education, homeschooling, public school

State Board of Ed woes

September 22, the State Board of Education will be conducting its final interviews to replace Doug Christensen as Commissioner of Education.  I personally liked Christensen.  I don’t know what his stance was on home education, but he fought valiantly for Nebraska’s STARS system and resisted education chairman Ron Raikes’ bill to require a single, statewide assessment.  He even had to…

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Back to school…EXPENSIVE

No kidding.  This is what the Lincoln Journal Star says: A national retail survey found that parents plan to reduce their back-to-school spending significantly this year. The survey by TNS Retail Forward said parents on average will spend $506 on school-related items this year, compared to $668 last year. We just finished the last of our school shopping, bringing this…

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Homeschool stereotypes vs. public school realities

This whole exploration of my personal educational history started with a satire piece written over at the Winston-Salem Journal by one Mike Koivisto.  Who won the Write Scott Hollifield’s Column While He is On Vacation or Performing His Court-Ordered Community Service Contest with his indictment of homeschooling through an overdone stereotype.  I began it the only way such a thing…

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The Family State, 1600-1776

This is a summary of the first chapter of Homeschool: An American History by Dr. Milton Gaither.  Feel free to respond either to my summary or to the chapter itself.  If you post on this chapter, be sure to let me know through a comment or an email so that I can include your post in the thoughts I share…

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