I worry a lot about our children's education. Not just my children, but all children in the USA.
For example, did you know that:
- out of thirty developing countries, the USA ranks 25th in math and 21st in science?
- Approximately 7000 kids in our country drop out every day?
- High school dropouts are 8 times more likely to go to jail?
I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer (especially when my intention this month is gratitude), but I had to put a voice to these worries. I struggle with what to do. Should I be home-schooling? How can I advocate for my children in public school? What can we do to improve our education system?
I am grateful that I got a chance to volunteer in my son's classroom today...that we got to play with paint and glitter...that everyone was praised for their unique gingerbread men (or women). It always amazes me how different the art turns out, even when they are given the same exact materials and the same exact instructions :) So cool!