Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling ’

Curing Scope and Sequence Syndrome

If you are lost in that confusing gap between a schoolish sense of the “right way” and the flexibility that homeschooling offers Curing Scope and Sequence Syndrome is worth a read. The Critical Question And so I reevaluated. I asked myself a pointed question: Why am I homeschooling? When I answered that question, I...
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Faking it

My bias is showing when I tell you the family story told in Faking it attracted me right off. Another great bio sets the stage: When you spilled the milk, did it look like the moon? Well, it might have for a moment, but then the baby started stomping in it… To entice you...
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Reality Check

I wish homeschoolers could say we didn’t ask for research, because it continues doing us no favors. But, the fact is, the very same individuals and political organizations that tied homeschooling to a narrow ideology also tied homeschooling to research. And not by embracing government research, but by their own research. (Links here.) The...
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The Full 2007 NCES Data!

Milton Gaither is excited about The Full 2007 NCES Data!. I suspect he meant the 2009 Condition of Education report, but, I am no less skeptical about the numbers, comparisons and interpretations of the 2009 data than I was of the 2007 data. Gaither provides links to the data (pdf) and promises: In a...
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An adult came back from a weekend away

That sophomoric post at Teacher, Revised got a lot of attention over the weekend. I will admit that the title, “The case against homeschooling”, caught my attention and the post “#5ed” me a bit too. The attempt to bring the discussion to an adult level is welcome. I don’t have much patience for that...
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