I have been wanting to see this for a while. I watched it today. This is such a sad documentary. I can see where there are people who are struggling with our education, yet have no choice.
Here I am blessed with homeschooling. And feeling guilty for taking days off, not pushing them to excel, and emphasizing other things than academics! I want a well-rounded child who seeks God first. Am I doing my kids wrong because I am not pushing academics?
To me there are so many people who do go to college and don't need to be there! Or go to college and owe tons of money only to not get a job. I am for college..don't get me wrong..and intend for my kids to go there! My dh teaches at a college and sees kids who come on the Hope Scholarship not working hard enough, yet want to pass to keep the Hope. (free money that our state gives from the lottery) Other kids going because it is the next thing to do in life.
I know that the kids in the documentary are not fortunate enough to have a good education. And that leads to dropping out, crime, etc..
I just want to know what you all think? And now I am freaking out thinking my kids need to read 100 books by December and know that math that they are struggling with...NOW!!