1. The public education system is failing your child because they are not teaching the skills needed for college, work and business in general.
We live in a world where people need to be able to learn how to do things on their own without having someone else there telling them what needs to happen next. Unfortunately, public schools fail at this by teaching kids only one way of doing everything instead of giving them multiple options. We are seeing the effects of raising a generation that is thinking of college as the only way to be successful right now. The lack of creativity in the education system is one problem because it doesn't do anything to help kids think outside of the box. Kids are getting into college based on a test that usually prioritizes memorization rather than any type of real knowledge or skills they have. This has created an environment where people who don't go to college feel like their options are limited when in fact they can go on to learn real skills and harness that to become an expert in their field. We have a huge shortage in trade skills workers and a lot of those jobs pay better than the average college graduate with a four year degree earns coming out of school. We have to rethink the education system in America and the world.
Brick and mortar schools that are tailored to the needs of their students. This can be achieved through a variety in curriculum, class size, lesson duration/frequency, or subject matter taught. We need teachers who want to teach children how to think critically and creatively. Teachers should not have 90+ student loads because it is impossible for them to give as much attention needed when they are averaging about 5 minutes per child each day on average--and this does not include time spent planning lessons or grading assignments!
The current public education system has many problems: administration issues from funding cuts, lack of parental involvement due to different working schedules with parents out at work all day long and so many other time commitments that reduce the amount at time to help with homework or re-enforcement of concepts.
4. What you should do if you're not sure what to do next
5. The importance of a good education for children cannot be overstated. If you are in a position to homeschool, whether that is because of your own educational background or by choice for religious reasons and/or lifestyle preferences, do not underestimate the importance of this role and purposeful decision as it will positively impact their future.
If you are unable to homeschool do not despair as there is always the option to supplement with tutoring, online classes, extracurricular groups etc. The important thing to note is that you just need to stay involved in your children's education. You should understand what they should be learning and assisting in the best way possible that works for you and your family. Let us know how we can help.
Trammell Classes is an online school that uses interest-based learning to teach children in grades K-12. Trammell Classes provides a safe, secure environment for your child to explore their interests and learn at their own pace. Trammell classes provides a way for children to experience interest based learning and homeschooling online. The ultimate goal of Trammell classes is to help kids get interested in learning again!
Co-Founder and Instructor for Trammell Classes