Read the article in USA Today: School is too easy, students report
The New York Times wonders if school is to hard, and suggests that algebra is not necessary. “It’s true that students in Finland, South Korea and Canada score better on mathematics tests. But it’s their perseverance, not their classroom algebra, that fits them for demanding jobs.” My HomeScholar thought for the day - doesn’t algebra require perseverance? And perseverance leads to jobs. Therefore algebra leads to jobs, right?
Read the article in the New York Times: Opinion: Is Algebra Necessary?
Homeschool Can Be “Just Right”
The Wall Street Journal had an article called My Education in Home Schooling. The author chose homeschooling because “Her academic options seemed to lie on either side of a wide chasm: a fluffy pillow on one side, a jackhammer on the other. I tried home schooling because I couldn’t find a better alternative.” I like her take on the socialization issue. “Homo sapiens have walked the Earth for at least 130,000 years and, in this time, they learned to be human from their elders, not from their peers”
Read: Wall Street Journal My Education in Home Schooling
My best advice: keep your children challenged, but not overwhelmed.
You want them to learn, not be bored.