History of Homeschooling

What’s so Special about Homeschooling?

What’s so Special about Homeschooling?

Homeschooling works, by creating strong, happy families Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, and in many other countries Homeschooling is wonderfully unique for each family and each learner Homeschooling offers maximum flexibility in education Homeschooling results in intelligent, confident, capable people  
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The Roots of Homeschooling

The Roots of Homeschooling

In her editorial for the July-August issue of Home Education Magazine, HEM publisher Helen Hegener explains the roots of the homeschooling movement in the U.S., beginning with John Holt’s astute observation in How Children Learn, “… the human animal is a learning animal; we like to learn; we are good at it; we don’t...
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The DeSchoolers of the 1960's

The DeSchoolers of the 1960's

Some of the most radical and free-thinking educational critics of the 20th century said that we go to school to “be instructed on our own inferiority.” Schools As Colonizers: The Deschoolers of the 1960s, by Kirsten Olsen (VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K., 2008) examines the problems of institutionalized education from the vantage of the...
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John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto was the 1991 New York State Teacher of the Year when he ended his 30-year teaching career with a flourish, with an essay he wrote for The Wall Street Journal, titled “I Quit, I Think.” In the wake of that opinion piece and a show later that year at Carnegie Hall...
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John Holt & GWS

John Holt & GWS

One name written large in the history of homeschooling is that of the widely acclaimed author, relentless education reformer, and respected social critic, John Caldwell Holt. His great legacy is the homeschooling movement itself, which, without his considerable guidance and patient nurturing during its most formative years, would today be a horse of a...
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