Why We Homeschool

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I can’t stop watching the video below, tears in my eyes.

THIS is why we homeschool. In fact, it was reading about Marva Collins 15 years ago (in Anthony Robbins book, [easyazon-link asin=”0671791540″ locale=”us”]Awaken the Giant Within[/easyazon-link]) that convinced me that I wanted to do something different for my child. When I was in high school, it was so bad, I almost dropped out (thanks, Mom, for finding a great private school, Walden Prep in Dallas — so excited — my reunion is this month!).

Marva Collins took kids in the south side of Chicago and was literally getting 4-year olds to read Steinbeck. Almost all of these kids probably would have ended up on the street, in gangs, on drugs, and in jail. Because of Marva Collins, just look at them! Teachers, lawyers, bright competent professionals. People who believe in themselves, who love Shakespeare.

Our brand new nanny, Kendra, and I watched this today, as I explained to her why we homeschool.

If you don’t homeschool, or aren’t planning to, watch this video. I think it might just change your mind.

Watch the Video

Classical Education

The Marva Collins method is based on Classical Education, which is the method we are following. You can learn more about Classical Homeschooling in the fabulous book, [easyazon-link asin=”0393067084″ locale=”us”]The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)[/easyazon-link]

I am also ordering this book: [easyazon-link asin=”0874775728″ locale=”us”]Marva Collins’ Way[/easyazon-link] — can’t wait to read it!

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