The current decade started with a rarely harsh confluence of events. The coronavirus pandemic spurred a profound societal shift in habits of millions of people, wrecked countless businesses, and the more violent elements of society are left to roam free by municipal and federal authorities. Educational and employment prospects for your family are certainly changing swiftly, but we must first zoom out to get a sense of the bigger picture.
On the cusp of this new cultural and political instability, previous trends are coming to fruition as well:
- Creating a stable home and starting a family is becoming more difficult than ever before. In the 1960s, the average age of a first-time homeowner was 23, while in 2018, the age dramatically shifted to 32.
- More students are burdened with student debt to pay off their dubious college degrees. College tuition rises significantly every year, much higher than the rate of inflation and practically doubling compared to the 1980s.
- The school system itself is becoming more hyper-racialized than ever before, mainly against the people of European descent. Boys are particularly treated poorly by the educational system. The K-12 system is predominantly populated by female teachers who, as all research shows, prioritize girls over boys. Thoroughly demoralized by this system, boys tend to opt out of college, which creates an even greater gender imbalance in higher education, further cementing anti-male bias across the board.
No doubt, these trends are quite disturbing. However, opportunities are opening up thanks in large part to the government’s extreme response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is increasingly showing itself to be in the fatality range of past seasonal flues. A reminder that Sweden never implemented lockdown measures, yet it has one of the fewer COVID-19 deaths of all European nations.
Although home-schooling enjoyed a steady rise in the past couple of decades, thanks to the development of digital technology, home-schooling could have not met a better ally than the coronavirus pandemic. Overnight, millions of families and college students were forced to familiarize themselves with remote communication systems and online learning platforms. Many jobs shifted to the virtual sphere, as well.
Fortunately, all the key pillars of online platforms have already matured sufficiently to completely replace traditional schooling:
- Content delivery system;
- Audio-visual communication;
- Ease of use;
- Widely available and cheap high-bandwidth infrastructure.
Long before the current crisis, the example of Khan Academy demonstrated in no uncertain terms that even math could be far better taught online than in physical buildings. The same goes for languages and other subjects. Now, millions of people are being exposed to this reality, a reality that home-schoolers enjoyed for decades.
H2: America Leads the Way in Homeschooling
Although it may seem as if America is becoming unstable, parents still retain their right to decide what is best for their family. In many European nations and across the world, this is not the case. There, an essay writer UK would tell you that most European governments have the sole prerogative to have full control of your children’s education.
Within such a culture of high conformism, parents have very little say in their kids’ education. Even if you see the school curriculum as being harmful to your kids’ education and worldview, America still holds to the foundation that individual rights override collective rights. As a family, you should take advantage of this uniquely American way of life.
For let’s be quite clear here. As a parent, only you have the natural right to form your child’s educational setting. If we forgo that right, the education will be weaponized against us, which has already happened to a large extent across Western civilization.
Once you understand and internalize this responsibility, everything else is up to organizing. You may already be familiar with the fact that home-schooling produces better outcomes, with home-schooled children outperforming their public-school peers, but this is only the beginning of the benefits:
- Greater emotional stability.
- Lack of abuse from a prison-like school system in which other kids are likely to target your kids because of the color of their skin.
- Improved sociability and empathy.
- Development of a self-drive and self-education, which is critical for the future economy that is always in flux.
- Much lower cost of schooling.
There is no time to waste. Take advantage of modern technology and connect with your local home-schooling pods across social media platforms. Most of them hire private tutors for small groups of younger children, so everyone shares the cost and enjoys the benefits of better education, less indoctrination, and vastly increased safety.