Betsy DeVos – Fundamentalist Homeschool Mom

by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyI have been kinda quiet as authoritarianism and fundamentalism takes over our country.  But it doesn’t mean I’ve been ignoring it.  Rather I’m trying to collect my bearings, decide what to do next.  I had genuinely hoped that this stuff would be a fad and fade away and I could go have a normal life, but it has not and now I cannot.  Not like this.  I profoundly misjudged the extent of it and how easily others would misunderstand and either dismiss or capitulate to this movement. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Patriarchal Homeschoolers Most Marginalized People?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - The Good Father: Teaching Your Child to Submit to AuthorityEditor's note: Here Bayly discusses Patriarchal Homeschoolers and rebellion. Surprisingly enough the unquoted part of this piece has Bayly admitting that the real problem with rebellion starts with the fathers being too selfish and self-involved. But this part we're quoting is Quiverfull martyrbating at its finest. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Go Too Nutty Over Homeschooling?

by Steve Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Overboard on HomeschoolingEditor's note: I believe what we're looking at here is jealous at its finest. Right before this post Anderson wrote one attacking Paul Washer, who he mentions here while attacking Michael Pearl. I cannot believe I am about to say this, but based upon the measure Anderson gives here Pearl almost sounds less toxic with his belief that humans inborn nature is to do right. Too bad I've never actually seen where Michael Pearl has stated that. Is it possible that Anderson didn't actually read much of any of Pearl's writings because I've never seen anything that Pearl has written that didn't order you to beat the … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Booklet 3 – Medical Paralyzed Eyelids

 by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll images by Mel from When Cows and Kids Collide used with permission. This post is  7 pages long.Today's ATI crazy medical bit takes us on a tour of how a partially paralyzed eyelid can explain humility.  Don't worry; this will make no more sense at the end than it does now. … [Read more...]

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Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets – Booklet 3 Science The Elements of Our Body

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll images by Mel and When Cows and Kids Collide used with permission. This post is 12 pages long.Let's see if we can guess the science topic of this month's Wisdom booklet from the introduction: … [Read more...]

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Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Booklet 2 – Breathing and Speech

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll images from When Cows and Kids Collide.This is part four in Mel's dissection of Bill Gothard's ATI Wisdom Booklets, the educational system used by TLCs Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and many others in Quiverfull to educate their children. Mel exposes how fundamentally flawed much of the information is in the teaching materials. This post is 7 pages long.I get a strange feeling of unease every time I type "ATI" and "medical" in the same sentence.  I think this is because the medical section is quite strange.  This section, for example, manages to be very detailed without necessarily teaching information well. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Less is More With Young Kids?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours?!?? - Homeschool Tips: Young KidsEditor's note: While learning to sit still and concentrate is difficult for many young children is having the child do housework instead of sitting down to teach them to read really the best educational choice? Any teachers of first grade or kindergarten out there that can address the issues of not doing much schooling with the younger children? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschool Your Children Even if You Aren’t Educated?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - 3 Reasons to Homeschool Your Children This YearEditor's note: Notice this is one part government paranoia and one part your kids will rebel. Fear mongering at its finest straight from Steven Anderson. Oh noes, your child might actually encounter people who are different than those in your tiny group and that will lead to chaos, sin and rebellion! You'd think if they were truly teaching the children a solid foundation at home that those things would not even be on their radar. But again he makes it about the gays. For someone that shouts out how not gay he is Mr. Anderson seems to spend inordinate amounts of time thinking about … [Read more...]

QF: The View From Here: Strategies For Educating Children

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Redeeming DinahAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Redeeming Dinah used with permission. This series of posts results includes excerpts from information shared with a journalist in August of 2015 who had questions about the Quiverfull Movement as it related to the Duggar Family. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Learning Outside of the Home?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Preparing Children for the FutureEditor's note: More educational fear-mongering from Nancy Campbell, putting down all schools and schooling that does not take place in the home. There's also nothing in the Bible to suggest that the 40 years it took for Moses and his people to find the promised land had anything to do with schooling, Egyptian or otherwise. Nancy is playing bizarre Biblical interpretation again. I am always amazed at how many different types of fear-mongering she routinely comes up with. … [Read more...]