From headlines and top news stories, to dinner conversation and coffee klatches, the shortcomings of our public education system, and the violence permeating it, have our country's rapt attention. Across America, hundreds of thousands of families aren't just talking. They are creating a viable alternative for their children and, in doing so, they are transforming the landscape of education. These are learning families - homeschoolers - educating themselves, as families have done throughout the ages.
Though homeschoolers are clearly successful, they are not, on the whole, either super-parents or super-children, but ordinary people. And though they are as proud of their children's achievements as any parents, this is not a movement about producing stellar test scores or contest winners. It is about taking back the challenge and joy of learning, and about being responsive to children's individual needs. It is about forging enduring relationships, building resourceful communities, and thinking about education in new ways. It is about living and learning in freedom, but most of all, it is about families.
Families are the heart and soul of homeschooling - families as diverse in their backgrounds, methods, beliefs and circumstances as the melting pot that is our country. We'd like to help you get to know these families, these homeschoolers on the cutting edge of education today.
The National Home Education Network
Board of Directors