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  • Two Million Home Schooled, New Study Estimates

    01/11/2011 8:12:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    New American ^ | 1/11/2011 | Dave Bohon
    A new study from the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) estimates that there are over two million children currently being home schooled in the United States. The author of the study, NHERI’s president Dr. Brian D. Ray, analyzed data from both state and federal education agencies as well as private home-school groups, concluding that there are as many as 2.346 million home-schooled students across the nation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010 there were about 54 million children between the ages of five and 17 in the U.S., meaning that nearly four percent of school-aged kids —...
  • As home-schooling moves to mainstream, stigma fades

    09/29/2010 7:45:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 46 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/27/2010 | Vidya Rao
    Fifteen-year-old Tess Rodrigues is a typical teenager: She spends her free time at the mall, hangs out with friends and stays connected on Facebook. But unlike most 10th-graders, Tess is home- schooled by her mother, and supplements her studies in marine biology, Spanish and world history with help from a weekly home- school co-op group. “My mom and I laugh a lot and have fun,” Tess said. “And with the work, I get to go at my own pace, unlike a regular classroom. I can speed through lessons that are easy, and take time to go over things if I...
  • Back-to-School Virtues: Three qualities that help your child succeed in class and in life

    09/02/2010 7:14:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    L'Effort Camerounais.com ^ | September, 2010 | Louise Perrotta
    Back-to-School Virtues: Three qualities that help your child succeed in class and in life. By Louise Perrotta An editor for The Word Among Us.Slightly modified by the Central news desk of L'Effort CamerounaisAs the new school year begins discussions have come alive with suggestions for success in the schoolroom. There's enthusiasm, and often good advice, for parent-teacher teamwork, helping kids learn, believing in your child's potential, and making this "the best school year ever." Provided it's well directed, enthusiasm is a gift! Every effective educator has it; every learner needs it. So as we gear up for the academic year,...
  • Homeschool Education Levels Well Above National Averages

    08/12/2010 4:35:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/12/2010 | Sonja Corbitt
    NASHVILLE, TN (Catholic Online) - When asked why they do it, homeschool families consistently answer that they do it because it is the absolutely best way to educate children. Far from being elitist however, or the statement of simple, ignorant, or deluded homeschool parents, it seems that two decades of research affirms this answer with empirical evidence, according to a recent study. In February of this year, Brian Ray published a study of the largest nationwide sample of home educators and their children in the United States. Also a review of existing research on homeschooling, it asserts an incredible fact...
  • Father: Carmel Bus Driver Berated Girl Over Beliefs

    05/26/2010 5:59:28 AM PDT · by FunkyZero · 24 replies · 1,139+ views
    indychannel.com ^ | 8:14 pm EDT May 25, 2010 | Copyright 2010 by TheIndyChannel.com
    CARMEL, Ind. -- A family has filed suit against Carmel Clay Schools after they said a bus driver was caught on tape berating their daughter about her religious beliefs.
  • Visualizing Obama's Budget Cuts

    04/20/2010 8:07:20 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 15 replies · 535+ views
    wimp.com ^ | 04.20.10 | Unknown
    This is a clear, incisive message about federal spending that is good for all ages. Homeschoolers would want to ping it.
  • Homeschoolers: What's your favorite History curriculum?

    04/11/2010 1:50:27 PM PDT · by kimmie7 · 53 replies · 1,350+ views
    Hello homeschoolers! I'm in the market for history curriculum. Previously we've done aBeka US History...son is in 5th/6th grade and I am feeling the need for something more comprehensive. Just for fun, I've ordered the "Drive thru History" Soldiers/Jamestown DVD and love it, but it is hardly a comprehensive curriculum. What do you currently use or have you used in the past?
  • Official Calls For Mandatory STD Testing Of Teens Starting In 8th Grade

    03/09/2010 12:10:28 PM PST · by Fixit · 80 replies · 1,047+ views
    NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Sexually transmitted diseases is a topic that many people don't like to talk about, especially with teenagers. But, the director of the regional health department in New London is calling for the mandatory testing of teenagers from eighth-grade through 12th-grade students in New London and Groton. The hope is that other shoreline communities will follow suit and begin testing their teenagers as well. Vanessa Reed works for the school-based health clinic that operates inside New London High School. She said there's an epidemic of STDs infecting Connecticut teenagers, particularly teenage girls, and it's no surprise that...
  • January Question of the Month (Voddie Baucham Ministries)

    01/16/2010 4:19:59 PM PST · by uptoolate · 9 replies · 568+ views
    Voddie Baucham Ministries ^ | Monday, January 11, 2010 | Voddie Baucham
    Question Of the Month: What do you think of a Christian being employed by The Youth Ministry of the State Church of Secular Humanism as a teacher? A Loaded, but Important Question I often receive ‘loaded’ questions, but this one wins the prize. It is obvious that the reader not only has an opinion on the issue; it is also clear what that opinion is. Nevertheless, the question (in it’s less ‘loaded’ form) is one I receive frequently. I have chosen to answer this one, because it’s phrasing will help me get straight to the point. I have made no...
  • A Response to Robin L. West—“The Harms of Homeschooling”

    01/05/2010 2:18:36 PM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 323 replies · 5,858+ views
    HSLDA ^ | January 5th 2010 | Unknown
    While the number of people in academia who are openly critical of homeschooling are few, every now and again an article will be published in a university periodical which attacks homeschooling. The critics in academia come from the far left of the political spectrum. One such critic, Robin L. West of the Georgetown University Law Center, recently published an article titled “The Harms of Homeschooling,” which appeared in the Summer/Fall 2009 issue of the University of Maryland’s Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly. Before we answer the specific charges Ms. West makes against homeschooling we’d just like to give you a...
  • HOME-SCHOOLING: Socialization not a problem

    12/15/2009 3:37:18 PM PST · by Sopater · 114 replies · 2,227+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, December 13, 2009 | Michael Smith
    One of the most persistent criticisms of home-schooling is the accusation that home-schoolers will not be able to fully participate in society because they lack "socialization." It's a challenge that reaches right to the heart of home-schooling, because if a child isn't properly socialized, how will that child be able to contribute to society? Since the re-emergence of the home-school movement in the late 1970s, critics of home-schooling have perpetuated two myths. The first concerns the ability of parents to adequately teach their own children at home; the second is whether home-schooled children will be well-adjusted socially. Proving academic success...
  • What's Really Important, Part 2 - Homeschooling Encouragement

    11/04/2009 8:50:23 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 675+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/04/2009 | Anita Mellott
    Other than taking time for the Lord on a daily basis and learning to abide in Him, what else is important? As promised, here’s my list: 1. Time for my family: Yes, I homeschool, and yes, my kids are with me 24/7. So how much more time do I want with them?
  • FREE REPUBLIC HOMESCHOOLERS’ FORUM 2009-10 (How-to Start Homeschooling / Curriculum / More…)

    09/23/2009 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 117 replies · 4,439+ views
    9-23-09 | All FReepers who've contributed
    Free Republic Homeschoolers’ Forum 2009-2010 A spot for homeschoolers on Free Republic to share information The Free Republic Homeschoolers’ Forum is an annual thread where homeschoolers share tips and talk about curriculum. Included on this year’s forum: GET STARTED HOMESCHOOLINGThis year, in response to requests from other parents, we have put together a guide for anyone interested in homeschooling. (See below.) HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES (in alphabetical order) Scroll down for the latest list of educational resources recommended by homeschoolers on Free Republic. Corrections and updates were made to the previous list. Links to any product or website no longer available were...
  • Home Education Year 2005-2006

    08/11/2005 10:00:17 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 92 replies · 3,204+ views
    8-11-05 | Tired of Taxes
    A spot for homeschool families to share advice and offer support as we prepare for the 2005-2006 Homeschool Year Many home-educated children continue their lessons throughout the summer, but we parents often look to purchase new materials and begin new projects in September. In the past, FR homeschoolers started a thread every year to post links and recommend books and materials to each other. I haven't seen that done recently, so I'm creating one here. (My apologies if I missed anything). If there is anything you'd like to recommend to other home educators, please do so: Are there books, CDs,...
  • Free Republic Homeschoolers' Forum 2006-2007

    06/28/2006 4:20:41 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 134 replies · 4,769+ views
    6-28-06 | Tired of Taxes
    Free Republic Homeschoolers’ Forum 2006-2007A spot for homeschoolers on Free Republic to share information First, a big, hearty CONGRATULATIONS to all those students who graduated this year! May you enjoy happiness and success in all of your endeavors. For those of us still working toward that goal, this forum has been a wealth of information. News articles and legislative alerts keep us up-to-date here. Many thanks to Jim Robinson and Free Republic! Last summer, we shared homeschooling advice with each other on this thread. All of the books, curricula, and resources mentioned on that thread – as well as a...
  • Free Republic Homeschool Forum 2008-2009

    07/24/2008 10:19:49 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 84 replies · 2,833+ views
    July 24, 2008 | Tired of Taxes
    Free Republic Homeschool Forum 2008-2009A spot for homeschoolers on Free Republic to share information Once again, we are reviving our Free Republic Homeschool Forum where homeschoolers can share tips and talk about curriculum for the upcoming year. Below is a list of educational books, curricula, and other resources recommended by homeschoolers on Free Republic. This list was compiled, updated, and reformatted using the suggestions many of you gave on our last thread. (If any corrections are needed, please advise.) Feel free to add more of your favorite books and products to the comments below. Which curriculum has worked well for...