Sunday, January 06, 2008

Dumbing Us Down

My sister came over today to lend me a book she just read about public schools. It is called Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto and I am scared to read it. My older sister read it a year ago and said that you can not read the book and then send your child to public school. I am already on the line about pulling Porter out of preschool and I am afraid I might take him out after this. I guess at this point I am not prepared to make the homeschooling decision and I am still not sure what we are going to do. I really feel that when you know better, you must do better and I am not sure I am ready to start reading and researching this yet.

1 comment:

  1. Start! Read! It isn't just going to be more work. It is going to be some of the most exciting and clearly most rewarding work you will ever do in your entire life. Period. Your sister is right and you should be proud of her for having read Gatto's book and given it you. Don't buy everything he says, check it against your own experience and you will give your kid/s the greatest gift a young person in this day and age could ever receive.

    Good luck.