Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education. There is a Waldorf school in the area and I’m considering asking for a tour to see it in action, and ask a few questions. I know from working in education that it’s one thing to espouse a certain school philosophy, and sometimes quite different seeing it in action and evaluating the benefits. Websites easily make schools sound very ideal and yet it’s hard to find schools that match exactly their ideals.

My husband has read to him every night since he was very, very little, when he was not yet talking, and hardly able to sit up! We had no idea that he was dyslexic at this time. I have a video of him sitting on the kitchen floor in his nappy looking through board books pointing at all sorts of pictures.

For #5, really? This is a con of homeschooling? That kind of stuff happens to public schoolers too! But again, this all comes down to the family and the student. My close friend recently received a full-ride scholarship to a fairly prestigious private school through her academics, volunteerism, and 4-H leadership skills. She’s also been offered at least one full-tuition scholarship. For myself, I receive around $4,500 a semester that was purely because of my GPA and SAT scores.

There aren’t many good jobs available and even with minimum wages jobs employers are being way too picky…it’s kinda like the housing bubble for employers…when is it going to crash? I mean needing a college degree to be a dog walker? Or a food handling certificate for Subway? Give me a break!

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This is an interesting article. You’re right about the indoctrination of youth; it’s one of the things I don’t like about the education system (in America, I can’t speak for other countries). Whenever I teach someone something, I give them just enough information for him to figure out the rest on his own.