Discussion in 'Education' started by brewerboy, May 27, 2009.
Should it be allowed?
Homeschooling is obvious a different case from the get go. I wouldn't want to teach my own children, nieces, nephews, or even friends' children.
Worse, I think is administrators having their grown children on staff and grandchildren in the school.
I'd say the primary problem is due to the teacher's excessively hierarchical role in the classroom anyway. I advocate the drastic reduction of that role in favor of democratic management by the students, of course, so I wouldn't envision it being such a major problem in that kind of scheme. As it is, there could be an obvious conflict of interest, though I've known teachers to actually be "extra hard" on their children to avoid that appearance.
I'd agree with that, in any case seems not a good thing for parent or child.
Hard as it is to believe, I've had tons of family as teachers, starting in high school.
I had an older brother for Tech freshman year
My Aunt for English classes freshman, sophomore, and junior years
My god-mother for German/American History
And my father for AP English.
In every case, I had to work twice as hard.
But to be honest, the truly hardest part was not calling them "Bro", "Aunt so and so", "Dad", or address my God-mother by her first name.
After awhile I found I could get away by using "hey you"
But it is weird. And I could see how less moral teachers, or those not as concerned with their job, could take advantage of this.
And of course it was naturally assumed by some of my class-mates that I was getting off easy. But then I'd show them my work, especially papers I'd write, and they backed off once they realized that what for me is B- work, is A- or better for them.
I had my sister in law for 9th Grade English. She was tough on me, but she was tough on everyone. She was "old school" in her teaching strategies. I got a B+ in her class.
I wouldn't want to teach my daughter. I do that enough at home, teaching her things like morals, values and character.
Damn, I always hated those! My worse subjects.
Maybe you can take an online class!
I actually am right now, which is fortunate. Resuming a full-time school schedule during the summer after having been able to go in two days a week during the spring has been nothing short of unpleasant.
what about homeschooling? is there anyone who experienced it?
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