Testing not required for homeschooled children, KTAR 92.3, Phoenix, Arizona
Nearly one percent of all Arizona students are now being home-schooled, but Candace Cochran from the county’s school’s office says there’s no way of knowing how well they’re doing because they aren’t required to be tested.
Civilizing influences not required for institutionally-schooled children
Nearly ninety-nine percent of all Arizona children are now being sent to school, but there’s no way of knowing how well they’re civilized because they are confined to same-age groupings.
“When institutional schooling first began, children were grouped in one-room schoolhouses so that they were able to both teach and learn from children older and younger than themselves. They’re no longer required to do that.”
The only social requirement is that they not visit with their neighbors.
Learning to get along and mind their manners are optional.
“A number of institutionally-schooled children go on to be very successful. A number of institutionally-schooled children don’t go on to be very successful. It just depends on how much the schooling staff work with children, depends on how much latitude the schools gives the children in learning how to relate to others in a fair and logical manner.”
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