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Your Child Deserves Better: Standardized Tests

Your Child Deserves Better: Standardized Tests

Your Child Deserves Better: Standardized Tests By Linda Dobson Despite public outcries against the utility and efficacy of standardized tests as a measure of "education," and despite a growing movement on the part of informed parents to have their children skip test administration days, like an invading army of zombies from a second-rate [...]

If You Bungle Raising Your Children

If You Bungle Raising Your Children

If You Bungle Raising Your Children By Linda Dobson "If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much." ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis The rather soft-spoken, former First Lady makes a giant statement in very few words, and yet, it's a statement likely to be shrugged off by many. After all, right now [...]

Don’t Confuse Homeschooling Cause and Effect

Don’t Confuse Homeschooling Cause and Effect

Don't Confuse Homeschooling Cause and Effect By Linda Dobson There's a notion floating around out there that there's something "different" about families who choose homeschooling. Jedediah Purdy, author of For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today (Knopf) and a young man who experienced homeschooling in West Virginia [...]

Rosy Future of Homeschooling Revealed In School Survey

Rosy Future of Homeschooling Revealed In School Survey

Rosy Future of Homeschooling Revealed In School Survey By Linda Dobson Let's say a school district surveys parents of all its students. What percentage of said parents would you guess would answer, I've "considered other options like private school, charter school, or homeschooling"? Of the parents who answered thusly, which of the [...]

More What I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me During My First Year of Homeschooling

More What I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me During My First Year of Homeschooling

More What I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me During My First Year of Homeschooling By Linda Dobson Wow, there sure are a lot of families considering homeschooling this summer - great for you and your kids! I've spent a lot of years now offering encouragement and information to help make starting homeschooling easier for families just like [...]

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