To Homeschooling’s “Old Guard:” 20 Truths You Need to Hear

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming Worldly This is a post for homeschooling’s “old guard,” the people who first started homeschooling and unschooling back in the day. Writing this post has been hard to do. I do not want to make enemies of the old guard unschoolers and homeschoolers. I just want them to do the right thing. … [Read more...]

A Call For Contributions to HA’s Upcoming Self-Injury Awareness Series

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Cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousA Call for Contributions to HA’s Upcoming Self-Injury Awareness Series By R.L. Stollar, HA Community CoordinatorI vividly remember the day when cutting struck close to home. … [Read more...]

Cloistered Fruit (Not) An Open Letter to the Pearls

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsSo, a friend of mine sent me this post by Michael and Debi Pearl the other day. I encourage you to go read it, just so that you have some context for the following rant and can follow along. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Public Schools Do What?

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by Mary Pride of Homeschool World - Sibling Revelry However, in one respect these books do get it right. In school, kids learn to segregate themselves by age. Older kids learn to be embarrassed about spending time with younger kids. Schoolkids also quickly learn the art of the putdown, … [Read more...]

The Supposed Myth of Teenaged Adolescence

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by SamanthaI’ve talked a lot about the fundamentalist cult I was raised in, but something I don’t very frequently talk about here is my experience with the conservative religious homeschooling movement. For many people, the conservative religious homeschooling movement … [Read more...]

This is NOT Homeschooling: Is HSLDA Part of a “Bible-Based Cult”?

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by Heather DoneyThis may be the most important and most scary post on homeschooling that I have ever written. It feels like something out of a Margaret Atwood novel and I am numb as I write this, so please bear with me. The title of this post is not rhetorical. It is a question I am actively pondering at the moment. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschooling Videos?

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by Blimey Cow on YoutubeNot sure if these videos are supposed to be serious or comical but someone knows way too much about homeschooling. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Educational Process Brainwashing?

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By Bob Jones III of Bob Jones University speaking of Christian credentialing for Bob Jones University and home schooling Accrediting associations will not approve our educational process if it does not include the worship of their gods. All education is brainwashing. We wash with the pure water of God's Word, and they wash with the polluted waters of the New Age. Comments open below … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Calling in the Media on Social Service?

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by Rebekah Pearl Anast from Homeschooling Pioneers Actually, the media wasn’t negative. It was a strategic move by my Dad to take the heat off of us. Social Services had gotten wind of our home education, and we were given a court summons. The judge and a few power-hungry and small-minded … [Read more...]

20 Ways Not to Respond to Homeschool Horror Stories

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by Becoming WorldlyThe following are a list of things that range from impolite to incredibly disrespectful that I have heard since I started speaking out about this issue. I’m (unfortunately) not making any of these up and I’ve actually had every single one of them either said to me or seen them said to others. If you don’t want to be a jerk, please don’t say any of the following: … [Read more...]


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