DMN columnist Steve Blow had an unusually insightful column yesterday. An excerpt:
Here's the myth: Schools educate children.
Don't fall for it! Too many children have suffered already.
Let me explain. Of course schools can help educate a child. But just like a book or a pencil, a school is only a tool. And a tool can only do so much. A book can't open itself. A pencil has no words of its own. And schools alone can't educate.
Parents must be in charge of their children's education. To put it plainly: The success or failure of your child's education is up to you.