Posts Tagged ‘ reasons to homeschool ’

No. Carolina: Homeschool Coops

No. Carolina: Homeschool Coops

In the October 5 Asheville, North Carolina Citizen-Times, writer Ashley Wilson’s article, Home-schoolers turn to co-ops, is subtitled There’s nothing lonely about learning at home. After some standard fare about homeschooled kids dissecting owl pellets, staining woodworking projects and drawing pictures, the writer reveals that “support groups, organizations, sports teams, clubs and cooperatives for...
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Homeschool vs. Public School?

Homeschool vs. Public School?

An article titled Home-school vs. Public School for news station KAUZ in Wichita Falls, Texas, opens with this comment from the President and the question it ostensibly raises: “President Barack Obama sparked controversy earlier this week with the announcement that he believes American kids don’t spend enough time in school. He said by having...
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Things I Want My Kids to Learn

In the Sept-Oct, 2003 issue of Home Education Magazine, Sue Smith-Heavenrich writes about The Things I Really Want My Kids to Learn: By September, every homeschooler in our state has outlined her proposed curriculum and sent it off to the local school district. I never found the forms our school district sent us particularly...
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Salon: Homeschool Confessions

Salon: Homeschool Confessions

Salon, the award-winning online news and entertainment Web site, starts the week out with a classy, accurate, well-written feature article on homeschooling: Confessions of a home-schooler, by Salon Senior Editor Andrew O’Hehir. With the pullquote: “Call us crackpots, but our kids spend their days at beaches and museums, not in school,” it’s the first...
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A Basket Full of Sunshine

A Basket Full of Sunshine

From the Jan-Feb, 1997 issue of Home Education Magazine comes this gem from the Reflections column, by Kathleen Creech, titled A Basket Full of Sunshine: The sun finally broke through the coastal fog and warmed the surrounding dunes. In my hands I held a lop-sided reed basket no bigger than a doll’s teacup. The...
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