What would happen if American schools stopped assigning homework? Or if children had the same elementary school teacher for six years in a row? What if class periods were longer (to allow more time on a topic) and the school days shorter with more breaks for stretching and contemplating? Besides looking a lot more like homeschooling, we would have a successful educational system! We would have an educational system like Finland’s.
There are many reasons why I don’t believe reforming the current educational system is the answer. However, even if I thought such a lofty goal should be attempted, wouldn’t homeschooling be the simpler and more obvious option for parents?