An economics and finance homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

Photo by Ibrahim Boran As I have mentioned here before, I have worked in economics and finance for decades. I started off managing portfolios for high net worth investors, worked as a government economist, then managed a multibillion-dollar portfolio of government debt as the head of a government agency. My husband and I now own … Continue reading An economics and finance homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

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

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

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”

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

Traditional vs symbolic logic: homeschoolers need them BOTH

When we first started homeschooling our daughter, our affinity toward classical education programs was clear. Choosing a curriculum, however, was less straightforward. The first curriculum provider we chose to work with was Memoria Press. Memoria Press is based out of Louisville, Kentucky, and operates classical schools out of local churches around the country. We ended … Continue reading Traditional vs symbolic logic: homeschoolers need them BOTH

Building a Homeschooling Science Curriculum

For classical homeschoolers, locating high-quality education materials in languages, history, and literature is easy. I have agonized over what history series to use for an academic year because there are so many excellent alternatives and I passionately want them all. But for mathematics and science... not so much. I think there are several reasons for … Continue reading Building a Homeschooling Science Curriculum