Do you ever discover you are beating yourself up because a very basic question comes to mind and you are wondering why you haven’t addressed it before? Yeah, well, I can top that, because I did think of this particular question before. . .I just think I came up with the wrong answer.
What is the purpose of school?
See, this question isn’t just for “schools” — it certainly applies to homeschoolers — but it’s one that I think we miss the boat on.
So, is the purpose of school to:
a. Cram a whole bunch of facts, figures and formulas into a little person’s noggin
b. Instruct the child on how to learn.
I am the product of the standardized test generation. And, for the life of me, I believe when I first asked myself this question, I honestly answered “a”.
You need not worry, all my furniture is made of sturdy wood and will last long after my head has been pulverized to a bloody pulp.
You know what’s terribly interesting to me. . .
Answers can come easily, but solutions; solutions are the real test of knowledge.