I wish we lived in simpler times, where we could educate our child by working with them day-to-day and show them the skills they'd need to survive. But, if I lived in simpler times, I would not have a dishwasher or a grocery store, so that's out. I wish I could teach my daughter in the school of life by visiting exotic lands and meeting interesting, creative people and visit world-class museums and view all types of architecture. But, if we did that, we'd be living hand-to-mouth, and have to forgo health care and contract parasites, so that's really not an option.
I really do not know to what type of school I am sending my daughter. Her kindergarten group will only be the second graduating class of her school. There is one cohort a year ahead of her, and that is all. So, by almost all of the measures of a "good" school listed above, there is no surety that the school will provide any of those things. And even I, with ten years now in the education field, know very little about what makes a school top-tier. The most illustrious schools don't teach civics or manners or the things that makes a culture bearable to inhabit. Our country is far too afraid of offending someone that we dare not teach children what is and what is not acceptable behavior. And parents have abandoned raising their children, allowing the electronic babysitter to form their children's minds.
|It all becomes...|
|...a vicious cycle|