Julie Giles was arrested because her son missed too many days at school. Matt Walsh speaks about it:
"Schools are just schools. They are places that teach students how to say the ABCs, how to add two plus two, and how to use lube and get abortions. You know, the basic stuff. They are not foster ... Read the rest»
Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers): I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means
"But they need to be with friends their own age."
Her eyes revealed the earnestness with which she believed her words. She wanted to homeschool, but....
Homeschooling or not, too many parents have a deeply-ingrained belief about peers that is not only ... Read the rest»
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 ... Read the rest»
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 ... Read the rest»
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 ... Read the rest»
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 ... Read the rest»
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 ... Read the rest»
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 ... Read the rest»
"...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 ... Read the rest»
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, ... Read the rest»