The Educational Grass is Always Greener

9 Things You Don’t Want to Hear About Homeschooling OR ABOUT HAVING CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOL Recently in my “homeschool mom” circles, an article has been going around talking about the downsides to homeschool. 9 Things You Don’t Want to Hear About Homeschooling I agree with the article about the downsides to homeschool, and I

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

“When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges” Except that, no, it really doesn’t.  The structure of school causes the initial problem – children focus on getting through the material rather than actually thinking. The school’s solution is to increase the structure to prevent children from getting through the material without thinking. It’s not

homeschool in the news

Homeschool News: “Homeschool organizations see spike in enrollment”

Homeschool in the news! Illinois lawmakers have yet to pass a school funding formula…. If a school funding formula is not in place by August 10, school districts throughout Illinois will not receive this year’s state funding. The lack of funding for schools has led to many parents looking for alternative forms of education, one