July 5, 2017

Read Jonny Scaramanga’s research on Accelerated Christian Education in England Read more

June 14, 2017

A former home schooler describes her continuing fight with the holes in her education. Read more

April 5, 2017

I used to believe men and women couldn’t be just friends. It was an impoverished view of the world. Read more

March 28, 2017

Teenage runaways and allegations of physical and sexual abuse dog the facility that Iowa Republicans want to exempt from accreditation laws. Read more

March 21, 2017

A bill before the Iowa House would allow a school to provide the unaccredited Accelerated Christian Education curriculum. Read more

September 13, 2016

An ACE escapee finds his place in the universe after years of indoctrination. Contains references to corporal punishment. Read more

September 12, 2016

Or: How Def Leppard Made Me An Atheist Read more

August 25, 2016

Secularism is about freedom of conscience and a religiously neutral state, not authoritarian diktats. Read more

August 18, 2016

  Here, as far as I know, is the only first-person account of what it is like to ‘qualify’ as an Accelerated Christian Education supervisor anywhere in the academic literature. ACE supervisor training is much like ACE schooling: The staff complete workbooks at desks facing the wall, separated by vertical screens. They obtain permission to leave their seats by raising a flag, and they mark their own work from answer booklets (score keys). The process takes five days, and then… Read more

August 10, 2016

I have decided to review Donald R. Howard’s 1979 classic Rebirth of Our Nation. You have almost certainly never heard of this book, but if you’re interested in this blog, you’ll want to know about it. Donald Howard was the founder of Accelerated Christian Education, and Rebirth of Our Nation is his manifesto, not just for education (although there’s a lot about that), but also for the way the world should be. It’s actually his second book, after the earlier To Save a… Read more

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