Engineering Lessons, Activities and Textbook for Middle and High Schoolers — Best Ed Lessons

Engineering Lessons, Activities and Textbook for Middle and High Schoolers Here are nine resources, mostly for middle and high school students, that teach Engineering principles and concepts, including several engineering activities developed by NASA. These will help with learning this important aspect of applied science and math by using real-life examples and by students creating […]Engineering … Continue reading Engineering Lessons, Activities and Textbook for Middle and High Schoolers — Best Ed Lessons

A politics and law homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

As promised... Here is a curriculum for introducing middle school-aged kids to topics in law and politics. (I'm planning to work through this material with our daughter next year.) It starts off with a general overview of political systems and how they have evolved from ancient times. It then gets into a discussion of how … Continue reading A politics and law homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

An economics and finance homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

Photo by Ibrahim Boran As I have mentioned here before, I have worked in economics and finance for decades. I started off managing portfolios for high net worth investors, worked as a government economist, then managed a multibillion-dollar portfolio of government debt as the head of a government agency. My husband and I now own … Continue reading An economics and finance homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

Education and school choice links, 8/5

Here in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order banning school districts from forcing children to wear masks. His EO referenced the state's Parents' Bill of Rights, which would allow the government to strip funding from schools that did not comply. Several districts announced yesterday that they would not comply. In response, the Florida … Continue reading Education and school choice links, 8/5

The real reason they are telling you to mask up again

Photo by Anna Shvets The federal government is obligated to push the vaccines onto people because they have outstanding contracts with the major pharmaceutical companies to do so. This has put them in the political position of defending vaccines that were manufactured for an illness that is effectively no longer spreading around the world, and … Continue reading The real reason they are telling you to mask up again

Conservative culture needs to return to good taste and morality

Like many lifelong Republicans, my biggest concern with Donald Trump as a presidential candidate was that he is not actually a conservative. I liked that he was willing to speak some inconvenient truths, but I could not even begin to apologize for his boorish behavior or personal alliances. And he certainly was no fiscal conservative. … Continue reading Conservative culture needs to return to good taste and morality

The art of reading homeschooling curriculum reviews

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio Parents who are new to homeschooling face a conundrum almost from the beginning: There are myriad curriculum options out there - many of which represent a significant financial investment - and almost none of the publishers allow you more than a brief product sample online. If you have a limited budget … Continue reading The art of reading homeschooling curriculum reviews

A major win for school choice in California

Photo by Luis Quintero Late Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (yes, the infamous 9th Circuit) ruled that California Governor Gavin Newsom violated parents' rights by forcing private schools to remain closed during the pandemic. The governor has the ability to ban in-person learning in public schools, but has no such authority with respect … Continue reading A major win for school choice in California