Category Archives: Home Schools

Most schooling is a waste of time – elementary, middle, high, college

The typical school for people under 18 is a waste of time. Primarily in comparison to what else one could do with one’s time. If one wants to become an aerospace engineer, one should focus on aerospace engineering. However, conventional

Online learning to surpass your “grade”

Government schools differ from the real world in so many ways. There are no grades where you move with your age group to the next level — all 40 year olds are not in the 40th grade. There are not

Kentucky seeks to raise exodus age from regimentation

Members of the Kentucky mob (aka government) recently sought to increase the exodus age (aka dropout age) from the local regimentation centers (aka public schools). Local press promoted the bill as likely to pass but a procedural vote squashed it.

Germans flee to home school in US

For all we write about persecution in the United States, when it comes to home schooling, German citizens flee their country for the freedom to teach their children. A US judge recently granted asylum to a German family with five

“Free Range Kids”

A New York City mom who allows her nine-year-old son to ride the subway wrote an article about her mothering ways and became an overnight news story, cast as the “Worst Mom in America.” Many hate e-mails later, the mom

Gov school bans skinny jeans, home school doesn’t

An ultra-conservative, Texas government “school” does not allow the latest denim craze: skinny jeans. Administrators at a Kimbrough Middle School in Mesquite gave Seth Chamlee a choice: change into some pants provided by the school or go home. He went

Not sure if private schools are worse.

I go to a private school in Massachusetts for highschool now, but I used to go to public school, and I’m not sure which is worse. Mid-december of this year, someone drew graffiti in one on the men’s rooms. Nothing

Ben Williams’ Home School Diary

Learn all about home-schooling by reading Ben Williams’ memoirs. Ben left the intellectual col-de-sac known as the government school system and now enjoys life as a home-schooler. Use the board at the right to ask him questions about his new

Homeschooling web sites

Unschooling.com Unschooling is a style of homeschooling. Interest motivated learning; meaningful knowledge, unlike the standard approach of forced doctrine and information handed out by a teacher. Here’s a quote from the site:

Homeschooler’s poem sums it all up

Hi! My name is Courtney Furgason and I’m 13 years old. My brother, sisters and I have been unschooled all our lives and my mom is the founder of Houston Unschoolers Group. Here is a a poem I wrote for theAmerican