Home Schooling Is Quality Education (February 1995)
What do you think about parents who educate their children at home? Are they kooky,
right wing religious nuts who spend their time indoctrinating their children and ignoring
basic education? Are these parents so unhappy with the school system th
Bringing The Two Worlds Of A Child Together (September 1996)
How would your child react to the following statements?
My school offers a quality education.
My community is proud of our school.
I feel I have good communications with my teachers.
I feel like I belong her
Education Begins At home (February 2000)
This article describes many of the difficulties teachers are facing in their classrooms. More and more students have attention problems, are not respectful of teachers and lack training in moral behavior. Teachers share their observations about why they think this is happenning.
Rural Youths And The Big World Out There (November 2009)
This article discusses aspects of parenting rural youths in preparing for their futures - whether it invovles returning someday to the rural community or being a success in the mainstream culture.
Parents, Educators Share Their Views (March 2000)
This article describes the response of people to a previous article describing the attitude and preparation of students in the schools system. One letter describes the plight of one parent who feels the schools are prejudging her child while the other two responses are from teachers describing their experience in the classroom.
Instead Of A Brain Drain, How About Brain Influx (May 1997)
Question: As a parent, would you want your children to stake their future on a life in
your small community? As a parent, teacher or rural clergy, how would you advise youth to
prepare for their future?
Advice: Leave. Leave and get val
How Peers Influence School Success (April 2006)
This article describes the research on the influece of friends on academic attitudes and behavior. There is a lot of influence that goes both directions, depending on the attitude of one's friends toward education.