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Homeschoolers Running for Elected Office

It is important that we pray for all our elected officials, that we cast informed votes, and that we encourage others to do their civic duty. In one of our recent C12 gatherings of Christian businessmen, we were told that research shows less than 20% of voters show up for state and municipal elections, and only 56% show up for federal elections. Homeschoolers make up roughly 5% of the population, so if all homeschoolers voted in local elections, we would make up an amazing 25% of the voting populace.

We have compiled a list of formerly homeschooled candidates or candidates that are currently homeschooling that are running for office

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What will Classical Conversations Look Like in the Fall?

In roughly two-months’ time, schools will reopen. The big question on every parents’ mind is, “What in the world will that look like, and will it be what is best for my child?”

Depending on your state or city or school, there will be various regulations regarding the enforcement of sanitation, masks, temperature checks, hand-washing, and social distancing. Some schools are implementing rotating schedules, in which, on a single day, half of students come into the classroom while the other half participates online from home, switching roles the following day. Indeed, some schools will remain online entirely. With all these local regulations differing from one another, there is a good deal of confusion and uncertainty floating around.

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How do you get it all done in a day?

See if this sounds familiar: You create extensive to-do lists for yourself and your children of what needs to get done in the day, ensuring sufficient doses of Henle Latin and The Story of the World, only to discover that somehow you miscalculated the inevitable daily distractions. Now, it’s somehow mid-afternoon and your children haven’t done any science or math yet.

If you’re like any other homeschool parent out there, you have likely found yourself in a similar situation. Or, maybe you consistently find yourself in this situation. Don’t worry! You’re not at all alone. In this video, hear a homeschool mom in Tennessee, who is one of many who repeatedly falls short of what she thinks needs to get done in a day, recount her experience.

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How do you get it all done in a day? (Part 2)

One of the top questions homeschooling parents have is, “How many hours each day should I homeschool my child?” In this post, we want to encourage you that regardless of how many hours you plan to homeschool, failing to actively meet that goal doesn’t mean you’ve failed to educate your child properly.

We recently released a blog with a response to the question, “How do you get it all done in a day?” This is a companion to that post, offering another homeschooling parent’s response to the question. Unsurprisingly, her answer is not much different—that is, you can’t get it all done in a day!

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A Dad’s Guide to Classical Education – Free PDF

Are you confused about classical education? Are you confused about homeschooling? Are you a current or future homeschool dad who doesn’t want to read lengthy books your wife is asking you to read about home education? We’ve got you covered.

Robert Bortins, CEO of Classical Conversations, has written an easy-to-read summary on everything you need to know about both classical education and homeschooling. Spending 15 minutes reading this booklet may not make you an expert, but it will certainly give you confidence when having a conversation with your wife about the best way to educate your children. Or at least give you the framework for what questions to ask.

“This book is for men who may not have time to dive into all the aspects of homeschooling or classical education but would like an approachable guide to learning more,” Robert writes in the Introduction.

Robert covers classical topics peppered with anecdotes from his life, illustrations from popular movies, research studies, outside educational authorities, sports and other examples relatable to dads.

This book is for you if:

  • Your wife is looking into or currently enrolling your kids in Classical Conversations
  • You are concerned about your children growing in their faith while in school
  • You don’t know whether homeschooling is possible or beneficial in high school
  • You question whether homeschooling can adequately prepare your child to get into college, prepare for STEM, or be prepared for a changing job market
  • You want your child to be homeschooled, but also be able to socialize, play sports, and carry on conversations with people of all demographics.

Download, read, and happy homeschooling: CLICK HERE

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Classical Homeschool Curriculum

Subjects deemed classical are worthy of more time, more study, more engagement and more consideration. This is especially true regarding classical education. A classical homeschool curriculum teaches grammar, dialectic and rhetoric through a Christian worldview—and uses an educational approach ideally suited to a child’s natural learning style.

Homeschool Curriculum

Public school teachers usually juggle a classroom of students who vary in learning abilities and styles. It’s difficult for them to give every student the individual attention they need. Homeschool provides parents with the opportunity to develop their child’s strengths and improve on their weaknesses.

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