Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Education and Ice Cream: Why Homeschooling Is Better

CrimsonWife over at Bending the Twigs has a great post, highlighted at the Carnival of Homeschooling (which incidentally is huge this week), entitled "Why Education Is Not Like Making Ice Cream." In her post, she quotes from the former CEO of an ice cream business on the topic of education, particularly in our public schools:

I have learned that a school is not a business. Schools are unable to control the quality of their raw material, they are dependent upon the vagaries of politics for a reliable revenue stream, and they are constantly mauled by a howling horde of disparate, competing customer groups that would send the best CEO screaming into the night.

She goes on to explain beautifully why homeschooling is a huge improvement over public education, addressing the majority of the issues cited in this quote. She's done a great job - be sure to click over and read the whole thing.


Marci said...

Hello from another Marci!!

Crimson Wife said...

Thanks for the kind words! I'm new to your blog but from the thoughtful commentary you did on the Banita Jacks tragedy, I can see that I'll be dropping by again :-)

Marcy Muser said...


Thanks for stopping in. I've been reading your blog from time to time and find it very thought-provoking. I'm glad you enjoyed mine as well.