This is an article from http://www.thewesternmuslim.com It is very well written, especially, for someone who finds home schooling an outrageous idea…
Honestly, I am all for homeschooling.
A Beginner‘s Class
January 1, 2008
Inspired by the current fad of absurd reality shows, I thought I had come up with a truly novel idea. Suppose a large number of children were grouped together for eight hours a day, five days a week, for nine months of year. These children would be separated primarily according to age and be forced to inter act with one another. Wouldn‘t it be entertaining to see ho w these children inter mingled together, wouldn‘t it just be fascinating to observe their gossiping, bullying, partying, and various other inane pastimes? And for the illusion of substance we could add in the odd multiple choice tests, contrived lab reports, and repetitive worksheets. Nothing too difficult, of course. Nothing that would distract them from the all– important task of socializing.
Excited, I told a good friend about this absurd idea of mine. She pointed out that it‘s already been done. Apparently, it‘s called school. I argued that my reality show would have cameras following the children around, documenting their every move. My friend then brought the brand new Sony surveillance cameras installed directly above us to my attention. So much for that brilliant idea. Complete Article