Posts Tagged ‘ public school ’

School and Sports

School and Sports

HEM’s Questions & Answers – November-December 2010 In and Out of School Because of Sports “We’re giving in to our son’s appeals to get involved in school sports. He’ll be starting school for the first time as a seventh grader. I don’t know if this is a slippery slope, meaning the two younger boys...
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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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Talk More, Write Less

Out of Australia AAP reports : ONE of Australia’s leading early childhood educators has warned the Federal Government’s strategy for young children could see them doing worse at school and not being prepared for later life. “Children don’t need to be taught curriculum, they need quality relationships,...
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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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The Role of Education

Interesting new video up on You Tube featuring Noam Chomsky regarding The Role of the Educational System. Noam Chomsky, an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses the goals of education and the purposes of the education system in this video. I also noted a few thought...
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