The truth about children’s education is that they’re not good enough to get there, but they’re worth keeping.
A study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that, on average, children who attend a public or private school for six months or more spend an average of eight hours per week on homework.
A decade ago, children were spending between two and five hours on homework per week.
That’s less than a third of what it would take to put a child on a kindergarten or high school curriculum.
This is because the vast majority of children, especially girls, are not proficient at the art of reading, writing, math, and science.
When children learn, they improve.
But because they’re so much more likely to be absent than active participants, these lessons are lost to the digital ether.
When teachers, principals, and parents don’t have time to sit down and listen to their kids learn, it can be hard for them to find the time to give their children a meaningful and effective start in life.
That means they miss opportunities to develop a strong foundation of skills that will help them to succeed in school and life.
A recent study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Carnegie Mellon Institute for Learning and Teaching found that children who spent a minimum of two hours a week on schoolwork were more likely than those who spent less than an hour per week to be enrolled in high school, but less likely to graduate.
This means that children will never have a solid foundation of foundational knowledge needed to become successful students and adults.
And it means that there is no guarantee that those early lessons are learned, and that they are meaningful, for their children.
When it comes to children’s educational goals, the reality is that most children can achieve more with less.
In the early years of the 20th century, for example, most children did not have access to a formal education.
Today, thanks to the efforts of the Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund, more than 90 percent of all children in the United States have access.
This year, more and more parents are asking for help for their kids.
In a few years, parents will have access for every child in the country.
If that happens, it will be the first time in a generation that every child will have the opportunity to be a full participant in their children’s lives.
It will be a major milestone.
But it will also be a huge missed opportunity for our society.
The good news is that in our era of ubiquitous communication, technology, and connectedness, there is still time to learn more about what works and what doesn’t.
It’s time to rethink what we teach our children and what we’re prepared to sacrifice for them.