The big problem is the problem itself of looking at education as what it may contribute to society instead of what it might foremost contribute to the praise and honor of our faithful Savior Jesus Christ. Inextricably the way we treat others is tied to the way we are treating God. Nonetheless, putting the advantage to society first has gotten us all wrong. And homeschooling is not immune to this thinking.
At the heart of all good education is creating a love for learning. The teacher should want their students always to become better than them or we risk a generation that will never truly progress in their maturity in the faith. I am speaking of course to Christian educators and homeschoolers in particular. Nevertheless, application can be made elsewhere.
If creating a love for learning is important, the question comes to “Are we are doing that?” “How do we do that?” I think it is more than simply giving the —it is creating a thirst. One of my best professors was one who didn’t answer all my questions, but simply pointed me in the direction to get my questions answered, sympathized at times with what had to be wrestled with, and acted as a friend in my life for the time given.
Perhaps we can learn from that. I will leave that up to you to research and find on your own 😉 Let’s think about how we can create a God-centered thirst for learning in those we teach not merely by answering all the questions, but by sometimes giving them the books to read and the tests to take; giving them questions in answer to their questions, and praying for them.