Friday, October 20, 2006

Living Math Forum

A group for discussing math, homeschoolers welcome.

Emergency Homeschooling

A group to help people who are pushed into homeschooling by unexpected circumstances.

An exhibit at the Franklin Institute introduces museum visitors to the person behind the theory, Charles Darwin.

Instead of becoming a doctor, Charles Darwin studied to be a clergyman. But his real love was collecting beetles.

This love of collecting led to Darwin's theory of evolution.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Black Rose
by Thomas B. Costain

Join Walter in Oxford where he hears a lecture by Roger Bacon, which inspires him to use his inheritance to take a trip to Cathay. Travel with him on the caravan with Bayan of the Hundred Eyes. And find out if Edward the First forgives him for the rash remarks he made about the King in the beginning of the book.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

NEA Wants to Make a High School Diploma Mandatory

Reg Weaver the president of the National Education Association, wants a high school diploma to me mandatory for those below the age of 21.

With 30 percent of high school students slipping through the cracks of our educational system, educators and political leaders are looking for solutions. One answer worth exploring is making a high school diploma or its equivalent mandatory for all students below the age of 21.

This is so stupid! What about kids who do well on the ACT and obtain early admission to college. Will the NEA insist they waste their time in high school, just so they can get the mandatory high school diploma?

We can use my eldest son and his cousin for an example. Both started college at 16, neither will ever have a high school diploma or it's equivalent. Will this hurt there earning power as Reg Weaver maintains? I sincerely doubt it as both will have college degree's (which are much more important then a high school diploma). My son at 17 is a sophomore in a Computer Science program, his cousin is working on her masters as well as working in a field she loves.

How would requiring students to have a high school diploma effect homeschoolers? An important question to ask before any legislation is enacted.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Shannon at Homeschool Hacks is hosting the 42nd Carnival of Homeschooling. I hope you'll check it out, some very interesting post were submitted.