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A Homeschool Mom's Paradise

by Barbara Frank

Picture a quiet room where you stand surrounded by shelves full of homeschooling books and curriculum. In the middle of the room there is a table flanked by comfortable chairs, where you can sit and flip through everything you've ever wanted to use to with your children: history books, math curriculum and that great new writing program you read about recently.

Op-Ed: Are Kids Naturally Lazy or Natural Learners?

by Jerry Mintz

It wouldn’t be so bad if the current education debate just involved different ways to achieve the same goals for children. But the reality is much more dangerous.

We are talking about two completely different paradigms: One, the traditional one that is failing, assumes that children are naturally lazy and need to be forced to learn. If you believe that then you need competition for grades, passing and failing, tons of homework, long school days, long school years, No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top.

Homeschool Achievement Beats Public Schools

by Sun Bae

Hi everyone.

On August 11, 2009, a summary of a new study, called “Progress Report 2009: Homeschool Academic Achievement and Demographics”, was published stating that homeschool students scored 36 percentage points higher on standardized achievement tests compared to their public school peers.  The actual study isn’t due to be published until November 2009, but the summary provides some good evidence that, overall, homeschooling works.