Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A good way to destroy the future of a society

Life has many hard, challenging problems. There are problems at the personal level, the local level, the national level, and many world wide problems.

To solve our future problems, we need to educate our children. Unfortunately in the US, the UK, and some other nations it has become politically incorrect to address the special needs of gifted children.

From the UK comes this acknowledgement: State schools admit they do not push gifted pupils because they don't want to promote 'elitism'

As many as three-quarters of state schools are failing to push their brightest pupils because teachers are reluctant to promote 'elitism', an Ofsted study says today.
Many teachers are not convinced of the importance of providing more challenging tasks for their gifted and talented pupils.
Bright youngsters told inspectors they were forced to ask for harder work. Others were resentful at being dragooned into 'mentoring' weaker pupils.


It will be very funny if most of the major problems in the middle part of the twenty first century were solved by adults who were homeschooled.

(Hat tip: Instapundit)

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ChristineMM said...

This is one of the four topics in Charles Murray's book Real Education. He says for the future of our country we need to educate our gifted students well as they are our country's future leaders, that a small number of people really run this country so they'd better be prepared.

Grizzly Mama said...

I think that the homeschoolers will save the Republic!

As you may (or may not!) know, we put the girls in school last year. They are now in their 2nd year. We are going to be homeschooling starting again next year. It has been a massive waste of money and time. It will take I-don't-know-how-long to get the girls back on track. The little one is sad because she is on the basketball team. I told her she will be on a basketball team - no worries.

Henry Cate said...

I think Charles Murray is right. And I really think that a disproportionate number of our future leaders will be homeschooled.

Grizzly Mama, good luck with transitioning your daughters back to homeschooling.