Posts Tagged ‘ public school ’

Classic HEM: Schooling

Classic HEM: Schooling

An editorial from the March-April, 2004 issue of Home Education Magazine: Over the last twenty years we’ve written many editorials which have explained the virtues of homeschooling with enthusiasm while describing the problems with public schooling somewhat gingerly. We’ve found ourselves in the unenviable position of homeschool advocates who don’t want to alienate readers...
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What Is Homeschooling?

“The most common – and tragic – misunderstandings related to the questioning of these public school programs have always spiraled around the underlying intentions of those concerned about homeschooling freedoms. Accusations and attacks have derailed many discussions of the issue, and have repeatedly stymied attempts to hold meaningful conversations on the topic. As a...
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Embracing Curiosity

16 year old Anna recently started a blog titled Adversarian: the musings of a changing mind. She describers herself as “an unschooled teen recovering from public school.” From An Argument for Unschooling: Embracing Curiosity: Unschoolers don’t ( figuratively speaking ) sit in an empty library, waiting for their children to ask for a book....
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Public anti-learning

Sometimes the distinction between schooling and homeschooling are not always as jaw droppingly stark: “Mommy, can I have this clock?” said the younger girl, who was around age 6. She was holding a children’s book with a built in analog clock for learning to tell time. “No, that’s too old for you,” answered her...
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Maturation Into Industrial Institutions

A reader takes on public schools and socialization in the comments section at NewsComm: As public schools continue their maturation into industrial institutions primed by budget constraints to value efficiency of the teaching process over the breadth and depth of what students are learning, the arguments that put forth by members of the public...
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