These research sites for student papers and reports offer kid-friendly search engines, examples, formats, and guidance to ease the writing process. They provide primary sources, tips on structuring the report, and ideas for choosing a topic. Most of them are designed especially for kids and teenagers, and my students have found them tremendously useful. There will be no need to study again and spend more money in order to qualify for international standards. With a K-12 education, Filipino professionals who aspire to work abroad will not have a hard time getting jobs in their chosen field. Furthermore, they will be able to help their families in the Philippines more with remittances, property purchase, and small businesses.
This innovation is really great. I just hope that the government should really support this by providing more school, classrooms and school supplies. If the government is really serious about this change then they should focus in providing funds not in getting money from our pocket.
As for reason #2, there are now several textbook series that are written directly to homeschool students. Being written to a student rather than a teacher who must keep 25 students preoccupied makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is to understand. If these text books are not enough help, there are often websites listed in the books where the parents and students can go for extra help. For math, there are DVDs that can be purchased for textbooks that walks you through on each lesson explaining how to handle any new concepts. If all else fails, there are the same tutoring options that public schoolers use.
There is no doubt that black males are an endangered demographic in American society. There are many factors plaguing black males; however, there is an overwhelming consensus that African American males, in general, are at risk of educational failure. Still, the end of summer vacation will give way to countless African American males going back to school, bright-eyed, wearing neatly pressed uniforms, carrying backpacks and ready to learn. But the characterization of black youth as thugs, perpetual law breakers, defiant, and untrustworthy continues to devastate their educational struggles.
The advantages can be manifold and not always obvious to the casual observer, but reports by organizations such as the US College Board show the contribution that a college education can make to the well being of both individuals and society as a whole.
As far as socialization, I repeat… I live in rural West Virginia. It was general socialization that I was hoping to avoid. Structure can much more easily be obtained within a private home than in an overcrowded classroom filled with undisciplined children from largely ignorant parents ran by a burnt-out teacher. Socialization can still occur as well, often in groups that are not necessarily grouped in unnatural ways (how often outside of school are you surrounded by 20 people that are your exact age?) and with individuals who are unlikely to be raised by racist, drug addicted and alcoholic parents.