Reasons for Homeschooling

Of course, there are public school successes, but this blog is about equipping Christian homeschoolers.   I have many friends that are or were public school teachers that are also homeschooling.  I started this section for those who want to be armed with more information in order to respond to homeschool critics.  In general, those opposed to homeschooling, know very little about what is happening in today’s public schools, nor are they aware of the many opportunities available for homeschoolers.

BOOKS

  • http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm – Underground History of American Education – If you appreciated Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto, then check out “The Underground History of American Education.”  He is currently offering his ebook for FREE online.
  • http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com – Deliberately Dumbing Down America by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt has been on the Barnes and Noble #1 best seller in the History and Education section.  This important read is now FREE.   Download your copy ASAP!
  • http://www.excellenceinwriting.com/free-download – What Are We Really Doing Here By Andrew Pudewa
  • How Children Fail (Classics in Child Development) by John Holt

AUDIOS AND VIDEOS

SCHOOL NEWS FROM CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE

ARTICLES

The government would prefer to educate our children in order to have CONTROL over what our children believe.   The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) threatens to take away our right to home educate.   To learn more, please visit http://www.hslda.org/docs/nche/Issues/U/United_Nations.asp.

The following illustrate reasons for homeschooling:

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“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
Albert Einstein

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“The receptivity of the masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but
their power of forgetting is enormous.
In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited
to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans
until the last member of the public understands what you want him
to understand by your slogan.
Adolf Hitler, German dictator [1889-1945]

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“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that
clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking;
where it is absent, discussion is apt to become worse than useless.”
~ Leo Tolstoy

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“Reading maketh a full man, conference [speaking] a ready man, and writing an exact man.”
– Sir Francis Bacon, English author, courtier, & philosopher [1561-1626]

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“At schools, the children who are too stupid or lazy to learn languages, mathematics and elementary science can be set to doing the things that children
used to do in their spare time. Let them, for example, make mud pies and call it modelling. But all the time there must be no faintest hint that they are inferior to the children who are at work. Whatever nonsense they are engaged in must have—I believe the English already use the phrase—”parity of esteem.” An even more drastic scheme is not impossible. Children who are fit to proceed to a higher class may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma—Beelzebub, what a useful word!—by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval’s attempts to spell out ‘A Cat Sat On A Mat’.”   C.S. Lewis

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