2002 during the Bush Administration. It requires states test all students in certain subjects every year to be sure they are prepared for college. I don’t believe the problem is entirely about NCLB it’s about public education in general. However, this initiative has had such an impact, mentioning one practically begs a mention of the other. Continue reading

How the Rich View Public Education

As a Cash Cow to be Milked for All It is Worth:

There are so many ways to siphon money from our public school system that I can only list the most common here. The most lucrative method of milking money is with new school construction as there is money to be siphoned from beginning to end. Upfront, the land the school is built on must be purchased. This allows the rich people who are behind your school board members to buy a worthless property then sell to the school system at a considerable markup; sometimes as much as 50%! All too often these properties are later found to be toxic waste cleanup sites.

Next, expensive architectural plans must be prepared (you would think that there would be standard school plans but every school is custom!), a general contractor (almost always a crony) is hired who will then hire many subcontractors (also cronies). Huge amounts of building materials must be purchased and after construction the school must be furnished (lavishly and expensively.) Every step of the way is an opportunity for sweetheart deals, double invoicing, inflated prices, and unspecified “consultants.” If the funds are available there will be “cost overruns.” But it doesn’t end here, down the road, sometimes within two years, there are building refurbishments and updating. Continue reading

The Demise of Public Education

From time to time during my tenure in public education, I would receive emails or documents on theories or notions about what might be wrong with American education. Each new idea usually was accompanied with the perfect solution for our educational crisis. Each few years seems to hatch a new and bullet-proof plan to fix public education. Most notably, for example, has been the Federal Government’s \”No Child Left Behind\” Project.

Most recently, in response to \”No Child Left Behind\”, I received an email from a good teacher and friend of mine, who shared the \”Blueberry Story\”. Essentially this metaphorical account, unlike industry and businesses akin to ice cream manufacturing plants, stresses that educational institutions cannot send back a bad batch of blueberries. The schools have to take all the kids along with all their limitations, disabilities and dysfunctional family situations. And they have to meet the harsh standards of \”No Child Left Behind\” with that \”batch\” of kids. No sending them back. Continue reading

Will Private Schools Survive

Private School

Private School

The surest way to improve public education in this country is to close down private schools. Invested parents, committed to having their children properly educated with manageable class sizes, innovative programs, inspired teachers, and up to date facilities, would storm the gates of the public schools demanding better instructional delivery. Given the current economic trends, and the growing challenges for parents to make overblown tuition payments, this reality just might come true.

It won’t happen overnight, but more and more private schools, living at the margins of balancing budgets with tuition, are staring at stark decision-making about faculty, staff, and programs. Some private schools have placed a freeze on salaries, others have limited tuition increases to 2 percent, and even others have cut staff and part-time faculty. Professional development funds have dried up, school heads are scrambling to come up with inventive ways to raise revenue, and faculty face parents demanding to know that they are getting their money’s worth in the classroom. Will private schools survive the current economic storm? Continue reading