Still Growing: More and more families homeschooling

A recent government survey is revealing that homeschooling is becoming more and more popular. In fact, that last for years has seen a growth rate of 36 percent according to this article at Meanwhile, it appears that the ratio of Evangelical homeschooling to other homeschoolers is changing. U.S. News and World Report reports that As Homeschooling Surges, the Evangelical Share Drops. While a great deal of homeschoolers do so in order to give their child an education that does not preclude religion, the evangelical coup on homeschooling is losing its grip. As an evangelical Christian, I have to say … Continue reading

Is Homeschooling a Right or a Privilege?

I had a bad EBay experience today where I purchased a power cord and when I got it, was not happy. The seller was dismissive about it. He then demanded positive feedback. I replied that I would not give feedback at all. You see, I told him, feedback is a privilege to be earned, not a right. Let us just say that this is where it got ugly. So what does my EBay experience have to do with homeschooling? Well I saw an interesting correlation. (I am a homeschool blogger; I would see a correlation in a ham sandwich) There … Continue reading

Sunday Evening Review: January 14, 2007

Last week’s week in review got overlooked in Valorie’s transfer to the baby blog. (Check it out). Therefore, this week, you will get two, two, two weeks in one. Here is what has been going on in the homeschooling blog from January 1, to January 14, 2007. We started out the year with the 2006 in Review: Homeschooling Blog at a Glance and The 31 Most Talked About Blogs of 2006 . Still in a reflective mood, Valorie wrote Reflections on Homeschooling and Thoughts on Home schooling a Gifted Child . Constant reflection and re-evaluation in homeschooling is so important, … Continue reading

Does the Government Give You Homeschool Curriculum? (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this post, I mentioned that the government supplies curriculum for some states and does not for others. (When it does supply curriculum, it is not necessarily considered homeschooling). However, there are some resources supplied by the government that you can use, free for the taking. You can find some Federal Resources here: is “the official kid’s portal for the US government”. It is supplied by the Federal Citizen Information Center. It links to a plethora of pages that will teach your child everything you want them to know, and then some. Of course, it is … Continue reading

Does the Government Give You Homeschool Curriculum? (Part 1)

When the all the questions about your ability to homeschool have been asked… When all the inquiries about socialization of your children, and every other homeschooler who has ever lived have been answered… When your friends and have seen amazing progress in your homeschooled child and starts comparing… When they have looked into their options and began considering homeschooling their own children themselves… Your friends and family ask if the government supplies you with homeschool curriculum. The answer to that question is yes, and no. Some states utilize School at Home programs supplied by the state. While many homeschoolers would … Continue reading

Parenting Gone Wrong–An Answer for Kaye

For those of you who are just jumping in, you may want to take a moment and peruse the other blogs in this discussion between Kaye, one of our education bloggers, and I. I have listed them at the bottom of this blog. Kaye poses some good questions regarding home schooling. She has a neighbor, who it seems, may not be the next poster child for HSLDA. He doesn’t seem to know what he should at his age, he’s out when it seems he should be home schooling, and his behavior is less than ideal. Kaye wonders, like so many … Continue reading