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I was so excited to see this in todays paper! For Fargo where many people are pretty conservative and like to follow the mainstream this was pretty refreshing.<br><br><a href="http://www.in-forum.com/articles/index.cfm?id=188731&section=news" target="_blank">http://www.in-forum.com/articles/ind...1&section=news</a>
 

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Wow, that was a very nice article. I was really surprised with the statistic that only 10-20% of HSers are 'relaxed homeschoolers.' I suppose it depends on you define the word...
 

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The type of schooler she portrays is what we are like in our home, though I have never classified myself as an unschooler. SHe has expectations of certain things for her children to learn, but over all lets them explore their interests, that is what my home is like. I thik they are thinking of unschooling when they say relaxed homeschooler which I see as a different thing all together, so I can see 10-20% as unschoolers but then a higher percentage of those that are relaxed homeschoolers.
 

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<span>From the article...</span><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Stoltenow, for instance, expects her children to master math, read music, cover some science, learn a foreign language and take at least one public-school class. As Amy Leinen, a Twin Cities eclectic home-schooler and president of the Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance, puts it, “If they’re interested in dinosaurs, that’s great, but I’ll find a way to teach them math, too.”</td>
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<span>Yeah, not unschooling IMO.<br><br>
Still an interesting article. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></span>
 
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