Category Archives: Opinion

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   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 […]

‘But, You’re So Social!’ and 9 Other Things People Who Were Homeschooled Are Tired of Hearing

“I —like many of my friends and both of my siblings — was homeschooled from preschool all the way through the 12th grade. So, I’ve had a lot of time to get used to the weird, ignorant things people say to homeschoolers. And, honestly, I kind of get it. I mean, I was so obsessed […]

5 Reasons Why Homeschooling Your Child Might Be Better

By V Doctor | December 30, 2014 6:59 PM EST Many parents now choose to educate their children at home after realizing many homeschooling benefits that the approach can give. Homeschooling will help keep your child safe, independent and smart, among other things. 1. Homeschooling attends to children’s needs on a personal level The approach […]

Hidebound on Homeschooling

Connecticut officials seem unwilling to admit that Adam Lanza was educated in Newtown public schools. 25 November 2014 Photo by Future Trillionaire Connecticut’s Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) has released its long-awaited, exhaustively researched report on the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The report’s authors had access to undisclosed information about […]

Bring Your Bible To School Day

“Bring Your Bible To School Day” SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES URGED TO “STAND UP FOR FAITH” By FITSNEWS || The Palmetto Family Council – South Carolina’s leading social conservative advocacy group – is promoting this Thursday, October 16 as “Bring Your Bible To School Day.” “Have you noticed the recent headlines about students being told they can’t […]