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The Economist does a sloppy job covering the Romeikes and home schooling
Homeschooling and the law / Perception of home schooling / Perceptions

The Economist does a sloppy job covering the Romeikes and home schooling

If you’ve been following this case, you’re probably aware that it played out to a draw:  The Supreme Court refused to grant cert, but the Justice Department backed off from deporting the German homeschoolers. I was interested to see The Economist covering this story  , but not surprised that it got the main point wrong.  … Continue reading

A Little Fun, Bravewriter Style!
Curricula / Learning / Teaching about Writing

A Little Fun, Bravewriter Style!

   If you’ve been homeschooling for a while you are probably familiar with Brave Writer, a great online classroom that offers writing courses for home schooled kids. My middle daughter just finished a 4 week course based on Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories. Students read a few of Kipling’s stories, examined the structure and style of his writing … Continue reading

You might hate standardized testing.  You’d be right – and wrong.  This winter, lose the discontent and embrace your inner SAT.
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You might hate standardized testing. You’d be right – and wrong. This winter, lose the discontent and embrace your inner SAT.

When the weather is sub-arctic and you are running outside at 5 am, even the most boring topic is a welcome distraction.  During one such run a friend and I spent a good twenty minutes on the subject of standardized testing. Her daughter would soon begin the mandatory Maryland State Assessment tests – which, my … Continue reading