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Earlier this week, I presented a brief definition and defense of a classical education . Next I would like to provide another review of why to provide a classical education to your children. Classical Education under Attack So many homeschoolers are bombarded for a variety of reasons—”How do you know you’re not ruining your children?” “What are your qualifications to teach?” “What about
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Over the course of the next several weeks, I intend to present several articles on the nature and value of what is known as a classical curriculum. This is generally defined as studying the acknowledged great works of Greek and Roman history and literature, usually in tandem and sequentially. This week, we will start with
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I just read a fantastic article from Paul T. Hill of The Brookings Institution. Dr. Hill is the founder of The Center on Reinventing Public Education. Although it was published in June of 2000, it provides an interesting look back at thinking on homeschooling, particularly regarding the effect on public education and society as a
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“Con-cen-TRA-tion! Id-i-od-i-A-tion! Now be-GIN-ning The GAME!” by Banríon S.             Perhaps fellow parents will recall the hand-clapping game from our youth.  It began with that chant, was followed by the category name and appropriate rhythmic responses, and dissolved in laughter when someone stammered and stuttered, repeated an already-offered answer, or missed a clap.  As the
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Have We Prepared Him Enough? Six weeks until he leaves for college, 1,300 miles from home. Is he ready? Will he miss us? Is he going to call home? Will he remember to do his laundry? Wait…does he even know how to wash and dry his clothes? Will he clean his dorm room and bathroom?
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Fantastic article by Joseph Pearce about Catholic homeschooling programs and Newman Guide colleges, reprinted by permission of The Cardinal Newman Society . The original article can be found at  https://newmansociety.org/are-homeschools-serving-as-newman-guide-college-prep-schools/ . Copyright © 2018 The Cardinal Newman Society. Permission to reprint without modification to text, with attribution to author and to The Cardinal Newman Society, and (if published online) hyperlinked
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Eyes are Opened We started meeting families that were homeschooling and we were quite intrigued. They invited us into their homes for us to see what their school day looked like. We were impressed with their well-mannered children and how joyful these families were. We could relate to their faith, morals and values. We really
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Time Flies It seems like just yesterday that my husband was trying to convince me to homeschool our children. I remember he was offering to change one of our rooms in our newly built house into a classroom. His enthusiasm was sweet, but definitely not reality, in my mind.  My idea of motherhood and family
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