Posts Tagged with "homeschooling"

NEA Quote Supporting Homeschooling (Kinda)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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2006, when the NEA voted to formally sanction homeschooling. NEA President Reg Weaver: “It has been obvious for years that home educators are kicking our asses. Their kids are smart, polite, well spoken, and well versed on the issues of the day. I can’t say that for most of the members of this union, let […]

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Another Selfish Reason to Homeschool

Saturday, August 23, 2008

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At the Tacoma Public Library Kid’s Reading Program day at the Zoo (or whatever it’s called), there was a song played about backpacks and the whole issue of needing to get a new one with the school year coming up. I was thinking of all the ones at the stores–the Hannah Montana, Spiderman, Iron Man, […]

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20 Great Reasons You Homeschool

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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First, Germany….Is American Far Behind?

Friday, July 11, 2008

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WorldDailyNet had a fascinating article last month about a case in Germany regarding homeschooling. The judge in the case equivocated homeschooling to a driver who has multiple DUIs–not in words, but in his sentencing: 3 months in jail, without parole. But the caveat to me is this, written in a formal government letter to the […]

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Maybe Orwell Was Right…

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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One of the most famous lines in Orwell’s Animal Farm–or at least the one I recall the most–is:“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” I think Orwell may have foreseen the current state of thinking between some who oppose homeschooling. Ok, maybe I’m stretching a bit, but follow along. When […]

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Apple and Homeschooling…

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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Finally, a major company gets it right. Complete page here. Apple’s Home for Homeschools Homeschooling has grown significantly over the past several years, with current estimates of up to 2.2 million homeschooled students. At Apple, we have focused on building technology solutions for education for over 25 years. And now, recognizing the growing demand of […]

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WA Homeschoolers Win Big at National History Day Awards

Monday, June 23, 2008

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Read more here. Top prize. Many others from WA State, but haven’t yet found out how many of those others are homeschoolers.

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Why Homeschooling Should Be Outlawed…

Sunday, June 8, 2008

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If we can make it illegal for a child to be taught poorly by a parent at home, it should then also be illegal for a teacher to teach poorly in a public school. And that, my friends, would not be a bad thing, would it? Besides, if it ever was outlawed, just like failed […]

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Culinary and Educational Experts

Sunday, June 8, 2008

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Forewarning: Part of this article is satire. Conversely, some of it is not. The line between the two isn’t necessarily very clear, however. A consortium of culinary experts in California has successfully challenged the right of citizens to prepare and cook their own meals, citing health concerns of obesity, nutrition, and lack of a discerning […]

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Should Homeschooling be Illegal?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Thanks to Dana at Principled Discovery for bringing this article to my attention in a great blog post. While I agree with her assessment, I have a slightly different take on the article. Plus it upset me a bit.Original article (opens in a new window or tab). What I find so…I don’t know…unbelievable/incredible/downright silly…is that […]

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