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    Filed at 8:10 pm under by dcobranchi

    The paper from UNC- Chapel Hill has a nice piece on home education. It breaks no new ground but also doesn’t include the seemingly obligatory quotes from home education “experts.” A couple of snippets–

    Statistics from the N.C. Division of Non-Public Education estimate that in the 2004-05 school year, 58,780 students were home-schooled.

    Not counting my four.

    Even ordinary household chores, such as cleaning out the refrigerator, can become learning opportunities. This week, one day’s lesson plan included “refrigerator science,” where the twins examined food items underneath a microscope.

    We run that one on a regular basis. Right now there’s a very interesting collection of moldy bread. And, yes, the mold was intentionally grown to examine under the microscope. Quit laughing!

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