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Dying Mainstream Media Slams Pro-Homeschool, Anti-Testing NY State DOE Employee

Dying Mainstream Media Slams Pro-Homeschool, Anti-Testing NY State DOE Employee

Dying Mainstream Media Slams Pro-Homeschool, Anti-Testing, NY State DOE Employee BY LINDA DOBSON NY Post chose this photo to portray education change advocate Lisa Nielsen.   It was only a matter of time. In her previous work for the New York State Department of Education, Lisa Nielsen was charged with helping students and [...]

Five FREE Ways to Improve Children’s Education

Five FREE Ways to Improve Children’s Education

BY LINDA DOBSON 5 Free Ways to Improve Children's Education 1. Get rid of tests. But how do we know if they're learning anything? Talk to them, you know, like they're real human beings. 2. Let children learn the basics (reading, writing, basic arithmetic) by reading real books, writing for real purposes, and calculating for a [...]

School Is a Zero-Sum Game for Children: Homeschool Your Children

School Is a Zero-Sum Game for Children: Homeschool Your Children

School Is a Zero-Sum Game for Children: Homeschool Your Children BY LINDA DOBSON Contemplating this question, why should we homeschool?, I realized how vitally important a question it is. I daresay that for a parent in 2012, it's a life altering question for your children. Before today, I already had a list longer than both of my arms gathered [...]

10 Telling Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling

10 Telling Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling

10 Telling Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling Homeschooling has been around for most of recorded history, but hybrid homeschooling is a fairly new phenomenon. For hybrid homeschoolers, education takes on multiple dimensions, combining elements of both homeschooling and traditional schooling to take advantage of the best aspects of both. That [...]

Chicago Public Schools Demand Over-Compliance from Homeschoolers

Chicago Public Schools Demand Over-Compliance from Homeschoolers

Chicago Public Schools Demand Over-Compliance from Homeschoolers As Chicago's public school teachers go on strike, here's some interesting news from the Windy City regarding its treatment of homeschoolers. By Susan Ryan Homeschool advocates consistently work to maintain homeschool freedoms while discovering we often know more about [...]

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