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Why I'm Homeschooling my Kids in Honduras

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Chandra Hoffman

I am homeschooling my three children, ages 10, 7 and 5, on an extended international adventure. We moved to a remote coast, accessible only by boat, on the south shore of Utila to immerse ourselves in a different reality, a real-life experiment about living with less and experience more.

Who's Responsible in the Chicago Teacher Strike?

Maura Kastberg | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education
Maura Kastberg

If students can't be responsible enough to behave in the classroom, should we force disruptive students to be home schooled? Would we see an improvement in test scores if we did?

The Things We Carried: Learning to Live with Less

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Chandra Hoffman

Part of the challenge of this adventure is about learning to live with much less. Specifically, how to pack five people into five bags that weigh less than fifty pounds and can fit in the tail of a six-seater Cessna 210.

La Vida Tranquila -- One Family's Pursuit of Paradise

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Chandra Hoffman

We are moving our family to a place where the only commute to town is by boat, where there are less than a dozen cars, where 50-foot whale sharks commune with swimmers in the turquoise waters. It will be the family adventure of a lifetime.

Homeschooling In NYC On The Rise

DNAinfo | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York

UPPER WEST SIDE — For most students in New York City, the end of August means stocking up on school supplies, picking up uniforms or school clothes,...

The Big Question Everyone Asks About Homeschooling

Quinn Cummings | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Quinn Cummings

I worked all day homeschooling my kid and I worked all evening muscling deadbeat fee payers. Alice's positive learning experience was making me very negative.

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.

We Love Camp! Can We Love School?

Kenneth Danford | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Kenneth Danford

Why can't school be more like camp? My daughter spends just three weeks at her camp, and nine months in school. I want her to wake up thrilled about school, too.

Eighth Grade Out!

Kenneth Danford | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education
Kenneth Danford

Somewhere along the 12-year stint of schooling, students need the challenge of answering, "What do I really want to learn? What kind of help do I need to pursue my dream?" Considering those questions is the seed for maturity.

Stop Racing! Start Living! (It Works!)

Kenneth Danford | Posted 07.01.2012 | Education
Kenneth Danford

I realized that the stereotypes and fears I had as a teacher about homeschoolers were all wrong. These teens are informed, well-socialized, involved in their communities, and all-around mature beyond their years.

What's Wrong With Being a Loner?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 06.24.2012 | Education
Kate Fridkis

Being good at being alone is so important. Why are we so afraid that kids will turn out to have the "wrong" personality? And why does being quiet so often get interpreted as the "wrong" way to be?

What One Atheist Learned From Hanging Out With Creationists

Jason Rosenhouse | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion
Jason Rosenhouse

More than anything else, my time with the creationists has shown me that the task of reconciling science with faith is far more difficult than is sometimes pretended.

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.

Ron Paul Talks Homeschooling With Tebow

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

Arguing in favor of homeschooling at an Idaho town hall, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) name-dropped Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. "You know I was ...

The Moral Status of Homeschooling and Public Schooling Motivations

Pamela J. Stubbart | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Pamela J. Stubbart

Just as there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose homeschooling, so too there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose public schooling.

The Republican's Biblical Boondoggle

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The base of the Republican Party is to be pitied more than feared. They have literally been conditioned to fear their own brains. Their religious indoctrination has actually destroyed their ability to reason.

Santorum Slams Education System, Will Home-School Children At White House

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.19.2012 | Education

In an appearance at an Ohio Christian Alliance event Saturday, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum called the viability of the public education sys...

Being Homeschooled Made Me Normal

Kate Fridkis | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Kate Fridkis

I was homeschooled. I'm 25 now. People often assume that I must be really different from everyone else because of this. Sometimes, I assume that, too....

Deciphering The Super Bowl: XLVI Is Greek To Kids As Schools Stop Teaching Roman Numerals

Leanne Italie | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education

The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Kids LOL and OMG each other all the livelong day, but ask them to decipher the XLVI of this year's Super Bowl and ...

Following a Child's Lead

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Most people who choose to have children want to be good parents, and they have many questions about what would be best for their children.

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.

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...

Meet Mike Hucksterbee

Maureen Costello | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Maureen Costello

From the standpoint of history, education and democracy, Mike Huckabee's new cartoon series is an appalling product. Make no mistake, this isn't education; it's kiddie-propaganda.