Should We Stop Pushing Kids to Attend College?

Student loan debt is out of control. Borrowers owe $1.6 trillion. The costs don’t show any signs of going down, either. Though the popular belief for many years now has always been that college is necessary to get a decent job, is that really the case? The outrageous debt that many people have to take [ keep reading ]

Parents of College Students: Help Your Child Feel at Home

Parents of college students, girl holding binder

Seniors in high school are often busting at the seams to spread their wings and fly. Parents of college students may notice how quickly homesickness sets in, once their son or daughter moves onto campus. Especially if it’s your child’s freshman year, college life can take a lot of getting used to. You can help [ keep reading ]

Educating Children: Have Gadgets Replaced True Learning?

Educating children, cell phone at restaurant

I know a 2-year-old who can log on to her mother’s cell phone. She can access a YouTube app. She can also scroll her favorite video choices, then select a song or show to watch. Many who actively participate in educating children might consider this an amazing feat. She and tens of thousands of other [ keep reading ]

Bias Against Homeschooling: What Causes It?

I’ve been homeschooling for 16-plus years. My husband initially planted the seed in my mind when our eldest child was entering first grade. I was completely ignorant to the process and quite frankly, wasn’t even sure it was legal. We laugh now, recalling how aggressively I combatted his idea. I spouted off a long list [ keep reading ]

Racing to Win: Sports in School Matter

As a homeschool mom of several children for 20 years, I never gave much thought to the importance of sports in regards to what my students needed to learn. While I made sure that they spent time engaged in physical activity and made the effort for them to get together with other homeschoolers from time [ keep reading ]

Knowing, Without Understanding, Is Not Education

I have always taught my children that the main point of mathematics is to understand its concepts. In other words, it is more important to know how to arrive at an answer than it is to get a correct answer. Our ultimate goal in math is, of course, to get correct answers; however, if you [ keep reading ]

How We Approach Our Kids’ Education

Growing up I was a people-pleaser and desired perfection when it came to my grades in school. Thankfully, my parents did not focus on my grades or homework much at all resulting in less stress as I naturally was anxious about my school work. I was trusted to handle my homework on my own with [ keep reading ]

Censorship Robs Children of True Knowledge

During the mid 1970’s to early 1980’s, one of the most popular television shows was “Little House on the Prairie”. It was a family-friendly show that focused on life in the mid-west during the period after the civil war. It featured one main family who was loosely based on the series of books written by [ keep reading ]

8th Grade Graduation: Stepping into Success

After having spent the past 20 years homeschooling my children, the decision was made last year to enroll the remaining children in public school. As the school year unfolded and the girls began to adjust to new routines and schedules, I was apprehensive about how it would unfold. While I expected the youngest to enjoy [ keep reading ]

If Pay Reflected Importance of Job

Over the past few months, several states have reported on teachers going on strike for more pay and benefits. In West Virginia, students missed 9 days of instructional time because of the strike. While there are many people and leaders who have vilified these professionals for focusing on their own needs, in reality, these teachers [ keep reading ]

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