The body of a teen who went off a cliff and drowned at Young Life’s Malibu camp has been recovered. It’s reported that the teen was playing volleyball near the cliff when he went for a ball and fell over the cliff, into the waters below.
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Editorial note: Dani is a homeschool alumni and a junior at the University of Michigan.
“What was it like to be homeschooled?”
I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember, but I’ve been hesitant to write about my experience being homeschooled. I’ve been hesitant mainly because it’s so all-encompassing that I’ve never quite been sure how or where to start. And there are additional complicating factors: it’s not just homeschooling, it’s my family. My complicated family, with their mental illnesses, their fundamentalist Christianity, and the years and years of physical and emotional abuse. I grew up surrounded by all of this, and my education intersected and intertwined with it in ways that make it difficult to simply talk about my homeschooling without mentioning the rest of it. Also, to quote a character from one of my favorite books, “Rags to riches…
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While you can’t just buy raw milk anywhere, there are some ways consumers can get their hands on the product, nonetheless, despite warnings from health officials that the unpasteurized product…
Very interesting point of view about homeschooling.
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I posted earlier this week about David McGrath, a college professor who used to be anti-homeschooling but became avidly and uncritically pro-homeschooling after having a homeschool graduate in his class who impressed him with her academic work and interest. Here is the relevant quote from his article:
All that changed when I started teaching at the college level, on an evening when I came home from work, slipped off my shoes, collapsed into the recliner and announced to my wife that the best student in my college composition class had been home-schooled.
An 18-year-old only child, who had been educated by her parents for all 12 grades, chose a seat in the front row on the first day of class.
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Well, it’s no longer a scenario we have to imagine. I’m sad to say that there’s a case currently underway not far from where I live concerning a man who murdered his daughter because “Yahweh” told him to. You can read the full story here.
Stephon Lindsay killed his 20-month old daughter Maliyah in March 2013 and confessed to it not long after. As he explained to police, “I only did what he told me to do to her… he wanted me to get rid of her.” According to Lindsay, “Whoever did not have the family name will die.” And “I tried to make her right by him. He didn’t want her.”
It’s a horribly tragic story, but it’s also hard to not comment on the irony. The article I linked to makes no reference to this story being similar to the story of Abraham and Isaac, and they…
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I don’t care how good a surgeon Ben Carson was (and he was reportedly a terrific one), he’s still pig-ignorant when it comes to evolution, geology, and cosmology. And that ignorance—regardless of whether he doesn’t know the facts, knows them but eludes them and is lying for Jesus, or truly believes that the facts support creation ex nihilo—makes him unqualified to be President. For the first possibility means he’s uninformed (especially as a doctor); the second means he’s dishonest; and the third means he’s blinded to reality by his fundamentalist faith, Seventh Day Adventism.
According to little green footballs, Carson’s odious talk on the falsity of evolution was delivered to the Adventist News Network’s “Celebration of Creation” in 2011, but was posted on YouTube on June 15 of this year. Four years ago, Carson was probably not contemplating a run for the Presidency, so he was willing to say what he really thinks. And what he…
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