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The Needless Lack of Self-Confidence of Most Home-Schooling Mothers
Specific Answer's ^ | February 8, 2011 | Gary North

Posted on 02/08/2011 9:54:44 AM PST by all the best

The home-school movement is expanding rapidly. No one knows how many home-schooled children there are in the United States, but one U.S. government estimate was 1.5 million as of 2008. Another organization puts it at 2.1 million in 2010. This is a large market. It is growing. There is no reason to think that it will shrink.

The rights of parents to home school vary, state to state. It is still a battle, but there is little possibility in the future that the United States will ever impose what Europe has: a system of state-run schools in which home schooling is illegal.

We see a growing market. We also see information-delivery costs at zero: YouTube, WordPress.com, Blogger.com, and PDFs. We would expect to see a large number of videos and curriculum strategies on-line. But we don't.

As is true of almost every phenomenon, about 20% of the curriculum publishing companies control about 80% of the market. The main ones are Accelerated Christian Education, A Beka, and Bob Jones University. There are others: Alpha-Omega, Rod and Staff. These are printed materials. They are expensive. If you print your own, you can buy low-cost, high-quality materials. By far the best for the money is the Robinson Curriculum: $200, once, for the entire family. It is on CD-ROMs.

Then there is the growing influence of the Khan Academy. Salman Khan, a graduate of M.I.T. and the Harvard Business School, teaches mathematics (K-12), physics, chemistry, and business, free of charge, using YouTube as the vehicle.

Think of what Khan has done. He is a man with no experience in teaching for money or in home schooling, yet he has launched by far the most promising secular home school curriculum on earth. His nieces and nephews told him that he is a good teacher.

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It is time for the women who have successfully taken their children through the process to show others how to do it. No more "I'm just not equipped." No more "Woe, woe, woe -- poor helpless me." No more "But I'm so busy." No more "I've done my part with my kids. That's enough for anyone to do." They are all variations of this one: "Some man should do all this -- Khan or Robinson. It's just too much for me."

No more excuses. Excuses do not win wars.

1 posted on 02/08/2011 9:54:49 AM PST by all the best
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To: all the best

I tutor.

I really do not understand this attitude. All I need is a laptop, access to a printer, access to the internet, email, a phone, and a whiteboard.

That’s about 500 bucks investment every 5 years or so, costs of about 30/month for internet and 30 for the phone.

About the same as 25 hours of instruction. That’s all I need. You do not need professionally prepared materials to teach effectively. All you need is familiarity with the topic at hand.


2 posted on 02/08/2011 10:01:49 AM PST by BenKenobi (one of the worst mistakes anybody can make is to bet against Americans.")
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To: all the best

All homeschoolers have an enormous leg up on the public (and many private) school systems just because they are willing to use throwback curricula that work instead of adopting the sort of foolishness that is chronicled here:

http://www.mathematicallycorrect.com/


3 posted on 02/08/2011 10:07:25 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: all the best

Our kids are long gone, married with kids of their own. Our youngest was home schooled several years by us and another set of parents who we joined with to “team teach”. Just follow a good curriculum and not only is it easier than imagined but enjoyable.

Warning: the kids probably won’t appreciate it nor realize the value of it.

But what makes it enjoyable? Teaching REAL knowledge instead of social pap.

When our kids went back into HS level (this in rural Texas), the other family’s boy graduated Valedictorian of the class, it was a hoot. One of the most vocal opponents of our efforts was a teacher who had to eat her words (although she didn’t publically) when the boy took all the honors.


4 posted on 02/08/2011 10:10:13 AM PST by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: all the best

What about Maria Miller’s Math Mammoth? http://www.mathmammoth.com/about.php

It’s the best math curriculum I’ve found. It is about $30/year, my daughter loves it, and it was developed by a “math teacher turned housewife and homeschooler.”

Or what about Cheryl Lowe (Memoria Press, Prima Latina, etc.)? She was also a homeschooling mom and her materials are reasonably priced, although not free. http://www.memoriapress.com/about/index.html#clowe

I don’t think the author of this article did enough research. I don’t even homeschool, and I am familiar with those two examples of homeschooling moms who developed their own curricula for other homeschooling moms for a reasonable price.

I think homeschooling moms must be inherently self-confident to take on the task of educating their children! Now I just wish my husband was on board and I’d be doing it, too.


5 posted on 02/08/2011 10:11:58 AM PST by elisabeth
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To: all the best
but one U.S. government estimate was 1.5 million as of 2008. Another organization puts it at 2.1 million in 2010. This is a large market. It is growing.

And Obama's educrats are saying, "Oh my God, I had no idea the infestation was so bad! But we can get rid of this problem. If Eichmann can do it, so can we."

6 posted on 02/08/2011 10:12:46 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: BenKenobi

I like the idea of virtual tutoring. Is there any kind of national organization I could talk to about accreditation or their program? Or is this a solo kind of gig?


7 posted on 02/08/2011 10:13:59 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: elisabeth
I think something which is lacking (in some communities) may be parents with children who are now in their 20s or 30s, who are still willing to get out there and help mothers with 6-year-olds or 16-year-olds. The experience of those who have already done it can be useful to people who are considering making the attempt.

A lot of people do have local networks, but more would always be welcome.

8 posted on 02/08/2011 10:15:36 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: all the best; metmom
There are lots of Websites and blogs on the topic. Yet there is not one K-12 mother-created home school curriculum on the Web that is free of charge or very cheap ($200 or less).

That's because homeschool mothers are too busy to write curriculum, too.
9 posted on 02/08/2011 10:16:12 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: all the best

It seems like the parents who homeschool constantly worry about whether they’re doing enough, while the public school teachers constantly worry about whether they’re getting enough.


10 posted on 02/08/2011 10:16:26 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: elisabeth

Susan Wise Bauer and her mother Jessie Wise developed this:

http://www.welltrainedmind.com/


11 posted on 02/08/2011 10:20:15 AM PST by goldi (')
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To: Yet_Again
Of course it will never happen, but we would be better off to repeal the compulsory school attendance laws. Every body home-schools, no PS no Vouchers.
12 posted on 02/08/2011 10:21:51 AM PST by barb-tex ( C)
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To: goldi

We love Well Trained Mind!


13 posted on 02/08/2011 10:22:15 AM PST by elisabeth
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To: IronJack

It’s a solo gig for me. I could do virtual tutoring, but I prefer the hands on feel of actually going in and working with the student.

I believe the one on one instruction is most beneficial. The bonus is that I don’t need an office, and can rent space at the local library to meet with the student if desired.


14 posted on 02/08/2011 10:23:03 AM PST by BenKenobi (one of the worst mistakes anybody can make is to bet against Americans.")
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To: brushcop

I home schooled my son from 5th through 12th grade.
He was a member of the home school honor society, president of his chapter, attended Boy’s State where he was elected governor, dual enrolled at the state university in 11-12 grades studying Russian language, culture and literature.
He tutored reading in the local public elementary school, won the Bishop’s Award for outstanding youth for service in our diocese, and attended the state university’s teen leadership program then served on the advisory board for that program.
That is just the things he did that immediately come to mind there was more, much more.

He has now graduated college, after being accepted everywhere he applied with scholarship offers.


15 posted on 02/08/2011 10:25:38 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: all the best
" No more "Woe, woe, woe -- poor helpless me."

I home-schooled my oldest daughter, until she enrolled in collage at 17, and then went on to become a flight attendant. I don't remember any of my fellow home-school mothers speaking in this manner. Perhaps giving honor to those that made the sacrifice instead of ridicule would encourage more to volunteer.


16 posted on 02/08/2011 10:26:38 AM PST by mstar (Immediate State Action)
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To: BenKenobi

I help tutor homeschool kids in science. They have to have curriculum, because in many states they have to document it. It’s part of the state overlook and regs making sure all those homeschoolers are “accountable”, doncha know.

Many of the more experienced families want to fly without curriculum, but that’s not totally possible because of the state.

Government: messing up its own and then coming in and wrecking what you’ve got right.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 10:26:59 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: brushcop

I wish I’d been either homeschooled or gone to a Christian school AND, further, done the same for our son. Husband’s family was BIG in education, just about made a religion out of it and would have had a fit if we’d done anything unorthodox with our son in the area of education. My husband had finished his college education in the Air Force, but my FIL was still harping on me to make him go back to school and get his teacher’s certificate so he could “stay in the old hometown and TEACH” in the public schools there. - By the time I got in high school in the old “hometown”, I was SO exhausted with all the “mean girls & boys” games they played there that once I graduated, that was IT for me on school. (If you weren’t born and REARED (with the emphasis on REARED!) in that little “hometown”, you weren’t ever going to “fit in”, and they’d fix you and freeze you out if you got out of your “place”.)


18 posted on 02/08/2011 10:29:46 AM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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To: kalee

What a great resume’, we have seen quite a few such success stories with homeschoolers. May it continue to grow and raise up among us real leaders for our nation.


19 posted on 02/08/2011 10:31:02 AM PST by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: tacticalogic

“It seems like the parents who homeschool constantly worry about whether they’re doing enough, while the public school teachers constantly worry about whether they’re getting enough.”

Beautifully stated! So true.


20 posted on 02/08/2011 10:34:27 AM PST by all the best
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To: I still care

I have my own curriculum for the courses I teach. I’ve taught chem, bio, physics, math, history and english. I tailor it for each student, depending on their requirements.

It’s not ‘government approved’. It is, however, effective...

If homeschoolers needed documentation, I’d be happy to provide it, but it’s not quite the same. ;)


21 posted on 02/08/2011 10:35:53 AM PST by BenKenobi (one of the worst mistakes anybody can make is to bet against Americans.")
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To: kalee

That is just the things he did that immediately come to mind there was more, much more.

Should be
Those are just the things he did that immediately come to mind, there was more, much more.


22 posted on 02/08/2011 10:39:30 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: kalee

It is heartening to read your comment. I have long been concerned that homeschooling would result in kids that were not well socialized due to not attending school. Perhaps I was wrong to worry about that. I do think parents who homeschool have to take this into account and work at it.

Your thoughts?


23 posted on 02/08/2011 10:42:43 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: kalee
There are many "public school" options allowing the student to attend virtual classes. Connections Academy has k-12 in many states and is free since it is a public school.

I have had my daughter in for the last 5 years. The curriculum is state approved, but I get to filter and add or subtract as I wish.

It's great.

24 posted on 02/08/2011 10:45:44 AM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: SaxxonWoods

I know that homeschooling has gone on for enough years that many homeschooled pupils are now in college.

I wonder what the mostly-liberal professors think of them?

I suspect that most of the arguments professors get in the classroom are from former homeschooled pupils.


25 posted on 02/08/2011 10:52:15 AM PST by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: Sopater; all the best; metmom

I put my own curriculum together and wrote my own lesson plans for most of the classes I taught to my son. I have shared my oceanography lesson plans with other home school mothers and it has been suggested that I publish it and a couple others for sale.
I have also given a few small seminars on keeping records, writing transcripts and guiding your child toward success as a college applicant.
The local public school psychologist has my name and number and often directs potential home school parents to me for advice.
In the last couple years those who call seem to be the parents of problem students the schools want out of their hair so to speak. I stress the strong family commitment it takes to home school hoping those who are not willing to make the commitment will reconsider.


26 posted on 02/08/2011 10:54:21 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Radagast the Fool

The liberal professors teaching my kids loved them. They were eager to learn, personable, conscientious, hard working, punctual, and attentive. They also challenge the party line with good apologetics when they can.


27 posted on 02/08/2011 10:54:34 AM PST by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: all the best; metmom

This man knows nothing about homeschooling or homeschooling curriculum. His investigation of the subject is cursory at best. His biggest problem is the current mode of thinking that believes everything should be free. I know there is plenty of curriculum produced by homeschooling mothers but it is not all of it is free. Some of it is expensive. Some of it isn’t. Some actually is free. For decades some of them have sacrificed and lived on one salary. Now that their families are grown up, I have no problem with them wanting to charge for their work. Since I agree with the Bible that a worker is worthy of his wages, I don’t see any problem with homeschooling moms charging for their knowledge.

If this clown doesn’t like that, and thinks everything should be free, let him be the first to give up his salary.

One thing homeschooling moms don’t need from this idiot is another layer of societal guilt.


28 posted on 02/08/2011 10:56:41 AM PST by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Grandparents need to step in and help too.


29 posted on 02/08/2011 10:56:43 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: barb-tex

I’m with you and I think we can start by getting rid of the Dept of Indoctrination (currently called the Dept of Education).


30 posted on 02/08/2011 10:58:39 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: esquirette

Thanks, esquirette, for the info.
I’m glad your kids did so well under your tutelage. They sound like great kids!!


31 posted on 02/08/2011 11:03:13 AM PST by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: all the best
I think Gary North should take a breath. This article is extremely arrogant, unnecessarily offensive and not particularly accurate. He appears to be criticizing women who home school their children while, at the same time, calling them to go into business developing curriculum.

He actually writes:

No more "I'm just not equipped." No more "Woe, woe, woe -- poor helpless me." No more "But I'm so busy." No more "I've done my part with my kids. That's enough for anyone to do."

Gary, do you actually know any home school moms? I know many and I have never heard anything like that. Here is tip. Take it for what it is worth. When you finally meet a home school mom, don't say any of what you said above unless you want that mom to kick your ass. Now that they can do.

32 posted on 02/08/2011 11:19:08 AM PST by Pete (29thday.org Exponential problems require exponential solutions)
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To: all the best

Good article, but this is incorrect: “We also see information-delivery costs at zero.”

In order to take advantage of YouTube, WordPress, PDFs, and so on, you need a computer, internet access, and a good printer. That does cost something.

FWIW, my wife and I homeschool our kids.


33 posted on 02/08/2011 11:34:53 AM PST by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Frankly, I found just the opposite. I used to joke if we were any more socialized we would never have time to do school.
With all the activities available to home school families today, unless the parents are antisocial and purposefully hiding in their homes, home schooled children are extremely socialized. There are co-op classes, team sports and other activities organized by home schooled parents and organizations.

However I did find my son was often impatient with the immaturity of his public schooled peers.


34 posted on 02/08/2011 11:35:19 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I do it, read my post 26.


35 posted on 02/08/2011 11:42:16 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Huebolt

Home schooling is not monolithic. We come to it for a variety of reasons and pursue it a variety of ways. You choose virtual courses while I would not. I enjoyed the “hunt” for resources and writing my own.
It is education truly tailored to the student and family situation.


36 posted on 02/08/2011 11:46:49 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: elisabeth

I agree! In my experience, homeschooling moms are a wonderfully self-confident and also an exceptionally creative group. The last thing in the world I personally wanted to do was to follow the curriculum spelled out by anyone else.

There are already on the market excellent publications for use in each subject area. It is a personal decision to select from them according to the needs and interests of one’s own children.

We used Saxon math texts from grade school through to AP Calculus. Sullivan Programmed reading materials (super phonic instruction) are still available for use, but the old McGuffey Readers are easy to locate and wonderful to use as well. Science and social studies materials are a joy to locate (from libraries, online sources, etc.) and truly can be adapted to the interests and enthusiasms of one’s own youngsters.

Elisabeth, my husband was wary of homeschooling also. He agreed, though, to let us try it for just one year. Perhaps your husband would be willing to do the same. In our case, we first tried it only for kindergarten. We never stopped until the kids were off to MIT and Cornell. All along the way, homeschooling was a terrifically fun and rewarding adventure. May you have the opportunity too!


37 posted on 02/08/2011 12:02:27 PM PST by Armywifemom
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To: kalee

Awesome!


38 posted on 02/08/2011 12:04:48 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Armywifemom

Yes, I hope to persaude my husband with a trial year. My daughter is in public school kindergarten. We live in a top school district and she also absolutely loves school, so it’s a hard sell right now, but I am hoping that as some of the negative social aspects of public school become clear that my husband will be more receptive. For now I’m “afterschooling” but will keep working on my husband!


39 posted on 02/08/2011 12:20:22 PM PST by elisabeth
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To: kalee

Thanks kalee, very interesting.


40 posted on 02/08/2011 12:29:14 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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41 posted on 02/08/2011 1:28:40 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: all the best

Rod and Staff is NOT expensive.

Some of the others can be pricey. Just avoid them or buy them used.

Sheesh, this guy is demonstrating government hand out mentality, where everything should be free. Unworthy of a homeschooler.


42 posted on 02/08/2011 1:32:41 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: all the best

Yeah, but how do you get your “me time” or fulfill your career goals if you’re stuck at home teaching your kids?


43 posted on 02/08/2011 1:35:26 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my about page. Click my handle.)
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To: Pete

I think he was referring to those who are offering excuses for NOT homeschooling their kids, even though they feel convicted morally that they should.


44 posted on 02/08/2011 1:40:00 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my about page. Click my handle.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
I have long been concerned that homeschooling would result in kids that were not well socialized due to not attending school. Perhaps I was wrong to worry about that.

Virtually every homeschool kid I know is plenty well socialized. Most homeschoolers have problems trying to curtail their extracurricular activities.

If you think that the kind of socialization that kids get in public high schools today is a good thing, you need to really, seriously, strenuously, reconsider your position.

45 posted on 02/08/2011 1:40:42 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: elisabeth

Approaching it like your doing is an excellent idea.

I think a lot of people think that once you start you’re committed for the entirety.

That’s not true and doing just a trial year is not long enough to *ruin* them (if that what someone is concerned about) but it is enough to show the wonderful results of it.

If you can get hooked up with a good homeschool support group, that will help with the *socialization* concerns that most people have.

What state are you in?


46 posted on 02/08/2011 1:45:16 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Sopater

You nailed it.

Some people are so clueless about what it takes to homeschool.

Comments like that show whether the person knows what they’re talking about or not.


47 posted on 02/08/2011 1:47:10 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Sopater

Besides, curriculum tailor made for one child is not going to be the best for another.


48 posted on 02/08/2011 1:47:51 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom; SaxxonWoods

No need to even respond to the “socialization” argument anymore.
If you want to be direct, simply state that you know what their real objection to homeschooling is, and it’s not “socialization” -

it’s that the kids aren’t being indoctrinated in the secular humanist worldview,

so just “cut the crap” about “socialization”,
and let’s discuss your real issue, shall we?

Now, just imagine whom you would like to say this to and smile.


49 posted on 02/08/2011 1:48:02 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my about page. Click my handle.)
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To: MrB

Actually, I can’t believe that people are still using that tired old canard.

That was what I was hearing almost 20 years ago when we started homeschooling.

My kids are all in college now and very well adjusted and socially ept.


50 posted on 02/08/2011 1:54:07 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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