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Secure, not Stressed

I met another family that has returned their children to public school today. I felt sad. It is hard to keep up with all the mothers I have met over the years that have homeschooled at one time or another.

Posted in Getting Started, Hope, Public Education, TJed

Educate to Innovate Initiative

Recently President Obama said in the State of the Union Address that he wants to focus on “educating for innovation” because we need to compete in a global world. (See the White House webpage here.) The website says this will be done through:

Posted in classics, Conveyor Belt, Critical Thinking, education, government, Professional Conveyor Belt, Public Education

Grades? What Grades?

One area that seems to confound people the most when they scrutinize our home school is the relative lack of grades. I used to try to keep grades, but what are grades anyway? Aren’t they just a set value associated

Posted in Grades, Mastery, Public Education

Concurrent Enrollment (Dual Credit)

With my previous post being about the “College Conspiracy“, this post may come as a surprise. I really do believe the college bubble will burst and thus lower college expenses and have a balancing effect on secondary education. College is

Posted in College, Depth Phase, Public Education, Scholar Phase, Transcripts

College Conspiracy Video

I’ve been following the idea of this documentary for some time and I know it has been a topic of conversation among many home educating families. I hope you’ll watch and determine for yourself if this information is true and/or

Posted in Depth Phase, Economics, Mentors Not Professors, Public Education, Young Adults

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