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More Muslims Turn to Home Schooling

More Muslim parents are turning to home-schooling for their children, in part because of issues their kids face in school as non-Christians. The Washington Post reports that while they may not outnumber the two million America Christians who...

German Family Granted Political Asylum for Homeschooling Kids

While it may not be written in the U.S. Constitution, for some, freedom means being able to school your children the way you want to. A German couple residing in Morristown, Tenn., gained that freedom recently when the United States granted them...

Home-schooling to avoid vaccinations

In 2003, the U.S. Department of Education estimated that more than 1 million children in the United States were home-schooled. Today, the National Home Education Research Institute estimates that number to have doubled, with about 2 million children...

Florida to offer K-12 online schooling

When it comes to online schooling, Florida is leading the way. The state already funds two online kindergarten through eighth grade schools as well as one that offers middle and high school courses. Last year, more than 57,000 students took advantage...

Is homeschooling right for your family?

I read an article on babble from a mother who decided, along with her husband, to not send her child to kindergarten this fall. Instead the couple are planning on home-schooling their son, along with a group of other New York City-based parents...

A fear of schools

I wouldn't call it fear, but I probably do have a phobia regarding creams and lotions. I get pretty wigged out when I have to deal with them. This also applies to foods like sour cream and soft cheeses. Still, this isn't the most unusual phobia I've...

California homeschooling revisited

Not too long ago, a California court issued a decision that seemed to doom homeschooling in the state for most families. The court ruled that in order to teach their own kids, parents would need a teaching credential for the appropriate age....

Biblically Correct Tours

What do you do if you are homeschooling your children (or even, I suppose, if you're not) and want to take a field trip to the natural history museum, but don't want your kids indoctrinated by all that made-up fantasy nonsense they call science?...

The Governator likes homeschooling

"Every California child deserves a quality education, and parents should have the right to decide what's best for their children," said California's Governor Schwarzenegger in response to the state appeals court ruling that significantly limited...

California requires a credentialed teacher -- for homeschoolers

I strongly believe that parents need to be involved in their children's education. Without committed, supportive parents, a child faces a much difficult time getting through school. That said, I also feel that general education -- reading, writing,...

The Bitter Homeschooler's Wish List

Do you homeschool your kids? Are you tired of people judging you for making that choice? Are you sick of people questioning your ability to teach your kids what they need to know? Well, Deborah Markus is. She's written a list of twenty-five tips for...

Unschooling: practical or dangerous?

Unschooling is a new term on the home schooling curriculum, and one that's caused more than a little controversy. "Unschooling" is essentially the rejection of the attributes of a conventional education: the books, the classes, the curriculum and the...

"Unschooling" is a growing movement in education

I am all in favor of alternative schooling methods for children. My oldest child attends a small private Waldorf school, my middle child is at a public Montessori charter school and my youngest just started at a private Montessori preschool. I...

Carnival of Homeschooling celebrates home-grown teaching and learning

Thanks to Glenn Reynolds' Instapundit for turning me on to the Carnival of Homeschooling, a collection of delicious links for those of us who have converted our living rooms into classrooms. There's a ton of information here from parents across the...

"Democratic school" to open this year in Virginia

There's an interesting experiment going on in Palmyra, Virginia: next school season, several parents will open a new "democratic school". The fledging Friendship Sudbury School will have only a handful of students at the start, but each...

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