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Looking Back Forty Years — My Favorite Homeschool Purchases

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Home grown kids: A practical handbook for teaching your children at home by Raymond and Dorothy Moore — This book gave me the word for how I wanted to educate my kids — it was called “homeschooling.” I loved that word. […]

Samuel L. Blumenfeld Died on Monday But He Continues to Speak

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

We were sorry to hear that Samuel L. Blumenfeld died this week. Mr. Blumenfeld is known mainly for two things: 1. His work in encouraging homeschoolers during the very early days of homeschooling. He was a staunch defender of parents’ rights in education and was a pioneer, encouraging the pioneers. He supported homeschooling because “it […]

If we run away, we teach them that courage has no part in liberty

Friday, January 4th, 2013

From Homeschool Times “… Some parents actually went to jail. That was the case with the Pangelians who in 1985 spent 132 days in jail in Morgan County, Alabama, because they had decided to homeschool their children without the school district’s approval and refused to turn their children over to the state authorities when ordered. […]

Interview with Raymond S. Moore

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Homeschool Voices From the Past Excerpt from an interview with Raymond S. Moore in Human Events, September 15, 1984 Q: [Interviewer] I’m quoting you now: “An early start in formal institutionalized schooling deprives children of the free exploration so crucial to the development of genius.” Could you elaborate on that and give specific ways in […]

Dear Friends of Gregg and Sono Harris and Family

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

From: John Collins Date: Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 2:19 PM Subject: Dear Friends of Gregg and Sono Harris and Family Dear Friends of the Harris Family, I am sending this message to you with confidence that you will act and pass it along and together we can make a difference! Over the years as […]

Homeschool Voices From the Past

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Mother Earth News July/August 1980 John Holt: Teach Your Own Children…At Home Read a rare, early interview with one of the true homeschooling pioneers — John Holt. Mr. Holt made two predictions in this interview, one of which came true. At that time, Mr. Holt estimated there were 10,000 families homeschooling and was optimistic those […]

Homeschool Voices From the Past

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Excerpt from an interview with Raymond S. Moore in Human Events, September 15, 1984 Q: [Interviewer] I’m quoting you now: “An early start in formal institutionalized schooling deprives children of the free exploration so crucial to the development of genius.” Could you elaborate on that and give specific ways in which institutionalized learning may penalize […]

Homeschool Voices from the Past

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Taken from The Parent Educator and Family Report (November 1983) Hewitt Research Foundation Raymond and Dorothy Moore Q. We have an only child. Doesn’t he need preschool or kindergarten in order to learn to get along with other children? A. An only child of course needs care to avoid his becoming self-centered, but unselfishness and […]

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