In a post last Sunday, “Will homeschooled Christian students be the science leaders of tomorrow?” we quoted a history prof who noted that such students might be better suited than others to lead in science. Their education focuses more on facts and ideas and less on grievances and self-drama.
For the past few years Discovery Institute has held “Intelligent Design Education Days” in Seattle and elsewhere around the country. The conferences include lectures and Q&A on various scientific topics. A large percentage of attendees are home-schooled students or students from private Christian schools. I have consistently found that these two groups are among the brightest and most interested of attendees, and they raise most of the best questions.
Our so-called “public” schools (with some exceptions) are failing at their job.
Here’s more info about the ID Education Days. The next one should be coming up in the spring.