Saving Schools

Saving Schools Saving Schools traces the story of the rise, decline, and potential resurrection of American public schools through the lives and ideas of six mission-driven reformers: Horace Mann, John Dewey, Martin Luther King Jr, Albert Shanker, William Bennett, and James Coleman. Yet schools did not become the efficient, egalitarian, and high-quality educational institutions these reformers envisioned. Indeed, the unintended consequences of their legacies shaped today?s flawed educational system, in which political control of stagnant American schools has shifted away from families and communities to larger, more centralized entities?initially to bigger districts and eventually to control by states, courts, and the federal government. Peterson?s tales help to explain how nation building, progressive education, the civil rights movement, unionization, legalization, special education, bilingual teaching, accountability, vouchers, charters, and homeschooling have, each in a different way, set the stage for a new era in American education. Now, under the impact of rising cost, coupled with the possibilities unleashed by technological innovation, schooling may be transformed through virtual learning. The result could be a personalized, customized system of education in which families have greater choice and control over their children?s education than at any time since our nation was founded.

The Heart of Homeschooling

The Heart of Homeschooling Speaking from both his heart and many years of practical experience as a home school father of seven, Chris Klicka walks the walk as he shows how we must live in light of eternity and make every single day count. Demonstrating in a very practical way with sound biblical principles, Chris encourages husbands to unconditionally love their wives and fathers to bring their children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The Heart of Home Schooling affirms that you do not home school just for education's sake, but for the glory and honor of God- The Heart of Home Schooling will encourage veteran home schoolers while providing vision and practical steps for soon-to-be or new home schoolers- Although this book is directed first and foremost to home school parents, the spiritual principles and practical tips apply to all parents who are serious about serving the Lord and faithfully training their children.

Heidi Heckelbeck has a Secret

Heidi Heckelbeck has a Secret After being homeschooled her whole life, Heidi Heckelbeck enters a real school in second grade, where she encounters a mean girl named Melanie who makes her feel like an alien.

Making Stuff and Doing Things

Making Stuff and Doing Things Kyle Bravo has assembled a comprehensive book along with dozens of other instructional articles that tell you how to do just about everything. Topics include getting active, direct action, gardening, how to make wine, homeschooling, fixing a toilet, audio phone patch, how to make envelopes, shoe repair, making rubber stamps, how to juggle, composting, DIY toothpaste, getting rid of fruit flies, greywater systems, composting toliets, making hanging and floating tents, saving money at the post office, making posters and stencils, fixing a harmonica, DIY flowerpots, avoiding dangerous household chemicals, preventing ear infections, how women can pee standing up, menstrual massages, and a few pieces for inspiration. I'm sure you can see by now why this is essential.

Letting Go of Lisa

Letting Go of Lisa Nathan Malone has been homeschooled his whole life. He's never spent much time with kids his own age and he's never dated. His mother is now busy with his new twin sisters, so Nathan must enroll at the local high school for his senior year. On the first day, a girl on a motorcycle catches his eye and Nathan is excited to discover the girl is also in his English class. Not only does Lisa ride a motorcycle to school, but she's a loner who seems to come and go as she pleases. She doesn't care what anybody thinks of her. Nathan is intriguedhe's never met anyone like her or had such strong feelings. When he and Lisa finally start spending time together, he's the happiest he's ever been. But Lisa has a tragic secret and, when she decides she'll handle it herself, Nathan has to make a choice. Can he ever let go of Lisa? From the Hardcover edition.