Thank heavens, we didn't have to fix the system to help ourselves!
This site did not need to be popular,
slick or commercial to be effective. It was only designed to provide some information with as little conflict of
interest as possible. It can't help everybody which is why it doesn't work in the public school system.
Schools are for everybody. Again, this site can not replace schools or teachers. Most schools and teachers do a wonderful
job with what they have available. The site is simply an independent information resource designed to
help families who didn't sit around waiting for the government or some other entity to fix itself. The site is self sustaining. Including ads, corporate sponsorships, government subsidies, charitable contributions,
blogging or secret tracking could actually harm its credibility.
With that in mind, please be aware that although this site doesn't
do any secret stalking, other entities may not have the same values and may be tracking you. It is probably
a good idea to know what they are doing with the information - so that you can protect yourself.
The new education
model is awesome! However, it requires a different set of skills than traditional education models. With a little
effort, many families can make themselves much more successful much sooner on their own than they can waiting for
the government, a large corporation or some other bureaucratic entity to fix it for them.
Thank you ahead of time for having kept this site independent and yourself free to chose
your own future. That takes a lot of work. Good for you in doing it!
Just to reiterate, this website is not designed to
replace schools or teachers. Most schools and teachers do the best job they can with what they have available.
They just can't be all things to all people. In addition, many schools have mandated priorities that don't
necessarily match all students. Teachers are expected to fix problems created by other people and some of those problems
can't actually be fixed. Public schools are part of the social welfare infrastructure. Their quality
is dependent on the caring, commitment and intellect of the whole community - the taxpayers, their public leaders and all
the participating families. It is up to the participants to maximize their outcomes. This website has practical
information to help parents and students succeed when the system isn't ideal for them. However, everyone
is different. Parents and students must decide which strategies will work best for them.
Note: Because the majority of my work
is off the 'net and requires most of my focus, this site has been made available to help people succeed no matter their
income level or formal education. Thank you for understanding that staying good at what I do is a very high priority.
It takes the almost all of my time and energy.