Don Reed has explored a lot of different educational options for his daughter over her school career and says that what is being offered in her current district school does not live up to other options she has access to in the past.
His daughter started her school career in a charter school in another state, a school she thrived in and loved.
When she was in second grade, Don decided to homeschool his daughter as they traveled across the country in his pickup truck before settling in Missouri and found that she thrived in that learning environment as well (she tested into a district school several grade levels ahead of where she was supposed to be).
Today, his daughter is stuck in a traditional district school where Don says the teachers are more concerned with students following rules than actually learning.
“I would like to have a better choice of schools that I send my daughter to,” Don said. “I’m seriously considering starting to home-school her again simply because of the way the school system is set up.
“There’s something wrong with our regular school system when charter schools and the back seat of a pickup truck give a better education than going to school for eight hours a day,” he added. “They don’t want them to think they want them to follow directions and I don’t want that. I want my daughter to think I want her to be able to make decisions on her own and they don’t want that.”
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