Received a nifty e-mail from Jen Ryschon-Knight, a young mom, who lives in Lawrence, Kansas where KU* is located. Her message:
"I'm a second generation home-ed student who is now home-schooling my own kiddo (age 7). He's technically completed the first grade, but, of course, he's all over the map. His reading skills are out of this world. His favorite book, right now, is whatever book is next in the "Hank the Cowdog" series.
I've been to the university and have maintained a 4.0 each semester, as well as having won an English Dept. award for my writing. My own background is that I was educated in government schools until the 9th grade. My family and I lived on a sweet little farm in the middle of Nebraska. It was a fabulous way to grow up! Mom said that she flew 'under the wire' academically as her focus was on reading and narration. She always told us that if we could read, we could do anything. My goal each year is to read 100 books, and usually I've been able to reach that mark."
It would be educative to hear more about the "sweet little farm," Jen.
*The school that Bucknell beat during March Madness 2005.