A Project to Help Homeschooling Humanists

Guess what?

(Are you sitting for this?)

Not all parents who homeschool their children are Christian.

(I’ll give you a minute to digest that.)

It’s true! There are a lot of atheist parents who homeschool their children (for any number of reasons) but there’s a major problem with that: A lot of the material made for homeschooled kids is written from a Young Earth Creationist, the-Bible-must-be-true perspective, such as books from A Beka or BJU Press.

KellyAnne Kitchin and Jenn Gauthier have both dealt with that situation in their own lives and they want to make things easier for other parents like them. It’s true that secular textbook writers are out there, but their books can be expensive and, to quote KellyAnne, “used copies often command a much higher price” than used Christian textbooks.

So how do you fix the problem?

Their solution is to create an atheist lending library for other homeschooling secular parents:

Committed to raising free-thinking citizens of the world and helping other parents do the same, KellyAnne and Jennifer are looking to open a nation-wide lending library full of materials to lend out to homeschooling families for the school year.

Our project will benefit many families who don’t have access to secular school materials, or those families who cannot afford them.

Many new resources have become available in recent years but the cost for these new resources are high since most authors are self-publishing. Our lending library will make those resources more available.

Their goal is ambitious but it’s one of those projects that, once it gets rolling, it could have a huge impact.

Please consider donating to their campaign. Even if you don’t have kids, or even if you send your kids to a public school, this is a project worth supporting.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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