About Donna SchillingerDonna Schillinger serves at publications manager for Texas Home School Coalition. She also ministers to young adults through the blog OnMyOwnNow.com.
Homeschool students do substantially better than public school students on standardized tests and in college.Donna Schillinger2019-08-18T15:31:14-05:00
Perhaps a few families who were homeschooling in 1994 are still homeschooling today, but by and large, most current Texas homeschooling families don’t remember a time when homeschooling was illegal in our state. This is [...]
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Is it just me or has public discourse gone from PG to PG-13 in the last year?
Same-sex marriage. Transgender bathroom choice. Police killing African-Americans. Americans killing police. Scary clown terrorists targeting schools. And now, “locker room banter.” The news is getting extremely difficult to explain to an eight-year-old! I find myself wishing we could talk about an easier subject—like puberty!
It’s a common question—we may field it from others, we may ask it of ourselves. Perhaps many families begin with romantic notions of home education without really thinking much about where this is all leading. But around fourth grade something happens, usually math. Maybe it’s fractions, or percentages, or the difference between the direct and indirect object. A headache ensues, Google is consulted, and we fall asleep that evening with a chilling thought, What if I’m not smart enough to home school?