Recent Homeschooling Articles

  • Common Core Standards What Do They Mean for Homeschoolers?

    By Tracy Weissman Dunbar Our schools have been quietly taken over. We are no longer teaching the skills and concepts that our kids need. Gone are the days of creativity, innovation, and personal growth: Here are the days of nationalized pigeonholing, segregation, dysfunction. It used to be that in America...
  • The Richest Man in the World Has Some Advice for Us about College . . .

    (P.S. He didn’t take it himself) by John Taylor Gatto 1. William Faulkner On April 12, 2005, the August “New York Review of Books” pronounced William Faulkner “the most influential innovator in the annals of American fiction,” a man well-deserving of his Nobel Prize. Faulkner, a high school dropout, was...
  • Homeschooling Intrigues Me – Where Do I Start?

    by Greg and Moira Bell You are not alone. Nowadays, it is rare to meet an American parent who hasn’t at least heard of home schooling. Those looking at homeschooling from the outside routinely express two chief concerns – 1) “How can homeschooling parents tolerate being with their kids 24...
  • “I Know What’s Best For My Education”: A Lesson In Uncertainty

    by Richard J. Prystowsky During our college’s first two weeks of the Fall 2005 semester, I dealt with an incident at our college that caused me to reflect on the relationship between my homeschooling life and my college work life. For years, when our kids were young, I felt that...
  • Homeschooling the Late Bloomer

    by Carolyn Forte More than thirty years ago, as a college student, I worked as an aide at Carl Harvey School for the Orthopedically Handicapped in Orange County, California. During two summers working with severely handicapped children, I learned that “experts” can help and advise, but that the very best...
  • The Why of Homeschool

    by Isabel Lyman It was only a matter of time before Hollywood “discovered” homeschoolers. Ponder the promo from The O’Keefes, a sitcom, which will premiere this summer on the Warner Brothers Network. “Harry and Ellie O’Keefe are loving but eccentric parents who’ve homeschooled their three children to protect them from...
  • Latin: The Silver Key

    By Christopher A. Perrin, MDiv PhD Publisher, Classical Academic Press While Latin study has been undergoing a growing renewal in the United States, it is still common to hear parents ask, “Why study Latin?” Naturally, if a family is going to commit a great deal of time and effort to...
  • Give Your Child an Opportunity To Achieve Greater Academic Success

    By Eileen Healy, MA, LMFT If you want to give your children a future filled with success begin to homeschool them today within a Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL). The emphasis for success in life is on the  “E” in the SEL. The “E” stands for emotional intelligence. Research over...
  • Teaching Cursive – New Teacher’s Text

    By Linda Corson, www.teachingcursive.com The United States is about to eliminate cursive writing from its teaching curriculum! If implemented, we will be taking an enormous gamble that cursive in today’s environment is obsolete. As of today, 40 states have adopted the Common Core curriculum which supposedly establishes the requisite skills...
  • Analytical Grammar – Complete English Courses for Success

    3810-201 Lunceston Way Raleigh, NC 27613 www.analyticalgrammar.com (919)783-0795 Jr. Analytical Grammar, 11 “weekly” lessons Gr 4-5 Jr. AG Mechanics supplemental book Beyond the Book Report & Essay and Research Paper – a middle-school-age writing course Analytical Grammar – 2-year or 3-year course, books & DVD lessons and reinforcement & review...
  • The Reading Game – Learn-to-Read Game for Ages 4 and Up

    www.thereadinggame.com Ph: 877-826-3782 Allsaid & Dunn 2727 De Anza RD, Suite SD21 San Diego, CA 92109 By Janet Esposito The Reading Game is an amazing tool for all homeschoolers learning to read. Whether you have a pre-schooler, who is ready to move on from pictures, or if you’re teaching the...
  • No Down Payment for Braces

      Everyone deserves a bright, straight smile to show to the rest of the world. At Orthodontic Specialists, our friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced doctors and staff want to provide our patients with the best quality care and orthodontic services possible. Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always...