Parents who have raised more than one child know those children were vastly different in the way they approached and solved the problems they faced growing up.
Even though they were reared the same way, possibly wore the same clothes, hand-me-downs, ate the same food, attended the same schools, and had the same teachers, the children, most probably, went their separate ways as adults.
The goal of education was to facilitate the successful transition from childhood to adulthood, dependence to independence.
Upon reaching adulthood, the individual was expected to start and take care of their own family, teaching them the responsibility involved in doing so.
When we were an agrarian society, children were had in order to work the farm. During the industrial revolution, having many children who could work in the factories helped support the family.
Today, however, children can no longer work in factories and farming families are among the minority in America.
Today, children are used to support the family income by being classified with an educational disability.
We are no longer requiring parents to successfully raise their children. In fact, due to government social programs giving them the services necessary to ease the difficulty of child rearing, many parents are not even expected to raise their children.
The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium reports, “6,429,431 youth ages 3 to 21 [who] received special education services under IDEA.”
Our federal government spends billions to support the special education industry that convinces children there is something “wrong” with them, remanding them to a lifetime of low self-esteem, feelings of inadequacy, and failure.
Creating a “norm” by which to assess our children in order to control the quality of education has done nothing more than increase the failure of children whose parents may also have been classified.
When we provide every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that discovers, develops, and directs their individual gifts and talents, the billions spent on education will provide every child in America with a quality education that will allow them to control their own future.
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