This post briefly reviews Stephen D. Perry, “Comparison of Nutritional Intake of Home School Children and Public School Children: A Comparison Study” (M.S. Thesis, 2008) [available fulltext here]
Archive for March, 2009
Posted in History of Homeschooling, Homeschool Jurisprudence, Homeschool Law, Politics of homeschooling, tagged Chris Klicka, Home School Legal Defense Association, Howard Ahmanson, HSLDA, John W. Whitehead, Rousas J. Rushdoony, Rousas Rushdoony, Rutherford Institute on March 25, 2009 | 4 Comments »
This blog is usually not really bloggy, in the sense that I don’t normally comment on other blogs posting about this or that passing tidbit. But today I’ll break from my normal modus operandi for a truly remarkable tidbit.
Yesterday I read on Rod Dreher’s “Crunchycon” blog that Howard Ahmanson, the famous Orange County Billionaire whose funding has long been of vital importance to conservative Christian causes, had become a Democrat. From the perspective of homeschooling history, this is amazing. (more…)
Posted in Minority Homeschooling, Motherhood, Parental motivation, tagged Amy Tan, Bill Gothard, Chinese homeschooling, Chinese mothers, Chinese-Americans, Confucius, Laura Li-Hua Sun, Michael Pearl, No Greater Joy Ministries, overseas born homeschoolers on March 20, 2009 | 1 Comment »
This post reviews Laura Li-Hua Sun, “Dare to Home School: Faith and Cultural Experiences of Chinese Christian Mothers” (Ph.D. Dissertation, Biola University, 2007). [Link to dissertation here]
Sun begins by explaining how important formal education is to the Chinese, who see it as a means of maintaining their privileged status as “children of the dragon” over other people groups. Yet despite this powerful cultural tradition, some Chinese Christian mothers are choosing homeschooling. Why? (more…)
Posted in Homeschool Law, public school and homeschool partnerships, Special Education, tagged Allan G. Osborne, IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Jr., Special Education on March 13, 2009 | 1 Comment »
This post briefly reviews Allan G. Osborne, Jr., “IDEA and Alternative Education Choices: Legal Issues” in School Business Affairs 74, no. 10 (November 2008): 24-26.