Most parents, I’m guessing, would agree with the title of this post. But what are the reasons this decision is so important? There are many that are conceivable, but in my opinion there is one that is primary.
The decision about how to handle your children’s education is one of the most important influences you will ever have on their opportunities for happiness. It ranks right up there with how to handle a divorce or whether or not to circumcise. If you want to maximize your children’s opportunities for happiness, this is something that deserves a lot of attention.
For a long time the almost universal choice has been to send your kids to the local school and be done with it, and this choice is still popular today. But as the Digital Renaissance picks up speed, the quality and diversity of the educational options available continues to multiply and expand. More and more families continually create varied and individual alternatives to traditional schooling by taking advantage of the free availability of information and the benefits of collaboration.
Tomorrow: an examination of what homeschooling really means.