Lisa R. Posted December 1, 2011 Share Posted December 1, 2011 My oldest dd has graduated from college and is about to start on a post- baccalaureate nursing degree. She was home schooled from kindergarten through graduating from high school--although we did outsource some home schooling classes starting in eighth grade. She completed her undergraduate degree at age 20 and is now starting nursing school in January. She has been submerged in the home school culture and has made many observations based on her experiences and those of her peers. Some of what we have seen has been very encouraging; some not so much. We have an ongoing conversation about the pros and cons of each educational choice. She has taught college test prep classes for a local company to public school students for over two years, so she's had her share of exposure to the public schooled student as well. Frequently, we'll discuss the inherent weaknesses of different educational method and way to mitigate this. We discuss home schooling strengths and weaknesses, particularly in relation to what we've seen and experienced. She has a blog where she discusses home schooling "secrets". You may agree or disagree, but you may find it interesting to hear this from a home school graduate perspective. (And also from the perspective of a kid whose parent discovered classical education when her dd was in kindergarten, found Susan Wise Bauer's book when she was in fourth grade, and tried her best to implement it.) http://thoughtsoflaraleigh.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/homeschooling-secretsfrom-the-inside-part-1/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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