My husband is a public school teacher. He has a noble profession and I admire it and him. Actually, especially him as he is one of the top teachers in the state, in more than my opinion. He figured out a technological way that a kid with brittle-bone disease could attend class from home including answering questions, seeing the notes as they were written, and working problems on the board. He’s a genius.
And as a genius, I respect his opinion of schooling-type things. People are trying to fix our education system in 14 billion expensive ways, but he puts it simply…reduce the number of students per teacher. With 35 kids per class, he has a limited amount of time and attention he can give to each student’s particular learning needs. But with 15? He says he could knock that ball out of the park and into the next state.
Hubby says that the majority of an education degree is about managing a different class of thirty strangers every 100 minutes for 7 hours. But as homeschoolers, we don’t need to teach 120 per day.
I have three.
Would I walk into a classroom of 30 strangers four times a day and presume that I’m going to do a great job without any training? NO!
But could I tutor three people that I have known intimately since birth? That I know exactly who their family is and how much they study? That know they gain nothing by whining that this homework/test/lesson is unfair? I dunno, but I’m gonna try it out.
Is that an insult to his profession?
Hold on, lemme ask him….
–He says he’ll be alright.