Monday, June 3, 2013
MICHAEL AND EDWARD'S SCHOOL BY JEAN
Edward and Michael go to school and come home on the bus. They stop by our house and pick them up every morning that there is school. It is quite away from out house. We have driven there a couple of times by buggy, but if we have to go there, we usually get a driver.
David and I are use to small schools like Susan's. We don't understand students going from room to room for classes. Why there are so many students in one school. Why students can select some of their classes. Why they even have some of the classes they have. Seeing that they are not going to college or trade school why most students have to go to 12th grade. When we go to school why the students have more say in what courses they will take than we do. Michael and Edward try to explain this to us, but we still don't understand. We don't feel that Susan is getting a lesser education than they are.
When Edward's adoption goes through, we are taking both of them out of there. After many family discussions they and we agree it will be the best for them. As they both are planning on going into farming, we don't feel any more public school education is necessary. We also explained to them that they will not be sitting around at home when they are out of school-they will be working.
The school is upset that we will be taking them out. We have heard lectures on how we are taking education away from them. They will be leading a life without a full education. Having free time and not being in school could lead them to drugs and crime-try to figure that one. They won't be able to get a great job. We tried explained that they will be working more hours a day than they are spending in school. We have been around and around.
There are some people that need a High School education, even a college education, but Michael and Edward aren't that way. We told Michael and Edward if they don't work, they will be put back into school, They understand. We are not using school as a threat, but they have to have a way of making a living. God will provide but one still has to work.
Below are another picture of the school and of the activities field outside area.
Be With God,