Monday, September 04, 2006

A waste of time

Last night one of Robbie's friends told him he wouldn't be able to come to soccer practice on Monday nights anymore, because he only comes home from school at 5pm and then has to do homework. Commented Robbie to me, "What a waste of time." (My feelings exactly).

Okay, so this full school day is only once a week, but the rest of the week, he has four hours of homework after finishing school at around 2pm (it takes him at least half an hour to get home from school.) And he's only 12. He's going to have to do this for the next 6 years and it will just get worse. Compare this with one homeschooler I know who, on four hours of academic work a day, has now started doing online courses through Stanford University and will be have completed the first two years of university by the age of 17.

5 comments:

Lady Liberty said...

SternTV theme this Wenesday will be homeschooling.

Wenesday, Sept. 13, 22.10 Uhr on RTL

Oh and I love this Chemundo game. I found someone who would ship it COD.

scatty said...

Yes, I know about it. My friend Dagmar, her husband and two sons will be featured and will be in the studio. My children were also supposed to be filmed playing with her sons, but the film crew ran out of time. We will be glued to the TV set!

Dana said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog regarding homeschooling in Germany. I am very interested in the topic and would like to talk to you further if you are interested. I am trying to join the group you recommended, but I'm leaving the state for 10 days so won't be back to check email for a bit.

Dana said...

By the way...I agree. A waste of precious time!

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