Depending on who you ask, the School System in the US is either a failure or the best. The facts is that academic skills of American students and achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countries. That is a matter of opinion according to who you ask, politicians or parents of course! When it is all said and done, many studies and reports put the U.S. at a mediocre 38th place out of 71 countries in math and 24th in science. Among the 35 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which sponsors the PISA initiative, the U.S. ranked 30th in math and 19th in science. In a recent article published at Beenke.Com Blog many parents are taking matters into their own hands. This means a number of things one up-and-coming trend that politicians in local municipalities are very afraid of is homeschooled. With that said, given the fact that in many homes today both parents work this is a trend that would have minimal consequence.
Dr. Koch, the founder andpresident of Celebrate Kids, Inc., has influenced many of parents in more than 30 nations with her messages, seminars, and other platforms. Dr. Koch is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at Great Homeschool Conventions where she promotes awareness to homeschooling your children.
Another way that home school pioneers are pushing their agentda is with tutoring. In a recent interview the president of Test Prep Center, he blamed the education system and particularly the politicians for the downfall of the American educational system. The problem is the system not the financial commitment. He has seen developing countries surpass the US in many fronts by simply implementing higher standards and accountability. Something the liberal driven agenda of the Democratic Party does not believe. In many places outside the USA students who don’t meet the academic criteria are left back but also shame in a way that forces students of all ages to pay additionalattention to school. This allows educators to progressively scale up the curriculum and in return race the academic score of the students.
This is a contradiction to the approach of American politicians and school board members who believe in idolization mediocrity and disruptive behavior with participation awards and prices. Whatis worse is giving of passing grades to students that don’t meet the academic standards.