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Talk to Your Children

Talk to Your Children
The homeschool versus public school debate revolves around the education of children typically only after the age of five. Ignoring what happens before a child is old enough to attend state schools ignores the reality that education begins at home, not at school.  A significant portion of a person’s intellectual capacity is determined in his or her first 36 months.  As such, parents cannot wait... 

Are Homeschool Parents “Selfish”?

Are Homeschool Parents “Selfish”?
My homeschool advocacy work has resulted in scores of conversations thus far this year with people who were previously ignorant of the many benefits of homeschooling. Their stated concerns about homeschooling have been largely consistent, a string of debunked or irrelevant notions fueled by the propaganda of partisan politicians, teachers unions, the media, and power hungry statists who think that... 

How Will They Learn Calculus?

How Will They Learn Calculus?
One of the most pernicious arguments against homeschooling is that parents are incapable of teaching their children certain subjects, such as calculus or chemistry, and only those with certifications and relevant college degrees can be trusted to educate our children (or more appropriately, your children). This position not only arms the thoughtless masses with yet another vapid refrain, but it directly... 

Destroying Minds, Destroying Bodies

Destroying Minds, Destroying Bodies
In a classically statist move, a Chicago public school has banned lunches brought from home. The Principal of the school, Elsa Carmona, has declared that her students must eat the food served in the cafeteria because she wants to “protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.”  There may be a more nefarious reason behind this uncommon concern for the health of public school children... 
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