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
On August 14, 2018, the Detroit Free Press (DFP) wrote an article calling for additional regulations for ALL homeschoolers in the state of Michigan. They had previously reported on a Lansing area family who had been reported multiple times to Child Protective Services (CPS). According to the DFP: … [Read more...] about MiCHN / INCH Responds to Media Bias Against Homeschoolers
What would you do if you were told to stop praying or stop receiving payment? This was the option a recent ‘homeschool coop’ in Michigan was given by the public school partnership that paid them for their services provided to their constituency enrolled through their program. Here is a portion of … [Read more...] about Prayer or Partnership?
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?
The How and Why of Homeschooling There is ongoing discussion about needing to define who exactly is a homeschooler, and it causes me some concern because of its focus. It seems to me the discussion centers around ‘HOW’ someone homeschools, versus ‘WHY’ someone homeschools. INCH is certainly not … [Read more...] about The How and Why of Homeschooling
Homeschool Reorganization Plan I recently spent some intense time in prayer regarding our home school. This is what I feel the Lord gave me and it has been invaluable in helping us make the first major changes mid year in about 10 years. Be purposeful Am I ordering my day and planning … [Read more...] about Homeschool Reorganization Plan
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