I remember that I was never able to get along at school. I was always at the foot of the class.span>
Homeschooling and public schooling are as opposite as two sides of a coin. In a homeschooling environment, the teacher need not be certified, but the child MUST learn. In a public school environment, the teacher MUST be certified, but the child need NOT learn.
He is educated who knows how to find out what he doesn’t know
The question isn’t ‘Did this kid get a diploma?’ If that’s all we care about then we have set the bar of success very low indeed. The questions should be, ‘Did school help this person to reach their full potential? Could they have learned more on their own? Could they have learned faster using some other system of instruction? Could this all have been done more cheaply? Are all of these costs (time, money, and and sense of individuality) a required cost, or is this simply what we’re used to paying for education?’
~Shamus Young on http://www.facebook.com/Homeschool.Quotes
Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equaliser of the conditions of man, – the balance-wheel of the social machinery
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
~William Butler Yeats
Education has for its object the formation of character.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
~Anne Sullivan (Helen Keller’s teacher)
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of a lifelong attempt to acquire it
~ Albert Einstein