We are a site dedicated to all aspects of student life, including those students who are being homeschooled.
Our topics include education financing, college funding, how to home school a child, why to home school a child, the proper way to educate and socialize homeschooled children, the proper way to educate and socialize children who are more intelligent than average, how to fund all levels of education (vouchers?), dealing with special needs children (particularly in light of the recent cases where special education teachers and aides have been either terminated or reprimanded for abusing their students), cuts in educational financing (budget shortfalls), the need for students to be educated in terms of their adult life, and many other education-related topics.
Our articles address educational issues that are currently in the news, such as the proposed increase in interest rates on federal educational loans (also known as Stafford Loans). Currently, the Obama administration opposes these increases because of their strong belief in sending as many people as possible to college
We also discuss ways to know if your child is a genius, and how to deal with a child who has been determined to be a genius. It is very important to challenge smart children, as normal schooling tends to be very boring for them. Often a bored child will act out and disrupt the learning process for the other children in the classroom.
It is also very important to socialize children who have been classified as geniuses, near-geniuses, or gifted as many of these children are considered either shy or introverted or quite extroverted (but only on topics that interest them). These children need to learn to work well with others through the same methods that socialize other children: educational play, group projects, pre-school, kindergarten, etc.
Technically anyone who has an IQ of over 140 can be considered either a genius or near-genius. Other qualities of genius include high levels of activity and curiosity, as well as being unusually alert or having an extraordinary (sometimes almost photographic) memory.
There are also people who are geniuses in one area such as mathematics while being of normal intelligence in other areas such as linguistics. Programs for genius-level of gifted children need to target their strengths while also helping them to improve things that they are not as strong in. The continued socialization of genius, near-genius, or gifted children is also very important and is an issue throughout elementary school, middle school, high school, and even college and beyond.
Other educational issues that Student Fortune will be looking at in the future include the development of charter schools (in particular, who should have the final say over allowing charter schools – the local authorities or the state authorities), the value of charter schools, the value of magnet schools (who decides who is allowed to attend a magnet school?), voucher financing for private OR public schools, tuition hikes for secondary education and their effects on enrollment, who should finance special education in this economy, the effect of animals in the classroom, and many other educational news stories.