Children love to learn, but, like all of us, they hate to be coerced, micromanaged, and continuously judged. They love to learn in their own ways, not in ways that others force on them.Well, yes.
At this point, we're just trying to get Older Daughter through the end of the year at Friends Omphalos with passing grades, so there's no chance she'd have to repeat. Next year, we'll give homeschooling a shot. As many people have pointed out to me, we couldn't do any worse than the schools have done.