Helen on December 18th, 2008

“Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat…” -from the old nursery rhyme and carol: Christmas is Coming With the Big Day only a week away, I thought it would be nice to share some Christmas thoughts. Of course, I realize that my very diverse readership includes many who either don’t celebrate Christmas, or who [...]

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Helen on December 7th, 2008

I’ve seen an interesting letter referenced on blogs and lists a couple of times now, in response to a November 12 fund-raising alert from HSLDA, which stated in part: “…And whenever private educators accept grants and benefits, there are conditions to receiving those benefits, including being subject to regulation. Just because the federal government has [...]

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Helen on December 5th, 2008

Illinois blogger Susan Ryan found an interesting little item, and I’m wondering if anyone is seeing similar activity in their own states? Susan wrote: This “guide” was written up by counsel for the IL Principals Association and was posted on Market Watch: Homeschooling Law Resource Guide - Released by the Education Law Association Last update: [...]

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Helen on December 3rd, 2008

A friend sent me a link to a humorous homeschool video on YouTube today and when it was over a couple more were offered, so I watched them too… I knew there were a few clever homeschool videos out there, but I was amazed to find there are dozens of good homeschool humor videos! Some [...]

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Helen on December 2nd, 2008

Milton Gaither has an interesting paragraph in his review of Greg and Martine Millman’s book: Historians and organization theorists will be very interested in the Millmans’ chapter on Homeschool Groups. It begins by connecting homeschooling to the “emergence” scholarship of John H. Holland, explaining that homeschooling is an unplanned and uncontrolled system of networks built [...]

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