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Our Grammarless Society

Written by Andrea Hill on . Posted in Education 3.0

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Anyone with a Facebook page and a modest command of the English language can be quickly disheartened by the appalling lack of spelling and grammar skill in our society. Even taking into account the percentage of people believed to have dyslexia or other impediments to reading and writing (10% - 15%), the results seem to be damning.

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Ten Questions to Better Parenting

Written by Andrea Hill on . Posted in Education 3.0

Boys--Tablet iStock 000021005439 350PX SQI hadn't been a parent for long at all before I realized that it's impossible to do the parenting thing perfectly. No matter how hard we try, we screw up often enough to have a few regrets. So I started telling my children that I would be happy to pay for half their therapy, figuring that I was at least covering my own damage.

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My Granddaughter's Heroes

Written by Andrea Hill on . Posted in Education 3.0

The subject? Literature. The lesson topic? Heroes. When asked who she would name as heroes, Aubrey immediately named Martin Luther King and Harvey Milk. Would I have known this about her if we weren't doing school together? I don't know, but I'm SO glad I do!

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Reflection on Influence and Character

Written by Andrea Hill on . Posted in Education 3.0

I have long been critical of religious fundamentalists who homeschool to buffer their children from the influences of popular culture. It seemed like an indictment of the rest of us, and I had a rather emotional - even visceral - reaction to it.

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Education 3.0

Written by Andrea Hill on . Posted in Education 3.0

or . . . Our (Continued) Adventures with Home Schooling

I have always embraced the value of supporting and investing in public schooling.