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Compelled to Attend – Third and Final Part

Compelled to Attend – Third and Final Part

Many know that Thomas Jefferson was “the father of public education.” Do you know what he wanted it to accomplish, or how long he figured it would take? Read on. The following is the third and final part of “Compelled to Attend” from The Art of Education: Reclaiming Your Family, Community and Self by Linda Dobson, published by Home [...]

Compelled to Attend: Part One

Compelled to Attend: Part One

Compelled to Attend Part One of Three By Linda Dobson Can you think of a better way to insure that you will be “made” according to the dictates of others than by forcing you, by law, to appear at a government-funded, state-controlled institution where you spend a predetermined number of years as part of a crowd subject constant scrutiny [...]

Grandma Linda’s Weekly Words of Wisdom

Grandma Linda’s Weekly Words of Wisdom

"The homeschooled child missed one multiple choice answer on the math application section of the year-end, fourth grade achievement test. The problem concerned a clock, and the measurement of time. Certainly the problem was age-appropriate, technically appropriate, even culturally appropriate. Unfortunately, it just wasn't [...]

Grandma Linda’s Weekly Words of Wisdom

Grandma Linda’s Weekly Words of Wisdom

"Yet for all the astonishing statistics, more astonishing still is that no one seems to be listening." ~ Benjamin R. Barber "America Skips School," Harper's, November, 1993 If you like this quote, you'll find many more in the pages of The Art of Education: Reclaiming Your Family, Community and Self - 15th Anniversary Edition by Linda [...]

Homeschooling Myth #3: Mom Needs to Be a Teacher

Homeschooling Myth #3: Mom Needs to Be a Teacher

Myth #3: Mom needs to be a teacher. Those  of  us  who  started  our  homeschool  journey  with  school-at-home were  usually  under  the  spell  of  this  myth,  too.  Our  conditioning  led  us  to believe  we  had  to  don  yet  another  hat  and  stand  at  the  head  of  the  class pouring forth [...]

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