Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 16, 1993 - Education - 264 pages
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An honest, perceptive discussion of children, education, and our common life as a nation by the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars. A high school English teacher, Guterson and his wife educate their own children at home. “A literate primer for anyone who wants to know more about alternatives to the schools” (Kirkus Reviews). Index.

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I was one of those parents that always believed we would send our kids to public schools. Heck! I went to public school! Public school as, "The Great Democratizer". It stood for everything I believed ... Read full review

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A lot of history that helps to make the case, but it avoids some of the larger issues. Read full review


1 Teacher Parent
2 What About Democracy?
3 Homeschoolers Among Others
4 My Father Comes to Class
5 School Home and History
6 Abiding Questions
7 The Matter of Money
8 Before Schools
9 What Weve Learned About How We Learn
A Proposal
11 A Lifes Work
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About the author (1993)

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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