The pandemic was likely not a net positive for the homeschooling community (a contrarian opinion)

A couple months ago, our family went out to eat at a tiki-style restaurant on one of the canals in Cape Coral. We had a long, hard day of work and wanted to sit out by the water to unwind. It seemed like a simple ask. As we approached the restaurant, our nine-year-old daughter - … Continue reading The pandemic was likely not a net positive for the homeschooling community (a contrarian opinion)

California is destroying math education in its public schools

GET YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS! I can't shout it any louder. We have gone from "No Child Left Behind" to "All Children Left Behind." In the name of "equity" - which Democrats define as equality of outcomes not equal opportunity, in true Soviet fashion - California is planning to eliminate "tracking" in math … Continue reading California is destroying math education in its public schools

Most states have spent hardly any of the Covid-related education funding

The federal government demanded that American taxpayers borrow trillions of dollars to fund emergency spending for education, among other things. Schools need immediate funding to pay teachers, to prison-up their classrooms with plexiglass and bleach, etc. You can't send your kid back to school until everything is "safe." Yeah... about that. Most states have spent … Continue reading Most states have spent hardly any of the Covid-related education funding

Virginia plans to eliminate virtually all accelerated math classes because “equity”

It would seem Virginia's far-left Department of Education is radically restructuring what is taught in public schools. They have failed at reducing achievement gaps, so now they want everyone to receive a mediocre education. It started with eliminating advanced studies diplomas so that all students would receive a standard diploma: Leslie Sale, director of the … Continue reading Virginia plans to eliminate virtually all accelerated math classes because “equity”

Working dishonest media coverage into our homeschooling logic curriculum

Folks often ask me how our homeschooling curriculum differs from what is taught in public schools. I hardly know where to begin on that topic. To me, the biggest differences between classical homeschooling and a public school education are how children are taught and how their progress is evaluated. For example, homeschoolers teach subjects to … Continue reading Working dishonest media coverage into our homeschooling logic curriculum

Our 5th Year of Homeschooling – Some General Thoughts and an Overview of Our Curriculum

My kid scientist. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,the world offers itself to your imagination,calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –over and over announcing your placein the family of things.Mary Oliver, Wild Geese What is the best curriculum for a well-brought-up person? Whatever the specifics of the curriculum used in … Continue reading Our 5th Year of Homeschooling – Some General Thoughts and an Overview of Our Curriculum

The Number of Families Homeschooling (Not Distance Learning) Has Doubled – US Census Bureau

Photo by August de Richelieu on Pexels.com I have been frustrated over the past year with how "homeschooling" and "distance learning" have been conflated and used interchangeably, as they are two very different concepts. Homeschooling parents take the ultimate legal and logistical responsibility for their kids' education - they plan out their curriculum, get them … Continue reading The Number of Families Homeschooling (Not Distance Learning) Has Doubled – US Census Bureau