Minding the Gap – Homeschooling

The future well being of one’s children is arguably the most important thing a parent can focus on. In addition to choosing a good mate, encouraging strong peer groups while your child is maturing have been shown as the two most important factors in helping them develop successfully. Beyond that, education is arguably an important aspect of a child’s maturation, but little evidence exists that public school is a required – let alone preferable – alternative to private school or other approaches. Today our guest Lynn Lockhart, mother of several young children, shares with us a brief history of the public education system in the United States and her strategies for giving her children the best home schooling education and chance in life that she has crafted to date.

— Brought to you by —

Very special guest Lynn Lockhart @Lock328
– The Crackpot Podcast – https://thecrackpotpodcast.jimdo.com/


The Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 99 – Minding the Gap – Homeschooling

— References —

– Little House on the Prairie, Wilder (1935)
– If…., Anderson (1969)
– The Underground History of American Education, Gatto (2000) – https://archive.org/details/JohnTaylorGattoTheUndergroundHistoryOfAmericanEducationBook
– Education Realist explains charter schools, Sailer (2012) – https://isteve.blogspot.com/2012/11/education-realist-explains-charter.html
– The dark side of home schooling: creating soldiers for the culture war, Stewart (2013) – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/08/christian-home-schooling-dark-side
– Captain Fantastic, Ross (2016)
– American Cauldron – Immigration and Its Discontents , Myth of the 20th Century (2017) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/american-cauldron-immigration-and-its-discontents/
– The Progressive Era – Roots of American Bureaucracy, Myth of the 20th Century (2018) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/the-progressive-era-roots-of-american-bureaucracy/
– Child Abuse of Public School, Private School, and Homeschool Students, Ray (2018) – https://www.nheri.org/child-abuse-of-public-school-private-school-and-homeschool-students-evidence-philosophy-and-reason/#_edn3
– Hard Words – Why aren’t kids being taught to read?, Hanford (2018) – https://www.apmreports.org/story/2018/09/10/hard-words-why-american-kids-arent-being-taught-to-read
– Learn to Read in 100 Easy Lessons – https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/teach-your-child-to-read-in-100-easy-lessons_siegfried-engelmann_elaine-bruner/251617
– Saxon Phonics Intervention – https://www.christianbook.com/saxon-phonics-intervention-home-study-kit/9781565771901/pd/771907?event=Homeschool|1003057
– Spell to Write and Read – https://swrtraining.com/swr/getting-started/tip-1-materials-needed/
– All About Reading – https://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/all-about-reading-level-2/
– Magnetic Phonogram Kit – https://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/reading-interactive-kits/
– Home School Legal Defense – https://hslda.org/content/


One Comment Add yours

  1. Dean Stonehocker says:

    My grandmother (born 1897) taught in a one-room school house in Madison County, Iowa around 1915. She attended the Iowa Teachers’ College in Des Moines for three months to earn her teaching certificate. I don’t believe she had even a high school diploma. She remembered and spoke about her teaching days with fondness all of her life.


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