Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling families ’

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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Ode to a Maternal Teacher

Dear Mom, Do you remember this? A tiny girl sits, a little speck enveloped in the giant, red living room sofa. Tears stream down her chubby little cheeks. “I just can’t read anymore, Mom! It doesn’t make any sense,” I say, dropping the white list of phonetic words on the floor–rat, cat, bat, mat,...
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Dean Koontz on Homeschooling

On the HEM Networking discussion group, longtime advocate and Texas homeschooling mom Susan Smylie, who was interviewed for HEM in 2007, shared a reference to homeschooling from an unexpected source. On Monday, Susan wrote to others on the HEM Networking group: Dean Koontz is apparently a fan of homeschooling (I don’t think he has...
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10 Things I Miss

10 Things I Miss re: Homeschooling Posted by DFO at 2:23 p.m. on October 15 Comments (2) 1. teaching in my pajamas 2. reading together on the couch 3. being home with Julianna 4. having no evening homework 5. being able to clean/cook during the day 6. flexibility 7. not having to worry about...
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Early Birds & Night Owls

It was Wednesday, mid-morning, when a friend called to shoot the breeze. During our conversation, I mentioned my thirteen-year-old daughter was still asleep. “Oh, is she sick?” “No, she’s recently become a real late bird. She was up reading most of the night.” “Wow!” my friend marveled. “You’re very lenient. I have my kids...
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