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Home Schooling: The Right Choice: An Academic, Historical, Practical, and Legal Perspective

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This book will answer all your questions about homeschooling, and gives you one source for the educational, moral, religious, social, legal, and historical bases for home education. This edition inclu
Paperback, 480 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by B&H Publishing Group (first published March 2000)
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Before I had children, I admired parents who home schooled their children. It is something that I wanted to do for my (eventual, at the time) children, but did not know if we would be able. Once Hannah was born on April 8, 2004, home schooling her and our future children weighed more and more on our minds. In time, my wife and I became convinced together that home schooling was the right choice for us. That my wife and I had the same conviction was essential. As the primary teacher, my wife had ...more
There are two main problems with this book.

1) Over half of the book (more than 200 pages) focuses on UN treaties, social workers, many historical legal cases, political action, etc. Goodness, there were over 60 pages just on social workers! This seemed out of proportion with the title of the book and should have been pared down significantly. Most of this seems like it would have more appropriately belonged in the author's book The Right to Home School: A Guide to the Law on Parents' Rights in E
Hard-core, right wing, Christian look at homeschooling with loads of studies and statistics referenced. The copy I read was written in 1995, so it's a little outdated, but since I've read more current HSing books, I know the stats are likely legit. My main hangup with this book is that I have an issue with the viewpoint that any Christian parent who doesn't homeschool is considered sinful. That's not for the author to decide. (Author is Senior Counsel for HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Assoc.) ...more
I was only merely leaning toward homeschooling before I read this book. This book made me so much more sure of my decision...we begin homeschool in the fall.
If you are interested in homeschooling (I was homeschooled), this would be a great book to start with.
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