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Publisher Description

A year of homeschooling. What could possibly go wrong?

In this honest and wry memoir, popular blogger, author, and former child actor Quinn Cummings recounts her family’s decision to wade into the unfamiliar waters of homeschooling – the fastest-growing educational trend of our time -- despite a chronic lack of discipline, some major gaps in academic knowledge, and a serious case of math aversion. (And that’s just Quinn.)

Quinn’s fearless quest includes some self-homeschooling – reading up on education reform, debating the need for “socialization,” and infiltrating conferences filled with Radical Unschoolers as well as Christian fundamentalists (and even chaperoning a homeschool prom). Part personal narrative, part social commentary, and part how-not-to guide, The Year of Learning Dangerously will make you laugh and make you think. And there may or may not be a quiz at the end. OK, there’s no quiz. Probably.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2012
August 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
974
KB

Customer Reviews

Cupcake296 ,

SPOT ON!

Ms. Cummings book does a wonderful job of letting you into her world and explaining with humor and grace why homeschooling is gaining substantial traction in the U.S. Her foray into the various different homeschooling extremes stems from her belief that this is a great experiment with very real consequences for her child. Her experiences with these other homeschooling groups, while not aligned with her beliefs, offer lessons into why people homeschool and is an interesting insight on parenting. You can hear her gain confidence in her decision as the book goes on. As a parent who never in a million years would thought she would homeschool, I will keep this book in my pantry next to the paper bags as we homeschool our youngest next year. SPOILER: There is no quiz, but I sure felt more confident in my decision having read this.

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