Fed up with the many failings of India's education system, a growing number of families are opting for the comfort of homeschooling. Taran N Khan reports
At age nine, Shelly Daruwala can quote Kipling and Khayyam fluently and conduct elaborate chemistry experiments in her kitchen. In the Mohamedy home, six-year-old Khadija rattles off complex spellings while her brothers, Suleman and Yusuf, repair a computer keyboard for their dad.
These children seem to know much more than kids their age? Their parents say it is because they don‚Äôt go to school. These are children who thrive in a world without syllabi, schedules, heavy school bags and vitriolic teachers....
A rather interesting article, Chris. I can see why there are several reasons Muslims may want to home school their children. One they don't want them blown up by their fellow Muslims. They don't want them picked upon by Hindus. and a good home school will still match any public school education or surpass it. The pity of it, of course, they are not being raised a Christians.
This is nuts.... India has many excellent public and private schools, certainly their public schools would blitz most in the west. In some more remote areas finding a good school would likely be a problem, but that is so anywhere.