Category Archives: Opinion

A Survey of Grown Unschoolers

A Survey of Grown Unschoolers I: Overview of Findings Seventy-five unschooled adults report on their childhood and adult experiences. by Peter Gray, Ph.D. The above study is linked below. What is unschooling? How does that related to homeschooling? This study is a must-read for anyone who thinks that there is only one standardized way for […]

Homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century — here are 5 reasons why

Author: Chris Weller 1/21/2018 Homeschooling isn’t what it used to be. What largely started in the 1980s and ’90s as a way for Catholic parents to infuse religion into their kids’ education now has more mainstream appeal. Homeschooled kids have the same access to online learning, friendships, and extracurricular activities as the typical public school student — but […]

Homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century — here are 5 reasons why

Excerpt: “Without formal curricula to guide their education, homeschoolers get the chance to explore a range of topics that might not be normally offered until high school or college. They can study psychology in fourth grade, or finance in eighth grade. Some parents are capable enough to pass on this knowledge themselves. But many parents […]

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

Parents are increasingly required to obey, to conform to a school’s demands even if they believe such orders may not be appropriate for their child. Schooling is adept at rooting out individuality and enforcing compliance. In his book, Understanding Power, Noam Chomsky writes: “In fact, the whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate […]

The Socialization Homeschooled Kids Don’t Get

Excerpt: “I remember how friendship groups work, especially amongst girls. How cliques are formed. How it’s not cool to talk to the younger kid over the fence when you’ve got your school friend over. I remember how we played with power and exclusion. I gently enquire and check she’s ok. And she is. My strong […]

Homeschooled Girl with Four College Degrees

Savannah Dawson, Carroll resident graduating McDaniel with four degrees, used lessons from homeschooling, life on a farm to find success Excerpt: “Farraris said he can see how someone like her could come out with four degrees, because she was so dedicated. Every class, she was there, and always worked well with other students. Growing up […]

Is School Driving Kids Literally Crazy?

The American Psychological Association found that teens are more stressed than adults. by Kerry McDonald 5/16/2017 May can be a particularly dangerous month for schoolchildren. According to 13 years of recent data collected on mental health emergency room visits at Connecticut Children’s Mental Health Center in Hartford, May typically has the most. Under Pressure Boston College psychology professor, Peter […]

Is School Driving Kids Literally Crazy?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 The American Psychological Association found that teens are more stressed than adults.  by Kerry McDonald Excerpt: “Dr. Gray concludes: “The available evidence suggests quite strongly that school is bad for children’s mental health. Of course, it’s bad for their physical health, too; nature did not design children to be cooped up all day at […]

Florida Supermom Homeschools 16 Children

Sure, it’s true that most people aren’t going to take on such a large commitment. But, for those for whom it works, it’s a beautiful story to behold. This dedicated family enjoys their organized homeschool lifestyle as a very large family, indeed! Read the full story here

LEGISLATIVE HOMESCHOOL INFO FORUM – WE WANT YOUR PRESENCE AT THE CAPITOL!

The CT Legislature Children’s Committee Co-Chair Diana Urban, decided to hold what is termed “A Public Information Forum” on “homeschooling and communication” on April 26 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm in Room 1B of the Legislative Office Building. Certain people were invited to speak at the forum, by invitation only, although the event will […]