I wonder why I send my kids to public school everyday.
I wonder why I spend the day missing them while they are in someone else's care.
I wonder why when I ask them what they learned today they say, "Nothing, I knew everything we covered already."
I wonder why when they tell me they are sick of teachers yelling all day.
I wonder why when I teach them more math in one hour than they learned all year so far.
I wonder why, when Zander's teachers tell me that I cannot home school because they need his help in class reaching other students.
I wonder why when Mia comes home with a raging case of head lice because a parent didn't have the nerve to tell the teacher that their kid has it so be on the look out.
I wonder why when Zander comes home with hurt feelings from listening to kids swear all day.
I wonder why when all learning is geared towards passing state testing, not enriching them.
I wonder why when I pull worksheet after worksheet out of Zander's backpack.
I wonder why when I realize that they are in school for seven hours and they come home begging for "extras" because they are not being stretched.
I wonder why when I successfully taught Zander how to read when he was four, and by five had him reading chapter books.
I wonder why when my children are told not to talk about their faith in Jesus Christ at school.
I just plain ol wonder why...
I'm yet to hear one concern about home school that even comes close to my concerns about public school. Not one...