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What to Do if Your Homeschooler Wants a Career in Politics

Every aspect of an American president’s life is examined prior to an election—including schooling. But being homeschooled would not rule out someone from running for political office, even the presidency. According to the US Constitution there are only 3 requirements … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Talk with Your Children about the Elections

Has there been much election talk in your home? If you are a U.S. citizen, do you know how you'll vote on Tuesday? The mid-term elections are the perfect way to incorporate a little extra learning about government into your … Continue reading

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Why Kids Won't Learn from History Tomorrow

...because the Common Core only teaches "Social Studies." As Catherine Johnson says in her post, "there's not a single learning objective in the entire 13-year framework." In other words, it looks like the educational changes wrought by the Common Core … Continue reading

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Suffrage: What Did You Learn from History?

They are an incredibly brilliant couple. One is studying some kind of computer engineering. The other is now pursuing a degree in medicine. Both are in fields with labels so advanced I can't even recall the titles. They hadn't seen … Continue reading

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Sonlight, God, and Politics

You've probably heard the advice to avoid discussing religion and politics, especially if you want to steer clear of confrontation. At Sonlight we take a different approach--seek to understand different viewpoints and engage them intelligently and winsomely. Our recently revised … Continue reading

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Post-Election Thursday ...

It has been an interesting couple of days, watching the "aftermath" of the 2012 presidential election. The news media, print media, and social media (including the Sonlight Forums) have been rife with conversation, both positive and negative, about the outcome … Continue reading

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