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Homeschooling Blog Carnival Available 3.24.10

Homeschooling Blog Carnival Available 3.24.10

This week's Homeschooling Blog Carnival is available for your reading pleasure at HomeGrownMommy. The Blog Carnival gathers together in one place one post from an eclectic variety of homeschooling blogs. See what your favorite blog submitted, and discover new reading and information sources for future reading. This week, Parent at the Helm [...]

School Layoff Announcements Keep Rolling In: VA, NYC, NJ, IN

School Layoff Announcements Keep Rolling In: VA, NYC, NJ, IN

Let me start by saying I dislike being the bearer of bad news, but I also don’t subscribe to the ostrich theory of burying one’s head in the sand when one doesn’t like what’s going on. Like my fellow human beings, I like to be right. But being right about this snowball growing ever larger as it builds up steam is about as unpleasant as [...]

Grandma at the Helm

Grandma at the Helm

"...It makes sense for parents to consider putting aside grades and scores as indications of success and to look instead at the child's interest in learning. This is the primary criterion by which schools (and our own actions) should be judged." ~ Alfie Kohn in Punished by Rewards

12K Plus Pink Slips in Illinois; “It’s Off the Charts”

12K Plus Pink Slips in Illinois; “It’s Off the Charts”

(Any emphases included are mine unless otherwise noted. LD) Less than two weeks ago (March 9, 2010) I warned the public school iceberg is melting, but I didn’t think it would happen quite this quickly. The “ink” isn’t even dry on yesterday’s report about massive teacher layoffs in California and the closing of a quarter of Detroit’s [...]

Grandma Wisdom at the Helm

Grandma Wisdom at the Helm

We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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