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I watched America Tonight on oversight in American homeschooling. The segment reports on how lack of oversight has allowed families to not educate or even abuse their children. This, of course, is not to say that parents should not have the opportunity to homeschool their kids, but it seems obvious enough that if states do …
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I‘ve been having a discussion with a few  former homeschoolers over Libby Anne’s recent exposure of HSLDA, our homeschool legal defense. The discussion was first over her articles on how HSLDA has scoffed over abuse, and second over her latest summary of an article from HSLDA who basically said, to a guy who got very …
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Stacking books until...

I started a short series on books I read as a child here and here, but never finished the story. I’m just going to break this down into one large summary. So here we go. Elementary Years I come from a long line of people who excel in math and science. My grandfather had a …
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Homeschool Movement

Heather of Becoming Worldly put together a post today that gave me physical tears and a knot in my stomach. The post centers on the 2009 a men’s leadership summit, and a speech given by Doug Philips. Doug Philips of Vision Forum was also previously an attorney at HSLDA. Its worth mentioning, as Heather notes, …
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texas and homeschooling

Libby Anne just wrote a post on how homeschool regulations in Texas is non-existent, thanks to Homeschool Legal Defense Association. Remember how I wrote a post on how my neighbors don’t go to school? I am a Texas homeschool kid, and my neighbors are non-schooled Texas citizens. Libby Anne writes that she had a great …
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So I’m contributing to a new organization called Homeschoolers Anonymous. We are a collective voice of homeschool graduates, sharing our stories of the negative side of our homeschooling experiences. Naturally, we’re controversial.  Michelle Goldberg over at Daily Beast wrote a great article on Homeschoolers Anonymous. And now people don’t like that we exist because they are afraid …
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Just so you know, before you read this, I don’t think homeschooling should be illegal. So there’s this family, the Romeike family, living in America under aslyum – claiming to be under the threat of religious persecution from their home country Germany who does not allow them to homeschool. And now the US government says …
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So Jonny, who blogs at Leaving Fundamentalism, just sent me his story on life during and after fundamentalism! In addition to discussing the indoctrination politically and spiritually that many children of fundamentalism go through until they cannot relate to or interact with mainstream culture, Jonny also tells the story of life with the ACE curriculum, …
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  Homeschool leaders often point to homeschoolers who exceeded in college as proof that homeschooling not only works, but also causes students to excel well. And in part, college shows something. See the post, for example, Homeschool Students Excel in College by the late HSLDA director Cristopher Klicka. Heather already pointed out the flaws in …
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South Carolina has introduced a bill that will require homeschool students in their state to be tested, homeschool parents to have a high school diploma or GED, and the names of the students to be reported to the Department of Education. Here’s the actual bill. And here’s a quote from it. (B)(1)    The State …
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