A homeschool mom’s reflections on her children’s time in public school
If you live in the northern hemisphere, chances are that summer break is here! As always, I’m seeing so many different reactions from parents about this time of year. Some are relieved and happy to have their kids home for a couple months. Some are feeling overwhelmed and are scrambling to figure out how to keep their kids occupied for the next 12 weeks. And still others are, unfortunately, trying to overcome the obstacles that have been thrown before them (NY and CA, I’m looking at you) and are trying to figure out what will become of their children’s education once summer is over.
Continue reading “10 Things I Don’t Miss About Public School”
Yikes! Another year has come and gone. Am I the only one who noticed that it was gone in a flash?! This past year has been a bit of a whirlwind for me, as I’ve been spending a bit less time here on my blog and a bit more on my YouTube channel.
As always, it seems that my more controversial posts are those that have garnered the most attention. Without further ado, here are… Continue reading “My Most Popular Homeschooling and Education Posts from 2018!”
As many of you are aware, one of the issues I am most vocal about is my criticism of the public education system. This isn’t something I do because I’m trying to make people mad. Inevitably, however, I do realize that my posts and videos are likely to ruffle a few feathers.
I’m okay with that.
Truth be told, I am far more concerned about getting the word out about the true purpose and history of the public school system. It is my firm belief that if people were aware of these things, at least some of them would think twice about exposing their kids to this toxic environment. (Sorry, but I’m not pulling any punches.) Continue reading “I Will Not Apologize About My Public School Stance”
Did you ever notice how everyone today seems to be singing the praises of multitasking? Articles, blogs, and books are completely dedicated to the “art” of doing several things at once as if it were actually a good thing.
I beg to differ.
Gone are the days of considering multitasking to be something as simple as answering the phone or changing the baby’s diaper while making dinner. If only that were the case. Continue reading “Traditional Schooling Is Nothing More Than “Educational” Multitasking”
As a homeschool mom, I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about school – public school, to be exact.
No, I haven’t been thinking of sending my kids back – perish the thought! What I have been thinking about is what life today would be like if the public education system never existed.
To be sure, proponents of government schooling would claim that society wouldn’t be where it is today without it, and I’d have to agree with them.
But that isn’t a good thing. Continue reading “What If Public Education Never Existed?”
(The Case for Homeschooling High School)
As someone in the homeschooling community who is very vocal in my criticism of the public education system, there are pretty many comments I hear time and again.
One of these comments is the notion that parents may, indeed, be capable of homeschooling elementary age children, but they just couldn’t possibly be equipped to homeschool high school.
I beg to differ. Continue reading “Discouragement and Isolation in the Name of Education”
Okay, I’ll admit it when I’m wrong about something, so it’s time for me to come clean today:
I was wrong about school.
When it comes to homeschool bloggers, I have been one of the most vocal opponents to the public education system.
That hasn’t changed. Continue reading “I Was Wrong About School…”
Well, I guess I was about due for another epic rant, but in my own defense, this was triggered by the atrocitious lessons being planned for 5 and 6 year olds in Wisconsin schools right now.
Apparently, they feel it’s perfectly normal to introduce graphic sex education curriculum to kindergarteners. Continue reading “There Is No Such Thing As a Good Public School”
A few days ago, I happened to see a screenshot of some back-to-school advice that someone shared. Written specifically for the parents of those registering their kids for kindergarten, I have no reservations about the fact that the author meant well.
I was appalled and astonished to see that this advice proved what I was saying the other week about the schools usurping parental authority This post, on the other hand, is suggesting that you hand it over willingly.
No usurpation required.
There are few things in life that can get me riled up like the truth about compulsory schooling.
I’m not normally someone who likes confrontation. In fact, I try to avoid it at all costs, but since the horrendous school shooting that happened barely two weeks ago, I cannot think of anything else.
So, yes. I’m going to do another epic rant about public education because I don’t think parents of school students recognize these schools for what they truly are. Continue reading “A Homeschool Mom’s Epic Rant About the Public Education System”