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In an interesting analysis of a mundane PR piece, blogger Valerie Moon makes a good point about the important differences between home and school:

People may choose to run their families in a bureaucratic style, but — in the grand majority of cases — homeschooling boils down to a family living together and acting in patterns.  Some patterns are looser, some are tighter, but all are parents and children living together.  No one is paid for the work, no one (despite some characterizations) is a superintendent, principal or teacher in the bureaucratic sense because the family is, a family.

I skipped a couple of paragraphs, but then she continues: To my mind homeschooling boils down to parents and children continuing to live and learn together as they did before the children became what is now known as ‘school age.’ ‘In our homeschool’ = in our family.

A good thought-provoking opinion piece, worth a click over.

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