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Homeschoolers’ fight against common core is misguided

Once in Home Education Magazine (Nov-Dec 2012), Mark Hegener asked, “What does homeschooling gain by critiquing schooling?” That thought helps me to focus my energy. And perhaps it is one of the ideas that led me from my initial interest … Continue reading

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School from infancy

The writer of this blog post, “Preschool Is the New School” (at the blog The No-School Kids: A Homeschool Retrospective), listens to her friend and another woman talk about their childcare arrangements and says: School? He’s not quite three years … Continue reading

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Behavior training: Do people really need 13 years of practice in paying attention?

Is it really necessary to make kids spend six or more hours a day, five days a week, for 13 years, in a place they don’t want to be, listening to things they don’t want to listen to, and doing … Continue reading

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Unschooling principles

Here is a brief comment I made on a post somewhere. The post was about what actions might or might not be in keeping with unschooling principles: Who decides what unschooling principles are? People do. People doing things and discussing … Continue reading

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“Weirdo homeschooler. EXECUTIVE homeschooler.”

Homeschooling sometimes reminds me of Eddie Izzard. This in particular: Eddie Izzard: Weirdo or Executive Transvestite? (on YouTube) Recently I read two books by “accidental homeschoolers” (by which I mean, they never intended to homeschool and in fact they are … Continue reading

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Don’t wait your turn

This is a great article, by somebody named Mandy in xoJane. Here, where Mandy quotes Seth Godin, I paused. Seth says: “Our cultural instinct is to wait to get picked. To seek out the permission, authority and safety that comes … Continue reading

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Alternate history

Padawan is reading a new series of Star Wars comics called “Infinities,” which is like a series of alternate histories. We also call them “what if” stories. What if Luke had not managed to blow up the Death Star? What … Continue reading

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