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Helping Your Public Schooled Child Become a Lifelong Learner

Helping Your Public Schooled Child Become a Lifelong Learner
Raising children who will become self-directed, lifelong learners is not the enigma that the public education system makes it out to be.  Children are naturally inquisitive, and are in a constant state of learning as they try to understand the world that surrounds them.  Given the opportunity to learn without being bullied, ridiculed, verbally assaulted for becoming bored with a linear and irrelevant... 

Sit Down, Shut Up and Learn

Sit Down, Shut Up and Learn
Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a new $500 million state-level grant competition, the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge.  The program is intended to encourage better coordination, clearer learning standards and increased access to early learning programs for low income and disadvantaged children. Like... 

The Luxury of Questioning

The Luxury of Questioning
Children are by nature curious beings. From the moment they are born they are surrounded by an endless stream of stimuli which fascinate or confuse them. Over the very short period of a couple of years they learn to recognize faces, objects and sounds, and their own existence among the world around them. Eventually, children begin to mimic adults and older siblings in their communication with one another,... 

Government Needs More Oversight, Not Homeschoolers

Government Needs More Oversight, Not Homeschoolers
Jorea Marple, the West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools, recently gave a speech in which she said homeschoolers need more oversight, better standards, better evidence of progress; homeschoolers have too much flexibility. She either doesn’t know homeschoolers very well, or she knows them too well. I’ll explain later. Government can no better manage the education of homeschool students... 
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