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The CK-Foundation intends to create GOOD,inexpensive textbooks. In this book it is certainly succeeding. I wish this system had been available when my youngest child asked for home school for grades 8-12. I have a PhD in English and my husband has an MA in history and an MBA. But those don’t make us great teachers for math and science, and we were fumbling our way through these courses.
The books are carefully planned and include all the written information the students could possibly need. As more and more outlets for experimental material for science students appear, lab work becomes more and more available even to home scholars.
Any students who complete their courses without being allowed to fail–that is, if the work is done wrong it has to be done over, something that is far more possible in home schools than in public schools or even private schools–will be well equipped to handle all college entrance exams and probably will be far ahead of their fellow students who came out of public school.
I will never forget one of my college freshmen who came to me in tears the day before Thanksgiving break. She told me that the first thing she was going to do when she got home was to go to the school board superintendent and chew him out, because she was in honors English for four years, and never learned the parts of speech or what does and does not constitute a sentence. I wish every student would do that, when he or she feels failed by the present educational system. If the students would complain, the system would have to change.
We’re already seeing this in our four-year-old granddaughter, who is complaining that Church primary is boring. Right now she is enjoying public preschool, but by kindergarten age she will be so far above her fellow students that she, like her mother before her, will be bored stiff throughout public school. Her cousin, our fifth-grade granddaughter, is already reading on a high school level; what is she going to do in high school?
I’m thankful that people are willing to work without charge to create a new school system that every students can use. I have already written to volunteer my services.
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