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    Filed at 4:38 am under by dcobranchi

    Gary North pulls no punches in his column today at Lew Rockwell.

    Nevertheless, family by family, there are individual boycotts. These are not organized. There is no national plan. There are merely individual decisions by parents, family by family. Parents conclude that it is time to stop whining. It is time to pull their children out. They are responsible for their children. They are not responsible for anyone else’s children. They do not imagine that the opinion of other parents regarding the public schools has any bearing on their moral decision. Most important, they really do regard it as a moral decision.

    There’s lots more. Worth a read.

    4 Responses to “JAB, JAB, RIGHT CROSS”

    Comment by
    May 27th, 2005
    at 9:03 am

    That Robinson Curriculum that Gary North mentions looks, at first glance, like a terrific program… for the devout Christian. Is there anything equally excellent for non-Christians?

    Comment by
    May 27th, 2005
    at 9:49 am

    Robinson is a CD based library of classics. If you follow the curriculum’s course, the student reads the books in a particular sequence, but this isn’t totally necessary. The CD’s contain scans of the actual hardcopy books in tiff format with a few extras for navigation, etc. When you’re ready for the next book, you print it out. (Robinson recommends not letting the student read it on screen.) Doesn’t have to be Christian based at all. The program suggests using Saxon for math, and holding off on science until math has been mastered.

    Comment by
    May 27th, 2005
    at 9:50 am

    ” Is there anything equally excellent for non-Christians?”
    Answer: A library card along with math and science texts of your choice.

    I know that a lot of hsers have purchased RC, but I also know many purchase it simply for the out of print books that are on the CDs. RC basically boils down to lots of books (mostly out of print). He has McGuffy phonics for the younger, Saxon math, daily writing assignments and literature like Henty books (now being reprinted by Preston publishers). Dr. Robinson lost his wife and continued to homeschool his children. This is what worked for him.

    Comment by
    May 28th, 2005
    at 9:15 pm

    Thanks, folks. I’m about 75% intending to invest in it anyway; have a four-year-old niece whose parents are Christians and want to homeschool her.