I started reading a book called The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home because I was told it would be a good resource for me in our homeschooling journey.
In the first few pages, I read a line that really struck a chord with me.
“If you want your child to have an excellent education, you need to take charge of it yourself.”
I believe this statement is true.
I don’t care what type of school your child goes to – public, private, or homeschooling. I’m not the one to decide what is best for your child and your family. You are.
But I will say as parents, we have to take charge of our children’s education.
If you send your child to school each day, you can’t sit back and let the teachers be solely responsible for teaching your child.
You need to meet with the teachers, discuss how your child is doing, and to help your student learn outside the classroom.
Even with private school you still have to step in and teach your child. Money doesn’t mean you get to leave it all to the teacher.
Teachers are faced with overcrowded classrooms and not enough resources. I have no doubt that they care for the children in their classrooms but they cannot be expected to teach the kids everything.
Learning never stops. It doesn’t end once the bell rings at 3:00pm and the school doors open.
We are the parents.
We are responsible for our children.
We need to take charge.
We need to give them the best.
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