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Just a quick post today making note of a fascinating piece of journalism from Sports Illustrated.  Lee Jenkins writes in this week’s issue about the Eastern Christian Academy Honey Badgers.  The piece is available right now for free on SI’s website, but I don’t know for how long. (more…)

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This post reviews Rachel E. Coleman, “Ideologues: Pedagogues, Pragmatics: A Case Study of the Homeschool Community in Delaware County, Indiana” (M.A. Thesis: Ball State University, 2010).

Rachel Coleman, a reader of this blog, graciously sent me a copy of her Master’s Thesis she just defended this month at Ball State University.  It’s wonderful.  In this post I’ll summarize it and stress its main contributions to our knowledge about homeschooling. (more…)

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This post reviews Terry M. Moe and John E Chubb, Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education(San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2009).

Moe and Chubb are legendary in the world of Educational Policy.  Their 1990 book Politics, Markets and America’s Schools is perhaps the most influential book ever written on the issue of privatization of public education.  In this new book the two scholar-activists reunite to make the case again for radical transformation of public education with private enterprise leading the way.  In this review I will only very briefly summarize their main argument.  My chief interest is in the portions of their book that deal directly with virtual public education, because it happens for the most part at home.  (more…)

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