Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling and public school ’

Charter Schools

There’s some good discussion happening at the National Charter School Watch (NCSW) discussion group. Long-time homeschooling mom and activist Emilie Fogle responded to a group member’s question about charter programs with this report on the ongoing situation in her state: “Washington State fought back charters three times. They came in the back door. Public...
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The War on Kids

The War on Kids

The trailer for a new film titled The War on Kids includes quotes from longtime homeschooling advocates Patrick Farenga and John Taylor Gatto, and it’s been raising reviewers’ eyebrows across the nation, as evidenced by this paragraph in the Nov. 18th New York Times: “Arranged in sections that range from merely interesting to downright...
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Home schooling helps lift taxpayers' burden

“Homeschooling lifts a burden from schools and taxpayers. Whether we bond or not, the schools and the legislature should be encouraging parents to become self-reliant in the education of their children. If elementary schools are going to experience 16% growth in the next five years, that need could be met if 16 children out...
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Homeschooling – or Not?

A story picked up by the the Associated Press yesterday highlights a situation in which homeschooling is referenced, if not being actually done: EBENSBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Education is investigating whether children in a conservative Amish sect are being educated since their western Pennsylvania school was padlocked in a dispute over...
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Homeschool vs. Public School?

Homeschool vs. Public School?

An article titled Home-school vs. Public School for news station KAUZ in Wichita Falls, Texas, opens with this comment from the President and the question it ostensibly raises: “President Barack Obama sparked controversy earlier this week with the announcement that he believes American kids don’t spend enough time in school. He said by having...
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