Shocking year-over-year school enrollment declines and the election

I know it has been a while since I last posted. As I mentioned before, our family is planning to move to South Florida, so we've been working hard toward that goal and traveling a lot. And I have been gorging myself on Latin American food. (I can eat my weight in ceviche, y'all.) It … Continue reading Shocking year-over-year school enrollment declines and the election

What would a $10,000 education voucher do for a child?

Trump and the GOP are considering including school choice vouchers in another coronavirus relief bill, and the chatter is that the vouchers would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $10,000 per child. What could that amount of money do for a child? Completely and utterly transform their opportunities in life. For parents that choose to … Continue reading What would a $10,000 education voucher do for a child?

GOP coronavirus relief plan could include $10,000 school choice voucher per child

Good luck to Democrats slamming this policy measure in an election year. The coronavirus shutdowns - which began with, and were most persistently and superfluously cruel in Democratic-controlled states and local governments - have had a disproportionate economic impact on low-wage and minority populations. Going into the coronavirus panic, these populations had seen their lowest … Continue reading GOP coronavirus relief plan could include $10,000 school choice voucher per child

Common Core, the GED, and economic inequality

I have been reading Joy Pullmann's book, The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids. Like most homeschoolers, I have been a strong critic of Common Core standards, which I believe are totally nonsensical and work against children learning basic skills. This has come to be something of a non-controversial … Continue reading Common Core, the GED, and economic inequality

Homeschooling just hit prime time!

I was watching Tucker Carlson on Fox News while doing the dishes tonight and saw something that just about made me choke: a commercial for Abeka homeschooling curriculum! I mean, it would have been shocking to see a commercial for homeschooling curriculum on television, period. But during a show with several million daily viewers? Homeschooling … Continue reading Homeschooling just hit prime time!

Quantifying interest in homeschooling

I have to say, I did not have "Democrats killing public education to own Trump" on my 2020 Bingo Card, but apparently murdering your darlings is the ticket now. Watching a liberal reporter at the Washington Post flip out about it during a rare moment of reflection is pure gold, however. https://twitter.com/_cingraham/status/1286719376322772993 https://twitter.com/_cingraham/status/1286720652032892938 This Washington … Continue reading Quantifying interest in homeschooling

Trump comes out in favor of vouchers for education

https://twitter.com/DeAngelisCorey/status/1286421974626050052 Vouchers would be a considerable form of economic assistance to parents who have been forced into homeschooling. Purchasing homeschooling curriculum that is superior to what many public schools are offering - a low bar, as many are currently outsourcing kids' education to YouTube - is not cheap. Parents having to make different choices about … Continue reading Trump comes out in favor of vouchers for education

Another homeschooling option: Form a co-op with your friends

Someone sent me this today: https://twitter.com/politicalmath/status/1286518254186270720 What this parent is doing is called forming a homeschooling co-op. It's similar to a co-op in real estate, where everyone pitches in and shares the cost and responsibilities of a project. Homeschooling co-ops are immensely popular. Essentially, you have a group of parents who are all homeschooling their … Continue reading Another homeschooling option: Form a co-op with your friends

Abeka is hosting a webinar for homeschooling newbies tomorrow

I wrote in an earlier post that I thought Abeka's homeschooling program was the easiest curriculum package for someone who is interested in homeschooling to get started. (Again, they are not paying me to say this. I am only sharing this because I legitimately believe they are the best program out there.) I received an … Continue reading Abeka is hosting a webinar for homeschooling newbies tomorrow