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Unschooling Thoughts & Twitter

Here's a great unschooling article from Bob Cesca's Awesome Blog. At this point, I don't think homeschoolers have anything to fear legally as we switch to a new administration - at least not on a federal level. It's really the states who decide the individual homeschooling requirements anyway. I'm quite pleased with NC's laws, which are some of the best in the country. I don't see it getting any worse as North Carolina finally moves into Democratic majority. It's still important that we stay aware, and make sure homeschooling rights are protected everywhere. That 'No Child Left Behind' crap really screwed over a bunch of kids, and not just in public school systems. At any rate, it's a good article and some of the comments are pretty thought provoking as well.

I found that via Califmom on Twitter. I'm not gonna lie, what little I first saw of Twitter kind of annoyed me. Maybe just because I saw it all over LJ. After finally checking it out and joining up though, I think it's become one of my favorite sites! I've found so many awesome links like the one above, and have been rolling in the new homeschooling/doula/reiki/flybaby friends. I get the most Flybaby support from there, actually. I also found out about Mumbai, that poor bloke from Walmart, Bettie Page, the awful Motrin ad, God's Facebook, & an accident on Patton Ave. that saved me very important time by going the backroads - all heard first on Twitter.

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pinkslit
Dec. 17th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
We find ourselves talking more and more about homeschooling. Especially with Jimi's possible Asperger's (I wish they'd dx her already!) and now the spinal stuff...man. We only want whats best for her and since her social interactions are about 2 - 3 years delayed, we're not sure that would be best.

Ugh...it's all so stressful to figure out what is best and then fight for it.
ahavah
Dec. 17th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
Josh and I knew we wanted to homeschool right from the start. I went straight from the health dpt to the library and got books on pregnancy and homeschooling. :) It's not for everyone, but I do believe kids learn better when learning is tailored to them. I think, if both parents are committed to it, homeschooling can be done even with both parents working.
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ahavah
Dec. 17th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Twitter moms went crazy over that thing. I don't watch much tv, but I kept seeing links to that commercial everywhere. I was surprised Motrin was that stupid, but I think I forgave them since they pulled it so quick.
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