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8.20.2008

In Praise of Amateurs

Thomas Sowell:

Yet it is common for ordinary parents, with no training in education, to homeschool their children and consistently produce better academic results than those of children educated by teachers with Master’s degrees and in schools spending upwards of $10,000 a year per student — which is to say, more than a million dollars to educate ten kids from K through 12.

Nevertheless, we continue to take seriously the pretensions of educators who fail to educate, but who put on airs of having “professional” expertise beyond the understanding of mere parents.


Spot on. Teachers were more professional and more effective before they threw their lot in with their unions and the certificate mills they foisted upon the land.

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