Category Archives: Opinion

9 Elephants in the (Public School) Classroom

In order to grow, we must face our weakest links. The CT homeschool community, and homeschoolers across the nation regularly receive phone calls, emails and FB messages from families whose have children have given up hope with their public school experiences. We hear the same stories, over and over again. It’s disheartening. Change is long  […]

Further Thoughts on the Parental Rights Amendment

FURTHER THOUGHTS ON THE PARENTAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT. November 28, 2017 Attorney Deborah G. Stevenson Founder, National Home Education Legal Defense, LLC. Stevenson@dgslawfirm.com I am very glad to see that so many people are seriously contemplating the ramifications of a proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  As some may be new to the idea, […]

Homeschool Graduates in College ~ From the Professors’ Perspective

Excerpt: “In my pursuit to encourage homeschooling parents, I thought it would be interesting to get an idea of how homeschool graduates perform in college as experienced by the professors. I made an appeal to professors through Facebook posts, and with the responses that I received I’m going to give you some insight into what they’ve […]

Common Core Math – 5 Years Later

This is very important. It’s not just a public or private school issue; many homeschoolers also have kids in public school while concurrently homeschooling some of their children. There is some explaining to do. ” Five years into the implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (commonly known as “Common Core”), 15-year-old kids in […]

Newsflash: Students Are Bored

Excerpt: ” When the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) surveyed over 81,000 students in 2006, it reported that 2 out of 3 students are bored in class every day (in fact, 17 percent reported they are bored in every class).[1] … Duh! So, students are clearly not engaged, nor motivated. And why are […]

Define Homeschooling

The Definition of Homeschooling

Figuring Out The Homeschooled Kid: 5 Misconceptions

This short articles debunk the ignorance surrounding pervasive homeschool myths that still live in the minds of some people. Excerpt: “Studying outside of a normal school might sound unappealing to some. But homeschooling is a great alternative to regular school and allows the student to study at a more comfortable pace. It has been around […]

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 […]