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  • In my experience, public schools tend to teach kids what to think rather than how to think. This is a serious problem! This type of teaching will mass produce a Read More
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  • Our homeschool has changed quite a bit over the last ten years. We’ve added two “students” (officially) and I’ve relaxed quit a bit. I’ve grown comfortable in my homechooling skin. Read More
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