Growing Up Jeub · Homeschooling · Recovery

How Harmful is Educational Neglect?

For the past several weeks, I’ve been re-entering the world of Duolingo. Since I first used the app about a decade ago, it has received a full makeover and many additional courses. It now includes math and music challenges, and I’ve been enjoying those a great deal. When you start a new course, the app… Continue reading How Harmful is Educational Neglect?

Growing Up Jeub · Homeschooling · Justice and Advocacy

Children Do Not Belong to You

Content warning: this piece discusses child abuse and neglect.  “Children, you are about to be told one more time that you are America’s most valuable natural resource. Have you seen what they do to valuable natural resources?! Have you seen a strip mine? Have you seen a clear cut in the forest? Have you seen… Continue reading Children Do Not Belong to You

Growing Up Jeub · Homeschooling

Homeschooling and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

I was homeschooled from Kindergarten through 12th grade. As someone who was homeschooled, I am limited to my own experience and perceptions. When I started high school through my community college last year, I was not even aware of what subjects I would need to study. However, my parents and other homeschool parents often told… Continue reading Homeschooling and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Growing Up Jeub · Homeschooling

Learning Disabilities and Homeschool

I have not been in contact with my family in several years, and my siblings have attended some charter school and community college. I can only speak to my personal experience, not to what has happened in my siblings’ education since cutting contact. My parents had a religious and political agenda in homeschooling my siblings… Continue reading Learning Disabilities and Homeschool

Growing Up Jeub · Homeschooling · Religion and Spirituality

Homeschooling as Indoctrination

The prevailing myth surrounding homeschooling is that it is a superior form of education. The problem is that homeschooling is such a broad and vague categorization. A wide variety of experiences exist. Furthermore, it is difficult to objectively judge one’s own quality of education. I know because when I first “graduated,” I believed that I… Continue reading Homeschooling as Indoctrination