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Oct
20
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Can you answer this question about the Bible?

Looking over the homeschool marketplace, I would make two observations. It is dominated by Christians. They don’t value learning the Bible, based on the money they spend on curriculum. So, I asked some pastors and Christian leaders, “Why is it important for children to learn the content of the Bible?” This is not an attempt

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Sep
08
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Another School Year Begins

It’s Labor Day, and Laurie and I find ourselves in a ritual I expect many easterners experience—returning from the “shore,” as we call it. We were in Cape May, New Jersey, for the day and now are crawling home at 10 mph. This is not our routine, our ritual, but it’s evident that it is

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Sep
02
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My Wonder Years

One sunny April morning my boys and I, along with eight strangers, climbed aboard an inflatable raft on the windward coast of Oahu. It was a Zodiac – the sturdy rubber raft that was birthed after the sinking of the Titanic and eventually became popular with the military. We had been living in Hawaii for

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Aug
05
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Thoughts on Statistics, the “Rogue” Math Class

Consider this question: “If you had it to do over again, would you have children?” This question was posed in the syndicated column of Ann Landers in newspapers quite a few years ago. After collecting responses for a period of time, her column headlined, “70% OF PARENTS SAY KIDS NOT WORTH IT.” What would you

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Jan
23
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Veritas Press Omnibus, Why We Serve at Wisdom’s Feast

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The same pleasure you take in preparing a holiday feast is the same pleasure that Wisdom feels, in the book of Proverbs, as she prepares an education for her children. In Proverbs 8, Lady Wisdom concludes her eloquent invitation to wisdom, “And now, sons, hear me; Happy are they who keep my ways. Hear instruction

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Dec
04
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Learning Disabilities: Question to Diagnosis

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Recently, I was having a discussion with “Joan” about her 11-year-old son. As I recall, she has five or six kids. I believe “Trevor” is her second. She has been worried for the past few years that something just didn’t seem to be connecting with Trevor, but after all she is not a trained teacher

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Nov
21
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The Current Confusion, Part 2

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Here’s a simple question. Do you homeschool? Well, at least it seems like a simple question, but it really isn’t. A post on Facebook was mentioned in part one of this two-part post. The post was from a Veritas Press Scholars Academy student taking online classes. It illustrates some confusion around classical Christian education which

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Nov
13
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The Current Confusion, Part 1

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A recent post on Facebook caught my attention. The post was from a student taking online classes through our online school, Veritas Press Scholars Academy. It interested me because it highlighted the difference between a classical Christian education and a traditional one. It also illustrated an interesting phenomenon regarding the status of home-educated students. Here’s

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Nov
03
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Chinese Parents on the Horns of an Educational Dilemma

American Christian parents face tough decisions about to how to best provide for their children’s education. But the toughest part is often deciding between a comparatively rich supply of good and legal options – local Christian schools, homeschooling (with a nearly overwhelming array of good curriculum and models), co-op, hybrid homeschool/co-op, on-line Christian school, etc.

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Oct
27
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A Day’s Work: How do you get it all done?

New families to Veritas Press are often overwhelmed at the amount of work. And I understand why. Much of the curriculum being offered elsewhere is based on standards of only getting done what is absolutely “necessary” and then checking it off the list. Just look at any of the main-line publishers and you will see

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