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Alternative Education and Homeschooling Independently

Alternative Education and Homeschooling Independently
Homeschooling is hard enough all on its own, but when others criticize us for our educational choices, it becomes even harder.  That’s why I try really hard not to judge the way other people choose to educate their children, knowing that most parents are doing their very best with their situation. Because I’m a huge advocate of independent homeschooling through high school, sometimes people who choose to use government-funded programs perceive that I am critical of...
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Guest — Lee
Thank you for the encouragement! I appreciate it! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:40
Guest — Kimberly
Homeschooling does require investment and when you're choosing for one parent to stay home and educate the kids, it can be a finan... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:45
Guest — Deana
Thank You Lee!!! We have been so blessed by your approach to home school through High School. We drove in the wee hrs of the morni... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 08:37
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Online Lab Material

Online Lab Material
I know that each parent can determine what is right for their own child.  My job is to support independent homeschooling, however.  When I get  questions about alternative education programs, I don't want parents to feel that I'm being judgmental.  On the other hand, I do try to point out alternatives that retain independence, so you can ensure the successful education of your child.What about online lab material.  Have you seen anything like  this available for...
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Alternative Education = Less Control

Alternative Education = Less Control
Whenever you become involved in state sponsored Alternative Education, you have less control than when you are homeschooling independently.  In fact, any classroom setting (public school, private school, alternative education, and even co-op classes) give you less control and flexibility than homeschooling independently. You can't control the content (you have to choose what they offer.) You don't control the speed of the curriculum (you have to go at their rate.) You can't choose how it's graded...
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Guest — J W
I got out of a co-op for the very same reasons plus some - in fact, we only lasted three one-hour classes and the first ten minute... Read More
Wednesday, 17 June 2009 07:55
Guest — Lisa
Sounds like a great case for homeschooling. Thanks for the encouragement!
Tuesday, 16 June 2009 18:08
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"Flunked..." The Rest of the Story!

"Flunked..." The Rest of the Story!
Evergreen Freedom Foundation contacted the WHO board asking to interview "a homeschooler."  Nobody else on the board wanted to go, so Matt and I took Alex.  They also asked for a learning disabled homeschooler, but we never found one.  EFF ended up interviewing all three of us; my husband, my son, and me.  We knew it was for "a documentary" and it was supposed to highlight ALL the effective ways to educate.Now that I've seen the...
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Guest — Kathy
I LOVE stories like this! My son has a "disability" and the only accommodations he ever got we had to provide him at home. We did... Read More
Thursday, 25 October 2012 08:50
Guest — J W
Yeah, labels are limited. The only ones I've found helpful are those related to learning style. It never occurred to me that the... Read More
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 18:16
Guest — Lee
Joelle, My eldest child was label when he was in public school. He was in a "special" class that needed "special help." They wer... Read More
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 09:43
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