So I read this article just now: Mom Packs Lunch For Baby Girl. Hours Later, She’s Sent Home With Angry Red Note. Basically, this mother from Australia packs a slice of chocolate cake in her daughter’s lunch as a snack, and the daughter gets sent home with a note printed in red with a sad face … More RE: “Mom Packs Lunch For Baby Girl. Hours Later, She’s Sent Home With Angry Red Note”
There are many reasons for me to reject public school. For one, systemized schooling simply doesn’t appeal to me. I’ve been there, done that, and it’s worked out pretty well so far—though I would not necessarily credit my success to my academic arrangements. For me, I define “success” as happiness, health, mindfulness, self-knowing, and self-growth. … More Is wanting to homeschool my children that radical of an idea?
I overheard a conversation on the bus the other day. A boy, most likely a high school student, laughed as he questioned the girl beside him: “So what do girls prefer? Do girls like forward? And fast?” The girl replied with confidence. “Forward and fast, but not too fast.” And then they started talking about … More “Man up, seriously. Man up!”
As I am nearing the end of my sixteen years of public education, I become aware of how shackled I have become, how crippled I have been for the past sixteen years. It’s made me afraid to try new things, to spend time to do what I love. It’s deprived me of many things. It’s … More Education’s Worth?
What do you want to do when you grow up? What do you want to do when you graduate? When are you going to start looking for a job? When are you going to move out? It occurs to me that, society expects nearly every one of us to know exactly what we’re doing , … More Slaves to Our Career