Class Struggle: home schooling

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 12/09/2009

Why gifted classes are not enough: the Warren Buffett case

For Warren Buffett, school was a problem. He was so bored in class and so eager to pursue his business ideas that his grades fell and he dabbled in grand larceny. His prime target was Sears on Wisconsin Avenue. He stole hundreds of golf balls and once walked out of the store, unmolested, with a full bag of new clubs he had not paid for.

By Jay Mathews  |  10:00 PM ET, 12/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Extra Credit | Tags:  Morton Sherman, Warren Buffett, gifted class discrimination, gifted education, home schooling

Posted at 05:49 AM ET, 11/24/2009

Extra Credit--Homeschooling means more writing

We are homeschooling this year, and early on, my 13-year-old son said, "You know, you're making us do a lot more writing than I'm used to." (This said, of course, as if I hadn't realized it and would give them some relief. Ha!) He has since dropped his objection and has started to make some progress on short writing assignments, which is how I'm starting out. My daughter, who is 11, embraced my writing requirements and is currently working on a 10,000 word novella for a writing contest (her idea, not mine).

By Jay Mathews  |  05:49 AM ET, 11/24/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Extra Credit | Tags:  Kathy Rondon, home schooling, student research, term papers