The Real Problem with Homeschooling

I’ve only been homeschooling for a few years. . .my oldest is in third grade. But like all homeschoolers, I’ve heard my fair share of objections. I’m either unqualified (because you know, colors, numbers and shapes are so hard to master) or my children will be behind socially. I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that we’re misfits and I’m okay with that on a personal level. However, it has always bothered me on a more philosophical level. I mean, we live in a society that is pretty much “live and let live.” No one wants to be told how to … Continue reading

Elizabeth Edwards Is Stuck No Matter What She Says

I don’t remember home schooling being such a talked about issue in previous elections. I suspect it wasn’t. But maybe I just wasn’t at a point in my life where I cared. But this time around, it seems like everyone has some opinion on home schooling. I realize it’s not at the forefront and frankly, I’d rather it not be. But nonetheless it’s there and candidates are talking about it. Or at least their wives are. The Edwards’ Camp Kind Of Sort Of Homeschooling Recently Elizabeth Edwards sat down to give an interview on the issue. In case you’re wondering … Continue reading

Learning Without Boundaries

I started this post yesterday and then erased it and then started it again. What my children are proposing to do is remarkable. . .and yet they are not. Don’t get me wrong. . .I think they’re fantastically remarkable. What I mean is they’re ordinary children. Anyone can do what they’re going to do and yet the right set of circumstances and learning opportunities presented itself to spark the idea. . .and it doesn’t matter to them how big it is. So the point of my post is not to brag about my kids. I think all kids are capable … Continue reading

Stop Overreacting to the NEA Resolution

A few days ago, I wrote a rebuttle to the NEA’s resolution on home schooling. The fact of the matter is that they’ve actually had a resolution about home schooling in their list of yearly resolutions for about the last ten years. I knew this when I wrote the article but felt that if they can write a resolution every year, I can write a rebuttal every year. In fact, I’m happy for anyone in the blogosphere to write a rebuttal. Words are very powerful and while I realize that most of you who read the home schooling blog are … Continue reading