Schooling Dangerously

From the April 2013 Print Edition

Homeschooling in America: Capturing and Assessing the Movement ? by Joseph Murphy? Corwin, 200 pages, $34.95?? The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling ? by Quinn Cummings? Perigee, 240 pages, $23.95 I’m tempted to compare homeschooling to a YouTube video gone viral. . . . . Continue Reading »

Apostasy Sells

From the June/July 2010 Print Edition

The Death and Life of the Great American School System BY DIANE RAVITCH BASIC BOOKS, 283 PAGES, $26.95 Catholic schools reap one benefit from poverty,” the high-school principal hiring me commented ruefully (I’d just glimpsed my pay package). “By the time we’ve scrounged up . . . . Continue Reading »