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Homeschooling Success Story with Sage Thorsen

Homeschooling success with Sage Thorsen

Caprice and Sage, her 17 year old daughter, have a powerful conversation about what it was like for Sage to learn outside of school her whole life. Caprice was invited to consult to a group of parents who are considering homeschooling next year. Hearing this, Sage offered to share her personal experience of homeschooling. Thank …

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Why Kids Hate School

Why Kids Hate School

Ever wonder why kids hate school? Kayli shares her experience of trying public school for the first time for 7th grade after self-directing her own education. Some of the insider views that Kayli shares: Most school work is boring and seems pointless. Schools still focus on memorization and cramming information into kids. Bullying is mainly …

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You are Enough – The Cure for Imposter Syndrome

Schooling acts as the reproductive organ of society and reproduces its thought patterns. One of the strongest criticisms of western culture is its over-consumption and resulting environmental degradation of the planet. Schooling created this wacky consumer culture by training us to be consumers whose perceived value increases the more we consume.

Educating for Success in Life Not School

If you clearly understood the difference between learning, education, and schooling, would you make different choices for yourself and your children?

Since 1852, when Massachusetts passed the first Compulsory Education Law based upon the Prussian model, learning has been taken from the realm of natural human experience and replaced by schooling. It is time to re-claim or natural birthright: learning.

Schooling: An Outdated Design

Many things that were invented in the 1800s continue to be extremely useful: battery, electric light, bicycle, safety pin, revolver, machine gun, dynamite, and the zipper among many things. Others are outmoded and have been replaced: phonograph, typewriter, facsimile machine. The school system which was institutionalized in 1837 remains unchanged.