Unschooling, what is it?

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Unschooling, Un schooling what is it? Defining unschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s the same with...
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Bryn Athyn College – How to get into college?

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Bryn Athyn College – How to get into college?

Great place for students schooled at home. It’s Not Just About You! A Bryn Athyn college education isn’t just about you. It’s about your potential to make an impact. Here, you’ll be encouraged to define your goals, discover your passions, and live your life with conviction. Our mission is to enhance students’ civil, moral,...
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Freedoms At Risk – Twenty Years Later

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In the late 1980’s we started seeing incidents, at first seemingly unrelated but then increasingly fitting a pattern, until by March of 1991 we had become concerned enough to admit a growing sense of alarm to our colleagues, associates, and fellow homeschooling activists. In those days before email and the Internet were commonplace tools,...
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Homeschooling Freedoms At Risk

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In this title piece to a series of essays known as Homeschooling Freedoms At Risk, Mark and Helen Hegener wrote, "Long established support and political networks have been damaged, and in many cases replaced with new exclusive groups. Legal actions have been taken which have resulted in the strengthening of states' rights over...
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Freedoms Responsibilities And The “Four Pillars”

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In the second essay in the Homeschooling Freedoms At Risk series, M. Larry Kaseman writes: "Whether we like it or not, the daily decisions we make in our own homeschools affect the direction homeschooling is going, simply because it is a grassroots movement made up of the sum of the actions of many individuals....
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Homeschooling Rights and Responsibilities

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In her essay for the series Homeschooling Freedoms At Risk, Becky Olson writes, "Among homeschoolers, who I have always believed were the new freedom fighters, a great schism has occurred. Many people have failed to understand the connection between privilege and responsibility. They are freedom fighters in name only. Instead of letting the school...
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Bitter Pill-ars To Swallow

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In Linda Dobson's Homeschooling Freedoms At Risk essay she writes, "What bothers me most about hiding behind words like pill-ar and Christian is not the terms, but that which I discover is being hid - lies, fraud, slander, and a divide-and-conquer methodology reminiscent of the most evil, hostile takeovers in recent history."
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From Across the Nation

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In the final section of this presentation of Homeschooling Freedoms At Risk we gather quotes, letters, and other communications that were originally included in the layout of the May-June 1991 issue of Home Education Magazine.
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Deschooling

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Deschooling

Deschooling is the word that describes the transition from school to a life of educating ourselves. It is usually the parents who need a helping hand in trusting their own children. That is because we have all been told that children need to be forced to learn, that school is the only place it...
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Homeschool Seasons

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Homeschool Seasons

Mary Nix shares a large collection of favorite articles on homeschooling which are available to read free online, and which reflect her thoughts on homeschooling and seasons: "Having gone to school myself, I always loved summers more than anything. I loved being able to read, draw, hike or participate in whatever activity I chose...
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