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The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time
Photo: Chris Knight, The Patriot-News Yesterday, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a rally was held on the steps of the state capitol building to protest proposed budget cuts to public education.  The protesters demanded that Governor Tom Corbett abandon his proposal to reduce funding for K-12 education, as the state deals with the same fiscal shortfalls that are plaguing states across the nation.  And... 

A Conversation With Mommy

A Conversation With Mommy
Mommy, why did you wake me up?  It’s not even light out.  I’m tired.  May I go back to bed? But I don’t want to go to kindergarten.  I want to stay home with you, Mommy. But I’m already learning things.  Why do I need to go to kindergarten to learn?  Are you mad at me because I didn’t learn my ABCs faster? Why can’t you teach me?  You already taught me how to read and spell my name. ... 
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Read to Your Children

Read to Your Children
As most homeschoolers realize, we cannot expect the public school system to effectively teach our kids.  Reading is a case in point: 20% of high school seniors are functionally illiterate at the time of graduation. If our children don’t have strong reading comprehension skills, much less basic literacy skills, they will be locked out of numerous career fields, as well as the higher education institutions... 

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... 
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