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Why Do People Homeschool?
A 2012 survey conducted by the United States Department of Education gives an insight as to why parents are opting to homeschool their children: "Surprisingly, the most common reason [25%] is the concern for a safe environment," and 21% "to teach children from a religious or moral point of view.. Other reasons for homeschooling include dissatisfaction with academic instruction[19%], a desire to provide more of a non-traditional approach to learning [5%], to meet additional needs of a special needs child with mental or physical health issues[5%]."
After building resource websites for three different public schools I felt that I should do the same thing for Homeschool students and their parents. The reason being is that the Homeschool Community may not be aware of some the resources presented here. In addition, it is nice to have everything in one location as a resource hub. This website is a work in progress and I will add and subtract to it matching the Homeschool Community requests and needs. Please write to me with anything you would like to add. Thanks! Deacon John.
Changing Education Paradigms - Sir Ken Robinson
Changing of the Guard
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. James Taylor and Adam Lockridge of St. Raphael Orthodox Online Homeschool. Dr. Taylor is stepping down as director of the school after founding it and running it the past two years. Adam Lockridge will be taking his place and explains his vision for the school._
Ansel Adams – World renowned photographer was homeschooled. When he was a boy his father gave him a year pass to the San Francisco Worlds Fair where he was introduced to the world of art and science. It was there that he saw the Armory Show from France.
“The negative contains the basic information needed in a fine print - comparable to a composer’s score. The print on the other hand becomes a score and subject to quite a variety of interpretation but however without really departing from the original concept.”
Do Schools Kill Creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson | TED Talks
How To Get Teens To Read David Denby on the 24 great books that can bring even today’s kids to reading. And maybe you, too.