Homefires, Millbrae, California, What Is It With Homeschoolers & Money?
Is it the self-sacrifice of homeschooling our kids that makes us feel like we have given enough – and should therefore be rewarded for our efforts with freebies? Do we resent the fact that we have opted for the restrictions of single-income-living in order to educate our kids at home? Do we feel entitled because we pay taxes that support public schools and reap none of the “benefits”? Why do you suppose we have the idea that education should be free? Is it because we have for so long been dependent on government public schools? Have we grown so accustomed to this educational welfare that we believe we are entitled to educational resources even if our kids don’t attend government schools? I wonder if the government has devalued education by making it free (albeit with strings attached) – and by making it a function of the government village to raise and educate our children. The education of our children (and the resources that facilitate it) have fundamental value. We should be willing to pay for it.
hat tip to Spunky — who has an opinion about the recommended book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Spunky Homeschool, 30 September 2006, Homeschool Bargain Hunters
Even Mr. Kiyosaki in his book Rich Dad, Poor Dad that Diane Flynn Keith references as being relevant, has some questionable ideas and a credibility gap . Many homeschoolers have bought into his philosophy on money and are quick to endorse Kiyosaki without doing their homework. My husband did a three part review that would be worthwhile reading for anyone considering using his methods to teach their children. In part II, he talks about the fact that “Rich Dad” never existed.