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Homeschooling convention thrills this proactive mom

Jun 19, 2017 by

Jennifer Kabbany –

I often get emails from concerned parents asking what colleges they can send their kids to that won’t indoctrinate them into Democrat-voting social justice warriors.

And while there are several colleges I like to recommend, the No. 1 advice I always tell concerned parents is to make sure they don’t allow government schools to be their children’s only teachers.

Arm your children with the other side of the argument, the facts about American Exceptionalism, the data underpinning why conservatism is compassionate, the information debunking evolution, the apologetics upholding their faith.

It’s what I do with my children frequently, and I know that when they go out into the world on their own they will be armed with the truth — whether they go to the best conservative college in the nation, or the most liberal.

To that end, I’m always on the lookout for tools that can help me shape, mold and educate my children, from Prager University videos to Dinesh D’Souza documentaries to Hillsdale College online course.

And folks — I found the jackpot! On Friday I attended my first-ever homeschooling convention and I honestly felt like a kid in a candy store.

Called “Great Homeschool Conventions,” it’s held in several places across the nation every year. The three-day event held in my neck of the woods last week offered a cornucopia of educational tools, plus more than 100 lectures to sit in on given by impressive scholars, inspirational speakers and authors.

Source: Like a kid in a candy store: Homeschooling convention thrills this proactive mom – The College Fix

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  1. Home Education Conferences, Meet-Ups, Learning Webs . . . Part II

    I helped organize 5 Home Learning Fairs in the 80s in British Columbia, Canada and was delighted how relatively spontaneous it all was. In fact, I think the home education movement is a perfect example of “the spontaneous natural order” as described in economics books.

    In my senior years and as a grandmother I now follow stories about home education — its growth, its opponents and especially any signs of intrusions on parent rights. In the recent book, Wiley Handbook on School Choice, 2017 is this quote: “Choosing to home school is a central piece of the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children, and as a fundamental right, any intrusion from the state is subject to strict scrutiny review.” (p347)

    Hope more people will attend a home education/homeschooling event in their community when it happens.

  2. Home Education Conferences, Meet-Ups, Learning Webs . . . Part I

    It’s such a thrill to read about the delight a parent felt when discovering a Homeschool Convention — “I honestly felt like a kid in a candy store.”

    Would you be surprised to know that in 2018 there will be a Global Home Education Conference in St. Petersburg and Moscow, May 21-25? “The conference will gather researchers, policy makers, parents and organizations with the purpose to support the Russian home educating community and to provide a platform for advancing the rights of families to choose home education.”

    I was involved in the early stages of the home education movement and you can read about my meeting with John Holt in 1972 —

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