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It will be interesting to see how many people are homeschooling this fall

 reports:Wednesday evening, the website for the N.C Department of Administration’s Notice of Intent to Establish a Home School was not available due to volume.andThe homeschool movement has grown exponentially in the past two decades in North Carolina, now with more homeschool students than private school students.I was surprised that more are homeschooling than have their children in private schools.I think many parents over the last couple months have developed confidence in their ability to t...
Tags: North Carolina, Homeschooling, Instapundit, Henry Cate, N C Department of Administration


How many colleges and universities will survive?

NYU prof: 'Hundreds, if not thousands' of universities will soon be 'walking dead' is a discussion about a point we've talked about several times, that colleges are over priced, and so students will find other ways to get an education.I did find this thought very sobering:Approximating that a thousand to two thousand of the country's 4,500 universities could go out of business in the next 5-10 years, Galloway concludes, “what department stores were to retail, tier-two higher tuition universities...
Tags: Homeschooling, Nyu, Galloway, Instapundit, Henry Cate


Think about where you spend your ounce

Several years ago I came across this quote:"You say the little efforts that I make will do no good; that they never will prevail to tip the hovering scale where justice hangs in the balance. I don't think I ever thought they would. But I am prejudiced beyond debate in favor of my right to choose which side shall feel the stubborn ounces of my weight."- Bonaro Overstreet I love this quote.  I try to be involved in the political process.  For decades I've written letters to various state and feder...
Tags: United States, United, Homeschooling, Trump, United States of America, Henry Cate, Bonaro Overstreet


My daughter will not be returning to school this fall

We learned yesterday that the university my youngest daughter has been at the last two years will not be having students on campus this fall.  The whole world is still in flux and I think there is a good chance things will change at least once in the next couple months, and maybe a couple times.There are a number of movements or changes in our society which seem kind of sudden, but in looking back you can see hints leading up to the change.  Little changes keep adding up until there is a tipping...
Tags: Homeschooling, Henry Cate


How are you handling the Quarantine?

I hope everyone is doing OK.We are doing fine.  It is a little weird finally living Ground Hog Day.I enjoy how some people are dealing with the quarantine, like: [Author: Henry Cate]
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More evidence of seismic shift in higher education - huge decline in enrollment

Colleges Face 15%-20% Drop In Enrollment; S&P Lowers Credit Rating Of 25% Of Colleges shares details from a Wall Street Journal article:"Schools should expect a 15% decline in enrollment next fall and a $45 billion decline in revenue from tuition, room and board and other services, according to the American Council on Education, the nation’s largest advocacy group for colleges and universities. Some administrators say those projections are too rosy."Colleges Could Lose 20% of Students reports on...
Tags: Wall Street Journal, Homeschooling, Instapundit, American Council on Education, Henry Cate


Interesting article about homeschooling and the coronavirus

I found Harvard Law Prof Calls for Ban on Homeschooling, Saying It's 'Dangerous' to Leave Children with Their Parents 24/7 interesting. Paula Bolyard writes about how some in government are worried that having 56 million students being homeschooled and may be moving to try to outlaw homeschooling.I think she is right to be worried.  [Author: Henry Cate]
Tags: Harvard, Homeschooling, Henry Cate, Paula Bolyard


Is this how your conference calls are going?

All of at home are doing video conference calls.  If you are, you might find this funny: [Author: Henry Cate]
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Will the Coronavirus pop the Higher Education bubble?

Early in our blog we often talked about a possible seismic change in higher education.  This was heavily driven by the fact that the cost of higher education has been climbing twice as fast as inflation, for decades.  This can not continue forever.  As Instapundit often points out: something that can't go on forever, won't.In a 2009 post I started with: "I have  blogged  in  the past   about  the  problem  of  rising cost  of a  college   education . In a nut shell the cost of college education ...
Tags: Homeschooling, Instapundit, Michael Barone, Henry Cate, Heather Mac Donald


Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas, and share this thought from  Howard W. Hunter: “This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. ...Give a soft answer... Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. .... Welcome a stranger…. Speak your love and then speak it again.” [Author: Henry Cate]
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The March of History: Mises vs. Marx - The Definitive Capitalism vs. Socialism Rap Battle

I had missed The March of History: Mises vs. Marx - The Definitive Capitalism vs. Socialism Rap Battle when it came out:If you enjoyed this, you might enjoy these:Fear the Boom and Bust: Keynes vs. Hayek - The Original Economics Rap Battle!Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek - Economics Rap Battle Round Two: [Author: Henry Cate]
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I am so glad we were able to homeschool - Educational Earthquake

Barbara Kay starts Educational Earthquake: ‘Disappearing’ the Great Writers From Schools with: The Greater Essex County District School Board in the Windsor, Ont., area is supplanting its grade 11 literature curriculum, which up to now has featured great writers of the western canon such as Shakespeare and George Orwell, with a year-long program of Indigenous writers. The change has already been effected in eight of the district’s 15 schools. In the Peel district as well, I am informed by a rea...
Tags: Canada, George Orwell, Shakespeare, Orwell, Homeschooling, Windsor Ont, Henry Cate, Greater Essex County District School Board, Barbara Kay


A good summary of education resources on the internet

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet has a nice list of places on the internet which provide education resources. As they say: Check it out. [Author: Henry Cate]
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Good article: One Thing Steve Jobs Did at Apple That Will Instantly Improve Your Productivity

This summer my family is having a weekly book club.  We normally hold them on Tuesdays, after dinner, with pie or ice cream!We've worked through three books and we are on our fourth.  Three of the books are given several weeks.  For example we did 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey in four weeks.  Today I came across a short article titled: One Thing Steve Jobs Did at Apple That Will Instantly Improve Your Productivity. I highly recommend the article.In Covey's terms it is abo...
Tags: Homeschooling, Stephen Covey, Covey, Henry Cate


Space Access 2019 - Saturday afternoon

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Space Access 2019 - Saturday morning

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Space Access 2019 - Friday evening

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Space Access 2019 - Friday afternoon

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Space Access 2019 - Friday morning

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Space Access 2019 - Thursday evening

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Space Access 2019 - Thursday afternoon

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Space Access 2019 - Thursday morning

I have really enjoyed attending the Space Access conference over the years.  My father, my son and I are attending this years conference, which is in Fremont.  I'll be posting summaries of the various speakers.  My impression is that the number of people attending the conference is higher than in previous years! Henry Vanderbilt introduced Space Access with a little bit of looking back over the progress over the last thirty years.   Talked a bit about why we are here.   Quoted Jerry Pournelle...
Tags: Spacex, Texas, China, Time, Nasa, First, Austin, Darpa, New Zealand, Homeschooling, Steve Harrington, Jerry Pournelle, Henry Cate, SpaceX Blue Origin, Space Industry, Henry Vanderbilt


Space Access is going to be in the San Francisco Bay Area this year

I've been going to Space Access for 12 years.  It has been a lot of fun.This year's Space Access is going to be in Fremont, California, from April 18th to 21st.If you are at all interested in getting into space, and you live in California, you should check it out.If you are really interested in getting into space, definitely check it. [Author: Henry Cate]
Tags: California, Homeschooling, San Francisco Bay Area, Fremont California, Henry Cate


Good article about how to overcome procrastination and accomplish more growth activities

I recently came across this article:Willpower Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Key to Being More Productive According to Neuroscience.The author makes several good points.  One of the first is that most activities fall into one of two buckets:  Maintenance or Growth.  Growth activities lead to a much better life in the long run, but we too often procrastinate.He has some good suggestions on how to overcome the procrastination.Well worth reading. Do it now.  Don't procrastinate! [Author: Henry Cate]
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Happy Thanksgiving

We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. [Author: Henry Cate]
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Good article on the cost of education in America

Paula Bolyard has a good post on Why Does It Cost So Much to Educate a Child in America?  She has a lot of numbers and helpful graphs.  I especially liked this graph she used from the Cato Institute: [Author: Henry Cate]
Tags: America, Homeschooling, Cato Institute, Henry Cate, Paula Bolyard


Public school enrollment is plummeting in North Carolina because of school choice

It is nice to have more data on the condition of public schools.Public school enrollment is plummeting in North Carolina because of school choice reports:If you want to see how parents act when the government stops forcing an educational monopoly on them, look to North Carolina.Nearly 20 percent of students are attending something other than a traditional public school, where attendance is falling “rapidly,” according to The News & Observer.The rush toward charter, private and even home schools ...
Tags: Public Schools, Republican, North Carolina, Homeschooling, Legislature, Instapundit, Henry Cate


Maybe online college education is starting to take off

A College Prices Its Online Programs 60% Less shares what may be the beginning of the end for college education:Berklee College of Music’s online program, priced at just over a third of tuition for the Massachusetts institution’s face-to-face degree offerings, raised eyebrows when it got off the ground in 2013. Conventional wisdom that online programs require more resources to produce had taken hold, and pricing models that favor online students were few and far between.Five years later, Berklee...
Tags: Massachusetts, Homeschooling, Berklee, Berklee College of Music, Berklee Online, Henry Cate, Debbie Cavalier Berklee


Looks like California AB 2756 was defeated

Homeschool Lessons in Civics: How To Kill a Bill reports:Nearly 1,000 people spoke in opposition. They were homeschool children, mothers and fathers from all corners of state, including Fresno. All they were allowed to say was their name, affiliation and view on the bill. Some kids told the committee they “suppose” the bill, meaning they opposed it.I like the last line in this article Homeschool Supporters Crush Plans for Greater Oversight:In the end, the bill died. None of the committee members...
Tags: California, Committee, Homeschooling, Turpin, Henry Cate, Homeschool Lessons, Kevin Kiley, California AB


Californian homeschoolers - please call your representatives

In response to horrific situation of the 13 Turpin children some California legislators are looking at tightening the laws governing homeschooling in California. This is just one event in a decade.  Hundreds of thousands of homeschoolers should not be treated as potential criminals.Please call your representatives and members of the California State Assembly Committee on Education and tell them AB 2926 and AB 2756 are both bad ideas.And then ask your family and friends to all call.For more infor...
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