HOME AND SCHOOL, A PARTNERSHIP
MARIQUITA G. REYES
Being a parent is perhaps the single most difficult job in the history of mankind. You get to become a CEO, a coach, a nurse, and a janitress all at the same time. The bigger problem is there is no correct formula, nor any systematic plan to make parenting work. It’s like a trial and error process that only revolves around particular persons – our children. That is why as a parent, we need a very reliable school to aide us in this endeavor.
When it comes to education, I live by the Aristotelian philosophy that encourages well-roundedness. “Educating the mind, without educating the heart is no education at all.”
The highlight of education is not about how many books a child finishes in his semester, or how much complicated mathematics can he solve. It is not about being a top achiever in class, nor is it about becoming a prized athlete in school. For me, true education is about being moral beyond intelligent. Education should not be a promise of a better life, but of a better way of living.
So parents pay attention to the kind of school to whom you will entrust your child’s future. Put premium in their education.
The author is Teacher II at Pampanga High School