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February 26, 2010:

In Utah, a plan to cut 12th grade (1 Comment)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 2:08 PM

The proposal by state Sen. Chris Buttars would chip away at Utah's $700-million shortfall. He's since offered a toned-down version: Just make senior year optional. Reporting from Denver - At Utah's West Jordan High School, the halls have swirled lately with debate over the merits of 12th grade: Is it a waste of time? Are […]

February 24, 2010:

New Research Supports John Holt's Views About Learning (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 11:35 AM

by Pat Farenga One of the core ideas of John Holt’s approach to education is that children are good at learning. John asserted in the early sixties, often and clearly, that children are natural learners and that adult interference in their attempts to learn, often through uninvited teaching, inhibits children’s learning. This idea continues to […]

February 21, 2010:

High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early (1 Comment)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 1:22 PM

Dozens of public high schools in eight states will introduce a program next year allowing 10th graders who pass a battery of tests to get a diploma two years early and immediately enroll in community college. Students who pass but aspire to attend a selective college may continue with college preparatory courses in their junior […]

January 28, 2010:

How schooling damages people, and how we can fix it (No Comments)Posted in: Resources by SoulRiser @ 7:53 PM

This is a collection of links to articles written by Shaun Kerry, M.D. (Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), and other people. These lists were found on world-prosperity.org. Our government spends more than 550 billion dollars per year on education, yet home schooled children - who have markedly fewer financial resources - continue to […]

January 13, 2010:

Finishing high school online (6 Comments)Posted in: Resources by SoulRiser @ 3:25 PM

If you can't convince your parents to let you unschool, or even to homeschool you, finishing high school online might be a decent intermediate option for you. It's more "school-like" than homeschooling and unschooling, so in theory it should be easier to convince them to let you do it. Depending on where in the world […]

January 9, 2010:

Alternative Learning System in the Philippines (like GED) (191 Comments)Posted in: Resources by SoulRiser @ 2:07 PM

(Information contributed by Edward) In the Philippines, out-of-school youth can take the Alternative Learning System program in the Department of Education. There is like a training for 10 months or so, then the next year, the youth can take the Accreditation & Equivalency Test. If the youth passes the test, then the youth gets something […]

January 3, 2010:

Against Homeschooling - Why Unschooling is Better (4 Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 9:14 PM

Homeschooling is generally much better than public schools, and homeschoolers generally do better in college and universities than their public-schooled counterparts. But what does that mean? Is it that homeschooling is better than public schooling, or does it just mean that homeschooling is LESS BAD than public schooling? In public schools, you go there every […]

January 2, 2010:

List of online high schools in the US (No Comments)Posted in: Site Updates by SoulRiser @ 10:39 PM

I made a list of all the online schools in the US that I know of. (more info on online schooling) Click on a state to see a list of online high schools (virtual schools) available in that state, as well as a link to each one's website:

December 28, 2009:

Alternative Education in Germany (1 Comment)Posted in: Site Updates by SoulRiser @ 7:07 PM

I've added more info to the Alternative Education in Germany page on the wiki. Most of it was taken and auto-translated from the German Wikipedia using Google Translate - so some of the English isn't very good. I don't really have time to fix that, so I just left it as-is. I'm going to do […]

December 24, 2009:

Survey of Adult Homeschooled Students: Better in Almost Every Way (1 Comment)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 1:17 AM

Homeschooling has been misunderstood and maligned for many years, but critics are running out of bad things to say about this educational option in the face of mounting evidence of the advantages. Homeschooled students out-perform their public school peers academically in most areas and have for a long time. This has left defenders of the […]

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