HomeSchool Senior Secondary Blog
The Ascendant Blue Collar
[Wednesday 2 August 2023]
One interesting article we came across put a very up-to-date confirmation to the HomeLearn Launchpad approach.
The article was from a 'blog' called 'Slope of Hope' (a Stock Traders website) and entitled "The Ascendant Blue Collar". You need a login to access the original, but the copy can be found on another blog called 'Zero Hedge' at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2023-07-31/ascendant-blue-collar
The author speaks to students with a strongest possible word of advice:
"To those in America in their late teens or early 20s. To those graduating high school. To those in college. To those considering a career. I have one simple, plain thing to say………….
Learn to be a plumber. Or an electrician. Or a carpenter. Learn a trade. Dial the clock back to the 1950s when being a tradesman of some kind was an honorable, solidly middle-class profession with which you could support a family. You could be proud at the end of the day of what you did and whom you helped."
Why would an obviously successful online trader and blogger say something like that in 2023?
Colleges are preparing kids for an economy that no longer exists
[Tuesday 25th July 2017]
We found an interesting article that 'rang some alarm bells' about the 'plight' of education recently.
It was from a 'blog' called 'Future Money Trends' and was entitled "Colleges Continue to Scam Parents and Students". The full original article can be found at: https://www.futuremoneytrends.com/trend-articles/causes-great-pain
The article is from America, and their term 'College' is the equivalent to our 'University' in Australia, but our 'colleges' make a strong point of seeing themselves as preparing students for the very thing this article is talking about, so you could see a similar connection with 'colleges' and 'schools' as well. There are some details that are a little different between the two countries, but the basic principles are still very much the same.
The writer, Daniel Ameduri, makes some interesting points that are very relevant for your child when thinking about education and 'schooling'.
The Factory Model Education System needs to be Reinvented
[Wednesday 22nd March 2017]
We recently came across a blog post by a gentleman called Charles Hugh-Smith which struck some interesting chords with how we view home education.
The full view of his post can be found at: http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com.au
He is talking about the US education system, but his comments apply equally well to Australia and most western nations.
One interesting quote from his article is this:
"Our 'factory model' funnels hundreds or thousands of students into set courses within large mechanistic plants, regardless of their individual attributes, strengths and weaknesses. Like an assembly line of manufactured items, some students are "rejects" who couldn't make the "quality control" grade, and they're thrown on the scrap pile."
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