Common Core, Homeschool, and more

This is one of the more political statements you'll see me make, because I truly feel that politics has no place in education. But the reality is that we need to pay attention to the political winds...because they do not blow in our favor.

In this last installment, I share my opinions on Common Core, the coming challenges facing homeschool families and the apparent lack of a moral compass many people seem to have. It's a tough look at why we have come to this point as a country, and I didn't filter what I said. I know that many may not agree with me, but I hope that even if you don't agree with what I have to say that you'll respect my honesty. One thing you can always count on is that I will tell you what I think.

"Divide et regnum"


When I started Learning Tangent, it was in an effort to bring homeschoolers of all stripes together because I knew then that there would be many legal challenges coming our direction and the pervasive climate of being a hyphenated American, or a hyphenated homeschooler made us weaker.

I know how hard this is to hear, because frankly, it's nice to be around others of like mind. It's comforting. It can also lead to leaving those who are not of the same belief set to the wind, not through malice, but through simply being unaware.

Be sure to visit the original post at Resounding Books and take a listen to the interview and let me know what you think.

Gail Nelson

Gail is a mom to four kids, two of whom are at home being homeschooled. She teaches violin and viola, and wrote Teach Your Kids Music in 12 Weeks, and blogs sporadically at As Editor in Chief of Learning Tangent, she oversees the daily operations of the magazine.

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