This article informs all of us something that I already knew:
A small excerpt:
“There was a part of me that was very nervous about it,” said first-grade teacher Donna McBride. “I was trying to wrap my head around my class going outside four times a day and still being able to teach those children all the things they needed to learn.”
I love the word “needed”. Needed? Says who? The expert bureaucrat, that’s who. And why do they need it? Because there’s a Common Core test that must be passed, that’s why. And why is that important? Because there are hordes of data-mesmerised bureaucrats in some windowless office in D.C. somewhere that “care” about it.
One of the first things I learned as a homeschooler, however, was that homeschooling is easiest when the children are youngest, and it actually takes very little time of sitting in the torturous desk. This teacher is working under a false notion that her students are just machines that need data entry. But they’re not. They’re human beings. They were not designed by their creator to be confined to a desk for 6 hours a day. This teacher is not only not allowed to think that they were created by a creator, she is supposed to think that the god/state has all the answers and it must never be questioned.
But when you keep your children at home you will learn that they are never not learning, even when they look like they’re playing. But don’t try to tell that to the experts. Just realize it yourself, and raise healthy, well-adjusted children.