Interesting article by why this mother home schools. It includes this:
School in Cuba was tough. If a child did not pass the final exams for their grade level they were held back. I knew one boy who was held back; he was so embarrassed about it. I know why they did what they did. They wanted to weed people out. They wanted the best students to reach secondary and college level. I know what their agenda was and is. Even as a child in the middle of it I knew what they were trying to do.
Well it is a little different here in our public school systems. Children are advanced regardless of academic knowledge and they want every student to reach college level, even if they aren’t equipped and prepared to meet a more rigorous academic curriculum.
How did I know? Because my parents constantly contradicted their propaganda. They reminded us that what the school taught were lies and that we were not to believe them. They told us stories of how things were in Cuba before Castro took over. They continually stressed to us that our conversations at home were not to be repeated in school or we would all be in trouble. My sister and I never did find out what that trouble would be; we just kept quiet.
Sounds familiar to me. I remember my kids coming home with stories of acid rain, global warming, and other eminent disasters and being concerned about them. So I had to tell them that these were unfounded theories and not to believe them. They would also come home with a very politically correct view of history and again I would try to supplement there education with, well actual education. So even though they knew the truth on these subjects, they also knew better than to mention them in class. WIth Cuba and the U.S. it’s a small public school world after all.