Wayne Root in this week’s “Seven magazine” in Las Vegas:
America is in shambles from sea to shining sea. National unemployment hovers near 10 percent. The real estate market is scorched-earth terrain. The stock market is crumbling—along with our retirement accounts. Retail sales are vanishing. Consumer confidence is plummeting. And our U.S. credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in history.
But all of that is child’s play compared to our failing education system. The decline of our public school system is a national embarrassment. And Las Vegas is in even worse shape than the rest of the country. The graduation rate in the Clark County School District was less than 45 percent in 2008, according to Education Week magazine. Do the words fraud and disgrace come to mind?
Yet through all this gloom, there is a ray of hope. Home-schooling works. I’ll share my personal story, with the hope and belief that others can also benefit from taking charge of their children’s education.