This is an issue that effects both SAH and WOH.
my life experience has shown me that while SOME kids who were the 'best and brightest' have gone on to lead many have not and many of the 'leaders' I see around me were frankly average run of the mill students in their teens and in college. My brother is a great example, a C student in high school, a c student in colelge, and a mediocre law student has been the head of the criminial divison of the RI Attorney Generals office for years and is in line to be a judge someday. In his teens no one ever could have seen this coming, it's who he is that makes him a leader, not what his grades were in school.
I got a D in Algebra II in high school and I was still named one of 40 under 40 young leaders shaping NH severl years ago as well as admitted into our states highly competitive Leadership NH program -- my grades in school were mezza mezza -- leaders come in all sizes and types and will all different kinds of grade point averages -- being a whiz in high school doesn't guarantee future leadership just as failing chemistry isn't a harbinger of future failure in life.
and please don't give me a nother study to read, you and I both know how I feel about those ;-)
Yes. We. Did.
It's actually a way to keep the gap between the haves and have nots because the children of the have nots often don't have the support for homework to be effective anyway."
"It is a shame that our best and brightest are not taken care of in our schools."
That's exactly what I hear about the district we live in. My kids go to private and
That's my experience...
My dd11 has had a bit of a hard time with this.