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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... 

College Admissions for Homeschool Students (Part 2 of 3)

College Admissions for Homeschool Students (Part 2 of 3)
College education is not the be all and end all that so many public education advocates and politicians make it out to be. As most homeschoolers know, a self-directed or individualized education trumps the standard 20-to-a-classroom uniform instruction experience that the majority of students receive through primary and secondary schools. It is no surprise that many of them believe that they can... 
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