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3 Reasons NOT to Homeschool
Heather Sanders
Each family comes with its own dynamic – a beautifully complicated medley of philosophies and needs involving a family’s heritage or culture, parenting style, financial stability, spiritual or religious preference, communication, and of course, educational goals and background. It may not be the right choice for a family to homeschool. These reasons not to homeschool can give you some food for thought.
Common Objections to Homeschooling
John Holt
John Holt answered common questions from homeschoolers and educators.
Getting Started in Homeschooling: Deciding to Go For It
How do you decide to homeschool? There are obviously a number of ways to go about this. This series of articles can help you explore whether the idea of homeschooling is right for you and your family.
Homeschooling Isn't About Education
Chris Davis
Sometimes we have a tendency to lose sight of why we've chosen to homeschool. Chris Davis gives a good argument for not just "bringing school home," but looking at the bigger picture of helping to develop a whole person who is using his or her specific talents and callings.
How to Decide If You Should Homeschool
Homeschooling is a big decision. But it may be exactly what your family needs. Think through your educational options with these free homeschool resources.
Investigating the Idea of Homeschooling
Mandy Tyler
An examination of the pros and cons of choosing to homeschool and how this decision can go against what we perceive to be cultural norms. Many people are surprised by what they learn about homeschooling as they explore this option further.
Making the Decision to Homeschool
Choosing to homeschool a deaf or hard-of-hearing child can offer some complex issues to consider. This articles offers a starting point to explore some of those issues and to help you decide if homeschooling is right for your family.
Our Family's Decision to Homeschool
One mom shares her decision to homeschool her daughter after eight years in a Montessori school.
The Declaration of Educational Independence
Linda Dobson
Linda Dobson provides a wonderful call for independence from the traditional educational establishment, modeled on our own Declaration of Independence.
The Heart of Homeschooling is Love
Grace Jorgensen
A veteran homeschool mom discusses how love for one's children fosters the desire and courage to take on the responsibility of educating them.
The Why of Homeschool
Isabel Lyman, Ph.D.
Focusing on homeschooling and the media, Isabel Lyman's doctoral dissertation analysis of over 300 newspaper and magazine articles revealed that the top four reasons to bypass conventional schooling were dissatisfaction with the public schools, the desire to freely impart religious values, academic excellence, and the building of stronger family bonds.
Thinking of homeschooling?
Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld
A look at some of the reasons for choosing to educate your children at home.
Why Do People Homeschool?
Ann Brady
Even parents with diverse lifestyles and backgrounds can agree on the reasons for educating their own children at home.
Your School Sucks
Penelope Trunk
There is a cognitive dissonance about public schools. Everyone knows public schools in the US are terrible, but everyone thinks their school is the exception. The reality is that your school would be the exception only if it teaches using project-based learning. Which it doesn’t. The public schools that are exceptional are exceptional at teaching to the test – a process that’s widely discredited. Give your kids more credit than that.


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