Rethinking Everything Magazine is a new magazine with an ad-free, page-turning, online format and deeply personal stories that push the envelopes of societal norms. Co-publishers Barb Lundgren and Sarah Parent explain: “What we’ve created is an inspirational, international, quarterly compilation of true stories from real people who have stepped far outside society’s normative boxes and [...]

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“As homeschoolers we need to find ways to reach out to teachers and parents who don’t want to see childrens’ 12 years of compulsory schooling reduced to skills training for big business. Nurturing the human capacity to learn through love and intrinsic motivation is as important to life — to me, more important — as [...]

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“When Carla Fisher and her husband announced plans to travel the globe with their adolescent daughters for a year, some friends called them crazy. Seven years later, with wonderful memories and a book documenting their world trek, the Fishers now seem like global trailblazers. “Despite a recession that may have limited the number of U.S. [...]

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As 2009 draws to an end, this is a good time to review all the wonderful articles and columns which have appeared in Home Education Magazine over the past year! In 2009 we ran interviews in every issue, with interesting people such as Kathleen McCurdy, Rachel Barton Pine, Rain Perry Fordyce, Lauri Rogers, Barb Lundgren, [...]

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“Homeschoolers are doing just fine. Leave them alone. “That seems to be the resounding (and long-held) sentiment among many homeschool advocates. And they certainly have a point: The widespread deficiencies of the one-size-fits-all public school system are becoming ever more apparent, some instructors are more often babysitter than teacher, and many home-educated students simply don’t [...]

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In these last few days before the end of another year, I find myself thinking about a Learning 101 column, by Tamra Orr, which we ran in our May-June issue, Capturing Time , in which Tamra explored the concepts of learning, schooling, and mostly, capturing time… “What could be taught in those eight hours that [...]

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