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Janice Campbell
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Reader | Writer | Speaker
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Progress isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, after all.

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Here’s a bit of timely advice for journalists.

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“Quinn, an Air Force Veteran, said she wanted daughters to go farther in their reading and writing, but the teachers just weren’t hearing her.” The desire to homeschool often begins with the desire for a better, more challenging education. It can be an excellent option — there is a ton of support and outstanding curriculum available. Conferences like the GreatHomeschoolConventions.com help thousands of parents learn what they need to succeed.

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Interesting article by the author of The Church and the Libertarian.

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“What is one to say about a journalist who not only doesn’t bone up on the central subject of an interview, but also doesn’t realize that admitting this destroys his credibility?”
#journalism101

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It's astonishing that any sane jurisdiction could try a citizen for such "crimes" such as mismatched curtains, vines on their house, chipped paint, having a basketball hoop, hosting a barbecue in front of their house on any day that is not a national holiday, or cracks in a residential driveway. This takes micromanagement to a new level, and is contrary to common sense. Perhaps there should be a heavy fee for proposing ridiculous laws or leaving them on the books.

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Do emerging learning technologies sound appealing? Not so much: “‘Future Ready’ education has been gamified, decontextualized, and dehumanized. “Learning” repackaged into a product that can be dispensed, consumed, tracked, and evaluated via corporate apps.” Read more:

https://wrenchinthegears.com/2018/04/24/tracking-students-google-rolls-out-anytime-anywhere-learning-in-kirkland-wa-parks-this-spring/

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“According to EdChoice’s 2017 Schooling in America survey, while currently around 3 percent of students are homeschooled, around 7 percent of families would homeschool if they could.” Perhaps it is more possible than they realize.

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My homeschool newsletter for late spring features a new specials page, an article on learning to teach with Charlotte Mason's books, and newly posted free U.S. shipping over $50
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