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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 [...]

Homeschooling Myth #2: Homeschooling takes place in isolation at home

Homeschooling Myth #2: Homeschooling takes place in isolation at home

Myth #2: Homeschooling takes place in isolation at home. When researchers got around to studying homeschooled children (that darn "education phenomenon" just won't go away!), they proved on paper what home educators already knew in their hearts - homeschooling works. There now exist enough studies to quiet even the most skeptical observer with [...]

Grandma Linda’s Weekly Words of Wisdom

Grandma Linda’s Weekly Words of Wisdom

"Bonding is a nonverbal form of psychological communication, an intuitive rapport that operates outside of or beyond ordinary rational, linear ways of thinking and perceiving." ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce in Magical Child (as quoted in The 15th Anniversary Edition of The Art of Education: Reclaiming Your Family, Community and Self by Linda Dobson)

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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