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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Ericast 217 - My Homeschooling Experience

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Someone on Facebook asked about what it was like to be homeschooled (a.k.a. "home educated") and, rather than trying to write a long-winded response, I decided to do a podcast about it. Sounds like a pretty self-motivated created act for someone who didn't go to school, doesn't it?

This episode mentions John Holt and Growing Without Schooling, which has a good Home Education FAQ, and if you just want some John Holt quotes from GoodReads you can get started there.  (I also make a reference to Brady Bunch episode "Time to Change" and, if you really need more information, you can probably figure out how to find the Peter Brady voice change video.)

By the way, have you ever wondered if anybody bothers to click on the links that you painstakingly put in your show notes, there's a way to figure that out, too.  It's that entrepreneurial home-educated spirit at work!

Anyway, the 1985 Minnesota Supreme Court case that overturned the "essentially equivalent" law (and Jeanne Newstrom's criminal prosecution and conviction under it) as unconstitutional vague is a fascinating read, in my opinion.

Questions? Comments?  Personal reflections on your own schooling?   Call 206-339-3742 (a.k.a. 206-339-ERIC) or email me (eric) at


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