I have an idea about EducationSubmitted by P. Nicholson on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 12:13
There are 8 kids in our family. 4 are in high school. One of my nephews is not challenged and doesnt push himself. He tells me that he wants to be a lawyer.
An idea popped into my head. What if he took his GED and started his basic college education now? He is 14. By the time he should graduate high school, he could have a Bachelors degree or be close to it. He is a really smart kid. I fear that he will slip through the cracks and I want to find a solution before he does. My sister is against the idea. She says she wants him to be a kid. While I agree with her, I believe that if he took online classes, he could still be a kid.
If the public school system is failing our kids, we should have the freedom to educate our kids in a way that works individually. If a child can pass the GED and start college early, it can give them a head start.
Does anybody know if this is even possible? Any educators on the DP want to chime in please? :)