It Takes Interviewing a Village to Get a Soundbite
This article, mainly about home ed's steady growth in the Shenandoah Valley (Virginny), offers quotes from a diverse cast: A homeschool mom emeritus who is now working on a doctorate in education; a Fordham University professor who has authored a book about issues relevant to home ed; the Colfaxes, the maverick home educators who sent several sons to Harvard; and the standard issue educrats. Bonus: Fuzzy thinking on display on both sides of the aisle.
FYI: More information about the book that Bruce S. Cooper edited.
A Harvard Crimson golden oldie about the Colfax family's no-nonsense life on the ranch.
Over, in 'nearby' Hickory, North Carolina, U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry wants to picnic with home scholars tomorrow. (Blooper fantasy: An absent-minded copy editor substituting "party" for "picnic" in the headline.)
Update:Another regional home ed article (Northern Santa Barbara County, California) - in fact, a cover story.
A star is born: "Ultimately, the Monettes opted for home schooling. Although their son's public school teacher had warned that he would not be able to learn how to read for two more years, Keysha began home schooling her son last winter, and he was reading in three months.
Keysha Monette used a phonics program and worked with her son at his own pace, providing a level of personal attention that would not be possible in a large classroom. The Monettes now are home schooling their other children."