Homeschool Apostates

Kathryn Joyce, author of such books as Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement, has a nice article up at American Prospect on the fundamentalist homeschool movement and the folks who escape it: The Home School Apostates.It's worth a read if you have a few minutes, and it gives a shoutout to our neighbors at No Longer Quivering. Beyond that, this paragraph jumped out at me:For Ryan Stollar and many other ex-homeschoolers, debate club changed everything. The lessons in … [Read more...]

Homeschool Rap

In honor of folks like Libby Anne and Peter Enns, who are discussing the pros and cons of homeschooling, I present "Why I Love Homeschooling: The Rap."This has the quality you most look for in white evangelical rap: it's short."In science we learn we didn't come from apes, and when conflict arises we pray for his grace"What more needs to be said?Via Christian Nightmares … [Read more...]

Don’t Just Teach Your Children To Read (George Carlin)

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Fight Evil

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Educating Freethinkers

Frances "Fanny" Wright was the bane of American conservatives in the 1820's. An atheist, a radical egalitarian and an economic leveler - oh, and a woman - she was everything they feared in one neat package.In hindsight, probably her most radical idea was the the government should take the responsibility for educating children away from the parents. It wasn't clearly fleshed out, but her idea seemed to be a system of national boarding schools where children would be educated in a secular … [Read more...]