perhaps what would help is to reach an agreed upon definition of certain terms.
such as "real world" i think this one has way to many perspective to just through it out there and think everyone thinks the same thing when reading it.
and such things as "doing what they have to"
one thing i think of is that most people do things they think
they have to because theyve been so conditiond to act in such a way and not consider real prorities, and i speak from experiance of being a former sheeple
i dont think it the public schools intention to teach morals and personal judgement, up until recently they hadnt even tried. it was only an outcry of parents who had sent their children to shcool expecting them to learn not only all their acidemics but also alot of personal values and such that the school had to change some of their setup.
and i might add i dont think schools should be doing this at all in the first place. certainly there has to be order in such a situation. but i dont think that prepares you for "real world" experiances at all. as far as ive learned all i got from that part of ps was how to not speak up for myself and to follow the crowd even if someone is getting hurt from it cause we were taught that its that own persons fault for going against the grain. we were not taught that we as individuals count at all.
these are not things i want my son to learn. now im not going to say ps does this to everyone, i also had a bad homelife. and i fully believe i coudlve gotton TONS more out of school if things had been different. or that absolutely all ps is like that. but it hink the mojority are.
i have learned far far more about how to deal with the "real world" by being in it
and i so wish i couldve started that learning much earlier witch is what i think homeschooled children from loving familys have in advantage from the average pser.
if this came off as a personal attack, i want to express it certainly was not, just MHO. (however strongly expressed)