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Literally thousands of articles on homeschooling appear in magazines and newspapers each year. I have selected just a sampling of pieces from major publications below, including some published nearly a century ago.

"Teaching Children at Home." Time,4 December 1978.

"Court Approves Mother Pulling Son from School." Globe and Mail, 2 August 1979.

"When Parents Ask: "Who Needs School?"." U.S. News & World Report,22 September 1980, 47.

"Home Schooling: An Idea Whose Time Has Returned." Human Events,44, no. 37, 1984, 12-14.

"Education at Home: A Showdown in Texas." Newsweek,25 March 1985, 87.

"Classless Society." Economist,331, no. 7867, 1994, 24-27.

"Learning Round the Kitchen Table." Economist,no. 347, 6 June 1998, 28-.

"From Home to Harvard." Time,156, 11 September 2000, 55.

"Home Works." Wall Street Journal, 6 June 2000, A26.

"Dreaming of Spires." Economist,370, no. 8364, 2004, 32-33.

"Home-Schooling: George Bush's Secret Army." Economist,370, no. 8364, 2004, 33.

"Home Schools Are Becoming More Popular among Blacks." New York Times, 11 December 2005, 52.

"Giving Proper Credit to Home-Schooled." Washington Post, 11 June 2007.

"Homeschcool Victory." Wall Street Journal, 16 August 2008, A10.

"Britain: An Inspector Calls." Economist,393, no. 8654, 24 October 2009, 38.

"Kitchen-Classroom Conservatives." Economist,392, no. 8643, 2009, 26-27.

"Classes Apart." Economist,394, no. 8868, 6 February 2010, 67.

Aizenman, Nurith C. "Blacks in Prince George's Join Home-Schooling Trend." Washington Post, 19 October 2000, A1.

Alexander, Kelly King. "Homeschooling: Is It Right for You?" Parents,75, no. 4, 2000, 114-20.

Allis, Sam. "Schooling Kids at Home: A Controversial Movement Grows Bigger as Parents Revolt." Time,136, no. 17, 1990, 84, 86.

Archer, Jeff. "Home Study." Teacher Magazine,11, no. 5, 1999, 18-20.

Archer, Jeff. "Unexplored Territory." Education Week,19, no. 15, 1999, 22-25.

Archer, Jeff. "Doing It Their Own Way." Unesco Courier,June 2000.

Arons, Stephen. "Is Educating Your Own Child a Crime?" Saturday Review,5, no. 29, 1978, 16-20.

Beinart, Peter. "Home (School) Improvement." Time,152, 26 October 1998, 6.

Belluck, Pam. "Life after Home Schooling." New York Times, 1 November 1998, 26.

Benning, Victoria. "Home-Schooling's Mass Appeal: More Catholics Turn Away from Public, Parochial Options." Washington Post, 20 January 1997, B1.

Benning, Victoria. "Home-Schoolers at School? Fairfax Considers Allowing Course Enrollment." Washington Post, 17 July 1998, C1.

Billups, Andrea. "Home-School Movement Goes Global." Washington Times, 19 September 2000.

Blair, Julie. "College Admissions Adapts to Students Taught at Home." Education Week,19, no. 29, 29 March 2000, 5.

Blair, Julie. "New College Set to Welcome Home-Schooled Students in the Fall." Education Week,19, no. 29, 29 March 2000, 5.

Blumenthal, Max. "The Nightmare of Christianity." The Nation,9 September 2009.

Borja, Rhea R. "Oregon Mulls Relaxing Test Mandate for Home Schoolers." Education Week,22, no. 33, 30 April 2003, 26.

Brandly, Mark. "Homeschooling Leaps into the Spotlight." Wall Street Journal, 9 June 1997.

Brodie, Laura. "One Good Year: A Look at Short-Term Homeschooling." Brain, Child,2007.

Brooker, Betsy. "For Authorities, Professionalism--Not Truancy--Is the Issue in the Debate." Washington Post, 30 October 1979, C5.

Brooker, Betsy. "'Unschoolers,' or the Home as Classroom." Washington Post, 30 October 1979, C5.

Budge, David. "A Loophole for Bigotry to Crawl Through." Times Educational Supplement,10 November 2000.

Calman, Barney. "Who Needs School?" The Evening Standard, 4 July 2005, 1, 4, 5.

Caviness, Ylonda Gault. "Homeschooling Rules." Essence,September 2002, 214-15.

Celis, William, 3d. "Growing Numbere of Parents Are Opting to Teach at Home." New York Times, 22 November 1990.

Chandler, Michael Alison. "Giving Proper Credit to Home-Schooled." Washington Post, 11 June 2007.

Chiusano, Michael. "Parents' Rights." National Review,48, 30 September 1996, 55-57.

Churbuck, David C. "The Ultimate School Choice: No School at All." Forbes,11 October 1993 1993, 144-50.

Cloud, John, Jodie Morse, Steve Barnes, Amy Bonesteel, Leslie Everton Brice, Beau Briese, Deborah Fowler, Kathie Klarreich, Jeanne McDowell, Maggie Sieger, and Rebecca Winters. "Home Sweet School." Time,158, no. 8, 2001, 46-54.

Coleman, Sandy. "Completely at Home with Learning: Homeschooling Growing among African-Americans." Boston Globe, 22 August 2000 2000.

Conlin, Michelle. "Meet My Teachers: Mom and Dad." Business Week,no. 3972, 20 February 2006, 80.

Cook, Anthony, and E. Kashi. "When Your Home Is the Classroom." Money,20, no. 9, 1991, 104-16.

Cook, Stephanie. "Report Card on Home Schooling in U.S." Christian Science Monitor, 25 March 1999 1999, 3.

Curtiss, Philip. "A College for One." Harper's,no. 172, 1935, 658-66.

Daley, Beth, and John Ellement. "Home School Visits Blocked: Parents Can Decline Them, Court Rules." Boston Globe, 17 Decembere 1998, B1.

Dao, James. "Schooled at Home, They Want to Play in School." New York Times, 22 June 2005, A1.

de Vise, Daniel. "Schooling Has Grown Well Beyond Home: As Ranks of Parent Educators Increase, So Do Socializing, Use of Community." Washington Post, 7 March 2005, B3.

Diegmueller, Karen. "Home-Schoolers Gain Access to School Activities." Education Week,29 March 1995.

Eisler, Dale, and Victor Dwyer. "Domestic Lessons." Maclean's,110, no. 35, 1 September 1997, 64.

Elliott-Engel, Amaris. "More Muslims Teach Children in the Home: Faith Lessons Gain in Minority Group." Washington Times, 29 July 2002, A1.

Farris, Michael P. "Solid Evidence to Support Home Schooling." Wall Street Journal, 5 March 1997.

Feinstein, Selwyn. "Domestic Lessons: Shunning the Schools, More Parents Teach Their Kids at Home --- Public Education's Problems, Religious Motives Cited; Legal Obstacles Dwindle --- from the Ranch to Harvard." Wall Street Journal, 6 October 1986, 1.

Follett, Wilson. "Schooling without the School." Harper's,139, 1919, 700-08.

Foster, Christine. "In a Class by Themselves." Stanford Magazine,November/December 2000.

Gadomski, Tara. "Faith Fuels Home Education Boom." BBC News, 23 March 2007.

Gatto, John Taylor. "Against School: How Public Education Cripples Our Kids, and Why." Harper's,September 2003, 33-38.

Gergen, David. "No Place Like Home." U.S. News and World Report,128, no. 24, 19 June 2000, 64.

Gersen, Wayne. "The Networked School: Could a Hybrid of Home Schooling and Public Education Be the Wave of the Future?" Education Week,23, no. 14, 3 December 2003, 30-31.

Gewertz, Catherine. "Student Exodus Hits Schools in 2 Towns." Education Week,20, no. 2, 2000, 1-.

Gewertz, Catherine. "Study Estimates 850,000 U.S. Children Schooled at Home." Education Week,20, no. 43, 8 August 2001, 12.

Gibbs, Nancy. "Home Sweet School." Time,1994, 31 October.

Goff, Karen Goldberg. "Learning with Friends." Washington Times, 27 April 2003, D01.

Goldberg, Kirsten. "Pressure Pays Off for Home-Schooling Families." Education Week, 1987.

Golden, Daniel. "Class of Their Own: Home-Schooled Pupils Are Making Colleges Sit up and Take Notice." Wall Street Journal, 11 February 2000, A1.

Golden, Daniel. "Home-Schooled Kids Defy Stereotypes, Ace Sat Test." Wall Street Journal,11 February 2000, A1, A16.

Golden, Daniel. "Social Studies: Home Schoolers Learn How to Gain Clout inside the Beltway --- a Powerful Lobbying Force, Parents Wage Campaigns through Phone and Fax --- George W.'S `Big Promise'." Wall Street Journal, 24 April 2000, A1.

Goodwin, Corin Barsily, and Mika Gustavson. "Gifted Homeschooling in the Us." NAGC Magazine,spring 2009, 26-28.

Greenfield, Nathan. "Boomtime for Home-Schoolers." The Times Educational Supplement, 21 April 2000.

Guterson, David. "When School Fail Children: An English Teacher Educates His Kids at Home." Harper's,281, no. 1686, 1990, 58-64.

Guterson, David. "No Longer a Fringe Movement." Newsweek,132, no. 14, 1998, 71.

Halle, Jean C. "Home Schooling: Why We Should Care." Education Week,22, no. 11, 13 November 2002, 40, 42.

Hancock, LynNell, and Rob French. "The Dawn of Online Home Schooling." Newsweek,124, no. 15, 1994, 67.

Hastings, Steven. "Home Schooling." The Times Educational Supplement, 12 September 2003, 11.

Hawkins, Dana. "Homeschool Battles." U.S. News & World Report,120, no. 6, 1996, 57-58.

Heidenry, Patricia. "Home Is Where the School Is." New York Times Magazine,1975, 70-71, 76, 78, 80.

Henderson, Shirley. "Ending School Daze." Ebony,September 2008, 124-26.

Hermann, Andrew. "There's No Place Like School." Chicago Sun-Times, 27 October 1998, 27.

Hill, David. "Homegrown Learning." Teacher Magazine,1 April 1996.

Holmes, Tara. "In Order to Keep the Faith, These Parents Want Their Children to Learn Some Home Truths." The Times, 12 April 2003.

Hong, Peter Y. "Home-Schooled Christian Teens Tout Advantages of Their Lifestyle." Washington Post, 16 October 1994, B3.

Jacobsen, Linda. "States Adjust to Growing Home School Ranks." Education Week,17 September 1997.

Kachur, Robert M. "Home School Revisited." Christianity Today,32, 1988, 24-26.

Kantrowitz, Barbara, and Debra Rosenberg. "In a Class of Their Own." Newsweek,123, 10 January 1994, 58.

Kantrowitz, Barbara, Pat Wingert, Karen Springen, Donna Foote, and Debra Gwartney. "Learning at Home: Does It Pass the Test?" Newsweek,132, no. 14, 1998, 64-70.

Kaseman, Larry, and Susan Kaseman. "Does Homeschooling Research Help Homeschooling?" Home Education Magazine,January-February 1991, 26-27, 46-49.

Kaseman, Larry, and Susan Kaseman. "The Kingdom That Never Was: Inaccuracies in a Sociological Study of Homeschooling." Home Education Magazine,no. January-February, 2002.

Kennedy, John W. "House Learns Civic Lesson." Education Week,38, 4 April 1994.

Kennedy, John W. "Home Schooling Grows Up." Christianity Today,39, 17 July 1995, 50-52.

Kennedy, John W. "Home Schooling Keeps Growing." Christianity Today,14 July 1997, 68.

Kersey, John. "The Belgian State Versus Homeschooling: The Persecution of Dr. Alexandra Colen and Dr. Paul Belien." Libertarian Alliance Educational Notes,no. 38, 2006, 1-7.

Kilborn, Peter T. "Learning at Home, Students Take the Lead." New York Times, 24 May 2000.

Kirk, Russell. "Escaping the Teachers' Clutch." National Review,5 September 1980, 1086.

Kleiner, Carolyn, and Mary Lord. "Home School Comes of Age." U.S. News and World Report,129, no. 15, 16 October 2000, 52-54.

Kohn, Alfie. "Home Schooling: Parents Who Educate Their Children at Home Face Little Official Opposition--but a Very Demanding Responsibility." Atlantic,261, no. 4, 1988, 20-25.

Lawrence, Andrew. "Out at Home?" Sports Illustrated,105, no. 17, 30 October 2006, 40.

Leiterman, Eloise Lee. "Home Schooling: Is It Superior Now to Public-School Instruction? No, Children Need a Broader Perspective." Christian Science Monitor, 24 April 1984.

Limbaugh, David. "California Takes on Homeschoolers." Human Events,September 9 2002, 681.

Lines, Patricia M. "States Should Help, Not Hinder, Parents' Home-Schooling Efforts." Education Week, 15 May 1985.

Lips, Dan, and Evan Feinberg. "Homeschooling: The Sleeping Giant of American Education." USA Today Magazine, September 2009, 22-24.

Lloyd, Jillian. "Home Schooling's Latest Appeal: Safety." Christian Science Monitor, 4 June 1999.

Lyman, Isabel. "Better Off at Home?" National Review,20 September 1993, 60-61.

Lyman, Isabel. "Not Home Alone." National Review,50, no. 17, 14 September 1998, 30.

Lyster-Mensh, Laurae. "Is Homeschooling Sexist?" Home Education Magazine,November/December 2000.

MacFarquhar, Neil. "Resolute or Fearful, Many Muslims Turn to Homeschooling." New York Times, 26 March 2008.

Mann, Judy. "Home Schooling's Progressive Wing." Washington Post, 1999, C15.

Marley, David. "Your Own Tree of Knowledge." The Times Educational Supplement, 12 October 2007, 20.

Maxwell, Lesli A. "Home-Schoolers, under New Scrutiny, Pushing Back." Education Week,27, no. 27, 12 March 2008, 17-18.

McCarthy, Peggy. "Learning at Home, Playing at School." New York Times, 16 November 1997.

McCoy, Elin. "Home Schooling, an Issue for Parents." New York Times, 26 February 1981, 1.

McRoberts, Flynn. "The Economics of Karate." Newsweek,136, no. 19, 6 November 2000, 62.

Mead, Tyra Lucile. "Singing the Praises of Home-Schooling." San Francisco Chronicle, 29 February 1999, NB1.

Merrill, Dean. "Schooling at Mother's Knee: Can It Compete?" Christianity Today,27, no. 13, 1983, 16-21.

Moore, Tristana. "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Homeschool." Time Magazine,175, no. 9, 8 March 2010, 47-49.

Moring, Mark. "Just for Homeschoolers." Campus Life,57, no. 3, 1998, 58-60.

Morrison, Nick. "The Best of Both Worlds." The Times Educational Supplement,no. 4855, 4 September 2009, 30.

Morrison, Nick. "The Best of Both Worlds." The Times Educational Supplement,no. 4855, 4 September 2009, 30.

Mullen, Nancy. "Unschooling: A Learn-as-You-Go Experiment for Some." Christian Science Monitor, 6 June 1983, 18.

Nussbaum, Debra. "Home Schooling Graduates: Students, Jittery About College at First, Are Doing Well Academically and Fitting in Socially." New York Times, 21 May 2000.

O'Toole, Kathleen. "School Choice: Are Parents' Educational Prefernces All That Matters?" Stanford Report,19 May 1999.

Overbeck, Alicia O'Reardon. "The Three R's on a Mountain Top." Harper's,162, no. 967, 1930, 60-71.

Pae, Peter, and MIchael D. Shear. "Home-School Group Plans 2-Year 'College': Alternative Program Would Be in Loudoun." Washington Post, 22 May 1997.

Paulson, Amanda. "Homeschoolers Are an Increasingly Diverse Crowd." Christian Science Monitor, 10 October 2000.

Paulson, Amanda. "The Ultimate (Un)School Choice." Christian Science Monitor, 10 October 2000.

Peterson, Diana. "You Can Homeschool Your Child with Special Needs." Exceptional Parent Magazine,May 2009, 38-39.

Phillips, Stephen. "Home-Schoolers on the Rise." The Times Educational Supplement, 13 August 2004, 12.

Picker, Lauren. "There's No Place Like Home." Family Circle,18 April 2006, 59-.

Ranbom, Sheppard. "Four States, Feeling Pressure, Loosen Home-Schooling Rules." Education Week, 1 May 1985.

Reese, Joel. "Moving into the Mainstream: Home-Schooling Is No Longer Just for Conservative Christians." Daily Herald, 2 May 2000.

Remmerde, Juniper C. "How Homeschoolers Move from Family Room to College Campus." Christian Science Monitor, 6 October 1997, 12.

Richman, Howad and Susan. "Legalization of Home Schools Should Proceed." Education Week,14 September 1988.

Rothstein, Richard. "Home-School Education Often Transcends Home." New York Times, 2 January 2002, B11.

Salomone, Rosemary. "Home Schooling and Religious Freedom: Who Owns the Child?" Education Week,24, no. 8, 20 October 2004, 41, 52.

Samuels, Christine A. "Students Going Home Again--for Learning." Washington Post, 15 September 2002, F9.

Sandham, Jessica L. "Calif. Rules Hitting Home for Charter Schools." Education Week,19, no. 1, 1999, 16.

Sandham, Jessica L. "Half Way Home." Education Week,18, no. 10, 1999, 36.

Saulny, Susan. "The Gilded Age of Homeschooling." New York Times, 5 June 2006.

Scheller, Christine. "The Little School in the Living Room Grows Up." Christianity Today,9 September 2002, 46-52.

Scheller, Christine. "No Dissing This Learning." Christianity Today,9 September 2002, 49.

Schnaiberg, Lynn. "Staying Home from School." Education Week,12 June 1996.

Schnaiberg, Lynn. "Home Schooling Queries Spike after Schootings." Education Week,18, no. 39, 1999, 3.

Schnaiberg, Lynn. "Study Finds Home Schoolers Are Top Achievers on Tests." Education Week,18, no. 29, 1999, 5.

Seligmann, Jean, and Pamela A. Abramson. "From Homespun to Harvard." Newsweek,1 February 1988, 49.

Seligmann, Jean, and Marsha Zabarsky. "Home Is Where the School Is." Newsweek,16 April 1979, 99.

Seymour, Liz. "Education Evolution: Loudoun College Poised to Be First in Nation Catering to Home Schoolers." Washington Post, 16 April 2000.

Shapiro, Judy. "Home Is Where the School Is." Maclean's,95, 26 July 1982, 45-47.

Shen, Fern. "Home Schooling Draws a New Class of Parent: Quality Joining Morality as Key Issue." Washington Post, 24 April 1998.

Sink, Mindy. "Shootings Intensify Interest in Home Schooling." New York Times, 11 August 1999.

Solorzano, Lucia. "Teaching Kids at Home Stirs New Uproar." U.S. News & World Report,19 August 1985, 59.

Spaid, Elizabeth Levitan. "The Family Room Is the Classroom." Christian Science Monitor, 11 October 1994, 10.

Stecklow, Steve. "Class Revolution." Wall Street Journal, 10 May 1994, A1.

Stevenson, Deborah. "Voluntary Submission of Information to the Government." Family Times,no. 93, September/October 2009, 16-17, 19.

Sutton, Jennifer. "Homeschooling Comes of Age." Brown Alumni Magazine,2002.

Swanson, Kevin. "Charting a Course for Home Schooling: One-on-One Environment Is Beneficial." The Denver Post, 29 August 1999.

Talbot, Margaret. "A Mighty Fortress." New York Times Magazine,27 February 2000.

Toch, T., and B. Wagner. "Schooling in Family Values." U.S. News & World Report,111, no. 24, 9 December 1991, 73-74.

Uzzell, Lawrence A. "Where Home-Schoolers Get a Helping Hand." Wall Street Journal, 27 November 1990, A16.

Walsh, Mark. "Alaska Charter for Home-Schoolers Approved." Education Week,16, no. 20, 12 February 1997, 5.

Walsh, Mark. "Court Sends Girl to Public School against Parents' Wishes." Education Week,18, no. 13, 25 November 1998, 6.

Walsh, Mark. "Court Declines to Hear Case on Home School Special Ed." Education Week,20, no. 32, 25 April 2001, 27.

Walsh, Mark. "Home School Enrollment Surge Fuels 'Cottage' Industry." Education Week,21, no. 39, 5 June 2002, 8.

Weston, Mark. "Reformers Should Take a Look at Home Schools." Education Week,no. 3 April, 1996.

White, Gayle. "Homeschooling Appeals to All Faiths." Publishers Weekly,243, no. 29, 15 July 1996, 27-28.

White, Kerry A. "Conn. Home Schooler Wants Chance to Play Basketball with School Team." Education Week,17, no. 18, 1998, 10.

Willard, Dennis J., and Doug Oplinger. "Claims of Academic Success Rely on Anecdotes, Flawed Data Analysis." Akron Beacon Journal, 15 November 2004.

Willard, Dennis J., and Doug Oplinger. "A Diverse but United National Network Mobilizes against Regulations at All Levels." Akron Beacon Journal, 19 November 2004.

Willard, Dennis J., and Doug Oplinger. "Home Schoolers May Be No Safer in Their Homes Than Other Children." Akron Beacon Journal, 17 November 2004.

Willard, Dennis J., and Doug Oplinger. "Home Schoolers' Motivations Are Diverse; Their Teaching Styles Vary." Akron Beacon Journal, 14 November 2004.

Willard, Dennis J., and Doug Oplinger. "Home-Schooling Freedoms Help Parents Who Abduct Children." Akron Beacon Journal, 18 November 2004.

Willard, Dennis J., and Doug Oplinger. "Parents Assert Rights." Akron Beacon Journal, 20 November 2004.

Willard, Dennis J., and Doug Oplinger. "Parents Want to Control Influences; Critics See Need for Wide Exposure." Akron Beacon Journal, 16 November 2004.

Willard, Dennis J., and Doug Oplinger. "Socialization Study Inaccurately Promoted, Researcher Says." Akron Beacon Journal, 16 November 2004.

Williams, Dennis A., Pamela A. Abramson, and Tracey Robinson. "Little Redwood Schoolhouse." Newsweek,5 December 1983, 106.

Williams, Dennis A., and James Edmunds. "When a Home Is a School." Newsweek,14 December 1981, 110.

Williams, Elaine. "Home Rules, Ok?" The Times Educational Supplement, 10 November 2000, 10.

Woltman, Julia. "Home Schooling Doubles in N.D. Since Deregulation." Education Week, 8 November 1989.

Yenckel, James T. "Let's Change Society." Washingon Post, 30 October 1979, C5.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "More Home Schooling Parents Turn to Online Courses for Help." Education Week,19, no. 8, 20 October 1999, 1-.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Plug and Learn." Teacher Magazine,11, no. 4, 2000, 12-13.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Mutiny over a Bounty: Brief Enrollments Cause a Flap." Education Week,21, no. 19, 23 January 2002, 3.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "No End Seen to Flap over Calif. Home School Policy." Education Week,22, no. 9, 30 October 2002, 23-.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Home School Students Adjust to New Homes on College Campuses." Education Week,23, no. 2, 10 September 2003, 6.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Home Schoolers Add Twist to Traditional Graduation Fete." Education Week,22, no. 40, 11 June 2003, 6-.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Va. Plan Would Ease Standards for Home School Parents." Education Week,23, no. 34, 5 May 2004, 26.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Black Home Schoolers Share Ideas at Group's 4th Annual Symposium." Education Week,24, no. 44, 10 August 2005, 20.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Black Home Schooling Parents Meet in the Deep South." Education Week,1 August 2005.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "More Home Schoolers Taking Advanced Placement Tests." Education Week,25, no. 33, 2006, 22.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "U.S. Home Schoolers Push Movement around the World." Education Week,25, no. 16, 4 January 2006, 8.

Zirkel, Perry A. "Defense of Home Instruction 'Not Warranted'." Education Week, 30 October 1985.



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