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Education Whinge

Posted on: Thursday, 27 October 2005 @ 9:54am
Blatting about

[imported from livejournal and backdated]

After observing Tao yesterday and how it's becoming more and more blatantly obvious how he's learning things by experimentation, I wonder why the control freak government insists that the ONLY way kids will ever learn anything is if someone is forcing them to sit down and read things. I think it goes to show how blatantly stupid and ignorant people are, and I'm sure I could come up with all sorts of conspiracy theories about how they're homogenising everyone into compliant citizens by stamping out individuality, and leaving it so the only way people can think they are unique and special is just by being selfish (which is not the same as being individual) because they have no other sense of self.

And I don't like pweople yelling me that there are some things that HAVE to be taught. Opinions on what they think kids should be learning, no problem. But kids are not stupid, they will learn what they need to know and anything they want to know and trying to force them to pick up something when they are not interested is a waste of effort. Just because they are not interested at the time you show them does not mean they might not be interested later and should be forced to learn it just becuase YOU think they should.

I don't have a problem registering with the Department of Education and Training as a homeschooler. I don't even have a problem with their yearly moderation, they can come around and see how Tiny's doing if they want, that doesn't bother me much. What does annoy me is that they want to rate him against their stupid pointless curriculum and kids going to school. The entire idea of homeschooling is that I think their curriculum is a load of crap and I don't like it or agree with it, not to utilise it at home.


Well I'll deal with that when I come to it (have to register when he's about 6 or so, something like 2 weeks after he would be going to school), and I have a bit of time. And hopefully they'll be less retarded and anally retentive by then.

Speak of the devil, Tao is awake. Damn that was a short nap.

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