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THE A-to-Z of Homeschooling
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Research, Thoughts and Opinions about Homeschooling

A Dark Side To Home Schooling?

CBS Evening News dredged up an old murder suicide story in order to once again sell fear disguised as a news story tonight. A Dark Side to Homeschooling was aired tonight, October 13, 2003, apparently for the sole purpose to serve some political agenda to try to require social worker visits to homeschooling families. A second...
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Accreditation of Homeschools?

The controversy about qualifying homeschools. Accrediting agencies and FAQs about accreditation, especially concerning distance learning programs.
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Demographics _ Numbers and Growth

Numbers of Homeschoolers in USA AN A TO Z ARTICLE I generated these numbers from 2016 school-aged children data and reports of the numbers of homeschoolers registered in some states and exterpolated the numbers to all states in 2016-17. USA – 15 – 1.5M Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware – 15 – 2,609 Florida...
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Education Reform

Alternatives Alternative Education Resource Organization AERO’s goal is to advance student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education. AERO is considered by many to be the primary hub of communications and support for educational alternatives around the world. Books on School and State Karl Bunday’s reading list for some heavy reading about the role of the state...
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History of Homeschooling

John Caldwell Holt (April 14, 1923 – September 14, 1985) was an American author and educator, a proponent of homeschooling or unschooling, and a pioneer in youth rights theory.

When people write about the history of the homeschooling movement there's one name which comes quickly to mind: John Holt. By Helen Hegener.
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Homeschool News

Homeschool News

Recent homeschool news stories from Google News, Homeschool Buzz.
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Homeschooling Controversy

Homeschool NonDiscrimination Act of 2005 “While the intent of the bill may be honorable, the effect of the bill is potentially disastrous for homeschooling parents who want to remain free from government regulation. This is because the federal government has no constitutional authority to directly regulate the education of homeschooled students, whether that regulation is for...
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HSLDA and HSLDA/F Consumer Information

HSLDA and HSLDA/F Consumer Information

What about the HSLDA? By Mary H. McCarthy, links from Ann Zeise There are many different opinions about The Home School Legal Defense Association. First off, it’s your money and you may spend it any way you wish. If you want to join, by all means join, just know what you are joining. Read the...
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Number of Homeschoolers in US 2017-2018

NEW as of August 2017 - Statistics about homeschooling is a difficult exercise. Many things influence how many homeschoolers there are in each US state, and influences may make these numbers too high or too low. Each city, school district, state and country will look at home education numbers differently.
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Problems with Public “Homeschooling” Programs

Problems with Public “Homeschooling” Programs

The homeschooling community constantly debates on whether or not it is wise to participate in public school-sponsored programs, such as an ISP or charter school designed for homeschoolers. Are public ISPs a threat to homeschools? Should we insist on our rights as tax-payers to force the schools to let our kids participate in sports,...
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Public School Issues

Public School Issues

The Problems Inside School Systems Today The American compulsory schools have many public school issues. What are the effects of bullying on children? What are the pros and cons of homeschooling? How creating a homeschool in your home can be the best education for your kids. Academic Issues You know there is a problem...
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Research Papers on Homeschooling

Research explaining why homeschooling works. From academic, government and other inclusive resources.
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Resources for Educators-Every Student Succeeds, etc.

General Educator Information about Every Student Succeeds Every Student Succeeds – ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Actual law. Long read. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA),...
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Roots of Homeschooling

When people write about the history of the homeschooling movement there’s one name which comes quickly to mind: John Holt, the gently but relentlessly questioning author and educator who founded the first newsletter about taking or keeping one’s children out of school, Growing Without Schooling, often better known as GWS. John Holt was definitely the...
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Testing Homeschoolers

How Testing *Should* Be Seen! By Ann Zeise and Jane M. Smith When you think of testing, do you: Picture thirty kids locked in a classroom scrambling to answer questions before the timer goes off, Smell the delicious aroma of the chocolate cake your son just baked, See the garden you and your children planted earlier this year overflowing with produce,...
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Testing Services for Homeschoolers

Places that offer to sell tests and evaluate them for homeschoolers in states that require testing. Websites recommended by your Homeschool Guide.
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The Ravage of Home Education Through Exclusion By Religion

A White Paper by Raymond S. Moore Attorney Michael Farris‘ homeschooling alarms in states from Coast to Coast, and federally over the last four years, and particularly his national alarm on the HR-6 amendment, constitute a serious tactical error if homeschooling is to be known for its serious contribution to American education instead of simply another passing educational...
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The Ravage of Home Education Through Exclusion By Religion _ page 2

Farris' service is offset by unilateral initiatives, creating alarm after alarm that spell catastrophe to the home education movement. By Raymond S. Moore.
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What DeVos Appointment Could Mean to Homeschoolers

Should we homeschoolers, all of us, be concerned about the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, if her appointment is approved?
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