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    Filed at 11:59 am under by dcobranchi

    * That’s Future Home Educators of America

    The NY Daily News has a really good Op/Ed about what’s wrong with force-feeding our kids “education” (i.e., test prep). The column is short, sweet, and funny. Well worth a click.

    UPDATE: Diane pointed out that I had the paper wrong. It’s fixed now.

    2 Responses to “FHEA* CANDIDATE”

    Comment by
    January 30th, 2005
    at 7:13 pm

    This kind of stuff works great. I have been buying stuff like this since the older kids were small; cups, placemats, t-shirts, art supplies, toys, puzzles, what ever I could find with educational content.

    When children are small, they are interested in everything, so why not put something useful in front of their inquiring eyes. We adults learned that learning new things is boring from going to school.

    I was just looking at my 15 year olds’ first grade state exam results. Her grade equivilant for reading was 9th grade level when she was 6 years old. She learned at an excellerated rate from fun things similar to the shower curtain idea. Not from school, not from studying, and not from books.

    I just bought the shower curtain for my 6 and 4 year olds.


    Comment by
    Diane Patterson
    January 30th, 2005
    at 11:51 pm

    Pssst. It’s the NY Daily News, not the Post.