Homeschooling Section Complete

I’ve just completed the section under another tab — homeschooling. You can view this section either by clicking the tab itself (“Homeschooling,” in the middle of the tabs immediately below the header) or by clicking here.

As you will see, the section offers a basic summary of homeschooling and the Christian homeschool movement in particular, followed by pages containing key posts and resources (websites, books, and articles).

Please let me know if there is anything you think should be added to this section, or anything I could do to improve it.

About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.

  • Tsu Dho Nimh

    Your link FROM FTB is wrong … you (or more probably the software you used) doubled the address on the “Blog Move Completed” post so it’s landing me on an unknown page

    Here’s what you have …
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2012/03/www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism

    Here’s what you need:
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism

    • http://patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism Libby Anne

      That’s really strange, because it works for me. It initially didn’t, but the Patheos tech guys changed a url so that it would. What on FTB brings you to the double url? I just went to FTB and clicked all the links and there was no problem at all.

    • Chiroptera

      I get here from the link on FTB just fine.

  • Jeremy

    If you want some primary sources on the history of homeschooling, I’d recommend the GWS archives, at this link, or Wikipedia’s John Holt page. But then, that may not be the sort of thing you’re looking for.

    • Froborr

      Wikipedia is definitionally not a primary source, or even secondary. It strives very hard to be a tertiary source and only a tertiary source, as it bans both personal accounts and original research.

      /pedantry

      • Jeremy

        Yes, I misspoke there — I forgot that I’d written primary sources. Sorry!

  • Honora Ladiea

    I homeschooled my daugher (now a college freshman) from 3rd grade to high school. We did not homeschool for religious reasons, but because we truly believed that it is much more important for a young person to be “out of the box” in order to have a fulfilling life. My spouse and I were very liberal in that we wanted her to be pro-LGBTQ rights, to take the virtue of compassion seriously, to question authority no matter what, and to be her own person no matter what.

    Okay, , maybe because I live in a large southern California city it was easy to avoid the religious right crowd, and in fact, we never used a “pre-packaged” curriculum at all, Christian or otherwise. I know for a fact that we were not the only non-religious homeschoolers out there. I met Buddhist, Wiccan and atheist homeschoolers frequently. I also know that in my resource group that more than half of the parents doing it had been teachers in our local public schools and did not think that public schools were good. It is common knowledge that a lot of public school teachers send their children to private schools. So, the local public schools were not an option and my spouse and I found a way to homeschool her without leaving our jobs/businesses.

    My daughter is in college and doing very well knocking out general credits right now, plus has an adequate income from her own business which was based on early passions. She is a free thinker in every sense of the word and is content enough.

    I hate to see that homeschooling is put in the “religious right” pile all of the time because there are a lot of other great reasons to homeschool and a lot of people do not homeschool for religious reasons at all. Good journey.

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