Chris Klicka speak Klicka is Senior Counsel for the Home School Legal Defense Association We were struck by his love of the Lord his sincerity and his in depth knowledg Have you ever asked yourself why anyone would homeschool Well then this is the book for you I had a friend that was doing a report in college on homeschooling In the beginning they were anti homeschooling After reading this book and doing additional study they were pro homeschooling We all know some people who homeschool Reading this book might help you understand the reasons a typical parent might choose homeschooling And understanding is always a good thing I ve been diving into various homeschooling books as we ve decided to homeschool our daughter in the fall This was one I grabbed on a whim at the library and I have conflicting views While it was incredibly well researched and has ever statistic you could possibly want about public schools and homeschooling it was also incredibly one sided I don t believe any parent is bad if they send their child to public school we re still considering it depending on how next year goes and I felt this book very strongly suggested that if you re a Christian parent it s your duty to homeschool your child and if you don t welllll good luck when you go to Heaven I m giving it two stars for the research and statistics but no than that because I m not a fan of making others feel bad to make them believe what I believeMore reviews wwwbrandijolittlewritescom. Home schooling Anyone already home schooling or thinking about it will want to read this excellent and very practical boo.
I was only merely leaning toward homeschooling before I read this book This book made me so much sure of my decisionwe begin homeschool in the fall There are two main problems with this book1 Over half of the book than 200 pages focuses on UN treaties social workers many historical legal cases political action etc Goodness there were over 60 pages ust on social workers This seemed out of proportion with the title of the book and should have been pared down significantly Most of this seems like it would have appropriately belonged in the author s book The Right to Home School A Guide to the Law on Parents Rights in Education2 It s dated The most recently updated version is from 2002 and as the author is deceased it will probably not be updated again But this book works very hard to make its case for homeschooling by citing many studies and also references many legal cases then current state laws etc But much of it is now out of date and will only become so3 His primary point in advocating for homeschooling or at least where he begins is with the failings of public schooling In fact that is what the first 100 pages focuses on citations of various bad events in public schools studies public school history Then after page 100 homeschooling is presented as the answer I d have prefered he d begun with the positive and Biblical reasons to homeschool and spent a lot less time on the public schoolsThis book really should have been edited down to be less than half th. Since its original publication in 1995 this is the number one resource for home schooling that belongs on every parent's
E length that it is and would have been much better for it If you are interested in homeschooling I was homeschooled this would be a great book to start with Hard core right wing Christian look at homeschooling with loads of studies and statistics referenced The copy I read was written in 1995 so it s a little outdated but since I ve read current HSing books I know the stats are likely legit My main hangup with this book is that I have an issue with the viewpoint that any Christian parent who doesn t homeschool is considered sinful That s not for the author to decide Author is Senior Counsel for HSLDA Home School Legal Defense Assoc and works for the rights of homeschooling parents in America Before I had children I admired parents who home schooled their children It is something that I wanted to do for my eventual at the time children but did not know if we would be able Once Hannah was born on April 8 2004 home schooling her and our future children weighed and on our minds In time my wife and I became convinced together that home schooling was the right choice for us That my wife and I had the same conviction was essential As the primary teacher my wife had to be dedicated to the decision At the same time my wife s dedication would undoubtedly waver if I did not provide the necessary supportIt was after we had made the decision to home school our children that we attended the 2006 Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators NICHE annual conference and heard. Eference shelf Home Schooling The Right Choice will remove all doubts in the mind of the reader about the effectiveness of.
Christopher Klicka HSLDA Senior Counsel and Director of State and International Relations went to be with his Lord on October 12 2009 at the age of 48 His gifts were many his energy boundless and his passion deep and unwavering Chris was an attorney spokesman lobbyist author husband and father of seven children whose goal in life was to serve God with his whole heart and make him know