Every day on social media, I see some variation of the same theme. Moms are in a panic because they presume they wasted money on the “wrong curriculum.” “My son, Johnny, is 11 years old. He hates math. I bought Saxon, and he hated it. Then we tried Teaching Textbooks, but he hated that too. Then … [Read more...] about The Magic Curriculum
My mother began homeschooling my older sister and myself in 1978. In those days, homeschooling was a tad bit different. There were no homeschooling magazines, no conferences, no support groups, no co-ops, no online resources (in fact, there was no internet!). There were no homeschool legal defense … [Read more...] about Reflections on Homeschooling: 40 Years Later
Is Homeschooling Elitist? by Israel Wayne Over the many years that I’ve been involved in the home education movement, I have heard the accusation, on occasion, that homeschooling is elitist or separationist. Is that true? Do people home educate their children because they believe their … [Read more...] about Is Homeschooling Elitist?
This question has been around ever since the first homeschool conference. Are husbands really needed at homeschool conferences? In the majority of houses the wife is the teacher. So, is the man, the husband, really needed? Why should the husband give up his time on something that he most likely will … [Read more...] about Are Husbands Really Needed at Homeschool Conferences?
In Michigan, the most pivotal court case in opening up homeschooling to parents was De Jonge vs. Michigan. Mark and Christine De Jonge were called into court and accused of violating the state's compulsory attendance laws. You can read more about their case … [Read more...] about Mark & Christine De Jonge – History of Homeschooling in Michigan