Homeschool Reflection: I’m Ambivalent

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A guest post by KellyI’m rather ambivalent towards homeschooling. On the one hand, so much of the movement as it exists today is dominated by people whose political views I strongly disagree with. On the other, my experience was, on the whole, quite positive, and I think there are enough problems with the American public school system to make homeschooling quite an appealing option for people in this country.Part of the reason homeschooling went rather well for me, I think, is that I was … [Read more...]

Homeschool Reflection: Not the Only Way


A guest post by TessI am a woman in her early twenties who was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school. My experience with homeschooling was mostly good, and leaving out schooling choices altogether I should first probably say that my parents were always unconditionally supportive of me and invested in my education, so I realize that my growing up experience most likely would have been good regardless of education style.My mom has a degree in special education and so teaching … [Read more...]

Homeschool Reflection: A Parent’s Perspective

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A guest post by NorthstarLibby Anne, I’ve been following your comments on homeschooling with avid interest. As a homeschooling parent, I was most interested -- and terrified -- by the anger I saw from young adults who had been homeschooled. I followed a few links to read their stories because I truly, truly wanted to know if my kids were going to end up hating me for homeschooling them.To my relief, I quickly saw a pattern emerging. The young adults who were angry were almost invariably s … [Read more...]