Rant, Because You’re a Know It All

I once met a person who said that homeschoolers cannot actually measure their success because they assign arbitrary, highly skewed letter and numerical grades to their students/children.

And I get stuck thinking on this sometimes because *seriously*? That’s what ALL teachers do, it is what public school systems do (and do to both their students and their teachers), it’s what public, socialized education does. Period.

Can you really argue that public schools consistently produce a better quality of education for normal children than homeschooling does? Well, if the proof is in the pudding, the pudding of Public Education is both runny and burnt. 

I ask you: do public schools really, single-handedly, produce intelligent, evolved, self-actualized young adults who are capable of critical thinking and motivated to create centered, stimulating lives for themselves?

In my opinion, the answer is a clear and resounding, No! Homeschooling, on the other hand, has students involved in the real life realities of the world every day. No one assigns an arbitrary grade for paying your car insurance on time, it’s a pass/fail deal.

And one more thing, grades do not equal learning. They just don’t.


About Bettina Colonna Essert

Illuminated Magdalene High Priestess and facilitator of empowerment and healing circles for girls and women, including a monthly Red Tent Temple. BA in English, minor in anthropology. Waldorf homeschool mom. Reiki master, cranial sacral therapist, herbalist, menstruvist, feminist, epicurian.
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One Response to Rant, Because You’re a Know It All

  1. bnmng says:

    Why even argue about home school grades? Don’t we have enough information about how well young adults who had been home schooled perform in life?

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