Thoughts on Homeschooling

posted by Jonathan Logan on 2009.31.08, under Blog, Random Findings
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An excellent little treat on homeschooling comes from LibertarianChristians.com.

Thousands of years of human civilization illustrate that successful societies integrate children into adult society. That is, they don’t warehouse thousands of teens and children with other teens and children.  You learn manners and socialization skills by associating with people who have them: namely, adults. Hanging out constantly with other children teaches you only how to behave like a barbaric child. This is why civilized people build education and training around apprenticeships, home schooling, and other systems that involve close association between adults and children.

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The decentralization of Information (by means of Internet)

posted by Jonathan Logan on 2009.31.08, under Blog, Random Findings
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Ten Reasons To Be Happy. #2. The decentralization of information is here. For most of the twentieth century, ideas and information in America were largely controlled in two institutions closely tied to the state: the media and the Academy. The Internet has blown that wide open. Add in Twitter, Facebook, Digg and the like, and the distribution channels for decentralized information have become decentralized too. We are in a world where any article written on any web site has as much chance of being read en masse as something published in The NY Times.

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