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Homeschooling: Setting the Record Straight

Chris Sosa | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
Chris Sosa

During the late 1980s, my mother heard a radio report about an educational method called "homeschooling." At the time, it was framed as a predominantly religious response in the U.S. to the secularization of schooling. But what mom saw was an opportunity to spend more time raising her children in the way she believed to be best.

Boners + Belly Laughter: Laughterbating With Aella's Avant-garde, NSFW Performance Art (Part II)

Jesse Damiani | Posted 11.02.2014 | Weird News
Jesse Damiani

Weird stuff happens here all the time. Sometimes we have dance parties. I have these lights that flash and stuff, and they play a lot of rap music.

What Is It Like to Raise Unschooled Kids?

Quora | Posted 08.30.2014 | Education
Quora

As unschoolers, we live as though school (K-12) doesn't even exist. When my son shows an interest in any particular thing, I find ways to help him explore his interests in a way that will be productive and fulfilling for him in the long run.

I Was Homeschooled During High School -- And Regret Nothing

Justina Sharp | Posted 07.15.2014 | Teen
Justina Sharp

If I had not packed up my cubby that day in June of 2006, if my extraordinarily patient mum had decided this wasn't working, if I had registered for school every time I felt lonely, or bored, or like I was missing out, I wouldn't be who I am today.

Five Myths About Families That Homeschool

Monica Swanson | Posted 04.06.2014 | Education
Monica Swanson

While I have seen families who let their kids run wild under the guise of "homeschooling," I think this is the exception. Most families that choose to homeschool do so committed to giving their kids the best education possible.

18 Ridiculously Successful Home-School Alums

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Parents

These days there is debate about the best forum for children to receive quality education: public schools, charter schools, private schools, school vo...

Why I'm Glad I Was Homeschooled

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 08.18.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

There are a million different aspects that went into me being homeschooled. I would be doing all my classes online and honestly, I was skeptical. I thought that there was only so much you could learn online. And I was right.

The Year I Went to School and Why I Left

Ruthie Gopin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Teen
Ruthie Gopin

I have spent my life in and out of the school system. No, I am not a delinquent, or on the run; just someone who has always been torn between schooling and homeschooling.

Why I Will Never Homeschool My Children

Eva Glettner | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

You know the age old adage "absence makes the heart grow fonder?" Well, in my case, it makes me adore my children (almost) unconditionally. When I am given a bit of a break from my brood, I relish the time that I do spend with them. Homeschooling parents, HOW DO YOU DO IT?

The True Story of Homeschooling

Elena Kervitsky | Posted 09.22.2012 | Teen
Elena Kervitsky

When someone mentions homeschooling, do you think of someone who is socially awkward or really nerdy? If so, you have the WRONG impression of homeschoolers.

Unschooling Shouldn't Be Child-Centered

Pamela J. Stubbart | Posted 05.20.2012 | Education
Pamela J. Stubbart

Advocates of unschooling and critics alike seem to understand the practice as a radically "child-centered" form of education. However, this distorts the vision of unschooling's intellectual father.

Bachmann Campaign Accused Of Stealing

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is the hot seat for allegedly stealing a coveted email list in order to target Iowa ...

I Am Not for Homeschooling, I Am It

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

Thinking differently from most people about school is just part of my identity. How could I not? I grew up without school. My reality is different.

The Classroom Of An 'Unschooler,' Who Learns By Not Going To School

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

-- School's never out for 14-year-old Zoe Bentley. Nor is it ever in. The perky teen from Tucson, Ariz., explores what she likes, when she likes as ...

No Homework and Never a Test - The Life of an Unschooler

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.06.2011 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

We don't have as much pressure from school and friends telling us what to like, so it's our responsibility to figure out how to spend our time.

School District Won't Let Homeschoolers Join Extracurriculars

Mokena, IL Patch | Michael Sewall | Email the Author | 5:55am | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

When Lincoln-Way North put on a performance of The Sound of Music this spring, freshman David Woods really would have liked to be in it. Heck, he'd ha...

The Accidental Mentor

Heather Kristin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Kristin

Jill showed me that by losing everything, my home and at times my mother, I was given an opportunity to discover my true essence, be responsible for my own happiness, and that every day presents another chance to make something of my life.

Friends, Monsters, Lovers: Bringing Mary Shelley Out of the Shadows

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Out of the Shadows (NAL Trade, 2010) is my friend and colleague Joanne Rendell's third novel. Each of her books is beautifully written; their stories ...

Who Needs School? Interview with A 17-Year-Old "UnSchooler" (VIDEO)

Lee Stranahan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Stranahan

Sanda Dodd is an renowned advocate of unschooling who lives in New Mexico. Here's an interview with her youngest, 17-year-old Holly, followed by two segments with Sandra herself.

And She Homeschools? 10 Reasons Sarah Palin Terrifies (and Fascinates) Me

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

I'm worried that I'm obsessing too much about Sarah Palin. She terrifies me! She fascinates me! She could be running our country! Here are ten reasons...