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We get an interview with 2 home schools and get them to speak candidly about the pros and cons. They give you real answers about social development, how they really feel about homeschooling and how their education differs from government schools.

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The Gilbert Public Schools governing board on Tuesday tabled discussion on two proposals that would have imposed new restrictions on students who are home-schooled but take a few GPS courses, and junior high and high school students who take online c

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CNS News

Four years after a Danish newspaper published a dozen cartoons depicting Muhammad, and set off violent protests by Muslims, Yale University Press has touched off protests of its own by censoring the offending cartoons out of a scholarly book it has

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Freedom Fighter Radio.net

Is anyone asking why it seems like many of the recent cases of H1N1 cases are in the public schools? This phenomena is not isolated to the United States. A pattern seems to be developing as reflected in the recent outbreaks at public schools and Universities.

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Washington Times

With back-to-school season in full swing, many parents are reflecting on the educational choices they are making. Although the vast majority of parents still send their children to public schools, 10 percent to 12 percent of parents choose private education. One part of private education is the estimated 2 million children who are home-schooled, accounting for at least 3 percent of the school-age population. For parents considering home-schooling, three questions often are asked. First, is it legal? Second, how do I do it? Third, will it ruin my kids?

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Internet Evolution - Cory Doctorow

Today, kids are still way ahead of the grownups who supposedly control their school and home networks. In my informal interviews, I've discovered again and again that kids are a bottomless well of tricks for evading network filters and controls, and that they propagate their tricks like crazy, trading them like bubble-gum cards and amassing social capital by helping their peers gain access to the whole wide Web, rather than the narrow slice that's visible through the crack in the firewall.

I have to admit, this warms my heart. After all, do we want to raise a generation of kids who have the tech savvy of an Iranian dissident, or the ham-fisted incompetence of the government those dissidents are running circles around?

But I'm also a parent, and I know that it won't be long before my daughter is using her network access to get at stuff that's so vile, my eyes water just thinking about it. What's more, she's going to be expose

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Examiner

It is important to understand homeschooling for what it really is and not what the media and others portray it to be. Here is the truth about homeschool. Homeschooling is not a bunch of religious fundamentalist with huge families secluding themselves from others. This is a media stereotype of homeschool families.....

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The number of homeschoolers in the United States has reached an estimated 1.5 million, or 2.9% of all school-age children, according to a report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This study was completed in 2007. In 1999, the percentage of homeschoolers was 1.7% and the actual number of homeschools was about half.

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Homeschooling is a wonderful way to stay close to your children while helping them become well-rounded adults. It offers you the opportunity to tailor your children’s education to suit your children, your lifestyle, and your beliefs. Schooling at home also gives you a safe ‘home base’ for your children while they explore the people and places around them....

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Homeschooling is a wonderful way to stay close to your children while helping them become well-rounded adults. It offers you the opportunity to tailor your children’s education to suit your children, your lifestyle, and your beliefs. Schooling at home also gives you a safe ‘home base’ for your children while they explore the people and places around them. With the ability to individualize your child’s education, you can truly foster a life long love of learning.  

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Worldnet Daily

San Diego County has withdrawn a warning letter and cease and desist order it had issued against a pastor against a weekly Bible study held in his home, and the chief administrative officer for the governmental body has added his own personal apology to the pastor over the accusations

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Software 4 Homeschool

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News 10 Now

Nationwide, more students are following the same path. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Education, about one and a half million student were homeschooled in 2007, an increase of about a half million students from four years ago. And that trend has some school officials concerned about the state of public education.

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Parents who home-school children increasingly are white, wealthy and well-educated — and their numbers have nearly doubled in a decade, a new federal government report says. What else has nearly doubled? The percentage of girls who are home-schooled. They now outnumber home-schooled girls by a wide margin. As of spring 2007, an estimated 1.5 million, or 2.9% of all school-age children in the USA, were home-schooled, up from 1.7% in 1999. The new figures come from the U.S. Department of Education, which found that 36% of parents said their most important reason for home schooling was to provide "religious or moral instruction"; 21% cited concerns about school environment. Only 17% cited "dissatisfaction with academic instruction." Perhaps most significant: The ratio of home-schooled boys to girls has shifted significantly. In 1999, it was 49% boys, 51% girls. Now boys account for only 42%; 58% are girls. FIND MORE STORIES IN: California | Santa Clara | O

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