How to start a support group.
When HEM started the big new technological deal was a phone tree, then came a break through with fax tree! Today’s technologies make communication much more immediate and easy. But at the core support groups are still people working together for a common goal. At the same time, the issues homeschoolers face today are still fundamentally the same and connecting and maintaining our freedoms still rest in our hands.
The articles below, from the pages of Home Education Magazine, not only address core issue, both interpersonal and political, but they also will give you an historical perspective on how homeschooling got to where it is today.
What’s in a Name? – Ginny Hunt
Ginny Hunt examines the curious pickle homeschoolers have gotten into, where we must identify ourselves as what we are not, instead of as what we are, and thoughtfully suggests a solution.
Starting a Support Group – Carol Narigon
Carol shares the evolution and success of her local support group to help others who would like to start their own.
We enjoy spending time with each of these families. There is no newsletter, no announcements, no complicated organizing to do. We just call each other on the phone and extend an invitation.
This essay, by Earl Gary Stevens, was originally published in the Talk About Learning column in the May-June 1995 issue of Home Education Magazine.