Family Matters: Why Home Schooling Makes Sense

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992 - Education - 245 pages
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Where education takes place, family matters; homeschooling is just one way of embodying that neglected truth and reaffirming the bond between parents and their child. Addressing the questions that any parent would ask - "What about your sons' socialization?" "Aren't you abandoning the schools?" "Is it legal?" "How can you afford it?"--Guterson also provides a broader context: the astonishing academic success of homeschooled children (regardless of their parents' own.

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User Review  - JP - Goodreads

Guterson adds meaningful perspective to the homeschool concept. A teacher himself, he understands both perspectives. His analysis is meaningful and very understandable. He emphasizes several key ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

I was interested in this because I'm curious to hear why people believe homeschooling is a good idea, since I don't, particularly. It turned out to be a very evenhanded, apolitical discussion of the ... Read full review


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David Guterson was born in Seattle and later graduated from the University of Washington. Before becoming a full-time writer, Guterson was a high school English teacher and a contributing editor for Harper's Magazine. Guterson has published The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind, a collection of short stories, and Family Matters: Why Home Schooling Makes Sense, a nonfiction book. Snow Falling on Cedars is Guterson's most famous work; it has won the Pen/Faulkner Award and was an American Booksellers Book of the Year Nominee.

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