HOME-SCHOOLING AN OPTION?
I read the article
with great interest. I wonder what the outcome of a cost analysis of education per family in private schools, who foot a double bill after contributing to tax, would be. Taking private schooling costs into account, education expenditure for those families is much more. Given the declining standard in public schools, SA universities will admit increasingly less literate students. A worthwhile degree will likely only be attainable from foreign universities. In 12 years from now, their eir admission standdards may far exceed d what we can then n produce. For those with young children serious about a degree, public education is not a realistic option for the long term.
Globally, more parents are opting to home school. One can hire a highly skilled full-time private tutor at your home for much less and have more certainty of the outcome. Globally, the home-schooling and private tutor market is growing.
I wonder how many parents have opted for home schooling in SA for this reason? skills that are often not taught by the parents. Instead of having a life-skills subject, which most matriculants regard as a waste of time, learners should be learning practical skills according to their needs: cooking, sewing, fixing appliances, building and designing things.
Teachers need to create a hunger for knowledge and need to think out of the box themselves if it is expected of the learners.