Table of Contents HEM March-April 2002
The Success of Public Education: A Tribute to John Taylor Gatto - by David H. Albert
A Tribute to John Taylor Gatto on the Publication of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
It's Not Just Only Make Believe - by Julie Gattis
It turns out that anything, even cheap plastic dinosaurs, can provide deep and lasting lessons in character and caring. Julie Gattis shows us how.
Unleashing the Dragon - by Talita Paolini
When Christopher Paolini, at age fifteen, decided to write a novel, he meant it. In this article, his mother, Talita Paolini, shares how homeschooling helped Christopher achieve his goal.
Setting Sail on a Dream - by Charles Lathe
What does it take to make a dream become a reality? Charles Lathe and his family found out, as they worked together to build the schooner that would become their home.
Free lunch revisited....and this isn't a banquet either - by Peggy Daly Masternak
Peggy Daly-Masternak examines, once again, the rich "gifts" offered to homeschoolers who choose to sign on under a homeschool-public school partnership. It's plain what we're being offered... but what will we have to give up?
Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon
Replying to Nosey Homeschoolers and Playing with the Alphabet
Carol offers suggestion on how to answer that, 'What curriculum are you using?' question.
Questions and Answers - by Laura Weldon
Bringing Home Your ADD Teen, Finding Volunteer Opportunities
Laura shares answers about helping an ADD teen adjust to homeschooling and finding volunteer opportunities
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Let's Not Let Cyber Charter Schools Do In Homeschooling
The Kasemans explian how the spread of cyber charter schools threatens to change the definition of homeschooling with regulations and with hoops the cyber charter schools have to jump through.
Publishers Notes: The Golden Age of Homeschooling - by Helen Hegener
Helen reflects on the roots of modern homeschooling and the imapct of its current popularity.
It's Only Natural - by Barbara Theisen
Welcome to the world, little one!
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
The ABCs: Not Just for Little Kids. Ella Minnow Pea saves the day! Plus other resource reviews.
On The Web - by Ann Zeise
Graduated licenses, navigation systems, new insurance rules and more face parents of new teen drivers. Ann points to useful resources on the web.
Unschooling - by Sandra Dodd
Sandra considers how her daughter sense of self worth places her clearly in the real world.
Grown Homeschoolers - by Peter Kowalke
Peter follows reporter Jamie Hopkins as she covers Howard County (northern MD) the county fair.
The Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson
Pull Up a Chair, Grab a Cup of Tea
Linda tells new homeschoolers to not slip into thinking there is only "one right way" to homeschool.