Population education is a recent innovation and, as such, is subject to various misinterpretations and misunderstandings. To many people, population education is family planning; to others, it is another name for sex education; still to many others, including teachers, it is synonymous with the teaching of demography and/or population studies. Other than these two exceptions, if you really want to get ahead in life, you have to own your own business. I am not saying that you need to quit your job immediately. You need to have the right mindset in order to start your own successful business without quitting your job, or having to put up a lot of money. You need to know how to raise (not borrow) money cheaply.
Truth be told, I enjoyed all the other reasons listed above as well—except for the research, which involves a lot of statistics and math, subjects I try to avoid like the plague. In 2008, for instance, international test results revealed that Filipinos were behind compared to other countries when we finished dead last in math.
Staving off dementia later in life : The lead author of this study is a neurologist at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad (India). The study was co-authored with seven other medical doctors and holders of other advanced degrees, and it was published in the journal Neurology.
As Sir Ken Robinson explains in the above video, the American standardized educational system is antiquated and outdated. It was originally designed to train the general population to be busy little worker bees during the industrial revolution. Despite the fact that it’s been a few hundred years since the public education model was put in to place, it has changed very little. After all the advancements that have been made in science and technology, why hasn’t there been more advancement in the public educational system? The answer to that question is debatable and complex, but there are certain contributing factors that can’t be denied. Although there are alternatives to public education such as private or alternative schools, only parents with lots of money to spare can afford to send their children to those types of institutions—and if they can afford it, sometimes it ends up being a waste of money.
I had many of those same problems, but I was NOT homeschooled. I think you give public school far too much credit. It does not mean you will learn to get along with others, be able to write a paper according to a teacher’s wishes or get a date/get along with the opposite sex. You get out what you put in, no matter what your educational path.
This is what I write at the bottom of each assignment we complete. If the assignment is too difficult my son ticks RED, if easy GREEN, if challenging but doable AMBER. In the book the words are in color. In USA the total student loan debt has now risen above credit card debt for the first time, which exemplifies the debt burden placed on students.