A fictional account of one family's first year of homeschooling, the author manages to pack many current homeschooling topics into this family's journey. Instigated to think about homeschooling because of a creation-evolution difference with a public-school teacher, as well as issues with a son who's slower to read than other students in the classroom, the Knight family is soon discussing and dealing with plenty of other issues. Woven into the storyline, the Knights have to think about--and make decisions about-- socialization, teaching multiple ages at once, deciding to have the mother stay home in order to fulfill the admonition to train up their children, evaluations, field trips, the importance of family over youth culture, how teaching honesty and ethics without the bible is useless, self-esteem in public schools, homeschooling conventions, and other every-day homeschooling situations. An afterward "The Fallacy of a Neutral Public School System" synthesizes the points made in the story. 220 pages, softcover.
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