Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling in the news ’

Meet Kate Fridkis

Meet Kate Fridkis

The May-June 2011 issue features an interview with Kate Fridkis, a grown unschooler who writes for The Huffington Post, and blogs at Eat the Damn Cake. Kate will be joining the HEM staff as a columnist with our July-August issue! From the interview with Kate: “My family. Y’know, they’re weird and normal and opinionated...
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Amazing Possibilities

Amazing Possibilities

We need to help both the general public and homeschoolers realize the amazing possibilities of homeschooling, including the fact that homeschoolers can choose values other than the values promoted by public schools. To do this, it is important to keep people aware that while some homeschools may adopt the curriculums, values, standards, and approaches...
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Homeschool v. Home School

Homeschool v. Home School

What difference does it make how “homeschooling” is spelled? The choice of spelling influences the meaning that is conveyed. For some people, “home school” brings to mind the common meanings of both words, that is, a “home school” is assumed to be a SCHOOL that happens to be located in a family’s HOME. In...
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Homeschool Proms

Homeschool Proms

An article in today’s Chicago Tribune, Home-Schooled Teens Get Prom of Their Own, highlights the event’s “…chance to dance, look dashing, meet peers…” and amongst the typical quotes and statistics was this gem of a quote from Lois Kanter, 17, who called the prom “a magical moment that harkened me back to when I...
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Historic Perspective

Historic Perspective

“The history of the homeschool movement is instructive, in its details and its broader lessons, for the national politics of today.” Twenty years ago the publishers of Home Education Magazine produced a series of writings which outlined and explained changes which were happening within the then-still-new homeschooling movement. Homeschooling Freedoms at Risk includes writings...
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