THE HOMESCHOOL RESOURCE PAGE
(I have been putting off activating this page due to lack of time for its proper development, but I've decided to go with what little is here because the encouragement and support of homeschooling is so important. I'll flesh this out as soon as can be.)
Senator Phil Gramm, in a debate about education policy with a Dept. of Education bureaucrat:
Senator Gramm: "My philosophy on this matter is based on my belief that you don't care as much about my kids as I do."
Bureaucrat, with gentle remonstrative sincerity: "Senator, that's not true!"
Senator Gramm: "Oh? What are their names?"
Let's face it. All public schools, and most charter and private schools, are infested with socialism-- as well as drugs, violence, moral relativism, and a dozen other pathologies. Handing a child over to such a place amounts to abuse.
"A general state education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another; and the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the predominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, a priesthood, an aristocracy, or the majority of the existing generation. In proportion as it is efficient, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by natural tendency to one over the body."
-John Stuart Mill
Intellectual Ammunition on Education
A Modest Proposal For A New Industrial Policy
Save the Children, Save the Future
Getting Education Reform Right
It's Your Money, Redux
The Full-Disservice Treatment
A lot of people who genuinely care about their children are nonetheless seduced into abandoning them to the schools because of the apparent cost to the family budget if one parent forgoes a job in order to homeschool. However, learning the truth about the income tax will reveal that the sacrifice needn't be nearly as much of a problem as might be imagined.
Tutoring in Physical Science and Chemistry, grades 7 through 13, and ACT preparation in Science Reasoning is available in the Detroit area. Click here to contact Doreen Hendrickson, B.S.- Chemistry major, Physics minor; Michigan Certificate Secondary Education; 8 years professional experience in public and private schools. Mrs. Hendrickson has been tutoring since 2002.
Resources we have used and appreciated:
the Saxon Math series www.saxonpub.com (K-12)
the Wordly Wise series from Educators Publishing Service 800-435-7728 (2-12)
Science In A Nutshell www.delta-education.com
Science Sleuths and Clue Finders, both at www.learningco.com
"My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself."
- George Bernard Shaw
FIRE, an organization dedicated to battling the PC problem in American universities
The Institute for Humane Studies
(They have a fabulous curriculum package available for K-12 homeschoolers)
"The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all: it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality."
-H. L. Mencken