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Thoughts on “Get Schooled”

Advocating for home education is aplenty for me. A decade ago, I decided to make home education my focus rather than “school reform.” However, I still pay attention to efforts to reform public education. One of the latest is the high profile campaign, Get Schooled. The Get Schooled website is snappy and well-edited. There’s...
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Labor Day the Homeschool Way

In honor of Labor Day, I thought I’d write a homeschooling-related Labor Day post. It’s always nice if you can come up with a clear thesis, one really good link that supports it, and a way to tie it all to home education. For several days I worked toward this, but the result persisted:...
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Attachment Parenting International’s Anniverary

I got an email from Janet Jendron of Attachment Parenting International, telling about API’s upcoming 15th anniversary celebration in Nashville August 29 – 30. This is relevant for homeschoolers, because so many people come to homeschooling as an outgrowth of attachment parenting. From Janet’s email: We just got Vince Gill and his daughter Jenny...
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Homeschooled Kids Blogging

I'm launching into blogging again, and this time I'm also launching my 11-year-old son into blogging. A lot of homeschooled kids are blogging.
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Decisions, Decisions

A discussion of the reasons to homeschool, asking questions such as: How does a person learn to think clearly and effectively and to make reasoned decisions? How do you learn - or teach someone else - to gather enough information about a situation to become familiar with the pros and cons, the advantages and...
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Learning from My Kids

My kids taught me to listen with an open heart, and to see without making judgments. They taught me patience, and perseverance, and persistence , but they also taught me to know when to quit. They taught me that love does not bring conditions with it, but just is, and they made me a...
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H1N1 Homeschooling

It was inevitable: People are starting to wonder if this latest health scare and the resulting closure of schools isn't going to lead to an epidemic... of new homeschoolers. Some interesting notes about swine flu and homeschooling from around the Internet.
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When homeschoolers agree to participate in research, they are also agreeing that homeschooling can and should be measured by the categories and terms that researchers choose. In other words, homeschoolers who participate in research are agreeing that the important parts of homeschooling, or at least the criteria by which it should be judged, are...
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Spin me a memory

Spin me a memory

The wonderful world of poetry is fun to explore, and most of us have many good memories relating to poetry in some way or another. Remember The Cat in the Hat, The Highwayman, The Raven, The Ants Go Marching, Paul Revere's Ride, Jabberwocky, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Trees?
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One Perspective on Homeschooling

One Perspective on Homeschooling

The calls for more accountability in our education system promise a better educational system. Yet, I have to wonder if there isn't systemic corruption inherent in the way we choose to measure success? As homeschoolers are being pushed to be more like schools, can we challenge the measure of success for our kids? Is...
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    An HEM Interview between filmmaker Jeremy Stuart and HEM’s editor, Barb Lundgren, published in HEM’s September-October 2014 issue From home study and kitchen table math, to perpetual recess and park days, Class Dismissed follows the story of an ordinary American family in their quest to educate their children outside the school system. As they struggle […]

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  • Staying Informed
    Staying Informed The issues facing homeschoolers today are fundamentally the same as 30 years ago when HEM was first published. While communication is easier the underlying social question is, can parents be trusted with their kids? Our political positions will support this answer in the affirmative. But this is not always the case nor is it […]