Monday, November 24, 2008

Homeschooling Goes Mainstream?

While not news to homeschoolers, and not even accurate in his assessment of where the homeschool movement originated and grew, not to mention that he doesn't even spell the term properly, this article by Milton Gaither in the respected journal Education Next will doubtless bring renewed interest from intellectual types and the news media.

"...over the last decade families of all kinds have embraced the practice for widely varying reasons: no longer is home schooling exclusive to Christian fundamentalism and the countercultural Left. Along with growing acceptance of home schooling nationally has come increasing diversification of who home schools and of what home schooling actually means."

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