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How People Learn

It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; with out this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail. Albert Einstein   His eyes …

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OFTP at Bill 160 Legislative Hearings

OFTP President Albert Lubberts outlined for the committee the education choices available to Ontario residents under the Education Act of this province. He stressed the fact that parents may, without government interference, choose to provide a learning environment at home under the sections dealing with private schools or under Section 21 which speaks of home …

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Support for Home Based Education by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley

In the March 5, 1997 issue of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, [United States] Secretary of Education Richard Riley is quoted as saying that he wants homeschooling representatives to attend a national forum to bring “the nation’s best teachers” together to address [the] country’s education challenges. The article states: “Home-school students score significantly higher on standardized …

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Getting and Giving Support

Getting and Giving Support, an article on finding or forming a homeschool support group, written by Mary Shaw and published in the March 1996 issue of Home Rules, the newsletter of the Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents.