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Interview: Pat Farenga

Interview: Pat Farenga

Helen Hegener interviewed Patrick Farenga in 1997. Patrick had worked at Holt Associates since 1981, the year John Holt’s landmark book on homeschooling, Teach Your Own, was first published. He started off as a volunteer, packing books, answering phones, filling subscriptions, and typing up John Holt’s correspondence off tapes he dictated. Patrick became president...
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Interview with Jake Nix

Interview with Jake Nix

The March-April, 2010 issue of Home Education Magazine features Mary Nix interviewing her youngest son, Jake, home from college on his first year living away from home. Jake tells us homeschooling, and more specifically interest based learning, helped him to realize that his education was his own responsibility: “Following my own interests from a...
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Buccaneer-Scholars

HEM columnist Laura Weldon shares a beautifully-written post about an interview from a recent issue. In Calling Out the Buccaneer-Scholars she writes: I’ve been ruminating every which way about buccaneer living ever since reading a remarkable interview in Home Education Magazine between publisher Helen Hegener and James Marcus Bach. Bach, an internationally recognized expert...
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Radical Unschooler

Radical Unschooler

Radical unschooling advocate James Marcus Bach was interviewed by Helen Hegener for the Nov-Dec issue of Home Education Magazine. A high school dropout who coined the term ‘buccaneer-scholar,’ James is an internationally recognized expert in the field of computer software testing, and has taught critical thinking and software testing around the world at places...
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Interview with James Marcus Bach

Interview with James Marcus Bach

The Nov-Dec issue features an interview with James Marcus Bach, who writes of being “dedicated to a certain lifestyle of mind. I call it intellectual buccaneering. I call myself a buccaneer-scholar. Just as the original buccaneers would not submit to authority in their pursuit of worldly riches, neither do us modern buccaneers yoke ourselves...
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