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Schooling Causes Psychic Damage Lasting Into Adulthood

Schooling Causes Psychic Damage Lasting Into Adulthood

Schooling Causes Psychic Damage Lasting Into Adulthood By Linda Dobson Parents, this is serious, serious business. Only you can rescue your child from the schooling that causes lasting psychic damage. I'm always left scratching my head when a common criticism of homeschooling rears its ugly head. You know, when the critic says something [...]

Encore: Speaking Truth about School, Even When It’s Not Easy

Encore: Speaking Truth about School, Even When It’s Not Easy

Encore: Speaking Truth about School, Even When It's Not Easy ENCORE POST! Sometimes there is a post that resonates with many people, and brings them together on the topic of education via comments. "Speaking Truth about School, Even When It's Not Easy," is such a post. Once again I find an article by Peter Gray important enough to share at [...]

Public Education Permeated By a Cheating Culture

Public Education Permeated By a Cheating Culture

By Linda Dobson Everybody's doing it, or so it seems when report after report stack up in the news. On August 6, 2010, Parent at the Helm reported on "Atlanta Suspects 109 Teachers of Testing Cheating." (We subsequently learned that the city spent $100,000 of taxpayers' money to investigate.) Indiana and Texas have public problems [...]

Speaking Truth about School, Even When It’s Not Easy

Speaking Truth about School, Even When It’s Not Easy

Once again I find an article by Peter Gray important enough to share at Parent at the Helm. This one, in fact, was written months before Parent at the Helm existed. It came out on September 9, 2009 on PsychologyToday.com and is titled “Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education.” Gray begins by admitting that he’s uncomfortable [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: The Proof Is In the Depression/Anxiety Rate

SPECIAL REPORT: The Proof Is In the Depression/Anxiety Rate

"We would like to think of history as progress, but if progress is measured in the mental health and happiness of young people, then we have been going backward at least since the early 1950s." So writes Peter Gray at the beginning of his January 26, 2010, Psychology Today article titled "The Dramatic Rise of Anxiety and Depression in Children [...]

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