Extracurricular or Essential?

The Texas Education Code requires home schools to teach the following subjects: reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and a course in good citizenship.┬áThere were days when that was all I could teach, having begun my home schooling career in 1993 newly pregnant and teaching a first grader, kindergartener, a three-year-old, and an eighteen-month-old. There are days…


Teenagers…

The decision to homeschool your teenager is a serious one. In comparison to younger children, teens require greater dedication of the parents to the responsibilities of home education. Teenagers are more independent in the completion of their course work, but the parents assume a larger accountability for planning and evaluation. Because they know their children…


College Professor Critiques Home Schoolers

I teach sophomore through senior level college students – most of them are “pre-professional” students. They are preparing to go to medical school, dental school, physical therapy school, etc. As a generalization, I’ve noticed certain characteristics common in my students who were homeschooled. Some of these are desirable, some not. Desirable characteristics: They are independent…


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