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Let's hear it for home schools - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Let's hear it for home schools - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Homeschool | Scoop.it
Let's hear it for home schools Pittsburgh Post Gazette Brian Ray, president of the National Home Education Research Institute, compared home schoolers and public school students on the results of three standardized tests -- the California...
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"The first students to leave public schools tend to be the better ones, because their parents care more about education, said University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds. "When they leave, the overall quality of the remaining students, and thus the schools, will drop."

 

Wow. Interesting insight. 

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/jack-kelly/lets-hear-it-for-home-schools-696258/#ixzz2ZmmoD6Gz

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Easy Summer Activities

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Summer is fast approaching, and for some of us, that means school’s out! At our home, we’re looking forward to a few weeks of rest and recuperation so I can plan for next school year, and the kids can enjoy summer activities.
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Free Homeschool Literature

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I’m a homeschool mom. I’ve taught my kids in different configurations for six years, so I understand the challenges homeschoolers face in regard to time, procuring excellent curricula and matching ...
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Alternative education for troubled California students raises questions - The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Alternative education for troubled California students raises questions - The San Luis Obispo Tribune | Homeschool | Scoop.it
The San Luis Obispo Tribune Alternative education for troubled California students raises questions The San Luis Obispo Tribune California's Department of Education doesn't track students like Erick after – and if – they return to home schools, so...
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"You take a kid who has already demonstrated that he's not being successful in conventional school, and then you impose on him the duty that he's going to self-study, to me that just seems insane," said Tim McKinley, a former FBI agent who is now a Delano-based attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance.

 

Yep. Sounds like Albert Einstein's definition of insanity, ""Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/07/21/2591987/alternative-education-for-troubled.html#storylink=cpy
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