Category Archives: Opinion

Despite high popularity and positive results, prof says ‘jury still out’ on homeschooling

The proof really is in the pudding, but some folks just don’t want to see it. “Even though some 300,000 students have started homeschooling just since 2010 and studies showing that homeschooled children fare better academically than their public school counterparts, at least one education professor says we still need to know more about the […]

Homeschooling Geeks Into the Future of Education

Excerpt: “Last week, Wired published an article addressing the increasing rate of homeschooling in the tech community. Among others, our family was featured as an example of the growing dissatisfaction with the public school system and the desire to cultivate an education that focused on individuality and child centered learning. This was not the first […]

The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids

Excerpt: “It used to be you had to go to a special institution to get information about a subject, but we live in the technology age and you can find anything you need on your phone,” says Jeremy Stuart, a documentary filmmaker, who, along with Dustin Woodard made a movie about homeschooling called Class Dismissed […]

Why Homeschooling Is Growing

Homeschooling shows what’s great about American democracy, yet also where our national education system needs to improve.   Fifteen years ago, the homeschooling movement seemed small, obscure, and, frankly, a bit scary. As a group, they seemed to be running away from the “immoral” public school system, and you were as likely to find them […]

Yes, The Homeschooled Kids Are Alright

No child gets everything he needs, whether homeschooled or educated otherwise. “But how can you be sure they are getting everything they need?” It’s the question that as a homeschooling parent I have heard more often than any other, even more often that that old chestnut, “But what about socialization?” and it is typically asked […]

CHN Summer 2015 Newsletter

CHN HOMESCHOOL NEWSLETTER http://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1412406923   Please share with other homeschoolers who might appreciate the information. 

How one mom found her way after her son’s special needs diagnosis

by Amy Aves Challenger “Your child’s diagnosis is fairly straightforward,” said Dr. Gabby, our developmental pediatrician, as she handed me a one-page report. It was a chilly gray morning, not long after my first child’s third birthday. The thin paper I held could have been a white cape to wrap around my neck, with a […]

This Is The Future Of College

Excerpt: “Charging people lots of money to provide them with skills they could learn from an Internet video is probably not gonna be a viable long-term financial model,” says Richard Miller, president of Olin College of Engineering. “Knowledge is now a commodity. It’s really inexpensive and easy to get. Who’s gonna pay you for that? […]

The Des Moines Register Must Hate Homeschooling

The Des Moines Register again attacked homeschooling families who opt to take part in Iowa’s independent private instruction (IPI) option passed as part of the education reform bill in 2013.  They first wrote an editorial in 2013 bemoaning the change in the law, and a year-and-a-half later they publish yet another editorial which follows a column written […]

From Homeschool to Beach School

For student athletes, knowing what the best path to take in order to play professionally is almost never clear. Yet, it can be very difficult to pursue a high level of education while simultaneously putting in hour after hour honing your skills on the court, especially outside of the United States. This was the dilemma […]