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Caine’s Arcade and the Beauty of Creativity

Caine's Arcade and the Beauty of Creativity
As a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, I often get into arguments with other graduate students over the necessity and effectiveness of compulsory, coercive education. Not surprisingly, most of the people who choose to get a Master of Education degree believe that in order for children to learn and reach their full potential, adults need to define for them what they will learn and... 

Why I have dedicated my career to homeschooling (condensed version)

Why I have dedicated my career to homeschooling (condensed version)
Life wasn’t very easy on my single father, my younger brother and me as we grew up in government housing in Pottsville, PA. I took it upon myself to help raise my younger brother. I would help him with his homework, get in fights with bullies on his behalf, and by the time I was a teenager, I was coaching his baseball and basketball teams. I took great pride in my ability to help him forge a... 

Sexual Predators in the Classroom

Sexual Predators in the Classroom
We’ve made clear on numerous occasions that “education” is hardly a reason to send children off to school, especially a traditional public school. However, as we discussed in the last blog post, bullying is another great reason to keep them home.  Unfortunately, the inability to deliver quality education and rampant bullying are just the tip of the iceberg. Other reasons to consider keeping... 

Public Schools Are Infested With Bullies

Public Schools Are Infested With Bullies
Bullying has become such a problem in schools that it has become the social issue du jour, with celebrities such as musician Lada Gaga, professional football player DeSean Jackson and President Barack Obama each having taken up the issue. The bullying does not have to emanate from public schools, but it overwhelmingly seems to. The bullying may be a result of more obvious factors such as race, socioeconomic... 
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