I read two stories this morning that might interest our readers.
The first talks about an ambition gap in the way that parents are raising boys and girls, and suggests that our girls are getting the message that pretty matters more than smart. The second, from Newsweek, discusses why educated, urban parents are taking a DIY approach to life — from chicken raising to homeschooling. It confirms something that I’ve seen with my own eyes — that homeschooling has become trendy, and that educated moms (mostly) are giving up their careers to dedicate themselves to their children around the clock.
The homeschooling topic has been on my mind a lot lately, as the Temples are planning to pack up and move to California for joint sabbaticals next spring! It’s an incredibly exciting proposition, and the homeschooling question looms large. We’re leaning toward enrolling the kids in school, but I’m still toying with the idea of a 1:2 teacher-student ration.
Do you have any thoughts on these pieces?