The years from birth to five years account for how well a child is going to respond to formal education. Parents need to be sure that they are doing their job before placing blame on the schools.
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Can parents trust schools to teach Reading? [offsite link]
MAEVE MADDOX: In the light of widespread reading failure in the schools, parents should probably teach their children to read before they begin kindergarten.
Not everyone means the same thing by the word "education." Parents who want "a quality education" for their children would do well to define what they mean by "education" in very specific terms.
Free Tutoring from Khan Academy
The Khan Academy is an online tutorial resource featuring more than 3,000 short video lessons that children can play again and again until the concept is learned. Its focus is math and science.
Homeschool Central [offsite link]
An extensive collection of articles and links regarding all issues surrounding the homeschooling movement.
How Not to Teach and Test Spelling [offsite link]
Maeve Maddox: One reason that so many younger Americans cannot spell common words lies in the ineffective way that spelling is taught in the schools. Parents need to beware of “spelling tips” that ignore the sound/symbol relationships.
Parents and Popular Culture
Most cultural attitudes go unquestioned. Many attitudes held by Americans do not promote the idea of academic excellence in either parents or children.
Public School and Religious Belief
Public education is like public transportation. Passengers have to go where the bus goes. Travelers who want to go where the bus doesn’t go must make other arrangements.
Reading Reform Begins at Home
Parents of young children do not have the luxury of waiting for professional educators to agree on what to do about reading failure. They need to use the time from birth to age five to prepare their children for reading success.
School-finder [offsite link]
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