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

Media Caricatures of Private Education – Elite Private Schools are Not the Problem with Education in the US

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com [Note: I originally posted this on my Substack profile, but I am not sure I am cool with that platform or the folks posting on it now. I may write on that topic at some point. But as it stands, I do not want to lose the things I have … Continue reading Media Caricatures of Private Education – Elite Private Schools are Not the Problem with Education in the US

Schools are not your daycare and teachers are not your babysitters

Every time I would complain about public schools to a friend of mine who is a public school teacher, he would respond with "You don't understand how awful most parents are. You are obsessed with your child's education, but many other parents are not even remotely interested in what happens to their kids. Public school … Continue reading Schools are not your daycare and teachers are not your babysitters