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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.

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...

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.

A Quiver Full Of Controversy

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.13.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) When Meg Moseley gave birth to her third child 20 years ago, doctors cautioned her against having any more babies...

Are Homeschoolers Hopeless Idealists?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 07.03.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

Homeschooling requires bravery. You have to be willing to be different. You will have to answer a lot of questions that start with the words, "But socialization...."

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Saves Library From Closing

Posted 05.28.2011 | Education

For Sekondi Landry, a 12-year-old boy who is home schooled in Dekalb County, Ga., the local library is a daily refuge for quiet study time. So when L...

Is Home Schooling Becoming Mainstream?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

By Lauren Keiper Studying at Harvard, meeting for group French lessons, volunteering at a hospital and spending a day in the wilderness are just a g...

'Race to Nowhere' Should Think Outside the School

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

Why not give their kids back their social lives and their sanity? Why not remove them from the problem? It seems so simple. Yet it doesn't occur to anyone.

Disaffected Student Starts Movement For College Homeschooling

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Dale Stephens thinks there's no reason why home-schooling can't extend to college. The young entrepreneur, currently a freshman at Hendrix College, i...

Tea Party vs. The Department Of Education

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When it comes to school reform, President Obama and his secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, intend to spend 2011 pursuing more federal influence over...

Parents Pull the Trigger in Compton and Nationwide

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Parents at McKinley Elementary School in Compton, Calif., are planning the first test of a new state law which allows parents to force reform in traditional public schools.

Homeschooling On The Rise In Minority Communities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Since 1999, homeschooling in the United States has grown a dramatic 74 percent, according to CNN. Homeschooling is becoming increasingly popular amon...

Doing Nothing and Everything in Your Twenties

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

The world has changed. If the traditional career path is a box, then we have definitely been forced to think outside of it.

Homeschooling: For Trendy Brooklynites? Or People Like Me?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Fridkis

School and home are never really perfectly balanced alternatives to one another. They aren't opposites. School is controllable and uniform to an extent that unschool can't possibly be.

Katie Holmes Talks Homeschooling Suri, 'Incredible Human Being' Tom Cruise

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Katie Holmes covers New York magazine, and in the interview she talks about her new projects (playing Jackie Kennedy in a History Channel miniseries, ...

The Art of Overdressing

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Fridkis

People should overdress more. Or at least have the option. Jeans and tank tops are infiltrating the opera, and it doesn't feel appropriate to wear dramatic outfits very many places.

Unschooling : How Good Morning America Got It All Wrong

Lee Stranahan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Stranahan

Unschooling is a type of homeschooling that promotes organic, self-directed learning without the structure of traditional education. My family has unschooled our kids for over a decade.

What's Wrong With Our Schools? Part II

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

True teaching talent reveals itself when the teacher struggles to engage students in the process, when he refuses to give up until he finds a way to bring about understanding and competence in the student.

Introducing Your Token Republicans

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

There will inevitably be moments when this site's readers will want to kick us straight to mandatory diversity training -- maybe you'll even post a little nasty gram of a comment. We welcome the dialogue.

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.

Joy Behar, I Have a Question For You: When Will the Left Finally Get it On Home Education?

Christine Escobar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Escobar

I have to tell you, I think you're way out of line, saying that homeschooled kids are "demented" and that homeschooled kids are "afraid of other children."