Category: public school

I Learned A Lot in Public School

I Learned A Lot in Public School

I actually learned a lot in my conservative, small-town public school where virtually every well-intentioned teacher, as far as I knew, as well as the principal, was a self-proclaimed Christian. We still had devotions over the intercom and Teens for Christ meetings in the morning. I graduated a smiling Homecoming Queen, a cheerleader, with an Advanced ...

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Homeschooling Help: Education and The Skills That Matter

Homeschooling Help Education and The Skills That Matter

More money, more time and more effort toward federal education has had one result: less real, meaningful education and even failing standards by the system's own measure. If you are thinking about homeschooling, I challenge you to dive into some research and see that it isn't as difficult as you might think and that "school" doesn't ...

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The Good Life and What Matters (What School Doesn’t Teach)

One book has left me speechless. Every time I read from it. A speechless soon met with an urgent compulsion to shout from the mountains. Every word. A Different Kind of Teacher, by John Taylor Gatto, is not just about the devastation of schooling on America (the world?), but about humanity and what makes us strong ...

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An Open Letter of Apology to My Former High School Student

Dear Jacob, I taught you in English class when you were eighteen years old and I owe you an apology. In fact, all your teachers do. I bought the lie and I lied to you, and it had a profoundly negative impact on you. I told you that since you weren't interested in dissecting Shakespeare, you wouldn't amount to ...

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Practical Ideas for a Real Education-John Taylor Gatto Part 3

Part 1: Schooling Has Nothing to Do With Real Education, Part 2:Learning What Matters Most The tricky part outlining a "how-to" for a real education (provided you don't want your children to have a fake one--that's kind of tongue in cheek,just so you know), is that it takes your life, your experiences, your children and your ...

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Matt Walsh: College or Misery

Reading Matt Walsh almost makes me feel like not writing anymore, simply because he has said it all and he has said it so brilliantly. I had to share one of my most recent favorites because I know you'll love it. You will. Trust me. Kids, Go to College or You'll Die Alone in Misery "I’ve written this ...

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What if Learning Isn’t Anything Like School?

"...one thing we do not have to worry about is how to educate children. We do not have to worry about curricula, lesson plans, motivating children to learn, testing them, and all the rest that comes under the rubric of pedagogy....The more we try to control it, the more we interfere." Peter Gray, PhD, Children Educate Themselves Think ...

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How Will Your Kids be Prepared for the Real World (Unless They Go to School There?)

It's the number one opposition homeschoolers face from doubting questioners, and unfortunately, one of the biggest obstacles preventing parents from deciding to homeschool: parents want their children to be prepared for the real world so they think they must send them to school. Stop: who got us to think upside down? Essentially, what this means is, ...

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Your Kids Don’t Belong to You: Public Education Gets Honest

For years, those of us who have spoken against the government school system, warning parents that the state has an agenda that is more about controlling your kids than "teaching" them, have been largely ignored or regarded as misinformed extremists. Finally though, the public school proponents are being honest, making no attempt to disguise the way ...

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Protect Your Rights By Signing the Romeike Petition

If you haven't already seen it, and especially if you haven't signed the petition, I URGE you to take a few minutes and help this family from Germany who is being threatened by imprisonment and having their children taken away because they choose to homeschool. America has the power to grant them a continued asylum ...

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