Homeschooling

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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…

Homeschooling Tidbits

Homeschooling is an important phenomenon. It is growing in the US and a few other places. Some forms of homeschooling are linked with political, social, or religious movements. For instance, some people homeschool because they want their children raised in a certain religious setting and to have minimal contact with the rest of society. Other…

… 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.

The Homeschooler Mind Set

Home schooling is probably a really good idea for a lot of people, but only for a certain (unknown) percentage of people who actually do it. And, among those who do manage to home school, I would guess that the effectiveness of home schooling varies from pretty good to dismal because homeschoolers are doing it…

… if you live in Baltimore … Details and a poll for you to take:

John Stossel is the woo-loving moronic co-host of the formerly not too bad but these days totally sucky tv “news” show 20-20. It turns out Stossel is a libertarian home schooling supporter and reality denialist

Yes, and it probably should. The bill requires that the home schooled students receive instruction from qualified individuals, and that the students be registered with the state. Both are reasonable requirements for any educational program, home schooling or otherwise. But this is considered unacceptable by many homeschooling proponents (but not all). I found an interesting…

I came across this chilling misanthropic missive in support of home schooling.

Home Schooling in California

A California appellate court agreed Wednesday to rehear arguments in a controversial case that called into question the legality of home schooling, court documents show. A statewide uproar began when a panel with the 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled in last month that there is no constitutional right to home school children. The ruling…