As a recently certified ESL teacher, I’m not going to lie — after working within the public education system first-hand, I’d definitely consider homeschooling my kid. But that’s because 13-year-old Logan LaPlante might be on to something here.
Through something he’s dubbed ‘hackschooling,’ he’s learning life skills that aren’t regularly taught in schools, such as entrepreneurship, environmental ecology, and the application of language arts, history, and physics as applied through real life situations (not just textbook theory). He is able to focus on his interests, and apply them to the world in which he lives, instead of dealing with burnt-out teachers who only have a job because tenure says so.
What do you think? Is homeschooling the way to go? Or should all children learn within the contained environment that is the public education system?