The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling

The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling

by Quinn Cummings
The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling

The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling

by Quinn Cummings

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Overview

Think homeschooling is only for a handful of eccentrics on either end of the political spectrum? Think again. Today in America, two million primary- and secondary-school students are homeschooled. Growing at a rate of 10 percent annually, homeschooling represents the most dramatic change in American education since the invention of the mimeograph—and the story has only just begun.

In The Year of Learning Dangerously, popular blogger, author, and former child actor Quinn Cummings recounts her family’s decision to wade into the unfamiliar waters of homeschooling—despite a chronic lack of discipline, some major gaps in academic knowledge, and a serious case of math aversion. (That description refers to Quinn.)

Trying out the latest trends, attending key conferences (incognito, of course), and recounting the highlights and lowlights along the way, Quinn takes her daughter’s education into her own hands, for better and for worse. Part memoir, part social commentary, and part how-not-to guide, The Year of Learning Dangerously will make you laugh and make you think. And it may or may not have a quiz at the end. OK, there isn’t a quiz. Probably.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399537745
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 771,020
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Quinn Cummings is an Oscar-nominated actress (The Goodbye Girl, Family), and the critically acclaimed author of the memoir Notes from the Underwire. She writes the popular blog The QC Report, and her work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, Los Angeles Magazine, and Newsweek. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and daughter.

Table of Contents

Breathless 1

School. Daze 3

Tribes 19

Magical History Tour 33

Unchartered Territory 49

Joy Story 57

Le Math 87

Veni, Vidi... 101

The Fourth R 107

Rhymes with Orange 113

Go, Team 131

Cabin Fever 137

The Perils of Sensual Reading 147

Oh, What a Night 179

Mapquest 193

Graduation 205

Parent/Teacher Conference 213

Acknowledgments 225

Further Reading 227

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"In The Year of Learning Dangerously, Quinn Cummings dares to go where few parents have gone before. Her adventures in homeschooling are fascinating, loving and most of all hilarious. This book is a great gift to parents and the people that wonder what make them tick. I loved it."
—Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author of You Had Me at Woof

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