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More thinking about homeschooling

This family’s decision about homeschooling is being driven by finances. The post ends: So…what are we going to do? I really can’t tell you for sure. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to voice them in the comments section. I’m always willing to listen to others ideas! Read all of...
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Changes are a coming

Found a great illustration of a Mom’s path to homeschooling. Titled Changes are a coming, the post includes failures of the institution, tension between homeschool and public school-at-home, and that bottom line focus on our kids that I have been seeing in homeschoolers for 30 years.
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Who Needs School?

Interested in unschooling? Check this out. Who Needs School? Interview with A 17-Year-Old “UnSchooler” by Lee Stranahan In a society that often considers the act of parents teaching their children at home to be something bizarre, the idea of unschooling is about as radical a parenting strategy as one can imagine. It’s homeschooling without...
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Crisis in the Kindergarten

It is not that homeschoolers haven’t known the importance of play for decades, or that we need research to tell us what we already know, but still, this press release caught my eye. Early Childhood Experts to Brief Congress On Disappearance of Play and Playful Learning Defenders of child-initiated play argue that learning, creativity,...
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Corn and Oil » Making one wonder

Susan Ryan, homeschooling mom and activist in Illinois: “The saddest and most sickening piece of this mental health screening/drugging game is that proponents push through universal teenscreen or pregnant/new mother mental health screening legislation saying it’s “for the kids” who can’t get help because they’re “poor” or “rural”. “Poor” and “rural” seem to be...
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