Americana is often characterized by the nurturing of intelligence through formal or public education as a mother feeds a child. Unfortunately, much of the curriculum is riddled with fluff and repetition... Sometimes pocked with nothingness (almost like a day-care at times). Consequentially, individuals of the upper percentile in achievement or intelligence find the redundancy to be tedious and wasteful; so they progress through self-edification by their own means. However, society is structured in such a way that one must live by credentials or reputation. The questions are : does public education instill intrinsic drive for the learner to glide on his/her own? Does public education map out a diverse and balanced curriculum? What are the greatest benefits of self-education or homeschooling; and how can one do this without snuffing out the soul of the learner?
Naturally, the answers vary from individual to area... but what are they?