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Parent at the Helm’s November Book Giveaway!

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If you kept up with the threat to homeschooling freedoms in Great Britain, chances are you read Kelly Green’s blog, Kelly Green and Gold, to get clear, concise updates as events unfolded. We’re so lucky that Kelly decided to write a book for us now, too!

Don’t miss your chance to WIN your very own copy in Parent at the Helm’s November Book Giveaway. Many thanks to Kelly for her generosity in sharing this important information with us.


A Matter of Conscience: Education as A Fundamental Freedom

By Kelly Green

A Matter of Conscience: Education as A Fundamental Freedom examines issues surrounding education as a matter of conscience, compulsory school attendance laws, and regulation of home-based education. Kelly L. Green, a Canadian-American writer, home-education activist and mother of four sons,  looks at government policy on and media coverage of these issues in the United States, Canada, and the U.K.

“I think this could well be one of the most important books on homeschooling in decades.”–Helen Hegener, Publisher,
Home Education Magazine (Read Helen’s review here.)

“A thoughtful and provocative book; it’s relevant for any thinking parent working their way through educational issues. Written in an easy to read and approachable style, this book brings forward fundamental ideas about society, yet is bang up to date in context and references.

That’s my first reaction. And a big thank you for making this book available to all educational and parent readerships.”–Grit, of Grit’s Day

“I felt like cheering for the logical and clear arguments Green presents in the collection in the defense of home education against any government who would tamper with this fundamental right….Green’s arguments against regulation of home-based education are compelling and useful for all of us should we ever need to stand up for what we are doing.” Radio Free School

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Contest Details

CONTEST DEADLINE: November 30, 2010; 11:59PM (EDT)


HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST: To enter, submit a comment on the PARENT AT THE HELM November Giveaway blog article.

You are allowed one entry per book, with the exception of BLOGGERS: I know your pain! [g]! Blog about this giveaway, include the link to your post in your comment, and you will receive an extra entry in the contest as a thank you for all of your hard work! PARENT AT THE HELM is not responsible for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects in part or whole, delays in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for any technical or non-technical network, telephonic, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate or partial transmission of or failure to receive entry information by PARENT AT THE HELM on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any Web site or at any combination of these.

WINNER SELECTION: The winner shall be selected using’s “Randomizer” on the morning of December 1, 2010.

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CONDITIONS: Your participation binds you to these official rules. By participating, you waive any right to claim ambiguity of said rules. All decisions regarding this contest, including, but not limited to, selecting winners, will be made by PARENT AT THE HELM. That decision is final. As winner you are solely responsible for any applicable federal, state and local taxes.

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9 Responses to “Parent at the Helm’s November Book Giveaway!”

  1. Julie Roemen says:

    This looks like a great book.

  2. (Am hoping this is the right place to leave a comment)

    This book looks like it would be very good to read, and to share with my two high-school-age students!

    Thank you!

    Kathy A. in TN

  3. Shalene says:

    Hi would love to get my hands on this book! I have just begun to school my child at home- through a charter school right now, until I learn how I can do it on my own…and show hubby that it can be done without hurting her "education." Am hoping to give him good reasons that it would be to all of our best interests to school all our young children at home. I think this book could possibly help. Thanks for offering it!

  4. Terri says:

    I'd like to read this and share it with a friend of mine.

  5. Theresa N says:

    I'd love to read an insider's view on the subject.

  6. Rights of conscience. That's the crux of the matter.

  7. Suzanne says:

    Looks like good reading — love to curl up with it sometime.

  8. Kathleen M says:

    Kelly Green? That name sounds familiar. Pick me please.

  9. I don’t agree with Rand’s objectivist /rationalist philosophy but this passage from Atlas Shrugged informed my early thoughts about parenting and education – it still resonates for me even though I’m not sure we hit the mark but we tried …

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