Friday, March 10, 2006

Carnival of Homeschooling

A reader has asked us to publicize the 10th Carnival of Homeschooling. I was not previously aware of this Carnival, and I’m happy to bring it to everyone’s attention.

As our correspondent said, “Children are not being taught any real history in the public schools. To understand the crossroads our country is at, their best chance is to be homeschooled.”

Amen to that!

This week's carnival is at the Palm Tree Pundit. Drop by and have a look. Of particular interest to an old mathematician are Barbara Frank at The Imperfect Homeschooler, who discusses algebra, and Maria Miller at the Homeschool Math Blog.

You might also want to look in on The Common Room, the blog of the Headmistress and her home-schooled family. It’s a frequently-visited site of intelligent and well-educated news and commentary.

I home-schooled the future Baron until he was twelve, for mostly secular reasons. I’m very glad we decided to make the sacrifice to do it, and I advise everyone with children to consider it. If you want your child to be spared the cant that passes for learning in today’s schools, and become truly educated, home-schooling is the way to go.


Anne said...

Thanks so much for mentioning the carnival!

Dymphna said...

Homeschooling continues to grow. It will be another generation or so before it reaches the tipping point, though.

It can no longer be stopped, though they certainly tried in the beginning.

We have never regretted the sacrifice, but looking back, there are things I would do differently. Guess that's true for everyone.

Sensei Mitch said...

Our son (6) is presently in a Montessori school run by Nuns. We have to commute to the school about 40 minutes one way. We are pleased with his progress but aren't sure if it is the best fit for him. We are looking into home schooling him (and our 22 month old daughter). We are also looking at a more local (20 minute drive) catholic school (yes we are catholic;).

We are committed to our children never attending a public school so that isn't an option but want to do what is best for them. Any comments, suggestions or anyone else in this situation?

Thank you for this story and this blog!