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
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?
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
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!
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
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
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
Some recent finds to share: I put on instrumental or choral music for our daughter when she is doing copywork (religion and poetry) or practicing her math. We have some CDs of Roger Kamien's Music: An Appreciation from college that we play all the time. I thought I would share it because this really is … Continue reading My latest classical homeschooling curriculum finds
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
Since the next academic year is beginning in many states across the country next month, various homeschooling bloggers are seizing the opportunity to offer their advice on choosing an approach to homeschooling. Some of this advice is excellent, and some of it is truly awful. I am not going to be a jerk and fisk … Continue reading Avoiding dumb advice about homeschooling