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15th Anniversary Edition of *The Art of Education* Available July 4th

15th Anniversary Edition of *The Art of Education* Available July 4th

15th Anniversary Edition of The Art of Education Available July 4th After letting it collect dust on the bookshelf, about a year ago I had cause to re-read a good portion of The Art of Education: Reclaiming Your Family, Community and Self. This was my first book. In it, I did my best to say everything I wanted to say because, admittedly, I [...]

School Lessons We Never Forgot

School Lessons We Never Forgot

School Lessons We Never Forgot by Linda Dobson It was a balmy, Florida late afternoon; just perfect for my guests to gather on the patio and leisurely enjoy some wine and appetizers before we eventually headed off to the Mexican restaurant in town. Several of us hadn’t seen the snowbird couple from Canada since they returned north [...]

A Brief History of American Homeschooling

A Brief History of American Homeschooling

Many regard homeschooling as a new educational phenomenon, but that is simply a reflection of the bias of our times. If somehow we could help our caveman see into the future, he would regard government-sponsored schools as the variant, as would the majority of his descendants at least until the middle of the nineteenth century. Until then, the [...]

Oz Never Did Give Nothin’ to the Children They Didn’t Already Have

Oz Never Did Give Nothin’ to the Children They Didn’t Already Have

This article originally appeared in Home Education Magazine in 2001. A  few references are therefore outdated, but we see them as no less important today. While interviewing grown homeschoolers and their parents for Homeschoolers' Success Stories, I heard at least six versions of a belief I have long held: You never understand the system [...]

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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