Home Education Magazine publisher Helen Hegener is a defendant in a lawsuit which was filed against her by Mimi Rothschild, Howard Mandel, and Learning by Grace, Inc. in late fall of last year, based on a short news item which appeared at the Home Education Magazine website in August, 2010. The News & Commentary post [...]

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The May-June 2011 issue features an interview with Kate Fridkis, a grown unschooler who writes for The Huffington Post, and blogs at Eat the Damn Cake. Kate will be joining the HEM staff as a columnist with our July-August issue! From the interview with Kate: “My family. Y’know, they’re weird and normal and opinionated and [...]

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The March-April 2011 issue of Home Education Magazine includes an interview with Dr. Thomas Armstrong, author of “In Their Own Way,” “The Myth of the A.D.D. Child,” and other books and videos. An in-depth discussion of the practice of labeling children, learning disabilities, and more. Also in this issue you’ll find several feature articles on [...]

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In the Sept-Oct, 2003 issue of Home Education Magazine, Sue Smith-Heavenrich writes about The Things I Really Want My Kids to Learn: By September, every homeschooler in our state has outlined her proposed curriculum and sent it off to the local school district. I never found the forms our school district sent us particularly useful. [...]

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Some of the most radical and free-thinking educational critics of the 20th century said that we go to school to “be instructed on our own inferiority.” Schools As Colonizers: The Deschoolers of the 1960s, by Kirsten Olsen (VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K., 2008) examines the problems of institutionalized education from the vantage of the 1960s’ [...]

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“I could be the Guru of Unschooling, with flowing saffron robes and wearing a garland of flowers in my hair!” ~Earl Gary Stevens While this magazine has never been overtly described as an unschooling magazine, it has always been second only to John Holt’s now out-of-print Growing Without Schooling newsletter as the premier publication for [...]

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