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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Change of guard brings in new view on homeschooling

It looks like The View has changed it's stance on homeschooling.  There was a time when Joy Behar would dismiss homeschoolers, and announce they were weird and unsocialized.

Now that Jenny McCarthy is on the panel, now there is real spokesperson for homeschooling on the show.

Don't know that many homeschoolers will respect Ms. McCarthy and her past projects, but I'm glad that homeschooling actually has a younger, hipper, less judgmental face.

This clip has a guest, Diane Farr,  discussing homeschooling, along with Jenny discussing her own homeschooling journey.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Kris Kardashian Jenner against homeschooling?

Not that it matters to any homeschoolers I know, but I am sitting in a hotel room flipping channels and came across the Kardashian's show.

The two younger girls are apparently doing some modeling and such and said they were behind in school. They asked their mom ( again) if thy could be homeschooled and she forbade it and said that she wanted them to have the typical highschool experience.

But here's the deal. Typical high school students aren't also models. If they are going to be models and travel as much as they do then they need to be homeschooled. If school is going to come first and they can't be homeschooled then they shod quit modeling or at least save it for summer vacations. Period.

I think Kris is being ridiculous.....errrr. I take that back.

Edit... Update... Spoke too soon. They hired a homeschool teacher service. Should have known if they brought it up they would resolve it one way or another.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The View snubs their noses at homeschooling

Rosanne Barr guest hosted on The View today in Whoopie Goldberg's absence.  She mentioned that her grandkids were homeschooled for 2 years and now they are back in school.  Immediately the ladies attempted to deflect and get off the subject.

Sherri Shepard balked that she is too lazy to homeschool.

Joy Behar made faces and tried to make jokes.  When Rosanne said there was the option to get families together and maybe hire an out of work teacher, Joy make a hostile sounding remark about Little House on

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kristen Stewart recalls being forced to homeschool

 Practically no one who commented on the article linked below felt a shred of sympathy for Kristen Stewart, star of Twilight.  Her story is basically that she ended up homeschooling because teachers refused to go the extra mile to help her make up for her absences due to her acting career.

The thing is, anyone who does things differently from the mainstream is made to feel isolated and disapproved of in one way or another. It's sad, but true. It's a shame that her teachers did not show an iota of support to a child, simply because she had ambitions.

Kristen Stewart: My Teachers Failed Me. Not One, But All of Them. The ...
Not One, But All of Them." The Blemish Not One, but All of Them." A lot of people think celebrities are self-entitled brats who have no concept of the real world anymore because they're surrounded by sycophants. Luckily Kristen Stewart is here to dispel that myth. In Britain's GQ magazine, Kristen says her former teachers "failed" to support her while she was out acting and refused to help her catch up on school work while she was shooting on location. She explains that they pretty much forced ...

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Dear Brangelina, Keep Homeschooling but.....

Dear Brangelina, Keep Homeschooling but..... Don't pick up the mantle as good will ambassadors for homeschooling like this article on the New American website suggests.

I do love the fact that more and more celebrities are trying homeschooling on for size, but to become a leader in the movement would add the issue of these celebrities laying out instructions for how to homeschool.  For example, Angelina and Brad homeschool with the help of tutors. ( John Edwards children were homeschooled similarly. )  While there is nothing wrong with hiring a tutor when you need one, the last thing I would like to see is for every homeschooler to feel pressured to hire a tutor to help with their kids.  This is financially impossible for many.  For others it is impractical as the child does not need thehelp.

I think I would dislike "homeschooling according to Brangelina" as much as I dislike HSLDA telling me how to vote. 

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Gosselin Homeschooling

It seems like the Gosselin family may be bringing more visibility to homeschooling without even intending to.  Expulsion or not (which is highly debated) two of the children are no longer going to school and are now being tutored at home. As Kate tells it, two of the children were stuggling with anger issues and so she decided that they would be best served at this time at home.

I have to admit to being impressed with Kate Gosselin for the very first time since I heard of her. 

She has made plain to the world that when the school can no longer serve the child's needs that it is the responsibility of the parent to find a solution.  That could mean homeschooling the child yourself.  That could mean paying for a tutor.  That could mean finding an alternative school.  Regardless, she has done what homeschoolers have been doing for the last 3 decades, and no one can argue that it was the right move for her children.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Good idea that Michael Jackson's Kids will stop homeschooling

 It has recently been announced that Micheal Jackson's oldest two children will no longer be homeschooling.  ... and I think it is probably a good idea. If you think this is a strange thing for a homeschooler to say, consider the facts.

They were homeschooled due to the fact that their father was one of the most famous human beings in the world.  He was afraid that others would use his kids to get through to him, or that their friends would likely be false friends.  Since his death, their situation has changed dramatically.  While they are still wealthy, they are much less of a target.

To homeschool a child, you must truly understand homeschooling and be dedicated to the home education of the child.  The Jackson family only continued to homeschool the Jackson children in order to keep a sense of familiarity... not because they feel

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tom and Katie Homeschooling Suri?

Well, sort of.

If you've googled "homeschooling" and "news" lately, then you know that Tom and Katie
Cruse have announced their plans to homeschool Suri. This adds another number to the many lists of famous homeschoolers.

I am realizing however, that the fact that the rich and famous are joining the ranks of homeschoolers does nothing for (nor takes nothing away from) homeschooling. Maybe it's because celebrities are expected to be eccentric, or because no one expects or worries about them falling short in their homeschool duties as it usually involves merely hiring a teacher as mentioned in this Katie Holmes interview: "...And we homeschool Suri -- she has a teacher who is with her every day. We like the one-on-one education. I'm happy that my daughter is strong-willed and determined. You really have to go with what the child is wanting."

A Huffington Post reporter however, mentioned that homeschooling is popular with Scientology anyway....  How dismissive!


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