Homeschooling News and Views of the Week

Homeschooling News & Views - March 24, 2016

It’s been a busy news week for homeschooling and education with some fairly interesting news and views coming our way.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments over a case advocates described as the most significant issue to reach the court in thirty years. The question was the level of education schools owe disabled children – “some” a.k.a. something just above trivial or something more meaningful. You can read the entire story here.

This one surprised me: as it turns out, there are at last check 2.8 million people over 60 with student loans with approximately $66.7 billion in student debt. Yes, you read that right. They are over sixty and the population is growing. They are borrowing this for their grandchildren.

If you’re like most homeschoolers, you have a general interest in what changes will come to public education under President Trump. Bill Gates recently met with him and had this to say.

“I had an opportunity to talk to him about innovation. A lot of his message has been about things where he sees things not as good as he’d like. But in the same way that President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that, I think that whether it’s education or stopping epidemics, other health breakthroughs, finishing polio, and in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message that his administration is going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation be one of the things that he gets behind. Of course, my whole career has been along those lines. And he was interested in listening to that. And I’m sure there will be further conversation.”

You can read that entire news story here.

If you have a few minutes, you should go here and complete a homeschooling survey being conducted by Alex Cimpoca who recently contacted me. He is doing indepth research into homeschooling and needs more responses. You will be entered to win to 1 out  of 10 Amazon cards worth $50 when the research is complete. All responses are anonymous and no personal data will be shared.

You can take the survey here.

Our featured promo this weekend comes from Peel, Play and Learn. You know I love strewing things my children can learn with even when left alone. Well, this is one thing you can strew! You have got to take a look these maps, charts and otherwise hands-on learning activities a.k.a. fun for all ages! Everything from fractions to maps to the solar system to the US government is between 10% to 31% off! My personal favorite? The “Bundle and Save” human anatomy and solar system set.

Well, that’s another week! See you on the other side. 🙂

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Author: Purva Brown

Writer / blogger at http://TheClassicalUnschooler.com - unapologetically blending two seeming opposites.

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