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Okay, You've Graduated from Homeschooling. What's Next?

Blake Boles | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Blake Boles

For those of you taking a path that doesn't include college right now, if you're not sure what to do with your life, choose the path that will make the best story later. You must continue to be an interest-driven, self-directed learner.

What Is It Like to Raise Unschooled Kids?

Quora | Posted 06.30.2014 | 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.

Hope for USA Auties and Aspies From UK

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 06.13.2014 | Education
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

As a joint blog answered commenter Russell's first question last week I'll just address his second question, which was, what do I mean by solve the au...

Growing up in Bill Gothard's Homeschool Cult

Micah J. Murray | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Micah J. Murray

When I tell my story, people say "You should hate God by now. It's a miracle you're a Christian at all. They're right. It's a miracle.

College Prep for Kindergarteners?

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Lenore Skenazy

Eventually, kids who are curious will want to learn from books, from teachers, from tech. But substituting top-down "education" for free play isn't preparing little kids for college or careers.

Staying in School is Not as Crucial As You Might Think

Catherine Gobron | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Catherine Gobron

School is optional. That's just true. School is one option for learning, one option for preparation for a successful future, one place to spend your...

Sunday Unschooling

Will Braun | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Will Braun

I realized later in life that many of the most creative, wise and spiritually grounded people I knew had little formal education.

For Me, the Future of Teaching Is Already Here

Catherine Gobron | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Catherine Gobron

Sparks & Honey, a New York City-based firm of futurists, predicts that one of the top-ten new jobs in 2025 will be unschooling counselor. That's what I do now, and I can definitely see why many other professionals will soon be joining me.

The World School Lens

Write for the Future | Posted 04.23.2014 | College
Write for the Future

by Forrest Sprague I feel at home whenever I travel with my camera. I am in my living room when I capture pieces of the world with my lens. I was ho...

New Challenges for the Teaching Profession

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 04.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Real improvement can only come when we address the big picture: It's not only a matter of improving teacher training, but also of attracting more innovation into the sector, through the engagement of new players and new providers.

The Crucial Reminder No One Will Give you

Jen Merrill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jen Merrill

Our jobs as homeschoolers is not easy. Oh, how I wish it were. But it's not, and we have to take steps to ensure we have the energy -- mental, physical, and emotional -- to do what we do with the kids we're doing it with.

What A 4-Year-Old Should Know

Alicia Bayer | Posted 11.16.2013 | Parents
Alicia Bayer

We are such a competitive culture that even our preschoolers have become trophies and bragging rights. Childhood shouldn't be a race.

Where Do We Draw the Line on Religious Abuse?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 09.03.2013 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

The recent push in Quebec to ban religious clothing and symbols such as the burka and niqab reignited the heated debate about the role of the state in...

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...

Courts and (Neo)Vouchers: When (if Ever) Should We Be Surprised?

Kevin Welner | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Kevin Welner

Lawyers who designed the neovoucher approach were doing what lawyers are hired to do: to find a work-around that will allow their clients to follow a desired path notwithstanding a law intended to block that path.

When (Neo)Voucher Advocates Lose

Kevin Welner | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Kevin Welner

The court applied the no-aid clause to find that a voucher system cannot fund private schools, whether set up with direct funding or through a tax credit scheme.

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.

Let's End the Mommy Wars

CT Working Moms | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

We should be supporting women's decisions instead of critiquing them and making snap judgments based off of our limited knowledge of other people's situations.

Introducing: A Functional Family

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Maureen Anderson

Each child is responsible for a different aspect of the business. The older boys are in charge of the goats -- milking them, cleaning up after them, keeping them fed. An older girl is in charge of customer service. The younger ones bag the soap.

Four Reasons to Quit School and Become a Teenage Homeschooler

Blake Boles | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Blake Boles

If you're trapped inside a school that doesn't engage you and you're willing to make a change, then I have good news for you: You can leave school tomorrow and never look back. All you have to do is become a homeschooler.

U.S. Christians Rally Around Home-Schooling Family Facing Deportation

Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion

By Krista Kapralos Religion News Service (RNS) When Uwe and Hannelore Romeike's asylum case is argued Tuesday (April 23) before a panel of federal...

Why I Don't Homeschool

Rachel Joyce | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Rachel Joyce

I teach my own kids lots of things. I teach them how to empty the dishwasher and that smelling like trash isn't a good way to make friends, and gossiping isn't a good way to keep them. I teach them every moment I am with them, only it's not math. It's just life stuff. Life stuff is good.

Homeschool Advocates in Texas Co-opting Civil Rights Movement

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Kids who are homeschooled or who go to private and parochial schools want access to the state's public school sports leagues. Where is Dr. King when we need him?

Thrive Right Now

Catherine Gobron | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Catherine Gobron

We put a colossal amount of energy into shepherding students through systems that don't quite fit for many individuals. For some, doesn't quite fit is an understatement. For some, real suffering and damage is taking place as they try to fit but don't.

Happiness as a Priority

Catherine Gobron | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Catherine Gobron

It's wonderful that so many adults are working to improve their lives. But why wait until you're grown up? Let's empower young people to create happiness and engagement in their lives now.