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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Why I wouldn't Use Scholastic for Homeschooling

I noticed some time ago that the Scholastic website had featured articles with homeschooling advice. I found this advice cursory at best as a way to make homeschoolers, who were also their clients, feel a little warm and fuzzy.

Today I came across and article that cemented my feelings about the level on insincerity of Scholastic's dedication to homeschoolers. I find the article Why Homeschooling Isn't Right for Us by Carole Moore just as surface and insincere as many of their other articles like 8 Steps to homeschooling which includes watching for common pitfalls like lack of socialization for parents and kids.

I could go on, but you get the point.... you won't catch me purchasing homeschooling materials from a company that doesn't respect homeschooling enough to write articles that lack any depth at all and continues to perpetuate stereotypes about homeschooling.

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Patricia said...

I noticed this about Scholastic too. Also, I stopped getting their book catalogs because I think 90% of what they offer is junk.

Marbel said...

I haven't read the article you mention yet, but I have not been too impressed with Scholastic for a long time...

HopewellMomSchool said...

They're pretty much hand-in-glove with public school. Most of their newer stuff is garbage. Their "book" club is filled with tv/movie-tie-ins and toys! Still, their book club does usually have a few decent low priced books.

Kristin said...

Interesting. I do get their catalogues and have ordered a few times, but I have not been tempted by their offerings for awhile. (They offer a LOT of cultic and witchcraft-based materials.) I had no idea they addressed homeschooling on their website. Thanks for the heads-up.