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College Admissions for Homeschool Students (Part 3 of 3)

College Admissions for Homeschool Students (Part 3 of 3)
The admissions process into selective colleges is not “fair” by any measure. The process is often determined as much by the parents of the applicant as it is the accomplishments of the applicant, sometimes more so. If you are middle class, your child has a much lower chance of getting into a selective college than the son of someone worth hundreds of millions of dollars. If you work 40 hours... 

Think Differently

Think Differently
Since I was young, I have always found myself pushing back against authority, and against conformity. I struggled listening to teachers and superiors telling me not only what the appropriate way to act was, but what the appropriate way to think was as well. I struggled with what their words demanded, and what my evolving worldview and value system was telling me.  I struggled as to what type of person... 

The Class Size Debate

The Class Size Debate
Across the country, states are being crushed by large deficits which are the result of a decreased tax base coupled with bloated government. To address the deficits, many governors and legislatures are looking to pare the sky high costs of public education to help bridge the gap.  To the horror of many education advocates who have been arguing for years for reduced class sizes in order to improve... 

Homeschooling With Two Working Parents

Homeschooling With Two Working Parents
The three most oft-stated concerns about homeschooling revolve around effectiveness, socialization and lost income. Can parents more effectively educate their children than trained teachers? How will the kids develop socially if they aren’t in school? These first two questions are fair, and the quick answer to each is that homeschooling is the superior option. Academically, homeschoolers vastly... 
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