Homeschool vs Public School

Reluctant Learners

Posted by on October 29, 2008 at 2:08 pm

The beginning of the school year is so exciting! But there may be foot-dragging when it’s time to gather for lessons, staring out the window when there should be diligent work going on, and even a little bit of whining.

The Light at the Beginning of the Tunnel

Posted by on March 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm

  By: Michael C. Broome Home schooling is not only a right of each and every American, it is also a joy with blessings that many home schoolers wouldn’t trade for anything. Not just the children, but the mothers and fathers that give so much of their time to ensure their children have the best [...]

Children’s Books About Disabilities

Posted by on October 29, 2007 at 1:42 pm

By Mimi Rothschild Check out the book list below, it’s specifically geared towards students with disabilities.  I only included part of the list, you can click the links to find more great books!  Let me know what you think and what you discovered.  I’d love to hear some of your recommendations! This list has been sorted by [...]

Teaching Strategies for Home School Students with ADD

Posted by on October 18, 2007 at 6:49 am

 By Mimi Rothschild More and more homeschooling parents have asked me about Attention Deficit Disorder and the best way to homeschool their children who have ADD or ADHD.  I found this list of ADD/ADHD resources online, I thought I’d share it with everyone. “Excerpted from Teaching Strategies: Education of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Effective classroom [...]

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

Posted by on July 20, 2007 at 2:59 pm

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 [...]

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

Posted by on July 18, 2007 at 6:48 am

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 [...]

Florida Charter Schools Receive Mixed Reviews

Posted by on July 6, 2007 at 1:04 pm

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 [...]

Home Schoolers Stay Active and Debunk Socialization Myth

Posted by on July 3, 2007 at 11:25 am

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 [...]

The Benefits of Home Schooling Special Needs Students

Posted by on June 20, 2007 at 10:07 am

By Mimi Rothschild One of the most appealing aspects of home schooling is that home schoolers receive all of the teacher’s attention, instead of sharing it with hundreds of students. Home schooling is especially effective when the parent is able to devote the majority of their attention to a home schooler with special needs, like [...]

Why Keep Public Schools Around?

Posted by on June 14, 2007 at 1:38 pm

By Mimi Rothschild In a recent series of articles, Jonah Goldberg of The National Review Online and David Gelernter of The Weekly Standard both propose that America might be better off without public schools and discuss how we might decide whether to have them or not. Both writers cite public school’s well documented shortcomings. “Americans [...]