Yesterday, the results of a Harris poll commissioned by K¹² highlighted the fact that American parents are less likely to customize the education of a child age 6-17 than the way they shop, bank, and watch TV—or even the way they prepare their coffee!
More than 2,200 U.S. adults were polled and nearly nine-in-ten parents (86%) with a child between the ages 6–17 say they customize some aspect of their lives, including the way they shop, bank, and watch television; however, only 29% customize their child's schooling. I bolded that last part because it's quite telling if you stop and think about it. Every day, we seek to customize things based on our different perspectives, preferences, tastes and personalities. But very few of us seek to individualize our children's schooling based on how our children learn best, even though we, as parents, recognize how different personalities and learning styles may be.