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English Homeschoolers: The Canary in the Mine for All Parents

English Homeschoolers: The Canary in the Mine for All Parents

You may not be aware, but the practice of homeschooling is seriously threatened in England as the government considers its Children, Schools and Families Bill; actually it’s Schedule 1 of that bill, specifically. Home educators have done a bang-up job of expressing their grievances through their representatives, but it may be to no avail. If [...]

More Costs of Public School Failure

More Costs of Public School Failure

The study was aptly titled "Paying Double: Inadequate High School and Community College Remediation." Performed by The Alliance for Excellent Education, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C., the study "shows that a good chunk of students are unprepared for life after high school," according to Danielle Wood, author of the story at [...]

National Education Assoc. Protecting Jobs, Not Kids

National Education Assoc. Protecting Jobs, Not Kids

You might think this headline comes from a homeschooling advocate; in this case, you’d be wrong. These words belong to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, taken from a speech he gave to the National Education Association last summer: “When an ineffective teacher gets a chance to improve and doesn’t – and when the tenure system keeps [...]

New York State Homeschooling Incident

New York State Homeschooling Incident

There was an earlier “blip” on a post on this topic. I found a video clip of a news report (and I use the term “news” for lack of a better one), but the associated code just wouldn’t work. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Wow. Where does one begin with this story? Once upon a time it would have taken months [...]

U.S. School System Collaborates in Artificially Extending Childhood for Teens

U.S. School System Collaborates in Artificially Extending Childhood for Teens

Many years have passed since I first compared the socialization that occurs in public schools to the socialization that occurs beyond the school walls. The conclusion was to dub them “artificial socialization” and “natural socialization,” respectively. (Brilliant, eh?) And so it was probably a foregone conclusion that my eyes didn’t [...]

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