Homeschooling

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Three videos:

X + Y = WHAT???

That depends … on what X and Y are! And if that does not come naturally to you, perhaps you should read The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pre-Algebra by Amy Szczepanski and Andrew Kositsky. The CIG to PA is built just like the other books in the Idiot’s series, using familiar conventions to keep the…

Life Science Teachers: Take special note! This is not yet an error in the mainstream press, but there is an error afoot, currently represented in the widely read slashdot, which I imagine will propagate. The purpose of this post is to alert you to this problem and prepare you for the occasion when you run…

This just in: A federal judge has ruled the University of California can deny course credit to Christian high school graduates who have been taught with textbooks that reject evolution and declare the Bible infallible, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles ruled Friday that the school’s review committees…

You will recall a review I wrote some time ago of a book called “Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments” by Robert Bruce Thompson, and published by O’Reilly. I liked the book a lot and strongly recommended it for homeschoolers and hobbyists who were serious about chemistry. Now, we have a news report of someone…

It has been said that home schooling is a bit suspicious because it is possible for people to keep their kids home to abuse them. This is probably very very rare, but yes, it is possible and there are examples of it. however, home schoolers often (at least the most vocal amongst them) insist this…

Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture (DIY Science) is a new book by Robert Thompson. The premise is simple. The coolest thing in the world is a home chemistry set like this one from Gilbert, which combined both chemistry and microscopy: Chemistry Set Combine the sciences of Chemistry and Microscopy in…

Should (or would?) home schooling families pay a small fee for public library access? The Allen County Public Library has changed the number of holds available to patrons to five per card. … The library is a support system to our at-home curriculum. … The usage of the library hold system to find and retrieve…

… This is one of several interesting questions being asked by Bitch writer Maya Schenwar in: Learning Curve … Radical “unschooling” moms are changing the stay-at-home landscape. From the article:

Boo! … That scurrying sound you hear is the pitter-patter of libertarian homeschoolers running to their battle stations. These are the people who make home schooling … which isn’t such a bad idea in some cases … a bad idea. All the time.