I have opinions on education, I’ve got ideas about what should be taught and I could have a crack at teaching some of these subjects. If I could convince 10 parents that I wasn’t a psycho or a moron (there are plenty of gullible people out there) I could earn at least 50 000 pounds a year teaching their kids; that’s a lot of money.
- extremely flexible/personalised education for each kid (within limits set by ideological convictions on teaching and teacher ignorance of certain subjects).
- parents will have large control of their kid's peer group.
- bullying would be easily controlled.
- loads of one on one attention for each kid and better odds of spotting and accommodating talents and stupidities.
- discourages getting stuck in a teaching rut, I can't imagine the same lesson plans being used for 30 years. Encourages teacher to invest in keeping up to date and to study outside the area of teaching speciality.
- teacher could earn loads of money.
There is loads more to say about this and I can think of some cons to weigh in against these pros, but I was actually quite shocked by how attractive this option should seem to parents, teachers and kids. I take this either as a sign of how screwed up education is in most places and possibly how little foresight I have.