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Do Homeschoolers Miss Out?

The Article below is from the recent issue of The Messenger, NYS LEAH’s quarterly magazine.  We’ve gotten terrific feedback from our readers in response to this article so we wanted to share it online as well! CONVERSATION IN MY MIND WITH THE NEXT PERSON WHO ASKS THE “HOMESCHOOLER MISSING OUT” QUESTION:   So, you wonder if I missed out? Yeah, I missed out. It was terrible. I missed out on extreme peer pressure, on cussing and bathroom talk. I did not have the opportunity to get high and lose my innocence at a wild party with my classmates. I never got to try my hand at that incomprehensible geometry in a big classroom with noisy students and a grouchy math teacher. I never had the chance to get teased about my skinny arms, or my hideous bangs, or in later years, the tooth that got pushed out by its neighbor. I never dealt with being picked apart during my insecure teenage season, and never experienced the delightful sensation of sobbing my sensitive, anxious heart out in the girl’s room after being excluded from my lunch table. To this day, I have never been bullied. Yes, I missed out. I missed out on a one-size-fits-all system of education that would have taught me nothing but that I was a hopeless misfit. I missed out on long school bus rides and longer nights of homework. I missed out on worrying whether some idiot would sneak into my classroom with a gun. I […]

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Hope In A Sump Pump by Peder Eide

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February/Winter 2014 issue

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