Another ‘Why We Homeschool’ Moment

Perhaps it’s preaching to the choir, but I enjoyed this article on the benefits of homeschooling, published by a Catholic mom in the journal First Things.

Choice quote:

To my mind, however, homeschooling’s greatest efficiency lies in its capacity for a rightly ordered life. A child in school almost inevitably has a separate existence, a “school life,” that too easily weakens parental authority and values and that also encourages an artificial boundary between learning and everything else. Children come home exhausted from a day at school—and for a child with working parents, that day can be twelve hours long—and the last thing they want is to pick up a book or have a conversation. . . . At home we can do what’s nearly impossible in a school setting: We can weave learning into the fabric of our family life, so that the lines between “learning” and “everything else” have largely ceased to exist.

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Published in: on March 24, 2007 at 3:22 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. You are so right about being able to “being able to weave learning into the fabric of our family life”. In our family learning takes place in what others would consider the strangest times and places. I do work outside the home full time, but our focus is on learning.


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