Originally Posted by VAChief
One of the easiest things to do? Your skewed reality it seems has no bounds as does your apparent ignorance on the subject. Homeschooling your seed gives you a perspective, hardly one that would provide evidence of what is the truth. Hey but the malls are full right?
Except you're the one who is ignorant. It has nothing to do with my reality, that is what a friend of mine who teaches, also in Boston for over 20 years said to me. He taught all his kids to read before starting school.
Furthermore, you assume much. I didn't homeschool my daughter until last two years of high-school. I did, however, bring her to a tutor who taught in the NY school systems, but had a tutoring firm teaching kids to read at age 3 and 4 with them reading by the six week. ( simple books of course but reading). I started her there at age 4. After that, I learned from her partly also studying the remaining phonic's sounds. I continued to teach my kid before she entered K. It's not hard, it's easy. It just takes time and patience. There are many other parents, aka lay people, who have done the same.
From that experience I tutored for No Child Left Behind as a volunteer for a firm who received a grant. I moved all of my kids up half to a full grade in 4 months.
You're the one who is ignorant. You've bought into the idea it's hard. You think only public school teachers or govt experts can do it. They make a hash of it, but it is how they've been trained.