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A Quick Primer on Beginning Homeschooling

A Quick Primer on Beginning Homeschooling

A Quick Primer on Beginning Homeschooling There are many reasons why parents choose to homeschool their children, either by using the services of a private tutor or teaching their children themselves. The law requires all children to receive a "suitable education", but this doesn't mean the national curriculum must be followed. So if a child has [...]

10 Questions to Help Gauge the Quality of Your Child’s Education

10 Questions to Help Gauge the Quality of Your Child’s Education

10 Questions to Help Gauge the Quality of Your Child's Education BY LINDA DOBSON The way the public school system teaches is but one way to go about learning. Does your child awake on weekdays well rested and eager for the day's learning (education) to begin? While it seems to be a standing cultural joke, it's also a lie that all [...]

Parents Are Responsible for Children’s Education…Period

Parents Are Responsible for Children’s Education…Period

Parents Are Responsible for Children's Education...Period BY LINDA DOBSON Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. ~ George Bernard Shaw Whatever you are thinking about your children's education at this point, one thing should be perfectly clear: The days of throwing blame for the condition of public school between [...]

What Happens When You Free Your Child from the Degrading Grading Experience?

What Happens When You Free Your Child from the Degrading Grading Experience?

What Happens When You Free Your Child from the Degrading Grading Experience? BY LINDA DOBSON Our accepted education practices greatly interfere with the brain's natural development, creating many of the learning problems schools then turn around and "fix" for us. OK, it's bad enough that school's myopic attention to the intellect creates [...]

Is Home Better Than School for My Gifted Child?

Is Home Better Than School for My Gifted Child?

Is Home Better Than School for My Gifted Child? BY NED VARE "Gifted" is a public relations term to make some parents believe the school recognizes talent in some children. It's self-esteem for parents; it does not benefit children. Gifted does not mean the same thing to a public school person as it does to a parent. To the public school, [...]

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