Archive for July, 2007

Home Schooling Virtual Schools are Meeting the Needs of America’s Students

July 20, 2007

By Mimi Rothschild Virtual schools, cyber school, online academies. These terms seemed foreign to most Americans ten years ago, but with advancements in technology and the deterioration of the public school system, virtual schools are growing in popularity. The Tucson Citizen documents the growth of virtual schools in Arizona. Below is what some Arizona students [...]

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Homeschooling, a National Success Story, is Recognized by a Supreme Court Judge

July 18, 2007

By Mimi Rothschild Michael Smith, co-founder and president of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), wrote an interesting article in The Washington Times earlier this week about home schooling’s success in America. Smith is ecstatic, as we all should be, that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recognized home schooling as a viable educational [...]

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Florida Charter Schools Receive Mixed Reviews

July 6, 2007

By Mimi Rothschild Seventy-eight charter schools have closed in Florida between 1996 and 2006. Ronnie Blair of The Tampa Tribune gives charter schools a mixed report for the first ten years charter schools have operated in Florida. Blair writes that “charter schools are public schools funded by taxpayers but operated by private individuals, organizations or [...]

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Home Schoolers Stay Active and Debunk Socialization Myth

July 3, 2007

By Mimi Rothschild One of the best aspects of homeschooling is that it allows families to have flexible schedules while also allowing home schooling students the opportunity to pursue their passions. If a student wants to learn more about World War Two then he or she can learn more. If a student wants to study [...]

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