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Human interest stories, abuse, homeschooling and public opinion

After commenting on the number of human interest stories about homeschooled youth doing what any other American kid does around graduation time contrasted with two horrific abuse cases which made news last month, I noted: Most stereotypes are built on ignorance rather than overt hostility, and personal experience goes a long way toward shaping a person’s opinions of homeschooling. While…

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Homeschooled, museum-schooled

A small human interest story appeared in the Grand Island Independent about homeschooling on Sunday that I rather enjoyed. Recently it seems that homeschoolers doing what any other American teenager does (put on a play, go to prom, graduate and go off to college) are getting a lot of press. But young Aaron Beye is a little different. After all,…

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Public opinion of homeschooling slipping?

HarrisInteractive released the results of its May 2008 survey of over 2000 adults regarding the status of American education on Monday. Public schools, it seems, are not doing well in the eye of the public. Public schools fall to the bottom of the list when it comes to the quality of education they provide. Just one in six U.S. adults…

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Homeschooling without credentials leads to educational anarchy

It isn’t just that we’re “well meaning amateurs.” The National Education Association (well, at least the California Chapter) has real concerns about what homeschooling will do to the entire educational system. As reported by the Pacific Justice Institute, the organization representing Sunland Christian School: For instance, the California Teachers Association claims in its brief that allowing parents to homeschool their…

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