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A
PERFECT
EARTH
SOCIETY


CHAPTER EIGHT - EDUCATION

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***TEACHING BY PARENTS***

As I stated in chapter one, education, in the perfect society, will be
of three main types, that is, ethics, culture, and academic subjects.
Music, the "Arts", and sports are considered to be academic subjects.

Ethics will be taught by the parents, but will be re-enforced by the
behavior examples of the employees of the academic school system, and
also by those who teach "culture".

There will be a **variety** of teaching tools available to the parents
who may purchase any of their liking or they may choose none at all.
The suggested tools are simply meant to be an aid to the parents who
may or may not use them as they see fit. The basic teaching of ethics
will be about the subject of "honesty".

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***TEACHING OF CULTURE***

"Culture" may be taught by either the parents or by members from a
particular group. What "culture" or "cultures" that are to be taught
to the children is a decision of the individual parents.

However, it is expected that the teachings about "culture" would be
something that would be organized as to presentation and also that it
would be done on a consistent basis several hours per week (2 to 4
perhaps), with the "when" and "how much" to be decided by the parents
and the teacher of the subject matter.

It is anticipated that people with a similar "culture" interest might
organize themselves into a group or groups. It is further anticipated
that those groups would develop their own organized subject matter.

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***TEACHING OF ACADEMIC SUBJECTS***

The teaching of academic subjects can be done by parents (home
schooling) or by professional teachers, either via the internet or at
campuses.

In our present society, it has been usual for communities to erect
buildings to which the children (especially grades K to 12) have had to
attend in order to receive their instruction. This has frequently led
to long commute times.

Also, while there no doubt are highly qualified and properly motivated
teachers in the present system for education, there are many others who
are neither qualified nor have personal motivation to teach, except as
it earns them a paycheck.

"Public Education" within the U.S., and possibly elsewhere, has several
basic functions:

.. (1.) The need for child "babysitting" for several hours on the
.. .... usual work days of a week.
.. (2.) The need to educate the young about academic subjects.
.. (3.) The need to provide for the development of children's social
.. .... skills.
.. (4.) The need to provide for the development of children's physical
.. .... skills.

IF parents have the need of having their children "babysat" for several
hours during the usual work days, then sending them to a central school
**might** seem to require a building and staff members present.

Since perfect society females will have equal access to education,
careers and professions, "child care" facilities will be an important
government provided service in the perfect society.

IF parents have the need to have their children in a physical sports
program, OR IF parents have the need to have their children practice or
be taught social skills by physical interaction with others, that
**might** seem to require a building and staff members present.

A POINT:
Please do not think that I am opposed to the concept of attending a
special place dedicated to the education of young people, because I am
not. I write **might** because there might be other ways to accomplish
the same objectives.

However, the present system of students attending a "campus" has, in
some instances, resulted in sub-standard physical and academic plants,
along with the employment of ineffective teachers; thus many students
have received sub-standard educations. Plus, we now have technology
(TV - Internet - video taping, conference calls, etc.) which can be
utilized to provide for "teaching" academic skills without the need for
all of the students to be present within the same building.

However, gyms and sport fields are useful for teaching and developing
physical skills. AND, certainly central physical plants are useful for
the "babysitting" function of "Public Education".

In the perfect society, the parents and people of the local communities
will decide how educational services are to be provided within their
particular location. But, it will quite likely be that teachers who
are especially proficient at their profession will probably sell their
presentations via videos or internet, or both.

Also it is likely that, in the perfect society, the "babysitting"
function will be separated from the "teaching" function, and that the
"central school" will be a place for specialized instructions which
require a physical building, such as, Music, the arts, and sports,
while the academic teaching may be handled "on-line", with the
"babysitting" function based on a per need basis.

Further, it is also quite possible that individual parents or groups of
parents might choose to educate their children by the "home schooling"
method. In any event, those "funding and delivering" of children's
education decisions will be decided by the parents and the at-large
communities.

But, the principle that all people, (parents and non-parents) should
share in the expense of educating the young, will be a standard in the
perfect society. There also will be academic standards developed by
the Earth Council and available locally, so that all children,
regardless of where upon the earth they might live, will receive a
compatible academic education.

Exactly how the cost of education will be financed would also have to
be determined (whether locally, regionally, or earth-wide), but the
principle will be that, since all areas of the earth will be on one
monetary system, each local area should thus spend the same amount of
money and provide the same education for the young in their community.

A POINT:
The reader should remember, that the people living in the perfect
society will be honest and there would be no attempt to "short-change"
the youth in a particular community by making an inferior education
available. To do so, would be unfair to their youths, and thus that
would be dishonest on the part of the adults in that community.

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