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Are homeschoolers ready to be “normal”?

After reading an update on re Rachel L which stated that the amicus brief filed jointly by California’s three homeschool organizations had been accepted, I poked around Just Enough and Nothing More’s site a bit, knowing she would have more information.  I have avoided most of the news recently about the case in California because the vast majority of it…

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Announcing a new homeschool talk show

Coming soon… In July, I shall be beginning a new venture which I am looking forward to with great anticipation…and a good deal of fear and trepidation as well. I have been invited by a sort of network of conservative bloggers to host a talk show. Kind of like Rush or Larry King, except about homeschooling, over the internet and…

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A message to the parents of future graduates

Well, it is graduation season again as evidenced by the messages on balloons sold at the mall.  And the number of calls to graduates to appreciate their education and strive to bigger and better things.  I wanted to share some thoughts, too, but this is perhaps directed more at parents, particularly those with children who have not yet graduated. We…

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Structure and learning in the homeschool environment

I have been thinking a lot about this recently as I prepare to include my son in more formal learning. My daughter thrives on being given as much independence as possible. My son thrives on structure. I am trying to find some sense of balance, a happy medium. Then I found this question (spelling in the original): The formality and…

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Mom signed my diploma and…

Addressing homeschool stereotypes tends to be about as effective as explaining to a child why the sky isn’t really blue.  It is a matter of perception rather than fact, and our own perceptions about the world rarely allow themselves to be challenged by anything as annoying as actual reality.  I understand this is parody.  And I can take a joke. …

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Church related school diploma not worth paper it is written on

I think the educational bureaucracy in Tennessee has gone just a little over the edge recently. It apparently does not like church related schools very much, even if these represent one of the ways to homeschool a child outlined in Tennessee law. From the Tennessee Home Education Association (emphasis mine): Cindy Benefield with the Department of Education told a graduate…

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Why do we care what Greg Laden has to say?

Somewhere I missed the memo, but how does someone with such skilled (not!) introductions as this: Home schooling is probably a really good idea for a lot of people, but only for a certain (unknown) percentage of people who actually do it. And, among those who do manage to home school, I would guess that the effectiveness of home schooling…

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