E is for excellence. Homeschooled children have the time to pursue their specific interests to the point of excellence. As writer Malcolm Gladwell famously noted in his book Outliers, it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve excellence in a given pursuit. Children who spend their days in school lose eight or more hours a day to school and homework. But the homeschooled child who loves to paint or play the violin or program computers can easily carve out five hours a day for every weekday of the year and achieve excellence in their chosen area in 8 years. Imagine how many more accomplished citizens our country could produce if every child with a strong interest was homeschooled in order to have time to pursue that interest. Let’s hear it for homeschooling!
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Dr. Walter E. Williams has the knack of distilling an important issue down to its essence, and this article of his is a great example of that.
He’s discussing school choice, and why government should not be involved in the allocation of funds to education. He makes it so easy to understand; can you tell I’m a big fan of his work?
Across the pond, a psychologist is claiming that the busy lives of two-career families is putting too much strain on teenage girls, leaving them vulnerable to mental illness. He suggests that parents put more time in with their daughters and limit their access to social media and technology.
I agree with him, but I do wonder why he left out boys. They need their parents as much as their sisters do, don’t they?
What diversity oaths seek is to maintain political conformity among the faculty indoctrinating our impressionable, intellectually immature young people. Vladimir Lenin said, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” That’s the goal of the leftist teaching agenda.
Dr. Walter E. Williams
One of my favorite writers, Dr. Walter E. Williams (who happens to be black), has issued a warning about the dangers of the diversity mindset that has taken over most college campuses. Please read his thoughts before you plunk down thousands of dollars for your college student.
A while back, Vice President Mike Pence was criticized by many in the press because he prefers not to dine alone with a woman who is not his wife, and doesn’t attend functions where alcohol is served without his wife.
This wonderful article by Mollie Hemingway fully explains the wisdom of Pence’s stance. I highly recommend it.