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What’s the point of (home) schooling?

I put “home” in parentheses because that’s where the quote comes from but I think this should actually be the point of all schooling.

From an article in the Tulsa World on home schooling:

“The bigger picture is to teach them to love learning and to find information for themselves.”

Instead, as Seth Godin writes in the Icarus Deception, we’re bent the other way.

We transformed school from a place of inquiry into a facility optimized for meeting standards. This is something the industrial age taught us — that there are answers and that you need the answers in order to succeed. Memorize enough answers and you’re set.

I hope you never feel the need to memorize the answers.