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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    WISH THERE WERE MORE FAMLIES LIKE THIS!!!

    Awesome!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    good book for homeschoolers

    While this book answers seeks to answer the question of why homeschooling makes sense, it is a work primarily not about homeschooling but about educational reform in general. First published in 1993, that was a long while ago in terms of the homeschool movement, but the philosophical arguments that he makes are still valid. Because of the author's professional background, the book can seem a little academic at times, with numerous references to statistics and studies, but Guterson seems to ameliorate this by copious use of anecdots. Not all of those who homeschool primarily from religious convictions will agree fully with some of his proposals in the chapter 'Schools and Families: A Proposal,' but Guterson makes a good case for the necessity of family involvement in education and cites homeschooling as the best example of filling that need.

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