Posts Tagged with "homeschooling"

Daddy-Style Homeschool Lessons

Thursday, May 1, 2008

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So with JoAnn out of town for a few days, I’ve got the two older ones. During the day tomorrow, they’ve got their homeschooling while I work….yep, just leavin’ ’em at home. Just kidding, folks. I’ll be working from home. But in addition to their normal homeschool lessons, I’m adding a couple based around work […]

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Speaking of standardized testing…

Monday, April 21, 2008

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Our kids are homeschooled. But we’re also a part of Columbia Virtual Academy. Basically we’re under the umbrella of the school, and accountable for certain things. But not all things. Some will say we are selling out, but I think of it more like this: we get some of our tax money back that we […]

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Cynical Reasons for the Recent Attacks on Homeschooling

Sunday, April 20, 2008

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The optimist in me wants to disbelieve even the chance this is true. The pragmatist in me thinks it could very well be true. But in the end, the cynical side comes out on top, believing that the recent attacks against homeschooling, or to be more precise, the attempts to rein in homeschooling and make […]

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Homeschooling: Views from Nobel Prize Winners

Friday, April 4, 2008

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Ok, so the below quotes may not be directly speaking to homeschooling, but against compulsory public education. That being said, those same thoughts and ideas are the reason to homeschool… Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in literature:“[School] forcibly snatches away children from a world full of the mystery of God’s own handiwork, […]

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Add to the List of Reasons to Homeschool

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Ok, so this is in England…but not so far off for reality here, beginning in say, California or New York. Full story here. Excerpt: Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Government backed study has revealed. It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear […]

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Homeschooling: Not What You Think

Friday, March 21, 2008

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Facts, reposted from National Home Education Research Institute: Homeschooling may be the fastest-growing form of education in the United States (at 7% to 12% per year). Home-based education is also growing around the world in many nations.There are about 2 million homeschool students in the United States. There were an estimated 1.9 to 2.4 million […]

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Distinguish [your] personal, subjective experience from the reality of the external world

Thursday, March 20, 2008

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That, my friends, is the defining, proverbial line in the sand between normalcy and psychosis. It is also, rather unfortunately but certainly telling, one of the issues brought forth in the renewed home-schooling vs public schooling debate. BTW, thanks a ton California…now, can we allow them to secede yet? Anyway, back to the story. On […]

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Homeschooling: elitist and anti-democratic

Monday, March 17, 2008

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Found a phenomenal blog post criticizing more of the nearly- (or in some cases, clearly-) moronic statements regarding the recent CA ruling on homeschooling and certification:http://principleddiscovery.com/2008/03/14/homeschooling-elitist-and-anti-democratic/ Check it out…hits back logically and with references. PS You’d think that if the libs in CA and elsewhere were right, that homeschoolers would be performing poorly compared to […]

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Homeschooling

Saturday, March 8, 2008

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As I was Stumbling, I came across this quote to someone on a homeschool site:I think homeschooling is ok if you have the knowledge and the know how to do it and make your child excel in their studies. WHAT?! First of all, the original article posted great replies to all of this person’s comments. […]

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Homeschooling vs the State

Friday, March 7, 2008

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In light of this week’s decision in CA that will drastically affect homeschooling in that state, I was compelled to report this “story” by Angela Paul (no word yet if any relation to Dr. Ron Paul…) Home Eating a Threat to Public Kitchens? State Allows Growing Trend of Eating At Home April 13, 2099 Reunited […]

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