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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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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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Blogging

Blogging is a growing phenomena on the internet. Wikipedia describes a blog as follows: A blog (an abridgment of the term web log) is a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological...
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Is it time for California homeschoolers to panic?

Is it time for California homeschoolers to panic? by Mary Nix Since Friday morning, Home Education Magazine has been contacted by readers and the media wanting to know if the fearful headlines growing out of California Friday were true. I have been following the California situation since I first saw it come across my...
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Homeschool Gatherings

In January I attended a national unschool gathering that happened to be held about an hour from my home. I really enjoyed meeting some of the unschoolers who were attending there for the week and I’m told that there were over 1,000 individuals in attendance. Visiting with some of them got me to thinking...
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Closer look: Travel

Nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kind of people. ~ Mark Twain Homeschoolers are are free to go on vacation any time of year. Some families travel all year long, finding work on the road or working from their...
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Virtual Field Trips

Nothing can take the place of a real live field trip, but virtual field trips and expeditions come close. The first virtual web-cams I recall were those that were mounted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources near Peregrine Falcon’s nests here in Ohio. We would never have had the chance to observe these...
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