Harris and homeschooling

Education | One man’s apostasy doesn’t undermine a way of teaching children
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/15/19, 05:16 pm

In the 1980s and 1990s, Gregg and Sono Harris became familiar faces to many in the growing number of Christian families educating their children at home. 

Gregg Harris spoke at conferences and workshops, and the couple’s oldest son, Joshua, became something of a teen icon: He spoke to homeschool audiences, he wrote articles, and he produced New Attitude, a magazine for homeschool kids.

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More money or more strings?

Education | A homeschooling innovation brings opportunity and danger
by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/15/19, 04:08 pm

As a young mom, Martha Hazelrigg rarely left the house with her four homeschooled children during school hours. When they did venture out, she coached them to tell inquisitive grocery clerks and shoppers they attended a local Christian school. It was true: Hazelrigg’s children homeschooled through that school’s independent study program. But in 1985, home education was rare, and mothers had legitimate fears that skeptics, even family members, might report them to the government.

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Equal opportunity players

Homeschooling | Many U.S. homeschoolers want to participate in public school sports, but some states have resisted them
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 8/16/18, 03:46 pm

On Friday nights during football season in Richfield, Minn., half a dozen 16-year-old boys sporting grass-stained uniforms, still sweaty from practice, filled every chair around the Childs family dining table. They wolfed down whatever food Kristin Childs set on the table: In 40 minutes, they had to be back at school to watch the varsity football game. In those brief 40 minutes, Kristin and her husband Patrick saw an opportunity to show hospitality and Christian love to their son Eastman’s teammates.

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