Is Homeschooling in Danger?- Mat 7, 2020
concern about parents raising their children with a Creationist, Biblically based worldview: “Many don’t believe in the scientific method, looking to the Bible instead as their source for understanding the world.” Additionally, while 15 percent of homeschooling families in the United States are nonwhite/nonHispanic (NHERI.org), she claims that homeschooling encourages white supremacy. Yet, a 2015 study found black homeschool students to be scoring 23 to 42 percentile points above black public school students (NHERI.org).
Bartholet’s article sparked Harvard Law School to call for a homeschooling summit to discuss what they consider a “dangerous” practice. While a single paper from a Harvard professor and a summit might seem insignificant, The Old Schoolhouse® publisher Gena Suarez recognizes this as a draconian threat against homeschooling families. “The denial of the rights of families to choose the best educational option for their children is completely misguided,” Suarez warns. “Parents make great sacrifices to provide the best learning environments for children, and they deserve support and encouragement in their choice to homeschool.”
That is exactly what Suarez and her team at The Old Schoolhouse® are providing with their curriculum site, SchoolhouseTeachers.com. “We allow the parent to guide their children’s education based on the needs and interests of their children,” Suarez affirms. “Our self-paced courses give parents the freedom, tools, and support needed to successfully home educate.” While parents have been thrust into the unknown during these unprecedented times, Suarez is currently offering a generous kit of homeschooling materials to any new member of SchoolhouseTeachers.com.
No matter what controversies surround home education, the modern homeschool movement has a decades-long record of producing successful, well-rounded adults (NHERI.org). The Old Schoolhouse® remains a leader in this movement, providing support to new and veteran homeschoolers alike through its curriculum platform, SchoolhouseTeachers.com, and The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.
About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 450 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.
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Nationally Known Homeschool Speakers Offer Support Amid Pandemic -
April 2, 2020
The mandate occurred not long after a press conference in which President Trump recommended that “all Americans, including the young and healthy, work to engage in schooling from home when possible” (Edweek).
To help balance work and family while working remotely, companies are offering their employees support and advice through Zoom sessions and daily emails. Additionally, teachers are guiding their students through this transition either through weekly or daily contact.
Parents, businesses, and school systems are pulling together all possible resources to keep their heads above water during the COVID-19 pandemic, many even turning to homeschool organizations such as The Old Schoolhouse® for advice. The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine publisher Gena Suarez confirms, “Millions of parents have found themselves unexpectedly homeschooling in one form or another. We are getting questions. We are getting new signups daily over at SchoolhouseTeachers.com. What’s a family to do under lockdown? They’re all looking for answers.” To help provide these answers on a large scale, Suarez is hosting a free webinar on April 9.
Actress and radio show host Sam Sorbo will be joining Suarez and The Old Schoolhouse® for a Home Education: Am I Really Qualified? webinar. As the author of They’re Your Kids: An Inspirational Journey From Self-doubter to Home School Advocate, Sam resonates with the skeptical parent unsure about the journey ahead. One day she was sending her children to a highly ranked public school, the next she was taking on a new role, as their teacher, at home.
Other sessions for this live webinar include, Am I Qualified to Teach? by Hal and Melanie Young, Expectations/Keeping It Real by Todd Wilson, From Public School to Homeschool by HSLDA’s Dan Beasley, Curriculum for a Month by SchoolhouseTeachers.com’s Leigh Morrison, along with several other nationally known homeschool speakers. Complimentary access to online curriculum and print homeschooling material will be provided to eligible participants of this event. Limited seating is available at HomeschoolShow.com.
As the country explores options during the current pandemic, those who have homeschooled for decades are offering their time and resources to help, while parents who have been thrust into an unexpected predicament are finding answers.
About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.