Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription), Atlanta, Georgia, 22 January 2007, Gingrich, sent home to study math, tries to pull a Lincoln
‘He plunged into studying everything he had missed during his 20 years in the House. He immersed himself in math and science, trying at first to home-school himself. I spent one afternoon studying fractals, which is a very complex mathematics,’ he recalls. ‘It was hopeless.’
And illogical. One doesn’t just osmotically absorb 20 years of information regardless of absorption style. Homeschooling is a way of living, not a magic act.
Gillette News Record, Gillette, Wyoming, 28 January 2007, Lessons from the comfort of home
Ephrum and Keenan – who are in second and third grade, respectively – are among 19 students enrolled in the Wyoming Virtual School, an out-of-the-classroom education option that began in the fall for kindergarten- through sixth-grade Campbell County students.
Susan is virtual school teacher Susan Bennett. Each week, she requests two assignments from students. Sometimes, she asks for a specific one and sometimes she allows parents or students to choose which ones they turn in.
Home-schooling is not new to Blair. Years ago, he home-schooled his three kids, all of whom are now adults.
Officials at the Wyoming Department of Education have yet to decide whether to fund the Wyoming Virtual School. If they don’t, the program may come to an end within the coming years.
It’s not homeschooling, it’s an in-home public school program for enrolled students. There is a difference.
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