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

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)

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