You don’t have to drive yourself (or your children) insane with distance learning

I had to get out this morning, so I took a short walk with our daughter down to a playground along the Intracoastal Waterway. I was shocked to discover the fascist mayor had not re-closed playgrounds along with her unconstitutional and unenforceable mask mandate. During the lockdown, she had city workers put large chains around … Continue reading You don’t have to drive yourself (or your children) insane with distance learning

Applications to homeschool crash North Carolina government website

North Carolina already has the highest percentage of homeschoolers in the country. It would seem parents are yanking their children from public schools like mad this year: Many parents across North Carolina want to home-school their children because of COVID-19 and the uncertainty in the fall. As a result, the state’s nonpublic education system’s website … Continue reading Applications to homeschool crash North Carolina government website

The key to improving Amazon’s homeschooling recommendations – train the algorithm

Someone recently asked me how it is that I find so many excellent educational materials for children. Do I belong to some fantastic mommy group? I do have a handful of friends who send me brilliant ideas for sure. But the answer, for the most part, is (1) I spend a lot of time playing … Continue reading The key to improving Amazon’s homeschooling recommendations – train the algorithm

An outstanding microscope for young children

A homeschooling friend recently asked me for advice on picking out a microscope for young children. As we have a STEM-obsessed eight-year-old daughter, I have a lot of opinions on this topic. [This is not sponsored content!] For an affordable, but still high-quality, microscope that is super straightforward for a young child to use, I … Continue reading An outstanding microscope for young children

Raising children that flourish and will be taken seriously

As it is not one swallow or a fine day that makes a spring, so it is not one day or a short time that makes a man blessed and happy.Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics I came across this 2017 article from Forbes recently, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, and thought I would share it … Continue reading Raising children that flourish and will be taken seriously

“Defund the Police” movement puts public school security on the chopping block

It is not an exaggeration to say that, within the span of a few months, political activists have totally destroyed public education. They've been at this for a while, culturally and academically. Common Core has produced an illiterate and innumerate generation, with test scores in the US collapsing relative to other countries. There are now … Continue reading “Defund the Police” movement puts public school security on the chopping block

Unschooling and self-sabotage in the homeschooling community

There has never been more interest in homeschooling than there is at this moment. Between the "new normal" politicians are trying to introduce into public schools because of an illness that has no statistically significant impact on children and riots causing people who live in urban and large suburban areas to live in fear, a … Continue reading Unschooling and self-sabotage in the homeschooling community

Awarding “personhood” to corporations is an ancient concept

I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, … Continue reading Awarding “personhood” to corporations is an ancient concept

The CDC guidelines for reopening schools are next-level bonkers

To be honest, I have stopped following most of the coronavirus "news" because it's all too agenda-driven and stupid for words now. Living in an aggressively open state that isn't hell-bent on committing economic suicide or censoring well-meaning dissent, it feels like the descriptions of life in other more... draconian? fascist? cruel? ... places relate … Continue reading The CDC guidelines for reopening schools are next-level bonkers