Homeschooling Quote #17

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