Who’s the Authority Anyway?

How do we know “you homeschoolers” are official? Who oversees you? Who’s the authority that holds you accountable anyway? These are the questions I often hear from school officials. Sometimes I hear homeschoolers saying similar things. I believe these questions are missing the foundational concept about education–and who is the authority over it anyway? Are […]

Professional Development For Home Educators

Are you qualified to teach? It’s a question that every home educator has faced.  Yes…we are! Today, I’d like to address some ways that home educators get professional development credentials. I have a college degree in Elementary Education. But if I wanted to teach in a school, I would also have to do continuing training […]

Homeschool Critics: I Never See Them Do School Work

Homeschool critics seem to delight in telling me that they don’t believe in homeschooling. It riles me up a bit–and I feel immediately compelled to debate with the critic. But, I also try to listen so I can understand why they have made this conclusion. Let’s take a look at one of arguments that I […]

Homeschoolers Participate in School Choice Week

This week is National School Choice Week! This celebration happens every year in the last week of January–raising public awareness about educational options, while underscoring the need for even more opportunities. Schools, organizations and individuals are hosting local events to celebrate their school of choice. National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness […]

Abuse Awareness Month

April is abuse awareness month. Join us in focusing on preventing abuse before it escalates by promoting Pinwheels for Prevention. “I think there’s going to be an epidemic of abuse survivors in the next 10-20 years…if there isn’t one already,” quoted from an abuse survivor in a recent post to Frank Shaeffer. This is a […]