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GROWING WITHOUT SCHOOLING 24 Many exc i t ing t h i ng s have hap­ pened s i nc e the l a s t i s sue . As many of you know , on O c t . 28 B r i g i t t a and P e t e r Van Daam ( R I ) and the i r t h r e e c h i ldren , a n d Joy c e a n d D i c k K i nmont ( UT ) and t h e i r s even c h i ldren a p ­ p e a r e d w i th me on the Donahue show . A l so on the s how were a numbe r o f C h i ­ c ago a re a home s chool i ng f a m i l i e s who had managed to g e t in t h e s t ud i o aud i ­ e nc e . A l l t he f a m i l i e s s poke e l oquent­ ly and conv i nc i ng l y about home s choo l ­ i ng , and t he o l d e r c h i ldren , Andrea K inmont and J u l i a Van Damm , were t he s tronge s t a rgument o f a l l ; t h e y c e r­ t a i n l y d i s po s ed o f t h e n o t i on t ha t home s c hoo l e d c h i l dren woul d s omehow be out of p l a c e i n the " R e a l \.Jor l d . " What w i t h t h e show i t s e l f , and s pe nd ­ i ng a n i gh t i n a b i g h o t e l , r i d i ng u p and down the g l a s s- s i d ed e l eva t ors , e a t ing mea l s in t h e room , and s e e i ng C h i cago a f t e r t h e s how , i t w a s an e x c i t ing and happy o c c a s i on f o r t he f a m i l i e s . A f te r t h e s how , I t a ped a one-hour rad i o show on WFMT w i th my o ld f r i end S tuds Te rke l , who s e pro­ g r am is heard a l l over the c ount ry . On S e p t . 30 , E i l een and Spenc e r T romb l y ( CT ) , the i r daugh t e r Sarah , a nd I appeared on the na t ion-w i d e TV s how "G. o od Morn i ng , Ame r i ca . " The for­ m a t o f the s how on l y gave us about s even or e i ght m i nut e s to s peak our p ie c e . Neve rthele s s , I heard l a t e r f rom m y publ i s hers t h a t our s egment c re a t e d t he l arge s t r e s ponse ( phone a nd m a i l ) t h a t "Good Morning , Amer i ­ c a " ha s ever re c e i ved . Then on Nov . 3 , 1 2-year-o l d H o l l y H i l l e s t a d ( MN ) and I t a ped t he C BS-TV news s how , "Up To The M i nut e , " w i th t wo o t h e r gue s t s t a k i ng t h e o ppos i ng s id e and H a r r y R e a s oner a s h o s t . One o f o u r " opponent s , " former U . S . Comm i s s i oner of Educ a t i on Ern�st Boye r , s a i d t hat he t hough t t ha t fa m i l i e s who want e d to t each t he i r own c h i l d ren should be a l l owed to do s o - an i mportant c onc e s s i on . L a t e r that s ame week a w r i t e r a nd a phot ographer f rom P e o l e maga­ z i ne c ame to the o f f i c e t o o an i n t e rv i ew w i th me and , the next day, w i t h t he Mahe r fami l y in Wake f i e l d . The wri t e r , who was very s ympa the tic a nd we l l - informed , taped at lea s t e i ght hours o f t a l k , and f o r t h e maga­ zine ' s e d i tors t o boil a l l t h i s down to a P 7opl e - l ength s t ory w i l l- take s ome t 1 me . Meamvh i l e , t h e D e c . ' 8 1 i s sue o f Yankee magazine has a v e r y good a r t i ­ cre about me b y my f r i end Me l A l l e n . One of the n i c e s t th ings i n i t i s a wonderful pho t o , t a ken by ano ther f r i end , Ed Braverman ( who t ook the c over pho t o for NEVER TOO LATE ) , o f s ix-year-old V i ta Wa l l ac e and m e pla y­ i ng v i o l i n and c e l l o . Along w i t h a l l t h i s I have done l i ve t e le phone rad i o i n t e rv i ews w i t h s t a t i ons i n Ok l ahoma C i ty , Wash i ng­ t on , Toronto , Grand R a p id s , Bos t on ,

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San Franc i s c o , and De t ro i t . M o s t o f the s e s hows were e x c e l l e nt . The s e s hows g i ve o t h e r home s c ho o l organ i za­ t i ons a chance to make thems e l ve s known - f o r example , P a t Montgomery c a l l ed in to the De t ro i t show to t e l l about h e r Home B a s e d Educ a t i on Pro­ gram . There are t hous ands of t h e s e rad i o shows ar ound t he c ount ry ; l e t ' s use t hem as much a s we c a n . And we had a t h i rd v i s i t or t o t he o f f i c e f rom J a p a n - M i s s Kaoru C h i kamoc h i , a k i nd erga r t e n t ea c h e r . Wh i l e in the U . S . , she v i s i t ed many k ind erga r t en c l a s s e s a round t h e c ount ry ; s h e was surpr i s ed and d i s­ a ppo i n t e d t o f ind that so f e w c h i l d ­ r e n looked happy . S h e s a id t h a t p r e s ­ sure i n Ja pane s e s choo l s d i d not be­ g i n unt i l l a t e r , a round j un i o r h i gh schoo l . Most Japane s e f e e l s t rong l y t h a t i t i s v e r y i mpor tant t h a t l i t t l e c h i l d ren , whe th e r out o f s c h o o l or i n , be happy . I sa id t h a t I f eared that many Ame r i cans did not put a very h i gh v a l u e on the h a p p i ne s s G f c h i l d ren . A l l i n a l l , we h a d a mo s t p l e a s ant v i s i t . Busy t i me s ' - - - John Hol t COM I NG SC H ED UL E

J a n 2 7 , 1 9 8 2 : Kenne saw J un i o r C o l l ege , Mar i e t t a GA . 9 AM . Cont a c t Kath l e e n G i l d ea , 404-4 2 2 -8770 x 2 6 8 . Jan 28 ( t ent . ) : " Future o f Pub­ l ic Educa t i on , " Congr e s s i ona l C l e a r­ i nghou s e on t h e Future , Ame r i c a 2000 s e ri e s . 9 - 1 1 AM pane l . Rep . A l b e r t Gore , Cha i r , W a s h i ngton D C 2 0 5 1 5; 202 - 2 2 5 -3 1 53 . Feb 1 2 : W a t e r l oo Count y Teachers Pro f e s s i ona l Devel opment , K i t chener Valhalla I nn , Cambr i dge , Ont a r i o . Con­ tact Pame l a Cons t able , Glenv i e w Park Sec ondary S chool . Mar 13 : I nd i anapo l i s Counc i l o f P r e s c h o o l Coopera t i ve s , Ind i anapo l i s IN . Keyno t e add r e s s & worksho p s . Con­ t a c t Sa l ly Zwe i g , ConE . Cha i r . , 3 1 72 57 - 8 2 7 5 . To reg i s t er, s e nd SASE: 5163 N I l l i no i s , Ind i anapo l i s 4 6 2 0 8 . Mar 1 7- 2 6 : S t ockholm and s i x o t h e r Swed i s h c i t i e s . Arranged by Ake B y s t rom , L i nkop ing , Sweden . ( We a l s o hope t o arrange engagemen t s in Den­ mark , Eng l and , I c eland , and po s s i b l y other c ount r i es . ) OFF I C E H E L P

I ' d l i ke t o thank t h e v o l u n t e e r s who , by be ing w i l l ing t o t a c k l e more and more d i f f e rent jobs , have made i t pos s i b l e for John t o t ravel and wr i t e , Peggy to do the a c c ount s and t ra v e l a rrangemen t s , T i m to hand l e t he inc rea s i ng number o f subs and book order s , and me to g e t t h i s i s sue of t he magazine out on t i me . In par t i ­ c u l ar : Racha e l Solem for be i ng w i l l ­ i ng t o hand l e t h e hundreds o f info reque s t s tha t have come i n sinc e the Dona hue sh ow in O c t ober; Wanda Rezac and Mary Mahe r for t y ping; Sco t t Layson , Dawn Reger , and Lynn Kapplow for word pcocess ing; Conn i e B e rnhardt and Reba Karban for sort i ng ma i l ; and a l l t he o t h e rs who have hel ped in t he o f f i c e or a t home . As the work l oad i n the o f f i c e c on t i nu e s to grow, we have to d e p end more and more on vo l un­ teer s , and I am amazed and d e e p l y gra t e fu l t o f i nd so many p e op l e w i l l ­ i ng t o h e l p . I want to apologize for one job that has fa l l en t h r ough the c racks a s the work p i l e s up - ans w e r i ng mai l . We ' ve been a b l e t o handle "bus i n e s s " let t e r s promptl y , b u L t h o s e o f you who s e nd beau t i fu l , p e r s ona l , newsy l e t t e r s , or who have sent us a r t i -

c l e s , or w h o h a v e a sked us que s t i ons , m a y be wond e r i ng whe th e r we ever got them . Things have been so bus y l a t e l y t h a t t h e r e s i m p l y h a s n ' t been t ime t o a cknow l edge e a c h l e t t e r , t hough I w i s h we c o ul d . We' l l keep look i ng for be t t e r wa y s t o do the ma i l ; mean­ w h i le, c an I w i pe t he s l a t e c l e a n by one b i g THANK YOU t o eve ryone who has w r i t t en u s ? W e l ove heari ng f rom you ' Thanks a l s o t o a l l of you who enc l o s e . s e l f-add r e s s ed s t amped env e ­ l op e s when y o u expe c t a reply - that doe s i ndeed save us t ime and mone y . Ano t h e r way you c a n save us t ime i s t o t e l l u s when you w r i t e wh e t h e r i t ' s OK t o p r i nt a n y pa r t o f y o u r l e t ­ t e r i n GWS , and whe t h e r or not we should i nc l ud e your name w i th t he s t ory . F i n a l l y , i f anyone c o u l d c ons i ­ der com i ng t o B o s t on f o r a p e r i od o f t i me - s a y , 2-3 weeks - t o vo l un t e e r i n the o f f i c e , p l e a s e l e t us know . You c ould s ta y w i t h a s t a f f member or GWS reade r i n t h e a r e a , and we wou l d be more t h a n happy t o s how y o u how t o do t h e v a r i ous o f f i c e proc edure s . Th i s o f f er· i s open t o anyone o l d enough t o b e r e s pons i b l e f o r t rave l ­ l ing and t ak i ng c a r e o f h i m/ he r s e l f . ( Good t y p i s t s e spe c ia l ly welcome . ) --- Donna R i choux E NJ OY I NG P U BL IC I TY

Tho s e o f you who saw t he r e c e n t Donahue show m a y remember t he energe t ­ i c woman near t h e f ront o f the aud i ­ ence who shared h e r ent hus i a sm about home-s choo l i ng - that was Sue McG a r t ­ l and ( I L ) , who w a s t h e re w i t h h e r h u s ­ band Mark ( GW S #2 1 ) and c h i ld ren Dawn and Nathan . A f t e r t h e s how , Mark w r o t e us : . . . Be fore g o i ng to C h i cago .1 phoned t h e l o c a l supe r i nt endent t o l e t h i m know a bout t h e program , a s o u r po l i c y h a s a l ways b e e n t o a v o i d s urp r i se s . I i nqu i r ed i f h e had r e c e i ved any nega t ive f eedback from anyone i n the one and a hal f y e a r s we have been home educ a t i ng . He r e s pond­ ed that we have been so l ow-key t ha t proba b l y very f e w peop l e knew about us . Howeve r , the s i tuat i on i s chang­ i ng rapi dly s i nc e t he show, as many saw us on TV , two newspa pe rs have a s ked t o do s t o r i e s , and the show w i l l be broadc a s t again in our t own Nov . 18 on a d i f fe rent channe l . Of a l l the people who have told us they s a w us on TV , none has been nega t i ve , c o n t r a r y t o aud i ence r e s ponse during the s how . Wha t l l i ke bes t so f a r i s the a t t i tude of the p r i nc i p a l and super­ int endent , whi ch is "Loca l fa m i l v mak e s t h e b i g t i me . " Far f rom be i ng threatened , t h e y a re e n j oy i ng our exer c i s e i n c oope rat i on between the s c hool and our fami l y . . . ·'V I CTORY' V I CTORY

A reader sent t h i s le t t er from t he C a t ho l i c c o r r e s pond ence s choo l OUR LADY OF VICTORY ! PO Box 1 181 . M i s s i on H i l l s CA 9 1 14 5 ) : . . . The s t a t e of Oh i o h a s been a t ough s t a t e in wh i ch to e s t a bl i sh a pri v a t e s c hoo l , much l e s s a corres pon­ dence program . We a re p l ea s ed to announc e t h a t two fami l ies i n the Home S tudy Program of Our Lndv o[ V i c ­ t ory School have i n s i s t ed on Lhe i r God-g1ven r i gh t s t o educate t h e i r ch i l dren a t home, AND THEY WON! . . . In Apri l , t wo otOUi: pa ren t s


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i n Nor t h f i eld , Oh i o , w e n t t o c o u r t a nd proved t o t h e judge t h a t they were r i ght i n kee p i ng the i r s on a t home . I n a dd i t i o n , they c onv i nc e d the j udge that their s on was ge t t i ng a b e t t er educ a t i on t h rough our Home S tudy P rogram than he c o u l d ge t in t he l o c a l publ i c s choo l . W i th i n a c ouple cf weeks o f that g r e a t c ourt v i ctory , one o f our fam i ­ l i e s i n Warren , Oh i o , w a s t old b y the local supe r i nt endent t h a t t h e i r son a nd daugh t e r had to a t t end the l oc al publ i c s chool . Jus t p r i o r t o g o i n g t o c our t , tHat o f f i c i a l revi ewed our le s ­ s on plans and h e n o w a c c ep t s o u r pro­ gram i n his area . . . A L LY I N LOUI S I A N A

Woody J e nk i n s , the member o f the Loui s i ana House of Repre s e n t a t i v e s w h o s ponsored the leg i s l a t i o n mak i ng i t e a s i e r t o ca ll one ' s home a pr i ­ v a t e s chool ( GWS # 1 8 ) , wrote t o home ­ s choole r s in the s t a t e : . . . S in c e the p a s sage of Ac t 828 , nearly 200 new p r i v a t e s chools have been e s t abti shed in Lou i s i ana . The la rge s t of t h e s e schools has an en­ r o l lment approac h i ng 1 , 000 . But some have an enrollment of only one pup i l ! . . . Some pare n t s who wan t ed t o p a r t i c i pa t e i n a home s tudy program r e a l i zed t ha t t h e regula t i o n s on home s tudy ado p t e d by t h e s t a t e Board of Eleme n t a ry and· S e c ondary Educ a t i on ( BES E ) were fa r , f a r more r e s t r i c t i ve t han perm i t t ed by A c t 828 . . . BESE ha s a bsolut e l y no l�ga l author i ty do do what i t ha s -acne- through i t s rule ­ making powe r s - c o n t rol t e a c h i ng m a t e r i a l s , r e s t r i c� who may prov ide i ns t ruc t i on , and requ i re pe r i od i c t e s t ing o f pup i l s engaged i� home s tudy programs . As a r e s u l t , those paren t s who d e s i red t o be free o f reg­ ula t i o n by BESE and were aware o f t heir opt i ons under A c t 828 s i mply s t a r t ed p r i va t e schoo l s in t heir own home s . At the urg i ng o f a par en t , I reque s t ed an A t t o rney Genera l ' s o p i n ­ i on on the que s t ion o f whe ther i t i s , i n fa c t , legal under A c t 828 to e s tab­ l i sh a p r i vate s c hool w i t h on l y one s tuden t a nd w i t h the school loca t ed i n the s t udent ' s home . As expe c t ed , on Sept . 22 , 1981 , the A t t orney Gener­ al r u l e d t ha t such a s c hool is legal­ ly a "sc hool"- for purpo s e s otc ompl i ­ a nce w i th t h e c ompul sory a t t endance law . . . . Dur i ng the 1 981 se s s i o n o f t he Lou i s i ana leg i slature, a b i �l w a s i n t roduced t o repe a l mos t o f A c t 828 , r e s t ore regula t i on of p r i v a t e s choo l s i n Lou i s iana , and abol i s h t h e autho r i ­ z a t i o n o f home s t udy . Th i s b i l l had t he endo r s ement of all 64 pa r i sh s u pe r i n t endent s o f sc hools in Loui s i ­ a na . Why ? It ' s r e a l ly not d i f f i c ult to unde r s t a nd . The rea son s ome publ i c e duca tors would l i ke t o regula t e and e ven de s t roy p r i v a t e s c hoo l s and home e duca t�on programs i s , qu i t e s i mply , �oney! P a r i s h sc hool boa rds rec e i ve more than $ 1 , 000 per year f rom the State of Lou i s i ana for e ach c h i ld a c tually enrolled i n their publ i c s chools . . . Here i n Ea s t B a t on Rouge Pari sh , where more than 4 , 000 s tu­ den t s l e f t the publ i c s c hools t h i s y ear , t h e loc a l s chool board s hould lose $ 4 m ill i on i n s t a t e funds . . . I w a s a b l e t o k ill t h e le g i sla­ t i on to repeal Act 828 du r i n g the 1 981 s e s s ion . However , I expe c t t he p ublic educ a t i on e s t a bl i s hment t o make a very s t rong e f fort t o repeal A c t 828 dur i n g the 1 9 82 s e s s i on . . .

The re i s really only one way t o pres e rve t h e legal r i ght s w h i c h you have acqu i red w i t h the p a s sage of A c t 828 . Qui t e s imply , y o u mus t seek out your nat ural a ll i e s - o t he r pare n t s who educa t e the i r c h i ldren a t home and work to deve l op an e ffec t i ve organ i z a t i o n c a pab l e of lobby i ng i n the le g i s lature . . . A t pre s en t , there a re 66 families i n the s ta t e who have been approved for home s tudy by BES E . In a dd i t i on , there are many o t h e r s who h a v e e s t a b l i shed p r i v a t e s chools i n t he i r home s . Thi s le t te r i s b e i n g s ent t o everyone I c a n loc a t e i n tho s e t wo groups . . . . I am e s pec i al l y i n t e r e s t e d i n know i n g whether you would b e w ill i ng to j o i n a new organ i za t i on wh i ch I am hopi n g we can put together for t he purpose o f promo t i n g home s t udy and home s c hoo l s r i n Lou i s i ana ] . The name of t h i s organ i za t i o n woul d be PARENTS FOR HOME EDUCAT ION . . . [ Woody J enk i n s ' addr e s s i s l Ame r i c a n Pl , B a t on Rouge LA �082 5 ; phone 504-383 -6226 or 3 57 - 9674 .] TEAC H E R PROTECTI ON BILL

Ellen Loege r i ng ( MN ) wrote: . . . Here i s a copy o f House F ile 1 4 5 9 pre s en t l y be fore the Educ a t i on Comm i t t ee i n t he M i nn . House of Repre­ s e nt a t i ve s . This b i ll w a s w r i t t e n in the Dep t . of Educ a t i on . . . The House w i l l c onvene J a n . 1 2 , 1982 , and we need oppo s i t i on t o t h i s b i l l . . . We a sked El l e n i f s he c ould t ell GWS readers i n the D i r e c t ory about t he leg i sla t i o n . John also wrote t h e follow i ng : . . . The i n t en t o f t h e a c t i s cle a r - t o make i t i l l egal f o r anyone to t each ch ildren e x c e p t c e r t i f i ed t e a c he r s , and so t o w i pe out v i r tual­ ly all home s c hools and p r i v a t e r e l i ­ g i ous schools w i t h i n the s t a t e . Th i s i s , i n short , a Job Pro t e c t i on A c t . - Reade r s s hould wr i t e to the Cha i rman a nd as many membe r s a s po s s i ­ b l e o f the House Comm i t t e e o n Educa­ t i on , urg i ng them not t o report out the b i l l . I t wou l d probably be a good idea to po i n t out t h a t a s i m i l a r law was s t ruck down by the c our t s in Ken­ tucky '(see GWS #12 , 1 5 ) , on the grounds t ha t the s ta t e could produc e no ev i dence t h a t c e r t i f i ed t eachers c ould t e a c h be t t er than unc e r t i f i e d , and there fore could n o t s how a need for t ea c h e r c e r t i fic a t i on c ompel l ing enough t o jus t i f y the i r r e s t r i c t i ng in t h i s way t h e r i ght of paren t s t o have the i r c h i l d ren taugh t a s t hey w i shed . I t m i ght also be u s e ful to send to members of the Educa t i on Comm i t t e e and o t h e r s a c o p y o f t h e s t a t ement o n the Con s t i t ut i onal po s i t i on on home s choo l i ng that I · prepared for a r e c e n t mee t i n g a t the M a s s achus e t t s l e g i s la t ure . [ See t h i s i s sue; c o p i e s o f full s t a t ement ava i l a ble he re for $2 ] . Also , t r y t o b r i n g these m a t t e r s t o t he a t t ent i on o f a s many newspaper edi t o r s a nd TV and rad i o c ommen t a tors a s po s s i b l e . Point out t h a t t h i s bill not on l y i n f r i nge s on t h e Cons t i tu­ t ion a l r i gh t s of paren t s , but w i l l also burden t he already ove rloaded cour t s of the s t a t e w�t h a f l ood o f c a se s , many or m o s t o f wh i c h the s t a t e will los e . Be sure , too , to wri t e the Gover­ nor about t h i s . One reader told us earl i e r , when t h i s b i ll w a s f i r s t be­ ing d i s c u s sed , that t h e Governor had i nd i c a t ed that i f it were pas sed he

would v e t o i t . To wha tever e x t ent thi s may be t rue , he should know about po pular oppo s i t i on t o t h i s b i ll . Ple a s e l e t us know what r e s pon­ ses you g e t f rom leg i sla t ors , med i a people , and so on . Home and p r i v a t e schoole r s have blocked s im i la r b i l l s i n a number o f o t h e r s t a t e s , and w i t h plen t y of work and a l i t t l e luck s ho u l d be a b l e to do s o in M i nn e s o t a , w h i c h i n m a t t e r s o f personal l i b e r t y has a lways b e e n one o f o u r more e n ­ l i gh t ened s t a t e s (Ano t h e r p o i n t wor t h mak i ng ) . . . KA NSAS G RO U P

From Darlene J . Ve rmeulen , 320 1 Berry Rd , Kan s a s C i t y KS 6 6 1 06 ; 9 1 3722-2386 : . . . We have a Kans a s / M i s souri chapter of HOME EDUCATORS NAT I ONAL ASSO C I �T I ON , wh i ch is a l i ve and wel l , and we n e e d more new p e o p l e t o c ome and part i c i p a t e i n ac t i v i E i e s , . p l us b r i ng new ideas and re sourc e s t o our group . Our H . E . N . i s s po n s o r i ng a Na t i on a l Workshop i n Home Educa t i on , March 26-27 1 982 , and we w i l l be hav­ i ng Dr . Raymond Moore of t he Hew i t t R e s e a r c h C e n t e r f o r a s pe aker o n March 26 , · and· S i s t er Mon i c a Fol t z e r o f S . U . A . Phon i c s Program fame a s our S a t urda y , March 27t h s pe aker . . . The lady to c o n t a c t r e g a rd i ng reg i s t r a ­ t i on i s Delo r i s F i t zpa t r i ck , Rt l Box 278 , I ndependenc e MO 6 4 0 5 0 ; 8 1 6 -7 9 6 6229 . . . . We would l ike t o make a c all f o r all Kan s a s people i nt e r e s t e d i n do i ng . s ome t h i n g about _he l p i ng t o c hange the laws i n K a n s a s t o a more favorabl e pos i t i on , t o ple a s e c on t a c t me . W e a r e p r e s e n t l y work i ng·w i th the Eagle Fo rum and have found s everal s t a t e l e g i sla to r s who are w i ll i ng t o i n t roduce home - s c hoo l i ng b ills . . . We a r e hoping t o ge t hea r i ng s on t he s ub­ j e c t set up for next March . . . P r e s e n t ­ ly the l aw s a re s uch t h a t t h e home has t o be i n s pe c t e d by -bo t h t h e c ount y h e a l t h depa r t me n t a n d f i re dep a r t me n t , and you mus t become a " school" and take in at l e a s t one o t h e r s t udent bes i d e s your own c h i ld­ ren . . . Our o t h e r c o - c h a i rman who i s " s pe a rhead i ng" M i s s ouri i s S aralee Rhoads; Rt l Box 7 5 , S i bley MO 64088 ; 8 1 6 -24 9 - 9 2 3 5 . . . N EWS FROM A L L OV E R

Lau r i e H u f fman o f t he UTAH HOME EDUCAT I O N ASSOC I A T I ON phoned to l e t us know o f a m i s take i n GWS #23 . W.e r e p r i n t ed a newspaper a r t ic le f r om P r i c e , U t a h , t h a t quoted S t ephen S t one a s s a y ing Utah law doe s not requi r e permi s s i o n f rom local schoo l boards t o f o rm home s chools . Laur i e s a i d t h a t i s n o t t rue ; " U t ah d i s ­ t r i c t s a re r e a s ona b l e and c oopera­ t ive , " she s a y s , " bu t t hey do have j ur i sdi c t i on over home s chool s . S t e phen S t one w r o t e t h a t s t a t ement four o r f ive years ago , and didn ' t fully know the law a t that t ime . " W h i le we're do i ng correc t i ons Ed W i l helm ( VA ) j u s t t old us t h a t con­ t ra r y t o t h e c h a r t we repr i n t ed i n GWS #23 , the c ompulsory s chool i ng age in V i rg in i a i s 6 . The Oc tober i s sue o f t h e H . O . U . S . E Door newsle t t e r say s , "Good news for Ch�c ago re side n t s - the r e p o r t e r Rosal i nd Ros s i , who did the Ch i c ago Sun-T i m e s a r t i c l e on home­ s c hool i n g , t alked to Supe r i n t endent Dr . Ruth Love a bout home school i ng . GROW I NG W I THOUT SCHOO L I NG #24


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Dr . Love s a i d parents have the c ho i c e t o t each t h e i r c h i l d ren a t home . She t h i nks it i s a m i s t a k e t o do s o , but they have the cho i c e ' " Mary B e rgman o f the NAT I ONAL A SSOC I AT I ON OF HOME EDUCATORS ( Rt 3 Box 324-B , Ga l l a t i n MO 64640 ) s e n t us i n fo on the ma t e r i a l she now o f f e r s : a c a s s e tte " I nt roduc t ion t o Home Edu­ c a t i on , " $ 7 . 9 5 ; c a s s e t t e " Sen s i t i v i ­ t y / L i t e ra ture , " $7 . 9 5 ; " L i f e Cur r i cu­ l um G u i d e , " $8 . 9 5 ; and "Lega l Pape r s a nd Ta pe s " o n how t o l ega l l y e s tab­ l i sh a s chool i n your home , $ 3 5 . She s ay s if you ment ion GWS w i th your orde r, you can r e c e ive a 20% d i scount . A reader sent us t h e New York Publ i c L i bra ry's " Ea r l y Ch i l dhood R e sourc e and I nforma t i on Cent e r " b u l ­ l e t i n , wh i c h i n c l uded i n i t s l i s t o f programs , " Home S c hoo l i n g : A Grow i ng I s sue for Pare n t s and Teache r s , " w i th E l i n McCoy , "Author and Educ a t o r . " We h o pe s omeone w i l l l e t us know more a bout t h i s . - DR PAT S B U SY

P a t Montgomer y ( Mil w r i t e s : . . . I gave the Oc tober addre s s t o t he HOUSE group i n Chi c ago l a s t w e e k on m y s w i ng back f rom L o s Ange l e s where I d id the " A l i v e and We l l" show on USA Ne t work ( no broadc a s t d a t e s y e t . ) The i n t e rv i ewer d i d a s·e r i e s o f t en shows , t e n m inut e s l ong e ach , t o b e s hown e a c h d a y f o r t wo weeks . . . I t prom i s e s t o be a much more e n l i g h t en­ i ng s e r i e s than any o t h e r I ' ve been i nvolved i n . . . . As o f O c tober ' 81 , we have 60 f a m i l ie s enro l l e d i n HOME BASED EDUCA­ T ION PROGRAM - 1 36 ch i l d r e n a l t oge th­ er - in 35 s t a t e s . . . HBEP i s becoming t h e t rue l i f e s av e r , f inanc i a l l y , for C l on l a r a Schoo l . The NCACS ( Na t i on a l Coa l i t i on for A l t e rna t ive Communi t y Schoo l s ) Board of D ir e c t o r s me t O c t ob e r 17 and p l anned the i r s pr i ng c o n f e r e n c e for t he m i dd l e o f Apr i l 1 982 i n Chi c ago . . . I am always cons c i ous o f your warni ngs about d e vo t i n g too much a dm i n i s t r a t ive t ime to organ i za t ions a nd I u s e t h i s a s my gui d i ng l i gh t i n d eal i n g w i t h both NCACS and HBEP . . . The NCACS 1 98 1 -82 d i r e c t ory o f a l t erna t i ve schoo l s , " T h e r e Ough t t o B e Free Cho i c e , " i s n o w ava i l ab l e ( Cl on l a ra Publ i ca t ions , 1 289 Jewe t t S t , Ann Arbor M I 48104 ; $ 5 ) . . . ·

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More f rom B renda Cowe l l i n Oh i o ( "Lea r n i ng W i t h H e r Son , " GWS #2. 3 ) : . . . We have had a v�ry t ry i ng y e ar a s my ex-husband f i l e d for a ch ange in t h e c u s t ody o f our son b a s ed pr i ma r i l y on t h e f a c t t h a t Ka l e had n o t a t t ended s c h o o l l a s t yea r . My e x-husband had o r i g in a l l y agreed t o Ka le's non-s choo l i ng but l a t e r c hanged h i s m i nd . A t t h e h e a r i ng , he a t t empted t o pr ove t h a t I a m an i n c ompe t e n t t each­ er and mo t he r . P l u s h e t e s t i f i ed t ha t Ka l e was n o t grow i n g emo t i ona l l y be­ c au s e he had l i t t l e i n t e ra c t i on w i th h i s p e e r s as c h i l d ren do i n s chool . Du r i ng the h e a r i ng , two p s yc h o l o ­ g i cal report s w e r e p r e s e n t e d . B o t h p o i n t ed o u t how bri ght a n d c ompe t e n t our son i s a nd ne i ther found s i gns o f Ka l e having a n y a bnorma l p s ycho l o g i ­ c a l d i s t urban c e s or o f be i ng emo t i on­ a l l y i mma t ure for h i s age . My ex­ husband's t e s t i mony a l s o po i n t ed out how we l l - l iked K a l e i s by h i s ne i gh ­ borhood f r i ends a n d t ha t t h e y f reGROW I NG W I THOUT SCHOOL I NG #24

que n t l y p l ay t o g e t h e r dur i ng Ka l e ' s v i s i t s w i th h i s dad . The j udge h i m s e l f was i mpre s s e d w i t h K a l e a s h e a s ked Ka l e t o r e a d t o h i m o u t o f o n e o j h i s l aw books . H e d i d . And q u i t e we l l , too ' ( Ka l e i s 8 . ) T h e j udge ' s c ommen t was t h a t he d idn't s e e why there wa s a l l t h i s fus s a bout Ka l e n o t be i ng i n s choo l . No c u s t ody change was made , no r e c om­ menda t i on was g i ven c onc e r n i ng Ka l e ' s future educ a t i on , and I f e e l exuber­ ant . . . A UTAH FAMI LY

From Donna Brock ( UT ) : ug . . . We t ook our c h i l dren out o pu i c s c hoo l s i n March o f t h i s y ear . W e h a v e f o u r boy s , age s 1 3 , 1 0 , 7 , and 5 . We have f e l t very much a l one and i s o l a t e d unt i l y e s t er ­ d a y when w e a t t e nded a c onvent i on o f home - s c h oo l e r s i n S a l t Lake C i t y wher e Mr . Hol t w a s t h e gue s t s peaker [ GW S #23 ] . We now f e e l s o much more sure of our s e l ve s and e nc ouraged . Our t h r e e o l d e s t sons were i n publi c schoo l s i n F l o r i d a be fore we move d out here , and we were very happy w i th the educ a t ion t h e y were r e c e i v ing . It w a s t he k i nd o f school whe r e a l l t h e t h i r d graders weren't l umped i n a r oom t o g e t he r - t he y m i gh t have s i x t h grade r e a d e r s and second grade m a t h . . . Our k i d s went s k i p p i n g out t h e door t o s c h o o l every morn i ng , c ame �orne i n the a f t e rnoon exc i t ed and anx ious t o share t h e i r d a y a t s chool w i th u s . . . . Then we moved t o an a r e a whe re s chool i s s omewhere you go t o p l a y b al l unt i l you ' re o l d enough t o g o t· o work i n t h e c oa l m i ne s . Our boy s went t hr ough one e n t ire school year·and a lmos t t h rough a s e c ond be fore we heard about home schoo l s . I t w a s t h e mos t awful t i me i n the i r young 1 i ve s . . . Our f ive y e a r o l d wou l d have s t a r t e d k i ndergar t en t h i s c om i ng term and has t a lked about it and l ooked forward t o i t for a whol e year . S o , even a f t e r a l l t h e prob l ems h i s brot h e r s had i n s choo l , I t ook h i m t o r eg i s t e r f o r k i nd e rgar t e n . H e me t the t ea c h e r s , v i s i ted the rooms , s a w t he book s t h e y were u�ing , and wh i s pered i n my ear , " I f i t' s a l l r i gh t w i th you , I ' l l j u s t keep go i n g t o our home school . " Smar t k id! O f course , the pr i nc i pa l t o l d me that my son d i dn't want to go to k i n ­ derga r t en b e c a u s e he was j u s t l ike other k i d s that a ge . " He ' l l c ry and hang on t o your s k i r t s t he f i r s t few days you l e ave him a t schoo l , but a f t e r t ha t he ' l l be jus t f i ne . " My s on who l ov e s for Mom to g o out o f town w i th D a d f o r a coup l e o f d a y s s o he c a n go s t a y w i th f r i end s , and i s s o b u s y p l a y i ng when we l e ave h i m t h a t he c an ' t t a k e t ime o u t t o t e l l u s goodbye , and when w e p i ck h i m up wond e r s why we ' re back s o s oon , i s g o i n g t o hang on�o my s k i r t s and c r y ? I gue s s I have a m a l a d j u s t e d f ive­ y e a r - o l d . He ' s v e r y comfo r t a b l e w i th o t h e r p e o p l e and o t h e r surround i ng s . . . . For our f a m i l y , t e a c h i n g au� own c h i ldren f ee l s r i ght . I don ' t want t o pus h i t on someone e l s e be­ c a u s e for them i t m ight not f i t . I don ' t work out s i de o f the home , and w i th my - husband ' s work we c a n s pend a l o t o f t ime t og e t h e r as a f a m i l y . I know t ha t for a l o t o f f a m i l i e s t h i s wou l d b e i mpos s i b l e . But f o r u s i t i s poss i b l e and i t fee l s good . . .

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i ty job he wa s go i ng to be d o i n g for t h e c i t y, we jus t had to g e t a p l ug in about home s chool . She wa s i n t e r ­ e s t e d and made an appo i n tment t o c ome back and t a l k t o us a bout i t . W e s e n t h e r i n s e v e ral d i fferent d i re c t ions a nd t h e e n c l o s e d news pa per s e r i e s i s the resu l t . I c a l l e d Reed Benson a t B r i gham Young Univer s i t y about c o m i ng down here and t a l k ing a bout h i s d i s s e r t a ­ t ion "The Deve l opment o f a Home S choo l " . . . We have s en t s pe cia l i nv i ­ t a t ions t o a t t end t he m e e t i ng t o s chool p r i nc i pa l s , s c h o o l board mem­ b e r s , mayors , c ounc i l p e op l e , e t c . I ' l l l e t you know how i t goes . P l e a s e f e e l f r e e t o u s e anyt h i ng f rom me i n GWS . We f e e l v e r y st ron g l y about home schoo l , and w i l l do any­ t h i n g we can t o be o f h e l p t o o th e r s w h o f e e l a s we d o . W e a r e i n c o n s t ant t ouch w i t h Ken and Laur i e Huf fman in S a l t Lake C i t y who a r e organ i z i n g the U tah Home Educ a t i on A s s o c i a t i on lGWS #23 ] , ' and we w i l l be h e a d i ng the group in our area of the s t a t e . . . S ept . 6 : I had a very i n t ere s t ­ i n g commen t made t o m e t h i s mor n i n g about Dan i e l , my f i ve-year-o l d . . . H i s Sunday S c hool t each e r s a id s h e w a s c oncerned a b o u t h i m . She was a f ra id t h a t he w a s n ' t ge t t i n g t h e soc i a l i za­ t ion he needed w i t h us kee p i ng him at home rather t han h a v i ng him go to s choo l w i th o t h e r c h i l d r e n h i s a ge . H e r r e a s on for concern was that Dan­ i e l is very qui e t i n c l a s s and. she doesn ' t have t h e d i s c i p l i n e probl ems w i th him that s he h a s w i t h the r e s t o f t h e c l a s s ' I n fa c t , s h e s a id s he u s ua l l y ha s h i m s i t be tween t h e two wors t one s t o keep them s e p a r a t ed! She d o e s n't f e e l i t ' s norma l for a boy h i s age t o a c t t h a t w a y . I gue s s s h e wou l d f e e l be t t e r about h i m s o c i ­ a l l y i f h e were l oud and i l l -manne red . And then i n the s ame b r e a t h s h e t e l l s me t h a t Dan i e l i s the o n l y c h i l d i n t h e c l a s s s h e c a n c a l l on t o g ive a n open i ng or c l o s i ng p r a y e r t h a t she d o e s n ' t have t o h e l p and t e l l wha t t o s a y . I c an ' t und e r s t and a t ea c h e r t h a t worr i e s about a c h i ld who i s w e l l-mannered a nd behave s a s he' s been t augh t t o i n church . Why doe s n't she go to the o t h e r paren t s a n d t e l l them she's conce rned a bout t he i r c h i l d r e n ? . . . Se t . 2 1 : Thi s pa s t week I r e c e i ve all my back i s su e s of GWS . I c o u l d hard l y wa i t to d i g i n . W e l l , t h e next d a y I s t ar t e d havi ng s ome p�o b l e m s w i th a kidney i n f e c t i on , s o I ' ve s pe n t m o s t o f t h e past jNeek,. i n bed . I ' ve h a d l o t s o f t i me t o read and pond e r . We have a k i ng-s i zed wa t e r bed , and i t ' s a wond e r f u l p l a c e for f am i l y d i s cu s s i ons . A l l four boys p i l e i n w i th m e ( and u s ua l l y Dad ) , and we t a l k and l augh and have a wond e r f u l l e a r n i n g t i me . T h e t wo younge s t , Jared ( 7 ) a nd D an i e l ( 5 ) , have he l ped t o " k e e p Mommy happy and make her f e e l be t t e r " by l y i ng i n bed w i t h me and r e a d i ng me s t or i e s . Lynn ( 1 3 ) , who l ov e s t o c ook , h a s been a t t h e h e i ght o f h i s g l ory . H e m a d e an a pp l e p i e f rom s c ra t ch , c rus t and a l l , for Sunday d i nne r , and he made t h r e e l oaves o f banana nut bread t ha t have about made me d e c i d e that won ' t be� s pe c i a l t y ·any more . R i chard ( 1 0 ) , a l ong w i th Dan i e l , h a s taken i t upon h im s e l f to be sure I con sume enough l i quids . I t s e ems l ik e every f ive m i nu t e s he or Dan i e l i s wa l k i ng t h rough t h e be droom door w i th a g l a s s o f some t h i n g f o r me t o d r i nk . And i f I don ' t d r i nk every drop , boy , do I ge t t o l d about i t!

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Al l t h e boy s have t _ a ken on e x t ra r e spons i b i l i t i e s to h e l p my hus band keep the hou s e in o rde r , and t hey ' ve h a d a ba l l do i n g t h e groc ery s ho p p i n g w i t hout Mom a l ong . I t ' s rea l l y been a pret t y good wee k . , . . S i nce t h e a r t i c l e s i n our l ocal p a p e r a bout us t ea c h i ng our c h i l dren at home , a lot o f p e o p l e r ecognize us when we ' re o u t somewhere during "s chool" hour s . People a p proach us i n the grocery s t o r e , r e s tau r a n t s , e t c . , and they ' re v e r y a nx i ous t o t a l k t o us and f i nd o u t a bout wh a t we ' re do i n g . Most o f t h e i r c ommen t s a re o f a v e r y p o s i t i v e nature . . . We ' re v e r y mat t e r - o f - fac t a bout what we ' re d o i n g ; i f someone d o e s n ' t agree w i t h us t h a t ' s f i n e , but we don ' t back down . We have a v e r y un-s choo l - l i ke s choo l . We go up in t h e moun t a i n s and r i de our mo t o r c y c l e . My husband (who g o t h i s e x pe r t p i n f o r ma rksma n sh i p wh en h e w a s a p o l i c eman ) takes t h e b o y s out t o s hoot guns - t h i s a l s o i n c ludes ?a f e t y rul e s for hand l i n g t h em , c l earn i ng t hem prope r l y , e t c . . . W e go cam p i ng lmy favor i t e b e c a u s e t he guy s d o a l l t h e work wh i l e Mom relax e s) . We go to t h e 'c i r cus . We go to barbershop qua r t e t f e s t i va l s . We g o and l i s t�n to the s ymphony o r c h e s ­ t ra . In " S en s i b l e Phon i c s , " GWS # 7 , you t a l k a bout vowe l s and cons onan t s a nd perha p s mak i ng t h e vowels one c o l o r and t h e consonant s another . s·ome t i me back I c u t 100 3 x 5" c a rds in half and began to wr i t e t h e l e t ­ t e r s of t h e alphab e t o n t h em , t h e c onsona n t s one c olor , t he-vowe l s a nothe r . W i t h t h e ' mo s t f re�ue n t l y u s ed l e t t e r s I made s ev e r a l o f e a c h . I d i d one s e t tha t w a s a l l c a p i t al s . They ' r e u s e ful f o r a ll k i nds o f won­ derful game s . Dan i e l l i kes to s pr ead t hem out a l l over t h e t a b l e , g e t t he d i c t i onarj out ( h i s own ) , p i c k a word a t r andom , and t he n f i nd the l e t t e r s t o s pe l l i t . . . /',..fun one f o r t h e who l e fami l y i s f o r e ve ryone t o p i ck a l e t t e r at r a ndom , then we t r y t o put them t oge t h e r t o f orm a word . The mo s t f un is t ry i ng t o p r onounce s ome of the words . And ye s·, t hey know t h a t t he red one s a r e vowe l s a nd t h e blue o n e s are c onsonan t s , but none of us know wh y , so we don ' t worry a bout i t . W e j us t h a ve fun p l aying our game s . Ano t h e r of our favor i t e a c t i v i ­ t i e s i s t o p l a y "Tr i om i noe s . " O n t h e b o x i t s a y s f o r a ge s 8 t o adult , but we ' ve alwa y s t ended to i gnore age s on g ame box e s . . . . We ' ve been p l ay i n g T r i ­ om i noe s w i t h our c h i ldren s i n c e our s even - y e a r-old was t h r e e . Eve ryone i s r e spon s i ble f o r kee p i ng t he i r own s c ore . The younger boys l ove i t b ecau s e it ' s a game t hey c a n p l a y w i thout a n adul t h e l p i n g them . "Uno" i s a n o t h e r f a vo r i te f o r t h e s ame r e a s on . . . We l e arn h i story by readi ng b i o ­ g r a ph i e s out l oud . W e usua l l y s prawl out a l l over the l i v ing room floor a nd t ake turns r e ad i n g . . . . In r e a d i ng GWS #10 I b e c ame v e ry i n t ere s t ed i n wha t a mo t h e r had wr i t t en about ba l k i ng at the idea of her son hav i n g a t oy g un to play w i t h [ s e e a l so GWS #12 , 2 l j . I know t h e r e a re a l o t o f p e o p l e w h o f e el t h i s w a y . I n our family ' i t ' s never been a p r ob l e m , but I c a n s e e how t h i s would be very cont rover s i a l . None of our boys have ever e x pr e s s ed much i n t e r ­ e s t i n t oy gun s . . , maybe i t ' s b e c a u s e t hey ' ve a lways been e x p o s ed t o t he r e a l t h i ng . Hav i n g a f a t he r who w a s a p o l i c eman i n f l o r i d a a nd who w i l l sho r t l y b e do ing t h e same h e r e , they h a ve n o f a l s e i l lus i on s a bout guns and wha t t h e y are capab l e of do i nf': . . .

They ' re a l l p r e t t y good s ho t s , but t hey seem to have no de s i re wh at ever t o s hoot at a n y th i ng o t h e r t han c a n s . They love a n i ma l s of all kinds and t he t hought of hun t i ng is repul s i ve t o them . Ye t i f the t i me ever came t h a t they needed to u s e a gun for pur p o s e s of d e f e n s e , they would know how to u s e i t w i s e l y . . I gue s s I j u s t f e e l t h a t toy guns a r e i n t r i gu­ i n g be cause c h i l dren don ' t know what guns a re r e a l l y a l l a bout . They s e e t h e T V h e r o e s and t ry t o emul a t e all t h e n e a t t h i ng s they do . . . .

Sept . 30: Ou� boy s had a very nice e x pe r i en c e t oday . They a c com­ pan i ed my husband and me t o the j udge ' s chamb e r s t o see t he i r f a t h e r s worn i n as a pol ice o f ficer ( duri ng "school hours . " ) The judge was very cord i a l t o them - shook hands w i t h each o f t hem , asked name s , age s , i n t e re s t s , e t c . He a l s o ext ended a s pe c i al i nv i t a t i on to them t o a t t end court whenever t h e y l i ked . He s a i d t he c o u r troom would alwa y s b e open t o t hem . They me t s everal c i ty o f f i c i als t oday and I f e e l they made ·a very favorable impr e s s i on on everyone . . . RE- LEARN I NG I N DEPE N D E N C E

C a t h i EdtJard ( LA ) w r i t e s : . . . The f i r s t day of s c h o o l for our f am i l y as we l l as t h e pubL i c s ch o o l w a s j u s t four d a y s ago . School i S a big dea l i n t erms o f medi a hype , s ch o o l suppl i e s - t h e who l e buildup . . . Because Dan i e l has had t wo yea r s in publ i c s c hoo l , I t h i nk he may have got t en c a ught up i n t he hype and he began t o f e e l he m i g h t be m i s s ­ i ng some t h i n g . H e w a s t h e k i nd o f s tu­ jent t e a c h e r s l i ke . He was c oope ra­ c i v e a nd obedi e n t . He was mo t i va t e d t o s tay o u t o f t rouble . Cons e quen t l y , h e w a s "rewarded" for h i s good beha­ v i o r . I ' ve wondered how he w i l l r e a c t not r e c e i ving t h o s e s t rokes f o r c on­ form i t y . The f ir s t day of s c h o o l r ig h t a f t e r breakfa s t , Dan i el s a id , "OK , Mom , s t a r t t ea c h i n g me . " I knew then t h a t our e x pe c t a t i on� were not j i b­ ing . He has v e r y s pe c i f i c i d e a s o f wha t s chool i s o r wha t h e t h i nks i t s hould be . O n weekends a nd during sum­ mer Dan i el does t h ings f r e e l y and on h i s own . But h i s not i on of wha t s ch o o l i n vo l v e s i s be i ng t o l d wh a t t o do . H e i s n o t c o n v i n c ed t h a t h i s week­ ends a nd h i s summe r t i me a r e fu l l o f l e a r n ing . I don ' t t h i nk h e f ee l s he ' s l ea r n ing a t home now . A c o u p l e o f t im e s dur i ng t h e f i r s t week h e k e p t say i ng t h a t he jus t d i dn ' t f e e l l ike h e was in s c hool . I t o l d h i m t h a t w a s b e c a u s e he wasn ' t i n s c hoo l . I ' m t r y ­ i ng t o be pa t i ent w i t h h i m a nd s ha r e w i t h h i m s ome ways p e o p l e l e arn t h i ng s d i f fe r e n t f rom s chool ' s way . At t h e s ame t ime I f e l t l i ke he need­ e d , at l e a s t in t h e beg i nn i n g , more guidan c e than I had an t i c i p a t e d . S o f o r a c oup l e o f days I gave h im t h ings to do - work in workbooks , revi ew of a rithme t i c and v a r i ous a s s i gned tasks . We a l so did o t h e r t h i ng s i n c luding g a rden work , yoga , p lay i ng r e c o rds a nd game s . J a son , who has no p r e v i ous s chool i n f l uence , had no p r ob l em g o i ng on a bout h i s bus i ­ n e s s a s usua l . B u t Dan i e l k e p t c om i ng to me to be t o l d what t o do . To b e hone s t , t h i s w a s beg i nn i ng t o under­ m i ne my conf idence a b i t . I w a s a f r a i d he ' d d e c ide t o go back t o s choo l . A f t e r a bout a week , howeve r , gave Dan i el some page s i n an a r i th­ me t i c workbook t o do . He c l e a r l y was

not i n t er e s t e d i n do ing i t . It w a s a s h o r t t i me lat er, a f t e r he c ompl e t e d one page , t hat he wen t t o t h e play­ room and went t o work on h i s own . He c o uld have gone i n t he r e and done a h e ads t and and I woul dn ' t have c a red . I w a s j u s t re l i eved t h a t he went a nd d i d s ome t h i ng on h i s own . As t i me goes by he i s do i n g more on h i s own . But he says he f ee l s l i ke he i s on a b i g h o l i d a y . He do e s not f e e l l i ke h e i s do ing any t h i ng w o r t hwh i l e i n t e rms o f "schoo l . " Ano t h e r t h i ng h e a sk s i s " how l ong be fore the k�ds w i l l be home f rom s c hoo l ? " Our boys a nd our ne i gh ­ bors ' boy s p l a y t oge t h e r almo s t da i l y . What Dan i e l doe s n ' t re a l i ze i s t hat h e wouldn ' t g e t t o play w i t h them wh i l e a t s choo l . But I t h i nk he is ad jus t i ng t o n o t b e i ng a round k i ds a l l day long . T h i s a d j us tment p r oc e s s t hat we are g o i n g th rough h a s lowered my s e l f conf idence some . T h i s mor n i ng I got a ll t he back i s s u e s of GWS and s ta r t ­ ed r e a d i ng t h e m a gai n . I t r e a lly he l ped . I f i rm l y b e l ieve t h a t _ home s c hoo l i n g is r i gh t for us but I 'm f i nd i ng t h a t I n e e d mo re support than I though t . Some t h i ng that up l i f t ed me was a s e c t i on i n GWS #1 i n wh i ch you t a l k about s o c i a l change . We t oo f e e l t h a t i n jus t a bout a l l a r e a s o f our l i fe, we are i n a m inor i t y . But t o put i n t o p r a c t i c e wh a t we b e l ieve , t o t e a c h o u r s o n s a t home , i s t o c ha l ­ l enge not only a b i g and powe r f u l i n s � i tut i on , · b u t t h e b e l i e f s a n d f ee l ­ i n g s o f.our f am i l y a nd f r i ends . . . [ From a l a t e r l e t t e r : ] A l t hough we are a l l s t i l l a d j us t i ng , I f e e l le s s anx i ous , much be t t e r a nd more c o n f ident t h an I d i d at t h e beg i nn i ng of t h e s c ho o l yea r . R e a s on s : ( l ) Dan i ­ e l i s more i nvolved , s e t tled i n , and a c t i v e . He is b e c om i ng accus tomed t o n o t be ing c o n s t a n t l y t o ld wh a t t o do; ana 12 ) J a s on i s r eal l y e n j oy i ng t h e s i tua t i on and h a s b l o s somed , a t t e m p t ­ ing t h i ng s a n d i n i t i a t i n g t h i ng s h e never d i d be fore . . . . NBC News i n t e r v i ewed us and f i l med our a c t i vi t i e s . They turned the f i l m over t o the "Tod a y " show . They have no idea when or i f i t w i l l be a i red . W e came a w a y f e e l i ng good a f t e rw a rds . The c rew was f r i end l y a nd open . . . B I KE STO R E

from I l l i no i s : . . . I t ' s been almo s t three years s i n c e the kids qu i t s chool . The f i r s t y e a r w e c ra s hed . W e bough t t h e Ca l ­ v e r t home s tudy c o ur s e , but r e a l l y d i dn ' t u s e i t muc h . I n t o t h e s e c ond y e a r , w e s ta r t e d t h e f a m i ly bus i ne s s . We s ell and r e p a i r b i c yc l e s . We a l s o s e l l a l l a c c e s s or i e s a s s o c i a t ed w i th b i c y ­ c l i ng . The k i d s a n d I manage t h e s t ore wh i l e D a d works h i s full - t i me job a s a c a rperit e r . (Unle ss you a r e v e r y r i c h , out s i de i ncome i s n e c e s ­ s a r y t h e f i r s t y e a r s i n bus i n e s s . ) He h a s an a c t i v e r o l e i n t h e s t o r e even­ i n g s and weekends . Our 1 5 - y e a r - o l d son , w h o h a s t h e b ike know l e dge ( from books and o t h e r p l a c e s ) mana g e s t he r e p a i r de p a r tment , do ing a l l r e p a i r s ( t r a i n i n g dad ) , kee p ing s tock o f p a r t s and working w i th cus tome r s . Our 1 6- y e a r -ord daught e r i s t he f am i l y organi ze r , kee p s us clean a nd order­ l y , manage s the s tore , sell i n g and kee p i ng up w i t h t h e a c c e s s o r y i nven­ t ory . Mom ' s ( t hat ' s me! ) main j o b i s t o k e e p t h e o f f i c e g o i ng , book s , e t c . . . S ounds s im p l e? I t ' s not. But f:Dni.JTNf: \,/TTI-HlllT crunrll TMI': 11:?11


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s omehow it all works ! We bui l t t hi s busin e s s t oge �her a nd we work i t t oge t he� . N o one t s l e ft in t h e d a r k about any t hing . W e a l l c an d o e a c h o t h e r ' s j o b , inc lu­ ding the kids being a b l e t o pay bil l s a nd run t he o f fic e . And me , fina l l y knowing bicy c l e s ' ( Boy , i s there a l ot t o know ' ) We a r e p r o f e s sion a l and proud o f what we have a c hieved . Our s t ore is the be s t s chool our chi l d ren c ould have . Considering all t h a t c omes w i t h running a succ e s s ful busi­ n e s s , they have los t nothing and gained a great d eal , a s we a l l have . . . ON WORK

Here are s ome of t he r e s po n s e s t o "Que s tions on Work , " 'GWS #22. Thanks t o everyone who h a s an swered , a nd if you haven ' t y e t , we ' re int e r ­ e s ted i n hearing f rom you a t a n y time . From Marie Baker ( W I ) : . . . Dave has been a s e l f-empl oyed c arpe n t e r f o r about t hree year s . He finds i t far more s a t i s f ying than working for o t h e r peop l e , t hougb if h e had his c hoic e , he ' d r a t h e r be d e signing and making unusua l furni­ tur e . He l e f t a j o b a s exhibit d esign­ er in t he c i t y six years ago when we moved to the c ount ry . The job choi c e s here a r e v e r y limi t e d , which make s elf-empl oyment even more d e sirab l e . For t he pa s t three years we ' ve been hous e- s i t t ing f o r my parent s for six months every win t e r in a Chicago sub­ u r b whi le they go s out h . There are plen t y o f carpe n t ry jobs there s o he works pre t t y s t eadi l y during thi s per­ iod ; t hen during the six mon t h s in t he c ountry when t he jobs are usua lly more s c arce he can have more t ime to b e wit h S a rah , cut firewood , ga rden , work the fie l d s , fix the vehic l e s and e quipme n t , and c on tinue bui l ding our hous e . He has a l so done pain ting , e l e c t ri c a l work , mechani c al work , plumbing , c on c r e t e work , e t c . He o f t e n t ak e s Sarah ( 2 � ) with him wh en he goes to s ee and e s tima t e a job . Within a year h e h o p e s t o t a k e h e r along whi l e h e ' s doing the a c tua l l a bor , l e t ting h e r help in many sma ll ways . She ' s a lways been f a s cina t ed with a l l his t ools and a c tivitie s and loves to help in any way a l l owed . She o c c a siona l l y hau l s out her own t ool box o f s ma l l r e a l t ools and has Dave s how her how each is used . When peop l e a s k Dave how he learned c a rpent r y , he j u s t s a y s his f a ther .wa s a carpen t e r , which s eems to s a t i s f y them . Ac tually , he ' s l earned mo s t o f i t b y reading every­ t hing he ge t s his hands on plus a good degree o f c ommon s e ns e . I t wou l d be pos sible f o r ot her GWS readers to l earn f rom Dave t hrough visiting and wat ching or he l p­ ing , as long as his work wasn ' t s l owed down t oo much by this . . . K a t h y Johnson ( NJ ) wri t e s : . . . About a y e a r a g o I w a s l ook­ ing through the h e l p wanted ads of my l o c a l pape r . I noticed an ad s ta ting "Adul t s Wan t e d f or.New spaper D e l i­ v e ry . " We l l , t o make a l ong s tory s hor t , I am enjoying i t . The b e s t p a r t i s , I c a n t ake Bil l y ( age five) with me ' He has c ome to e n j oy the job , t oo . He helps d e l iver t h e news­ p a pe r s and he shares in the profi t s . He keeps all the t ip money ( about $8.00-$10.00 a week) He s pend s half and save s the o t her half . He i s rea l ­ l y s e rious a bout his job a nd i s not GRO W I NG W I THOUT SCHOO L I NG #24

a f raid o f work . Whi l e I ' m at t h e news­ pape r dock he o ft en hops onto one o f the delive r y vans and he l p s the d riv e r s l oad u p . When t h e vending machine man comes once a week , he goes along with him to fil l up the machin e s in t h e l unch room of t he news p a per . The educa tion he is ge t ­ ting and the peopl e h e i s mee ting are jus t one of the b e n e fi t s of our j o b . On rainy , c o l d days he ooes n ' t g e t out o f the c a r t o make d e l iver­ ies . I n s t ead , we b ring along his " l ib r a r y books of the week" and he reads to me ' I t is such a plea sure t o b e a b l e t o have Bil l y wit h me on my job . And another int e r e s ting point is that d riving my car is not " Shadow \.Jork" ( I van I llic h ) any more . With each mile I d rive we are e arning more money and Bil l y i s g e t ting an educ a­ tion every day . Another added bene fit is t h a t very o f t en people we m e e t will s a y t o Bil l y , "What , no s cf\ool today ? " He is proud to say " I am a home s c hoo l er ' " Some peop l e j u s t smil e a n d don ' t s a y any thing . But , a t l e a s t o n e o u t o f eve r y t e n are int e r ­ e s t e d and a s k f o r our phone number ' All newspapers usual l y need adu l t delivery people t o c over areas that paper girls and boy s c an ' t c ove r . A simple call t o t h e cir c u l a ­ tion depart me n t o f a n e w s paper will put you in touch with a p o s s ib l e j ob you will en j oy . . . F rom Peggy Buc hanan ( UT ) : . . . I am t raining to be a l ay mid­ wife a t t e nding home bir t h s . I decided I wanted to be a midwi fe during our pregnancy with our s e cond d augh t e r , Rohanna , who was born a t home 2 � yea r s ago . I am en j oying learning about prena t a l c a r e , t he bir t h pro­ c e s s. , and holis tic medicine . Shep is an ec onomi s t with the Fore s t Servic e . He enjoy s bejng a part o f the p l anning proc e s s f o r the fore s t s and likes his work . I t is nic e f o r all of us t h a t he has some­ what flexible s c heduling s o that we can s hare the chi l d -care and s chool­ ing r e s ponsibilities for Rohanna and M e l i s s a , 6. W e live on the out s kir t s of a t own o f 50,000, about an hour sou t h o f S alt Lake Ci t y . We have b e e n able to c ombine having s ome land with liv­ ing in an urban area . A s we will s oon be moving, we hope to se t t l e in a more rural a re a . Although neither o f us is self­ employed at the t ime , it i s our goal , but in s e p a r a t e oc c upations . Shep wou l d like t o do con sulting �ork . When I s ta r t prac ticing on my own next year I will be hol ding the pre­ natal c l inic s and childbi rth cla s s e s i n o u r home . A l though I woul d l ike t o work i n con j unc tion w i th other m id­ wive s so we could c over f o r each o t h ­ e r w h e n we t a k e vaca tion s , I w o u l d b e sel f - em ployed . Shep cannot include Meli s s a and Rohanna dir e c tly in his work . But he does s ome t ravelling a s he works for t hre e fore s t s and has mee t in g s out o f t own, and a s w e a r e having school a t home , we o f t e n a l l g o and e x p l o re the d i f f er e n t a r e a s . In addition t o doing a l o t o f hiking , we ' ve had t he oppor­ tuni t y to see museums , national parks and a plane t a rium . And we jus t made a rran gement s for Meli s s a to a t t end the John Holt Learning Cen t e r a couple o f time s a month when Shep works in Salt Lake Cit y . I n c ompari­ son, s chool -based learning s eems very limiting . Not only wou l d the gir l s mis s out on t h e s e e x pe rien c e s, they a l so wouldn't s ee their dad nearly as

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Meli s s a and Rohanna are more dire c t l y involved in my work and I hope to inc l ud e them more in the future . We a l l l ook at my birthing books t ogether and t h e y s eem very int e re s ted . S oon I wil l begin put t ing together a f i l m and s l ide show p r e s e n ­ t acion t o share wit h t h e pe ople who will a t t end bir t h s , inc luding child­ ren . I want �hem to h e l p me figure out what p e o p l e need t o know and what que s tions t h e y·have abou t bir t h . Mel is s a h a s had some e x pe rience in t hi s as sne a t t e nded t he bir t h o[ her s i s t e r when she was 3�. I ' m sure t h a t a s we ge t m o r e invo l ved , m o r e opportu­ nities will present t hems elve s for the gir l s t o p a rticipa t e . The way I am l e arning t o be a midwi f e is he l ping t o further my unde r s tanding o f wha t " educ a tion" real l y is . A f t e r s tudying to be a t e a c her I d ropped ou t o f c ollege in my senior year , e x t remely f rus t ra t ed . I had never wanted t o t ea c h in t h e public s c hools but'my goal o f s tar t ­ i n g a priva t e school s eemed unrealis ­ t ic and t h e c l a s s e s I was taking had no re l evance to wha t I t hought I wou l d eventually do . Now I have v e ry few c l a s s e s and most o f what I do i s "hands on" l earning . I am anx"ious t o l earn what i s t aught in t h e cla s s e s because I know t h a t I wil l u s e it dir­ e c tly . But m o s t o f wha t I l earn would be impo s sib l e to t e a c h in a cla s s ­ r oom . . . CRE ATI NG A JOB

A l e t t e r f rom C a l ifornia : . . . Early in s choo l , my hus band was ide n ti f ied as " hyper-ac tive . " His mother , with good s en s e , re fused to a l l ow him to be medic a t ed . He was not hyper-ac tive , mer e l y bored . His high s c hool c a r e e r was a l mo s t non­ e xi s t en t , a s he spent mo s t days at home , reading . H e i s p r e s e n t l y emp l oyed a� an a pprentice land s c a pe a rchit e c t . He found the po sition b y o f f e ring to work part - time for lit t l e money . I n a period o f o n l y t hree months he has managed t o make it a full-time posi­ t ion which pays enough to all ow me to s t a y a t home wit h our son and t o c on­ c e n t r a t e on my writing ambitions . . ,

HE L P I NG THE H U NG RY

From Karen H o l guin ( NV ) : . . . In the win t e r o f 1979 Arturo and I t ook jobs as c ommunit y o rganiz­ e r s with an agency t h a t had rec eived fund s to s e t up a f ood bank network mod e l l ed a f t e r Sec ond H a rve s t in Pho enix, Arizona . ,, A r turo and I were p repared to s e t up a n e t work in rural n o r t hwe s t Wa s hingt on S t a t e . The area i s e c onomic a l l y depre s s ed . Most em­ ployment i s s e a s on a l leaving a l ot of hungry p e o p l e in the winter . . . . I r e c eived a phone c a l l from a woman wi th three c hi l d ren who were hungry . They had had n o income [or 2� months . The loc a l Salvation Army and S t . Vinc e n t DePaul had already been c on t ac ted and since t he y limited their aid t o three day s , they had long ago been exhau s t e d ( t hough what they o f f e red was lit t l e be t t e r t han no thing ) . Anyway , Ka thy had three children who were hungry f o r protein and M I LK ' ' ' I began c al l ing a round . I loca­ ted a box o f canned goods th rough the Senior Citizens there , then began c a l l ing sma l l marke t s t h a t s o l d f re s h


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meat . I p o i n t e d out t o one owner t h a t b e c a u s e h e was s uch a s ma l l bus i n e s s h e proba b l y had t o t ake a l os s o n h i s s po i l ed mea t . Wash i ngton S ta t e h a s a G ood Sam� r i tan Law w b i ch pro v i d e s r € ta i l e rs w i th pro t e c t i on f rom l aw­ s u i t invol v i n g dona t e d food ( s po i l ­ age , e tc . ) I t a l so provi d e s a tax break - a r e ta i l e r c a n t ake h i s c o s t p lus 5 0% o f h i s s he l f c o s t o f f h i s t axe s . S o h e makes more o n a n i t em dona t e d t han s o l d ! That a f t e rnoon I p i cked up 2 5 l b s . o f meat and 3 g a l ­ l ons o f mi l k f o r K a t h y ' s f am i l y . Tha t w a s the · beg i nn i ng o f the Gran i t e F a l l s Food Bank . . . . I e n l i s te d K a t h y in my c a u s e a nd we g o t o n e o t h e r worker· a n d went t o work . We c on t a c t e d every marke�, d i s t r i but o r , f i sherman , and person we c ou l d t h i nk o f a s k i n g f o r dona t i on s t o our Chr i s tmas program . The l oc a l s choo l s h e l d a food d ri ve , w i th c h i l d ­ r en bri nging i n c a n s f o r t e n d ay s . A t t he end o f t e n d a y s t he room w i t h the mo s t c a n s won an ice c ream . ( Th i s i s t he s ame school men t i oned i n GWS # 2 0 a s be i ng he l p fu l t o home s choo l e r s . A r ea l l y f i ne man heads those s choo l s ' ) W e pl aced j a r s a r ound t he t own at t he l oc a l bus i ne s s e s a sk i ng f o r dona­ t i ons . A t the end of tho se f i ve h e c ­ t i c w e e k s we h a d managed t o a c c umu­ l a t e c l os e to 5 , 000 pounds of f ood . We t ook a l l . o f our c h i l d ren t o the Gran i t e Fa l l s Commun i t y Center and s pe n t t wo d a y s s o r t i n g and prepari ng t ho s e food s f o r d i s t r i but i on . Two d a y s be fore Chr i s tmas we prov i ded 7 5 f a m i l i e s w i t h a t urkey , t r i mm i ng s , t wo boxe s of c anned goods , �nd four t oy s f o r each ch i l d . The l ooks on t ho s e people ' s f a c e s t o l d t h e s t ory . I t was fanta s t i c . We were even a b l e t o f i nd a used s t ove wh i ch w e prov i ­ d ed t o a fam i l y who had had the i r s r epo s s e s sed ! . . . What we l ea rned f rom t h i s e x pe r i en c e w a s j u s t how much f ood goes t o wa s t e each day i n t h i s c oun­ t r y . I t ' s s a d . But i f p e o p l e organ i z e a nd ge t o u t there and ge t t he food , i t i s n ' t was t ed . The Gran i t e Fa l l s e f fort was s hadowed by ha s s l e s w i t h t he l o c a l agenc i e s and t he i r d e s i re t o take the c re d i t and t he f ood opera­ t i on ove r . But the c ommun i t y d i dn ' t l e t t h a t happen . . . . Food bank ing c re a t e s work for c h i l dren and adul t s a s w e l l . Most i s v o l un t e e r but t h e rewards a re grea t . G l ea n i ng ( go i ng out and c l e a n i ng the f i e l d s a f t e r the p i ckers are through ) i s grea t - a l o t o f f ru i t i s l e f t i n t he f i e l d � . I f i t i s p i c ked up , d i s ­ t ribut e d , and canned , then i t i s not l os t . The programs dea l i n g w i t h hunge r i n t h i s c oun t ry are jus t t oo f ew . . . The t �u t h i s t ha t t h i s w i n t e r many more people than l a s t w i l l be forced to choo s e bet ween food and fuel . Many on f ixed i ncome or we l fa r e w i l l have l i t t l e of e i the r . . . For every hungry p e rson I saw i n W a s h i ngt on there was s t i l l another jus t down the s t re e t . . . Food bank opera t i on s a l ways need dona t i on s of food and mo s t of a l l , v ol u n t e e r s . V o l u n t e e r s t o l o c a t e r e s ourc e s , p i ck u p f ood , d e l iver f ood , and t o work i n the i r d i s t r i bu­ t i on c en t ers s or t i n g food , d i spos i ng o f damaged c a n s , and p a c k i ng nut r i ­ t i ous boxes f o r d e l i v e r y . I n W a s h i ng­ t on our ch i l d ren worked r i ght be s i de us . . . Because these endeavors are meaningful work I found t h a t the c h i ldren are d e e p l y mo t iv a t e d by be­ i ng a b l e t o h e l p someone . . . . I am i nc l ud ing a l i s t o f r e sourc e s . . . O t h e r r e s ourc e s i n c l ude t he churche s , who have done a lot of work i n t h i s area , and the Ye l l ow Page s - l ook und e r Soc i a l S e rv i ce s .

The Sa l va t i on Army , Red C r os s , and Uni t e d Way can a l l o f f e r s ome i n forma­ t ion . . . . GWS i s made up o f a l o t o f good , c a r i ng pe op l e - i f even one i s i ns p i red t o j o i n t h e bat t l e on hunger t h i s l e t t e r has s e rved a purpos e . I t i s r e a l and i t i s t e r r i b l e . For more i n f orma t i on : S ECOND HARV EST , 1 00 1 N C e n t r a l # 30 3 , Phoen i x A Z 8 5004 . CAMPAI GN FOR HUMAN DEVELOP­ MENT , 1 3 1 2 Ma s s . Av . NW , Wa s h . DC 2 0 00 5 . WORK I NG GROUP ON DOMEST I C HUNGER & POVERTY , 4 7 5 R i ve r s id e D r . Rm 5 7 2 , NY · NY 1 00 1 5 ( pamph l e t "Hunger A c t i on Agend a , " ·$ 1 ) . WORLD HUNGER EDUCAT I O N S E RV I C E , 2000 P St NW , Wash . DC 2 0 0 3 6 ( gu i de "Who ' s I nv o l ved w i t h Hunge r , ". $ 3 . ) WORLD HUNGER YEAR ( magaz i n e ) 350 Broadway S t e 2 0 9 , NY NY 1 00 1 3 . [ DR : To wh i c h l i s t I woul d add THE HUNGER PROJECT , 2 0 1 5 S t e i ner S t , San Franc i s c o CA 94 1 1 5 . Karen a l s o s e n t an exc e l l en t a r t i c l e on how t o s ta r t a food bank - f o r a c opy , s end us a s e l f - a dd re s s e d s t amped enve l ope . ] RE SPONSI B LE AT 6

Nanc y Wa l l a c e ( NY ) w r o t e : . . . A few d a y s a go , we were e x pe c t i n g rather form i d a b l e c ompany , and I was bus t l i n g about cooking and c l e a n i ng . When I was w a s h i ng w i ndows , V i t a wanted to wash w i ndows too , but she s p i l t · the W i ndex a l l over the d i n i ng room t a b l e . When I was mak ing a d e s s e r t , s h e wanted t o beat the egg wh i t e s , but i n s t ead s p i l t t hem on t h e k i t chen f l oor . A n d when I was swee p ­ i ng o n e o f t h e bedroom s , she g o t o u t her broom a n d swept t oo , b u t she end­ ed u p dump i n g a l l the dust f rom the dus t pan onto the f l oor aga i n . My f i r s t i m pu l s e in each o f t he s e c a s e s w a s t o rant and rave , but I he l d m y se l f back . A f t e r a l l , V i ta i s on l y 6 and her l i t t l e m i shaps were a c c i dent s . My next i mpul s e was t o grow l and c l e a n up the me s s e s mys e l f , but I knew t h a t t h a t would make V i t a f e e l more gu i l t y t han ever and beg i n t o c ry , i n wh i ch c a s e I ' d have a m e s s and a n unhappy c h i l d t o dea l w i t h . 'Pr"agma t i ca l l y , then , I t o l d V i t a t o c l e a n up the me s s e s h e r s e l t , and she d id so w i th re l i e f , expunging a l l the gui l t and f ru s t r a t i on she f e l t . A c oup l e o f t ime s I t o l d her t o redo her c l e a n i ng job unt i l it was per­ fec t , but t h a t d i dn ' t f a z e her a b i t . A f t e r a l l , I was t r ea t i n g her l i ke a re s pons i b l e p e r s on and she was g l ad t o be d o i ng real work . . .

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From E i l een Tromb l y ( CT ) : . . . Amy was i n t e rv i ewed and a c c e p ­ ted a n d j umped i n t o t h e Avon wor l d w i th both f e e t . . . She h a s done a gooa d e a l of baby- s i t t ing and house c l ean­ i n g a t t h e rate of $ 1 . 00 and $ 1 . 5 0 in r e c ent mon t h s . She h a s been i n grea t demand d ue t o h e r r e l i a b i l i t y and d e p e ndab l e qua l i t i e s . H e r dut i e s a s s i t t e r expanded over t h e years and s h e was c a l l e d upon by paren t s o f new­ borns as we l l as o l d e r c h·i l d re� . Dur­ ing the summer months s h e e ven went on f a m i l y sa i l bo a t c ru i s e s to B l ock I s land , Newpo r t , etc . . . A l a s , burn­ out at age 1 5 set in and wages became i n s u f f i c i en t for an amb i t i ous ba l l e r­ ina who went t hrough t o e shoes f a s t e r t han she c o u l d p a y f o r them . . . . Her f i r s t f i ve d a y s a s an Avon r e p r e s e nt a t ive were h i gh l y suc­ c e s s ful and she gros s e d a p e r s on a l

i ncome o f $ 1 00 w i th i n t h a t t i me . Add i ­ t i on a l c a l cu l at i n g i nd i c a t e s t h a t she i s work i n g a pprox i ma t e l y t wo hours da i l y ( a t her conve n i e nc e ) and earn­ i n g $ 7 . 50 an hour . Not bad f o r a 1 5 year-o l d . I f she choo s e s to work mo re hour s , s he ' l l make more - i t ' s he r c ho i c e . We ' re exc i t ed f o r her , and she i s fee l i n g ver� good about i t . Most o f hPr c u s t omers are o l der peo­ ple and are i mpre s s e d by her con f i ­ denc e . I n f i gur i n g out . he r f i nanc es even further she f i nds she is a b l e to take a dd i t i on a l bal l e t l e s s o n s , as we l l a s save . . . RECY C L I NG A L UM I N UM

G e o rge Leve n s o n wro t e i n t h e Santa Cruz Home - s chool Expe r i ence Excha nge ( s e e Nor th Cal1f . D1 r . ) : . . . My c h i l d ren are f a s c i n a t e d by mone y ( a f a c t w h i c h no l onge r d i smay s me ) . A c t ua l l y , tpe i r hand l i n g o f i t h a s been a natural avenue for d eve l op­ i n g s k i l l s in ( wo r l d l y ) mathema t i c s . I ' ve been l oo k i ng f o r ways to f ind work for t hem w i t hout c reat i n g too much rou t ine - f ind i ng a ba l anc e be ­ t we e n s uppo r t i ng t h e i r pa r t i c i pa t i on i n t he wor l d and ma i n t a i n i n g t h e f ee l ­ i n g o f p l ay . Recyc l i ng s eems t o b e a very prom i s i n g po s s i b i l i t y f o r c h i l d­ ren and a du l t s working t oge ther . I t ' s e c o l o g i ca l l y s ound and even p ro f i t ­ a b l e , though a t t im e s a b i t me s s y . The a l um i num c a n i s worth around 1 � ¢ . Jacob ( 7 ) and I v i ew i t a s t h e i n f l a ­ t e d penny . There are s e v e r a l r e c y ­ c l i n g c e n t e r s i n S a n t a C r u z ( se e ye l ­ l ow page s ) w h i c h p a y be t ween 2 7 and 31 c en t s a pound . . . A good r e s ou r c e book i s K i d s a n d C a s h by Ken Davi s , Ban t am , $2 . 95 (or 200 a l um i num cans ) . . . MOTIVATE D STUDE NTS

A reader wr i t e s : . . . I am an a r t i n s t ru c t o r at a commun i t y co l l ege . . . I r e c en t l y a l l owed s ome f r i end s ' c h i ldren t o at t end m y c l a s s e s . I had one 8-year­ old i n d e s i g n , a 1 0 -y e a r - o l d in phot o ­ graphy , t wo 1 2 -year- o l d s i n p a i nt i n g , and and 8- and 6 - y e a r - o l d i n c e ram­ i c s . A l l o f them behaved we l l , t ook c a re of t he e q u i pmen t , obta i ned t he i r own m a t e r i a l s , and p a i d a t t e n t i on i n c l a s s . They were a l l t h e r e because t h e y wan t e d to l earn wha t I was t e ac h ­ i ng a n d w e r e thus s e l f-mo t i v a t e d . Unfortuna t e l y , t h e d e a n o f i n s t ruc­ t i on d i s c overed t ha t there were k i d s on c ampus a n d i mmed i a t e l y s en t o u t a bul l e t i n anno�nc i ng t he school p o l i c y t h a t n o o n e und er 1 8 i s a l l owed i n c l a s s rooms dur i ng i n s t ruc t i onal pe r i ­ ods . Thus , a l l my s e l f -mo t i va t e d s tu ­ den t s c o u l d no l onge r c ome , o n l y t h o s e who " had" t o g e t an " educa­ t ion" . . . J OI N I NG I N RACQUETBALL

From Susan P r i c e ( FL ) : . . . Today I p l ayed t enn i s w i th Mat t aga i n s t t h e backboard [ "Tenn i s T i p , " GWS # 2 1 ] . Be s i de u s were four guys p l a y i n g racque t ba l l . One of them had a l i t t l e boy t h e r e w i t h hjm who l ooked about 3 y e a r s o l d . The f a th e r woul d ha l fhe a r t e d l y t e l l h i m t o g o p l a y in the park , b u t he l iked hang­ ing a round them i n s t ead . One t ime I l ooked over and t o my surpr i s e and d e l ight not i c ed t ha t he had f ound a t w i g on t h e ground and was p r e t end i n g GRO W I NG W I T HOUT SCHOOL I NG #24


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i t w a s h i s r a c que t and he h a d " j o ined" t he game . He was s t a y i ng about two f e e t beh i nd t he men , movi n g w i th them , a n d d o i ng exa c t l y wha t they were d o i n g - c rouc h i ng s om e ­ t i mes , runn i n g a n d hop p i ng a t o t h e r t i mes . He e v e n m a d e grun t s when h e s wung h i s "racque t . " W h e n t h e y moved u p , h e moved up , too , r i ght b e h i nd t hem , and wh en t he y moved back , h e d i d l i k e w i s e . I was even m o r e d e l i g h t ­ e d when they not i c e d what h e w a s do­ i n g , but d i dn ' t t e l l him t o go awa y . I t r i ed not t o watch t oo much and o n l y when t h e y were p l ay i ng I d i dn ' t want t o t h i nk I was c r i t i c i z­ i ng t h e f a t he r f o r l e t t i n g h i s son be t here . P e rhap s , t hough , i t would have been b e t t e r t o have c ommen t e d on i t t o h i m and sa i d how n e a t I t houg h t i t was . . . -

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F rom Today ' s Ch i l d , 4 / 8 1 : . . . Fort y pound , 6 - y e a r - o l d M i ch a e l Cogswe l l i s t h e younge s t h i ke r t o t ramp t h e l e ngth o f t h e Appa­ l a ch i an Tra i l , a 2 , 1 06 m i l e trek t h a t w o u l d f a z e t h e mo s t d e d i c a t e d wal ker . W i t h a backpack o f schoo l work and h i s paren t s a s compan i ons , t h e M i am i f i r s t -grader c ov e r e d a s much a s 2 6 m i le s a day . . . An a r t i c l e f rom Popu l a r Com u­ t i ng , repr i n t e d i n I nfoworld, 9/ 8/ 8 1 :

. . . What were you d o i ng when you were ll y e a r s o l d ? S t eve G r i mm and N i ko l a i Weaver of Los G a t o s , Cal i for­ n i a , s ta r t e d t h e i r own s o f t ware c om­ p a ny , P l um S o f tware . S t eve w r o t e P l um ' s f i r s t s o f t ­ w a re o f fe r i ng , F i l ewr i te r , on h i s mother ' s App l e I I c ompu t e r . F i l e ­ w r i t e r went o n s a l e t h i s mon t h f o r $ 1 9 . 9 5 . I t a l l ow s App l e I I u s e r s t o e n t e r a n d change r e c o rd s , r e a d f i l e s , a nd obt a i n p r i n t ou t s o f the i r f i l e s . N iko l a i ' s m o t h e r i n t roduced her s on t o m i c roc ompu t i n g , but t h e new s o f twa r e c ompany is run e n t i r e l y by t he t wo boy s . N iko l a i ' s f i r s t �ompu t e r t e r m i n ­ a l was hooked i n t o t h e c ompu t e r a t Tymshare i n Cupe r t ino where h i s moth­ er works . "Qne of the bene f i t s of Tym­ s hare i s t h a t you get a f re e t e rm i n a l a t home , " N i k o l a i s a i d . "When m y mo t h ­ e r brought i t home , she got me a book on how to p-rogram in BAS I C . " A f t er t hat , he l e arned FORTRAN , P a s c a l , and L I S P , a h i gh- l e vel m a t h - pr ogramm ing l anguage . . . . S t eve ' s mothe r , a t ea c h e r , b roug h t home an App l e when he was s even , but t ook it away a f t e r a few d ay s . " I r ea l l y d i dn ' t know wha t t o do w i t h i t t h e f ir..s_t t i me , " S t eve s a id . A f t e r h e read a BASI C manua l f rom cover to cove r , S t eve was ready to t ry programm i n g a ga i n . S t e ve got h i s own App l e a t age 7 � , and he ' s been add ing on to i t ever s in c e . Tod ay h e h a s a d i sk d r i ve , a rea l - t i m e c l ock , a pr i n t e r a nd Appl e s o f t a t h i s d i s po sa l . L i ke mo s t k i d s , S t eve l ik e s t o p l a y game s o n h i s c ompu t e r . " Bu t when I ' m by my s e l f , I wr i t e a l o t of pro­ grams , " h e s a i d . I n add i t i on t o F i l e ­ w r i t e r , S teve w r o t e a s e r i e s o f games h e c a l l s t h e S quare 9 T r i l ogy , wh i ch i n c l ud e s a t i c - t � c - t o e game and t wo game s b a s e d on r e pe a t i n g mus i ca l t one s . P l um S o ftware m a y a l s o s e l l � h e Square 9 T r i l ogy . . . . N i ko l a i w r o t e an e duc a t i o n a l game i n wh { ch p l a y e r s i d en t i fy c oun­ t ri e s on a g l oba l map . H i s s even-yearGROW I NG W I THOUT SCHOOL I NG # 2 4

old s i s t e r a c t s as uno f f i c i a l t e s t­ p l a y e r f o r t h i s future Pl um pro­ duc t . . . [ The add re s s of P l um S o f t ­ ware i s 2 34 9 2 B e l a i re C t . , L o s r.a t o s CA 9 5 0 30 . ] From t h e B o s t on G l obe , 3 / 1 0 / 8 1 : . . . Conc e r t s by the C i v i c S ym­ phony Orche s t ra o f B o s t on take p l a c e i n J ordan Ha l l i n Bos t on , but t h e mus i c a l s c o r e s come o u t o f t h e Need­ ham basement bedroom o f Bruce Rob­ e r t s , 1 4 . A l l the 90 membe r s of t h e orc h e s t r a d epend on Robe r t s t o have t he i r folders o f mus i c marked w i t h t h e c o r r e c t dynam i c s , f inge r i ng , and bow i ng . . . Robe r t s a l so h a s to s e e t ha t s c o r e s a r e i n good repa i r a n d i n t h e r ight order each w e e k for rehear­ s a l s and p e r f o rmanc e s . Robe r t s l i t e ra l l y grew up w i t h mus i c . H i s mothe r , Jane t , who p l a y s p iano a n d v i o l a , a n d i s general mana­ ger of t h e o r c he s t ra , used t o t a k e h i m t o rehear s a l s wh en h e was a young­ s t e r i n s t e a d of l e aving h i m w i th a s it t er . . . . Max Hoba r t , mus i c d i r e c t o r a n d c onduc t o r o f t h e C iv i c Symphony , s a y s : " B ruce h a s taken on an a du l t ' s job , a very b i g j ob , and he d o e s i t very we l l . H e i s w e l l l iked by every­ one in t h e orche s t ra and he s t ands on h i s own f e e t . " . . . The 9 t h grader . . . spends t h r e e or f our d a y s mark i n g new mus i c f o r 9 0 pl ayers or mak i n g cop i e s o f l os t s c ores be fore Mond a y n i gh t r e ­ h e a r s a l s , a r r a n g i n g r i d e s f o r mus i ­ c i ans w i thout t ra n s por t a t i on , and keep i n g the p e a c e among g i f te d p l ay­ e r s who a r e known t o be somewh a t t em­ peramen t a l . " Everybody c a n be y e l l i n g a t onc e , but Bruce doesn ' t turn a h a i r , " s a y s Cynth i a [ h i s s i s t e r and f i r s t d e s k v i o l i n i s t . ] "They don ' t t re a t h i m l ike a k i d , e i th e r . H e s eems t o h ave a w a y o f ge t t ing a l ong w i t h o l d ­ e r p e o p l e and w i t h younger one s , t oo . When l i t t l e k i d s want to f ind out how n i s c omput e r works , he t r e a t s them l i ke c o l l e a gue s . " . . . "When t h e n e i ghbors need mechan i ­ c a l repa i r s t h e y o f t e n c a l l Bruce , " s ay s Janet Robe rt s . " H e l i kes t o f i x t h i ng s , l i ke tak i n g a p a r t h i s c o l l e c ­ t i on o f c l oc k s . H e put u p a p o s t t ra i l f e n c e a t o u r s ma l l c o t t a ge i n Mar s h f i e l d and he ' s a fana t i c about f ix i ng l! P t h e p l ac e . " . . . H I D I NG F ROM SCHOOL

From a mot h e r in New Engl and : January 2 0 : . . . The k i d s AREN ' T GO I NG TO SCHOOL , and i t s e ems so n i c e ' S o r e l axed and f re e . . . We t o l d t h e p e o p l e a t t h e i r o l d s c hoo l s we were movi ng out of s t a t e , so the k i d s d i dn ' t g o back a f t e r Chr i s t ma s . W e moved i n h e r e w i th m y parent s , and we have j u s t kept " l ow k ey . " The k i d s don ' t g o o u t d u r i n g s c ho o l hours ; � h i c h wou l d a t t r a c t a t t e n t ion . They t e l l t h e i r f r i end s here "We a re only v i s i t i ng , and have s ch o o l work t o do , " l e t t i n g o t h e r s a s s ume i t c ome s f rom t he i r o l d s c hoo l . . . . Now t h a t we have a l a rge l i br a r y to go t o , we ' ve been making use of t h i s . On t h e f orms t h e k i d s h a d t o f i l l o u t f o r a c a r d , i t a sks AGE , GRADE , SCHOO L . Everyone is s o s chool -m i nd e d ' l p u t on " John Ho l t Lea r n i ng Cente r " - maybe , i f anyone not i c e s , t h e y w i l l jus t t h i nk i t ' s a new h i pp i e s chool ' W e ' ve b e e n hav i ng such a good c ime not g o i ng t o s c hoo l . The k i d s

g e t i n t e r e s t e d in some t h i ng , even a t 1 1 : 00 a t n igh t , and g e t goi ng o n i t , l ike g i v i n g e a c h o t h e r s p e l l ing t e s t s . T hey each have books f rom my c o l l e c t ion and a n o t e book , and are d o i ng " ba s i c s " eve ry d a y , jus t to have some t h i n g i n c a s e we ' re que s ­ t i one d . They do t h i s a t t he i r own r a t e , though . We d i s c overed a book HOW TO STUDY FOR THE H I GH SCHOOL EQU I VALENCY TEST at the l i bra ry and i t i s very i n t e re s t i n g and a lmo s r fun to do . . . . Even wi t h us l i v i ng h e re , w i th my e l d e r l y paren t s , we a r e hav­ ing a good t i me w i t h l e a r n i ng . At n i ght we o f t e n p l a y game s l i ke " I ' m t h i nk i ng o f s ome t h i ng t h a t s t a r t s " ( l e t t e r ) . I swear , our 6 w i th year o l d l e arned how t o s ound out words and read because of t h i s game ' She p l a y s i t w i t h us , and i s j u s t a s good . O u r 1 2 y e a r o l d l i ked s choo l when he f i r s t s t a r t e d g o i ng . A f t e r t ha t , you c o u l d s e e h i m " d i e " and no t t r y a n ymore . Now , he i s ge t t i ng b a c k t o want i n g t o DO t h i n g s such a s read , f i gure out a grocery l i s t , e t c . He ' s HAPPY . . . . A l o t of p e o p l e a s k me how I can s t and hav i n g a l l my k i d s a round a l l day ( we have s e ven in a l l , t h e baby i s n i n e months . ) They LOVE hav­ i n g t h e i r k i d s gone at s c ho o l a l l d a y . But , our k i d s he l p around t h e hou s e , g e t i n t e re s t ed i n DO I N G THI NGS , and manage t h e i r o w n t i me f a i r l y we l l . I t d o e s t ake a g r e a t d e a l o f t i me , j u s t answe r i ng que s ­ t i ons a nd mak ing sugge s t i on s ( I have them do t h i ng s thems e l v e s a s much as I c a n , such a s l o6 k i ng t h i ng s up i n t he phone book or d i c t i onary ) , but i t a l l s e e m s t o f i t i n duri ng t h e d a y . . . S ept ember 1 5 : . . . In GWS # 2 2 , the ques t i on of "problems w i th home s choo l i ng" was brough t up , and I t hought I ' d wr i t e i n about t h i s . I t h i nk mo s t o f us a r e so i n v o l v e d w i th what we ' re d o i ng , we jus t t a k e " pr ob­ l em s " i n s t r i d e and don ' t a c t ua l l y s top t o p i npo� n t t hem . A t l e a s t i n d a y - t o -d a y l i f e . . . . The 1 8 month o l d t odd l e r i s I NTO EVERYTH I NG . I f i nd i t i mpos s i b l e t o do a n y t h i n g w i t h t h e t h r e e o t h e r s , s u c h as c r a t t s , or even s i t and read t o t h e m . The todd l e r c l imbs up and t r i e s t o take t h e book - or , i f I make f l our " dough" and we have i t a l l over t h e t a b l e , h e i n s i s t s on c l i mb­ lng up and s i t t i n g r i gh t i n the m i d ­ d l e o f i t . H e i sn ' t c on t e n t to s i t b y h ims e l f , i n a p l a y-pen or h i gh cha i r , a nd have h i s " own" dough . He wan t s t o be i n c l ud e d - or l e t s eve ryone know about i t in no unc e r t a in t e rms ' O f cours e , t h e o t h e r s can do such c r a f t s , p a i n t i n g , e t c , a l one w i thout me , but we f i nd it fun to a l l do i t t o ge the r . ( I don ' t t e l l them HOW t o do i t , we a l l do o u r own ' ) I h a v e to e i ther t r y i n c l ud i ng m y s e l f h o l d i n g a c ry ing baby ( who wan t s t o g e t i n t o i t , t oo ' ) or e l s e t a k e h i m i n t o another room , and l eave t h e m on t h e i r own . ( Th e c h i l dren t h e n t e a s e m e t o c ome b a c k w i th t h em . ) T h e t odd l e r i s a l so a l ways ge t t i ng i n t o t h e i r t h i n g s , pul l i ng t h e i r n o t e books a p ar t , and wa l ki n g o f f w i th t h e i r marke r s a t a n y c h an c e . ( Of course , I can u nd e r s t and h i s s id e of i t - h e want s t o " l e a rn" t o o , a n d do wha t the b i g k id s do ' ) On t o p o f t h i s i s t h e paperwork . I ' m s u p p o s e d t o keep a c h a r t o f mont h ­ l y work - a s pa c e f o r e v e r y d ay , every s u b j ec t , and HOW MANY M I NUTES were s pent on e a c h . Thi s i s for C l an ­ l ara t o have on f i l e i n c a s e s omeone checks - t h e y can s how we d i d the s ame amount of work a s publ i c s c hoo l s


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do . I f i nd t h i s very d i f f i c ul t . I t t akes up a l mo s t a l l my t ime , kee p i ng t rack of how many m i n u t e s EACH o f f our c h i l d r e n do f o r e a c h s u b j e c t ' S ome t imes they d raw a l l morn ing , and t hen l a t er on in t he even i n g , g.e t onto another " a r t " s u b j e c t . And , how do you add i n t h i ng s l ike " 3 m inu t e s t o �.·r i t e t he groc ery l i s t " - "wr i ­ t i ng , " " s pe l l ing , " o r maybe jus t " l anguage a r t s " ? Our who l e i-dea i s b a sed o n " learn i n g t hrough l i v i n g and do ing a l l the t ime . " I gave the t wo o l der k i d s t h e i r own cha r t s t o kee p , b ut t h a t s t i l l l eaves me w i th t wo for t he l i t t l e k i d s . I ' m t em p t e d j u s t to f ake i t , and every n i ght wr i te down "40 m i nu t e s " for each s u b j e c t , wh i c h t he s choo l c a l l s each ' ! pe r i od . " I f we d id 4 0 m inut e s of ea�h s u b j e c t , we ' d cove r t h e who l e s c ho o l y e a r i n a few months ' I ' m a l so in the proc e s s o f wr i ­ t ing a " c urr i c u l um , " which i s hard f or me , becau s e I ' m not i n t o such t hings a s "set s u b j e c t s " ana it goe s · a g a i n s t a l l I be l i eve i n for uns c hoo l ­ i ng . A s a n hone s t person , I f ee l I m u s t w r i t e wha t we p l an to do ( a t l ea s t s omewha t ) anq . then do ( some­ what ) what I wrote we p l anned . We ' re ge t t i n g bogged down i n c u r r i c u l um , a nd paperwor� , and l eaving no t ime a t a l l f o r jus t " l i v i ng" ' I f i nd m y s e l f t e l l i n g t he k i d s , "You c an ' t go out-' s ide ( a f t e r 2 : 30 ) unt i l you do one c hap t e r in �ach of your books , and w r i t e s om e t h i ng down f rom i t in your n o tebooks . " Another prob l em - t he y are l i ke p r i soners i n our home . The s e warm days o f f a l l , they s i t i n s i d e and k eep a s k i n g , "Can we go out now ? " . . . L a s t year , · we s a i d "We ' re on l y v i s i t­ i ng f rom ano t h e r s t a t e . " But everyone knows t h e y ' ve been l i v i n g here e i ght months now . Of course , i f we had a pp l i e d t o t he s t a t e t o have perm i s s i on t o keep t Kem out of s choo l , we ' d s o l v e t h i s prob l e m . But , I ' m very wary o f a s k i n g p e rm i s s i on - b e c a u s e t h i s g i v e s t hem t he c hince to s a y no . And even i f t he y s a y yes , they ' d be l ooking over our shou l d e r s a l l the t i me . . . Another problem i � kee p i n g u p w i t h ma t e r i a l s- O u r f our c a n g o t hrough a s e t o f w a t e r c o l o r s i n one s i t t ing . . . We t r y t o use home-made t h i ngs l i ke f l ou r - s a l t -and -wa t e r c l ay . B u t j u s t keep i ng up w i t h the amount of paper t he y u s e is a prob­ l e m . I l i ke t o have enough t h i ngs on hand to use w i thout l im i t s . When t he y ' re in t he mood to d raw or pa i n t , t hey c a n keep a t i t for hour s . Our o l d e s t son , 1 7 , i s board i n g i n another s ta t e due t o h i s g i r l ­ f ri end be i ng there . . . We ' re k i nd o f c oncerned about h i m . H e l e f t school at 16 w i t h our b l e s s ings . . . He ' s been at l oo s e end s , hasn ' t been able t o g e t a j o b . He s t a r t ed s tudy i ng t h e G . E . D . book , g o t bogged down , and f ound out in t h a t s ta t e he had t o a p p l y f o r t h e G . E . D . t hrough t h e h i gh s chool up t o age 1 8 . The gui d a n c e c ouns e l or was a l ways a f t e r h i m t o c ome back t o s choo l , a n d d i dn ' t g ive h i m any he l p app l y i ng f o r the G . E . D . t e s t . I n fac t , a l l he h a s g o t t e n f rom e veryone i s how s tu p i d he was to qui t s chool . . . ( H e ' s s t i l l g l ad he d i d . l . . . When he a pp l i e s for jobs , t h e y t e l l h i m he ' s n o t a h i gh s choo l gradu­ a t e . He went to s c h o o l for 10 grades I dbn ' t t h i nk i t prepared him t o . do a n y th i ng in l a t er l i f e , and I c an ' t b e l i eve t h a t going · to s c h o o l t wo more y ea r s woul d have mag i c a l l y added a ny­ t hi n g t o t hi s ' I c an ' t b l ame uns choo l ­ i ng f o r h i s l i fe now , because h e o n l y l e ft s c h o o l a t a g e 16 , a n d i s a p r o ­ d u c t o f - i t f o r t h e t e � y e a r s h e wen t .

We ' re hop i n g t h a t in t i me , he ' l l g e t i n t e r e s ted i n s ome t h i ng . . . Y e s t erday on a t a l k show , a school p s yc h o l o g i s t a dv i s e d a mother who s e c h i l d was phys i c a l l y s i ck morn­ ings and c r i ed not t o go t o s c hoo l , t o PUSH HER OUT , not to l e t her s t a y home f o r a n y t h i ng , be cause i t on l y pos t pone s and avo i d s t h e r e a l prob­ l em , s ome t h i ng she d i dn ' t want to face a t j u n i o r h i gh . He s a i d he had had t he s a me problem w i t h h i s own s on , and s o lved i t the s ame way ' Maybe i t ' s jus t because my t h i n k i ng has been t urned a round , but i t w a s j u s t p l a i n C RUEL adv ic e . I ' ve g o t t e n myse l f i n t o a s t a t e o f t h i nk i ng " t hem aga i n s t me " : the sane , r e a l wo r l d o f us l ov i ng o u r c h i ldren and k� e p i ng t hem s a f e aga i n s t them , who are onl y out t o harm them . rrr-we want i s t o be LEFT ALON E , t o l ove a n d nurture our fam1ly , and r a i s e t hem i n free­ dom . . . Sept . 2 4 : Dear John and GWS - I want e d t o le t you know , a l l of a sud­ den we f ind our s e l ve s " l e g a l " w i th t he s c ho o l d epar tme nt ! ( And the s ta t e , I gue s s ' ) . . . I ' d been dread i ng con f ront i n g THEM for so l ong , a n d we ' d b e e n here s ince Janua r y w i t h t he k i d s not in s chool . Eve r y t ime t h e phone wou l d r i ng , I ' d wond e r , " I s · t h i s I T ? " Thi s year , we have t h e k i d s enrol l ed i n C l on l a ra , and I kept the i r name and number r i gh t b y the phone to r e f e r any threa t e n i ng ca l l s t o P a t Montgom­ e ry t o hand l e ( As she t o l d me t o . ) Monday morn ing a t 8 : 4 5 , the " A t t endanc e O f f i c e r " c a l l e d . He t a l ked to my mother f i r s t ( he had been t o l d her nam� , our name , and the f a c t that we have four s c ho o l age c h i l dren no t i n schoo l . We have s i x c h i l dren w i th us , so someone was fam­ i l i a r w i th who was " s c hool age . " ) My mother p a s s e d t h e phone on t o me . . . I s a i d "The y ' re enro l l ed i n a p r i va t e s c h o o l . " H e a c t e d t h e who l e t i me a s i f h e was s o r r y t o b o t h e r me w i t h t h i s m a t t e r , b u t i t w a s h i s job . He s a i d he had t o chec k , because every ch i l d i n the c i t y was i n t h e c ompu­ t e r , and t h e y knew w h i c h ones went t o t h e publ i c s c hoo l s , and t he n HAD TO ACCOUNT FOR "ALL THE REST . H� a s ke d the name o f t h e p r i v a t e s choo l . I t o l d h i m , " C l on l ara . " ( I t hought maybe we c o u l d a v o i d t he "a_t hom e " sound of " Home B a s e d Educa t i on P rogram . " He s a id , "Where i s t ha t ? " I s a i d , "Ann Arbor , M i c h i gan - they ' re enro l l e d a s home - s tudy s t uden t s i n the i r c o rre s p'ondence c ou r s e . " H e s a i d �h , a l l r i ght , or s ome t hi ng , and " S.orry t o · t r ou b l e you . " About 1 5 m i nut e s l a t e r , he c a l l ed bac k , s a i d he had c a l l e d a H IGHER o f f i c e " f o r a r u l i ng , " and I was ALL R I GHT , e x c e p t . . . I had neg l e c t e d to r eg i s t er t h e c h i ldren w i t h t he s c hoo l . And , AT OUR CONVEN I ­ ENCE , w e were t o come t o h i s ·o f f i c e and g i ve the i r name s and _ b i r t hda t e s . ( At f i r s t he s a i d b r i ng b i r t h c e r t i f i ­ c at e !j , but then s a i d , "Oh , you probab­ l y KNOW t he i r b ir t h d a t e s ' " ) He s a i d , " I ' m s o r r y to trouble you . " I s a i d , " I d on ' t want any TROUBL E . " He s a i d , "We l l , i t ' s MY o f f i c e t h a t wou l d be g i v i ng you t roub l e , and I don ' t ant i ­ c i pa t e any p r o b l ems . " H e a sked me , "Don ' t you wan t · t hem · go ing to our schoo l s ? " I s a i d , "We have moved here f rom out of s t a t e and a r e p l anning t o ' move aga i n . D u e t o my hus band b e i ng a p a i n t e r , we move arouttd a l ot to f ind work . " ( I j u s t s a id t h i s , I d i dn ' t rea l i z e i t was t h e whol e ke to the s o l u t i o n of our s c hool p rob em ' ) Y e s t e r d a y morning we went t o t h e h i gh s c ho o l and I found h i s o f f i c e 1

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and gave h i m t h e k i d s ' names and b i rthdat e s , and C l on l a ra ' s addre s s , e t c . ( He d idn ' t a s k for t h a t - I gue s s I was a l i t t l e " ove r pre­ pared " ' ) He was Vf!, r y n i c e and i n fo r ­ m a l . Ha l f o f m e kept t h i nk i n g "Jus t g i ve the name s and ge t t h e heck out of there , " and the o t h e r h a l f wanted t o f ind out a l l I could wh i l e I was there ( as t o g i v i n g t h e s choo l d i s ­ t r i c t name t o GWS as a " f r i end l y d i s ­ t r i c t " or such . ) I h a d been wond e r i ng i f I s houl d t r y a s k i ng h i m , "We ' re c u r i ous t o kno� who c a l l ed you . Do w e have a n enemy who m i ght t r y t o d o other t h i ng s , or was it jus t someone rea l l y c onc erned , o r wha t ? " Anyway , h e s a i d , " S omeone t urned you i n , you know . " He d i dn ' t know who , but s eemed qu i t e d i s ­ gus t e d w i th i t - p l us t h e f a c t s h e woul dn ' t g i ve h e r name . He s a i d nor­ mal l y he hangs up on anonymous c a l l ­ e r s , but t h i s t i me , when she s a id "Four c h i ldren , " he t hought maybe they were s i c k , l ike meas l e s , and he c o u l d o f f e r to s e nd a home t e a c her out . . . He s a i d , " P robab l y s ome o l d bus y - body on . your s t re e t . " We l l , i t bac k f i r e d , and she r ea l l y d id us a f a vor . Now , anyone who wa n t s t o c a n carland r e p o r t us ! ( We ' re s t i l l n o t g o i n g t o l e t o u r k id s o u t playi ng du�­ i n g sehool hours . . . ) He a s ked me how I got i n t e r e s t e d i n home s c hoo l i n g , and I t o l d h i m about you and GWS . . . I t o l d h i m I thought our c h i l d ren d i d more concen­ t ra t e d work at home , and he s a i d , " Oh , do you t h i nk s o ? I don ' t . " I a sked h i m i f he f e l t t h i s d i s t r i c t c ou l d be c a l l ed " favora b l e t o home s choo l ing , " and he s a id "NO S CHOOL D I STR I CT IS FAVORABLE TO HOME S C HOOL­ I NG . " He s a i d he wasn ' t for i t , but t he Supreme Court had g i ven us , t h e parent s , t h e r i ght t o choose t h i s , and t he s choo l HAP to a c c ep t i t " i n m i t i g a t i n g c i rc ums tanc e s " ( i f our k i d s had s ome r e a s on they couldn ' t a t t end s c ho o l . ) And our k i d s d i d , due to the n a t ure of my hus band ' s work . S o , we d i d-n ' t even go und er " a pp l y i ng for perm i's s i on f o r home educ a t i on " at all ' . . . He a s ked me s e v e r a l que s t i ons ( ju s t c u r i ous , h i ms e l f ) l ike "Are the kids happy w i th t h i s ? " I s a i d , "Yes you ought t o know how much k id s l ike scnoo l , " and he l aughed and agreed w i th me . . . He seemed k i nd of amazed a t t h e whol e t h i ng . He s a id , " Mo s t paren t s t r y t o g e t t h e i r k i d s o u t o f the i r ha i r a s much a s po s s ib l e ' " . . . I f eel s o much be t t e r , l ike we can be f r e e t o l ive a t our own pace . . . FI RE I NSPECTI O N

A North C a ro l i n a r eader wr i t e s : . . . We ant i c i pa t e d probl ems i n ge t t i n g a r e s idence approved a s a s c hoo l by the l o c a l Zon i ng Comm i s ­ s i on , s i nce t he c on s truc t i on m a t e r i ­ a l s a r e not i n c o n f o rmance w i t h t h e Nat i on a l F i re Prot e c t i on A s s o c i a t i on Code for s c hoo l s - t h e s e codes spec i ­ f y f i re - r e s i s ta n t w a l l cons t r uc t i on , s pr i n k l e r s y s t ems , and other r e qu i re­ ment s . . . The d a y t h e f i r s t Zoning i n s pe c ­ t o r made h i s v i s i t , he t o l d m y w i f e t h a t h_e c o u l d n o t a pprove t h e s choo l , s in c e we d i d not me e t the bui l d i n g c od e s . M y w i fe ( a s prev i ou s l y agree d ) asked the i n s pe c t o r i f h e wou l d be w i l l i n g to d i scus s t h i s ma t t e r w i t h me , t o wh i c h h e agreed . My w i fe c a ! l ed me a t work , then put t h e i n ­ s pe c t o r o n _ the phone . A f t e r t he i n s p e c t o r expl a ined t o GROWING W I T HOUT SCHOOLING #24


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me t h a t our c l a s s room c o u l d n o t mee t t he c ode s , I agreed w i th h i m t h a t I knew t h a t i t c o u l d not . I exp l a ined t ha t I was f a m i l i a r w i t h t h e f i re c od e s and I f e l t t h a t our s c hoo l s hould be gra n t e d an excep t i on t o t he c od e . He then a s ked on wha t .bas i s , t o wh i ch I r e s ponded "Low o c c upanc y . " I a s ked h i m very t ac t fu l l y , "Are you t ry i ng to say t h a t the hous e is s a fe e nough f o r t h e c h i l d ren t o l ive i n , e a t i n , p l ay i n , but n o t s a f e enough t o go i n t o the c l a s sroom a f ew hours a day f o r c l a s s e s ? " He rep l i ed , "Th i s i s not wha t I s a y but what the s t a t e s a ys . I wou ld l i ke t o he l p , but I don ' t know how . " Read i n g my c ue , I s ugge s t ed t ha t he wr i te a l e t t e r t o g o . i n h i s f i l e , s t a t i n g t h a t h e had gran t e d our s c h o o l an excep t i on t o t he f i re codes , s i nce b u r t o t a l s t u­ d ent o c c upancy w a s so l ow . The i n s p e c ­ t or prom i sed t o h e l p by s t ud y i ng t h e r u l e s t o f i nd o u t h o w w e c ou l d g e t a pprova l f rom Zoning for our s choo l . Thi s k ind man l a t e r c a l l ed me a nd sugge s t ed t h a t i n s t ead of a s k i n g Z on i ng f o r approva l o f a s chool bui l d ­ i ng , t o a s k another way . He s a i d Zon­ i ng c o u l d a pprove a c hange - o f -u s e per­ m i t f rom " re s i denc e " t o " r e s i d en c e / home occupa t i on ( school ) . . . A f t e r o b t a i n i n g zon i n g a pprova l f o r our house i n t h i s way , we t hen pursued t he s ame course f o r . our " s a t ­ e l l i t e c l a s sroom s " ( the o t h e r f a m i ­ l i e s i n o u r school ) . The o t h e r i ns p e c ­ t i on s f o l l owed w i thout inc ipent and w e re a l l favorab l e . The l e t t er to t h e s t a t e ' f rom Zon i n g s e c ured our a p p r o ­ v a l a s a s chool . . . TU R N E D I N TO "WELFARE"

From M i r i am H a l l i d a y ( MO ) : . . . I am st i l l a l i t t l e numb and naus eous - but w i l l exp l a in wha t hap­ p ened . We rece ived a s ummons on the 5th o f S e p t ember wh i c h r e a d s a • f o l ­ l ows : " W E HAVE RECE I VED A HOT L I N E REFERRAL REGARD I NG YOUR PLANS F O R THE EDUCAT ION OF I A N . PLEASE CALL TH I S O F F I C E TO SCHEDULE AN APPOI NTMENT SO THAT A DETER M I NAT ION CAN BE MADE REGARD I NG THI S REFERRAL . YOUR COOPERA­ T I ON IS NEEDED I N TH I S MATTER . THANK YOU . ·" I rep l ied i mme d i a t e l y to t h·e D i r e c t o r o f W e l f a re . Seven d a y s l e t ­ t e r we rece i v e d i n t h e ma i l another l e t t e r s a y i n g that I hadn ' t c o­ o pera t ed i n any way ( no t t rue , I had r e p l ied i mmed i a te l y ; howeve r , t he d i re c t o r o f we l fa r e s howed no one the l e t t e r , I gues s ) and they wou l d turn it over t o t he juven i l e court if I d i dn ' t CALL t hem i mmed i a t e l y . . . The c h i l d ren ' s f a t h e r i n s i s t ed I go down and t a l k to t hem and he went w i th me even though he d i sagrees w i th every t h i ng about d e s choo l i n g . I f e l t r e a l l y s i ck s i t t i ng down in t he hum i l ­ i a t i ng w e l fare wa i t i n g room , wa t c h i ng women kowtow to t he o f f i c ious paper­ c a rr y i ng c aree r i s t s . 1 had a t a pe r ec order i n my pur s e and turned i t on as s oon as t he y y e l l e d " Ha l l id ay . " When I t a l ked t o t h e s o c i a l work­ er a s s igned to us , we t o l d her we c ame because we had been t o l d t h a t t he c h i l d ren c o u l d be t aken a w a y f rom us bec au s e of " subs t a ndard hous i ng , " a nd i t w a s horr i b l e l i vi ng w i t h such a n a rb i t ra ry c u l t u r a l cont i ngency . S h e exp l a i ne d t h a t d i f fere�t work e r s d o d i f f e r e n t t h i ng s , t ha t s h e woul d not d o such a t h i ng unl e s s t h e c h i l d ­ ren w e r e una t t ended , ma l nour i shed , a nd in danger f r'om f r e e z i n g or f.i r e or s t a r v a t ion or s ic kn e s s . . . S h e s a id she wou l d have to s e e I a n b e c a u s e ' a n " emergency ho t - 1 i n e ---;=e f e r ra l " was � a l l ed i n on the manner o f h i s educaGROW I NG W I THOUT SCHOO L I NG " 2 4

t ion . She s a i d t he na ture of my o f fe nc e , the c a u s e of a c c us a t i on , and t he w i t n e s s aga i n s t me were a l l unknown , but t h e c a l l had bee n made and t he y MUST f o l l ow t hrough. I t old her i t was unc on s t i t u t i on a l and d e n i e d due proces s . She was a s t on ­ i shed a t the obv i ous t ru t h o f t h i s and then s a i d t h a t a nyth i ng w a s per­ m i s s i b l e t h a t woul d le s sen ch i l d abus e . She s a id t h e l eg i s l a t i on h a s ex i s t ed s ince t h e e a r l y 1 9 7 0 ' s . . . "No soc i et y i n t he w o r l d a l l ow s c h i l d abus e , " she s a i d . . . She w a s f ine a s l ong a s you d i dn ' t snag h e r w i t h the wrong s e n t enc e , very modern i n o p i n­ i on but e l i t i s t and a l i tt l e " B i g S i s t e r - y . " She s a i d i t wou l d b e be s t t o i n t er v i ew I a n and m e about our m e thod s o f educ a t i on at our home s i n c e we woul d be more comfor t a b l e t here . I s a i d , "Wha t do you l ook for i n t he home ? " She s a id , n o hol e s i n t h e f lo o r s and n o e l e c t r i ca l w i r e s expo s ed , n o f e c a l m a t t e r o n t h e f l oo r s , p l en t y o f f ood , no g arbage ort t he f l oo r s , hea l thy c h i l d ren , hea t , no r at s , i n s e c t s , l i c e , e t c , e t c . Oh boy - I s a i d we l i ve i n an o ld c a b i n - w e a r e bui l d i ng s l ee p i n g l o f t s and a ma sonry ch i mn e y now - we jus t r i pped out t h e s t ove p i pe because i t ' s s o d angerous - we have a hydrant out­ s id e . She s a id she l i v e s n o t f a r f rom us in the country too and woul d not b.e p r e j ud i c e d aga i n s t "non - r e f ine ­ ment . " I c o u l d t e l l l ooking i n t o h e r e y e s t h a t she was o p e n t o p e o p l e do­ i ng t h i ng s i n the i r own way and t h a t I c o u l d ge t t h i s who l e bus i n e s s o f f o f u s i f I c o u l d ge t a proper r e p o r t wri t te n by her t h a t wou l d i mpr e s s the f o l k s at t h e court that I was go�ng t o s t and my ground and t h a t we were s e r i ous arrd that they c ou l d not prove that I a n was not be i ng educ a t ed . So t h e c h i l dren ' s fa ther c l e aned t h e l o t and con t i nued work on t he l of t s . Home - s choo l i n g f r i end s he l ped me haul away yucky d r ywa l l r i pped out and bags of grey a t t i c i n su l a t i on no l onger needed . I C LEANED the d amn c a b i n so i t l ooked r e a l Ami s h-y , and l uc k i l y the s t ud y i ng i s always done . We rece ived t h i s l ady a t 9 AM on Mond a y and she c ou l d s e e I an ' s desk , a l l h i s . books w i t h the i r e v idence o f pa s s i on a t e use . She a s ked how we . worked what he had a c c om p l i s hed . She t a l k ed to us � wo hours . . . I gave her Mar i l y n Ferguson ' s rev i ew o f TEACH YOUR OWN [ Le ad i n9 Edge B u l l e t i n ] and t he l a s t two GWS s , w i th whi ch she was much impr e s s ed and many of t he Nage l news l e t t e r s l T i d o i t s ] w i t h the wond e r f u l l y i n c l u s i ve s ourc e s he h a s . . . She s a id as f a r as she w a s con­ cerned , she was going t o wr i t e a report t h a t s t a t ed t h a t she f e l t the s t a t e had no r i ght i nt e r f e r i n g i n our l i ve s , that she had no r i gh t to i n t e r � p r e t whe t h e r I an was bei ng educ a t e d or n o t ( s he wou l d no t t e s t h i m , and he o ff ered to read to her but she r e fused ) . She said for s ix months she wou l d c a l l down a n y hot l i n e s a ga i n s t u s a s unfounded . Howeve r , a f t e r s i x mont h s t h e s t a t e removes h e r f rom t he c a s e and we c o u l d be har a s sed a ga i n . I s e n t the enc l o sed l e t t e r s t o I an ' s . former s chool as I b e l ieve t h e s e a r e the p e o p l e w h o phoned us i n . . . I N D IA N A PR IVATE SCHOOLS

An I nd i ana parent wr i t e s : . . . The S t a t e A t t endance O f f i c e r , Dr . Kenne t h Rebe r , sent us a book l e t ent i t l e d , "Guide l in e s f o r A t t endanc e Work w i th Nonpub l i c S c ho o l s in I nd i ­ ana , " when w e c a l l e d t!O the S t a t e

Department o f Publ i c I n s t ru c t i on f o r i n f orma t i o n on wha t w a s r e q u i red t o e s t ab l i� h a s choo l . I nc i d e n t a l l y , a s b e s t we c o u l d d e t e rm i ne , NOTHI NG i s r e q u i red - no incorpora t i on , n o a f f i ­ d a v i t , n o f orms , n o c e r t i f i ed t e a c h ­ e r , no " r e q u i red c our s e s·, o n l y i n s t r u c ­ t i on i n the Engl i sh l a nguage . There i s a f o rm to be f i l l e d out no t i ng the c re a t i on of a new nonpub l i c s choo l , but i t i s to be c om p l e t e d by. t h e l oc a l a t t endance o f f i c e r " when t h e a t t endance worker i s made a w a r e o f ( the ) exi s t en c e . . . o f n e w l y e s t a b - · l i s hed s choo l s and p a r e n t s or o t h e r s educ a t i n g a t home . " T h e qu0 ta t i on i s f rom t h e book l e t , a s i s · the f o l l ow i ng : Mee t i n g Lega l Requi remen t s : The a t t endanc e o f f i ce r and t he supe r i n ­ t endent o f e a c h s choo l c o rporat i on in I nd i ana have t he s ta t u t or y r e s pon s i b i l i t y t o e n f o r c e t h e c om ­ pul sory a t t endance l a w by obta i n i n g i nf o rma t i on f rom nonpubl i c schoo l s and paren � � educ a t i ng t he �r c h i l d ­ r e n a t home . The s t a tu t ory r e s p-ons i ­ b i l i t i e s are a s fo l l ow s : l . To i n s ur e t ha t nonpub l i c s c hoo l s a r e i n s e s s i on f o r the num­ ber of d a y s publ i c schoo l s are i n s e s s i on . 2 . To i nsure t h a t a n a c c u r a t e d a i l y a t t endan c e r e c ord i s kept by e a c h nonpubl i c s chool t e acher and t o i n s pe c t t h i s rec ord . 3 . To r e qu e s t a l i s t o f name s , addre s s e s , and ages o f a l l m i no r s a t t e n d i ng a nonpubl i c schoo l . 4 . To i n sure i mme d i a t e not i f i c a ­ t ion when a pup i l w i t hdraws f rom a nonpubl i c s choo l . 5 . To i n sure repor t s ( re ferra l s ) on s tuden t s who a re a b s e n t f rom s c h o o l w i thout a l aw f u l excus e . The se l eg a l r e q u i rement s a r e wha t our l o c a l school c orpora t i on s up e r i n t endent re ferred to in h i s l e t t e r t o u s when h e s a id that "The S t a t e of I nd i an a expe c t s the l o c a l publ i c s choo l o ff i c i a l s t o work w i th parent s in home i n s t ru c t i o n s e t t i n g s t o e n s u r e t h a t c e rt a i n bas i c r e qu i r e ­ men t s o f t i me a n d t erm o f i n s t ru c t i o n a re met·. " . . . CONSTITUTI O N A L BASIS

[ JH : J 1 was i n v i t ed to be on a pane l be fore a mee t i ng o f l eg i s l a t o r s a nd educ a t o r s a t the M a s s a chus e t t s S ta t e House O c t ober 2 9 t o d i s c u s s a l t e rna t i ve s i n educ a t i on . For t h e mee t ing I prepared a s t a t ement about the Cons t i tu t ional ba s i s for home s chool i n g , w h i c h I ' gave to many there and have s ince s e n t t o many o t h e r s a round the c o un t r y w h o a r e i nt e r e s t e d i n t h e i s s ue . I f you woul d l i ke a photocopy o f t he c omp l e t e s t a tement , s end us $ 2 . Here i s t h e cover i ng sum­ mary of t he report : l . The U . S . C on s t i tut i on , und er the F i r s t , N i n t h , and Four t e e n t h Amendme nt s , pro t e c t s t h e r i gh t s o f parent s t o g e t f o r t he i r c h i l d ren t h e k i nd o f educ a t i on t h e y wan t . 2 . The Supreme Cour t , i n P i e r c e v . Soc i e ty of , S i s t e r s ( 1 9 2 5 ) a nd Far­ r � ngt on y . Tokushi e ( 1 9 2 7 ) , i n upholding th� s r � g t , s a i d that t h e s t a t e s c ou l d n o t , e i t h e r through l a w s o r regul a t i on s , i mpose a un i f o rm s y s ­ t e m o f educ a t i o n on a l l c h i ldren . 3 . Where t he Supreme Court has uphe l d t he r i ght o f the s t a t e s t o reg­ u l a t e t h e educ a t i on o f c h i l dren , i t h a s done s o on t h i s ground a l one , t h a t t h e s ta t e s have a r i ght to pro­ t e c t thems e l ve s aga i n s t t h e danger that uneduc a t ed c h i l d r e n m i gh t grow �


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u p so i gnorant a s t o be une� p l oy a b l e a nd a burden t o t he s t a t e ; 4 . Where s t a t e regu l a t i on s c on­ f l ic t w i th paren t s ' r i gh t t o educ a t e t he i r c h i l d ren a s t h e y w i s h , t h e s ta t e mus t s how a compe l l i n g n e e d f o r these regu l a t i o n s , i . e . , mus t s how t ha t w i thout them there �s a c l e ar d ange r t h a t c h i l dren may grow up a burden t o the s t a t e . 5 . The s t a t e s have no C ons t i tu­ t i ona l mand a t e to s p r e a d good idea s or s tamp out bad one s ' .or to provide c h i l d ren w i th some k i nd o f s o c i a l l i fe , o r t o c arry o u t a n y other pur­ p o s e s e x c e p t the very l im i t e d one s ta t ed in #3 �bove . 6 . The Cons t i tu t iona l . r i gh t o f parent s , and che r ight o f the s t a te s , t o c o n t r o l t h e educ a t i on of c h i l d ren are not equa l . The r ig h t s of parent s a r e mucn broader than t ho s e o f the s ta t. e . 7 . The s t a t e s have a r i ght t o a ssure t hemse l ve s t h a t home s choo l ing p a r e n t s a re i nd e e d d o i ng s ome t h i ng t o e duca t e t he i r c h i l dren , and t ha t wha t t hey a r e d o i n g i s n o t man i fe s t l y harm­ f u l . They w i l l in f a c t be far more a b l e to do t h i s if they c oope r a t e w i tp a n d support home s cQoo l i n g f a m i ­ l i e s , r a t he r t h a n o p p o s e t hem . 8 . S i nce a n y l aw s mak i ng home s·cho o l ing d i f f i c u l t .or i mpos s ib l e w i l l be un-Con s t i tu t i ona l and w i l l be s t ruck down .by t he court s , · th� l eg i s­ l a ture would do we l l not t o _ pa s s s uch l aws . I t m ight even be h e l p f u l to make c l e a r , by r e s o l u t i on o r by amend­ ment to t he e x i s t ing educ a t i o n s t a­ t u t e sT-t h a t · t he i n t en t of t he M a s s a­ c h us e t t s Compu l sory Ed�c a t i on l aws i s n o t t o empower t he s t a t e o r t he sever­ al s c h o o l d i s t r i c t s t o impose a un i ­ f o rm s ys t em o f educ a t i on o n a l l par­ e nt s . .

DONAHUE SAM PLE R

S ome of the f ir s t r e s pons e s t o J ohn ' s r e c ent appearance on Donahue : . . . How I w i s h I had heard wha t y o u had t o s a y on t h a t s how 25 y e a r s a g o when my son ( then 4 a n d r e a d i ng we l l ) c o u l d have bene f i t t ed f rom i t · i n s tead o f s u f f e r i ng f rom twe l ve y ea r s o f wha t wa s , a t be s t , t o t a l boredom and , dur i ng t he . wor s t t ime s , sheer m i s e ry . My other t wo k i d s t urned o f f e a r l y i n s choo l a n d h a d n o more i n t e r e s t i n a n y t h i ng a s s o c i a t ed w i th l e a r n i ng . I have s ome f ri end s who a r e young paren t � and i n t e re s t ed i n a l t e rna t i ve s t o pub l i c s choo l s . P l ea s e s end me your l i t e ra ture and i nforma t i on , par t i c u l a r l y on how t o s u b s c r i b e t o your news l e t t e r . . . . . . My husband and I have d i s ­ c us sed t ea c h i ng our 1 2 year o l d d augh t e r f o r s ome t ime but w e d i dn ' t t hi nk we were e duca t e d e nough t o do t hi s . But now we a r e pre t t y sure we would l ike t o g ive it a t r y . We a r e f rom a sma l l t own i n Okl ahoma but my dau � h t e r has been j umped a t s choo l by o t her k id s and t he s c"h 6 o l princ i pa l a·nd po l i c e won ' t do a n y t h i ng about i t . My d augh t e r has got t en to the p o i n t t h a t she d o e s n ' t even want to g o t o s c h o o l . . . When she ge t s out of s choo l she has t o wa i t unt i l a l l the k id s have l e f t , t he n she h a s t o walk u p t h rough t own t o g e t home s a f e l y . . . . . . Our younge s t c h i l d i s b r a i n i n jured . S h e a t t ended a s p e c i a l educa­ t i on s chool f o r t wo y e a r s , f rom age 6 t o 8 . I t was one problem a f t er anoth­ e r - l ong bus r i d e s , s e i zure s , med i c a -

t ion , I c o u l d g o on a n d on . She was unha ppy and so was I . . . I t ook her out o f s c h o o l when she wa s a lmo s t 8 and she i s now 14 . . . Many wond e r fu l v o l u n t e e r s have h e l ped in our h�me program . . . She is very r e l axed , no s e i zure s , on very l i t t l e med i c a t i on , and mo s t o f a l l , h� The s chool d i s t r i c t i s now phon­ ing , a f t e r s i x years . They want her t es t ed and back in a s pe c i a l e duca­ t ion program . They say it is a l aw . I am n o t sure o f our r i gh t s in regards t o t h i s . I c anno t put L i nd y , o r my f a m i l y , t hrough t h i s again . . . . . . My son h a s been hurt bad l y by o t h e r ch i l d ren who l i ke t o h i t and k i ck and shove o t h e r s down . . He ha s been c a l l e d s i s s y be c a u s e he i s g-en­ t le and k i nd . He has had h i s p r i d e hur t many t i mes by t e a c h e r s t a l k i n g i n f ront o f o t h e r s a b o u t t h e w a y he d o e s n ' t ' do as we l l . as the o t he r s . H i s grades g e t worse i n s t e ad o f be t t e r . He s a id t h e t e ac h e r s won ' t h e l p ( ex p l a in o r g o over t h ings h e d i dn ' t und e r s t and . 1 I s pend a l o t o f t ime t ry i ng to he l p h i m at home and he seems to und e r s t and t h i ng s be t t er when I go ove� them w i t h h i m . I ' m l i s t en i ng t o educ a t o r s now s a y i ng they are work ing on more d i s c i ­ p l i ne i n t h e s choo l s . They have d rug and a l cohol prob l ems . Coul d i t be f rom unha ppy c h i l d ren in s c hoo l ? ? ? rea l l y don ' t want my c h i l d exposed t o t he c h i l d ren who a r e on drugs and a l c o ho l . I ' m very wor r i ed . . . . . . My d augh t e r h a s 50% hea r i ng ­ she i s d e a f in one e a r . I h a ve t aken her t o her doc t o r and to aud i o l ogi s t s who s a i d t h a t unt i l s h e ge t s o ld e r the t e a chers s ho u l d pos i t i o n her where h e r good e a r is f a c i n g the t ea c he r . Both my husband and I have fought to get the ma j or i t y of teach­ e r s t o do t h i s . I am no t a . h i gh s choo l gradua t e , but I h a ve t a ught my c h i l d ren t h i ng s , exp l a ined t h i n g s to them t h a t c o u l d have been done i n t h e s choo l . My o l d ­ e s t son i s i n 8 t h grade a n d ha s a n a l gebra t e ac h e r who woul d r a ther g ive an F t han t o he l p . Thanks t o me and my h u s band s i t t ing down w i t h h i m , he does rea l l y we l l in a l gebra . . . RE SOU RCE NAMES

[ DR : ] We would l ike to be a b l e t o p u t p e o p l e who have e x pe r i ence with c e r t a i n i s su e s in touch w i t h o t h e r s who have que s t i on s about t h o s e i s s ue s . For exampl e , o n e mont h we ' l l get a l e t t e r f rom a f am i l y t ha t h a s t rave l l ed a round the coun t r y i n a van , and the next month s omeone w i l l a sk , "We ' re t h i n k i ng o f s e l l i ng every­ thing and t rave l l i n g around the c oun­ t ry in a va� - do you know a nyone who has done t h i s ? " I t ' s f rus t r a t ing bec a u s e by t he n we c an ' t lay our hand s on the name and addre s s of the person who had t h a t expe r i e nc e . Another qu.e s t ion t h a t h a s come up l at e l y is adop t i on . some readers have t o l d us ' they have adop t ed c h i l d­ ren . O t h e r s have s a i d they a re cons i d ­ e r i n g ado p t ing k i d s , b u t they ' d l ike to know how it works , whether the f a c t t ha t ' the f am i l y is home - s choo l ­ i ng a f f e c t s t h e a dop t ion , and s o on . Wha t I sugg e s t i s t h a t i f you have experi ence on e i�her of t h e s e t o pi c s , a n d are w i l l i n g t o c orre s pond w i t h o t h e r s who have que s t ions � send us � our name and a dd r e s s and we w i l l publ i s h i t i n GWS . Eve r y now and then we would reprint and upd a t e the

l i s t s . We m i ght s t a r t o t her c a t egor­ ies as n e e d a r i se s . S o i f you ' d l i ke t o be on t h e "Trave l R e s ource L i s t " or "Ado p t i on R e s o u r c e L i s t , " drop us a not e . ( We ' d a l so l i ke t o keep t he s e l f s t s a c c u r ­ a t e , s o i f you move p l e a s e r em i nd us you ' re on one o f these l i s t s . ) SEL F-TAUGHT READE R

From a M i c h i gan r e a d e r : . . . My hus band w a s pushed t h rough s c hoo l w i t hout ever l e a r n i ng to r e a d o r wr i te . S in c e w e g a v e up t e l ev i s i on t hree y e a r s ago , he h a s been r e a d i ng a l o t , mos t l y book s put out by Rod a l e Pre s s ( the e d i t o r s o f Orga n i c Garden­ � · ) �e s a i d story books were dull unt i l I s t ar t e d r e a d i ng THE HOBB I T t o h i m . He r e a d the who l e t r i l ogy o f THE LORD OF JHE R I NGS . He r e a l ly e n j oyed iL . . . . My husband t o l d me t h a t i n h i s grade s c h o o l y e a r s , t h e y wou l d put him t h r ough t he s e t e s t s t o s e e what was wrong . The y g a ve up and j u s t kept p u s h i ng him t hrough s in c e he d i dn ' t c a u s e a n y t roub l e . . . TE AC H I NG READ I NG BY REA D I NG

More f r om Susan P r i c e ( FL ) : . . . A f t e r I r e a d GWS # 1 3 I f i na l ­ l y und e r s t ood how t he k i d s who t ea c h thems e l ve s t o read do i t a n d w h y my k i d s hadn ' t been a b l e to do s o . The a r t ic l e s "A Reader ' s Memor i e s " and "Learning to Read" d i d i t . I rea l i ze d t h a t I hadn ' t r e a d s to r i e s over and over enough t i mes to my k i d s . I had d e c ided a y e a r be fore ' t hat s i nce I d i dn ' t l ike r e a d i ng t h e i r " bo r i ng" l i t t l e k id s ' s to r i e s over and over ,.to t hem t h a t I �oul d s t o p d o i ng i t much and wou l d i n s t ead read books l i ke CHARLOTT E ' S WEB and the L i t t l e House books . I thought t h a t w e wou l d bo th e n j oy them · more . They d id e n j oy t hem , o f cours e , but I hadn ' t rea l i zed t ha t t h e y a l so wanted ' me t o read t he i r o t h e r l i t t l e s t orybooks a l o t , too , not be c a u s e t he y l ike t he s to r i e s b e t ­ t e r than o t h e r books , b u t because t he y wanted t o l earn t o r e a d . They wanted me t o read t hem s o that they c o u l d l earn t hem by h e a r t . I was v e r y exc i t e d a bout my d i s­ covery and s in c e i t w a s M a t t ' s b i r t h ­ day , I d e c i ded t o g e t t hem s ome new books for my new way o f he l p ing t hem l earn to r e a d . I got four G o l de n Books : "Hans e l and G r e t e l " because I knew they l oved t h a t s tory , "The Three B e a r s , " "The Three Li t t l e P i g s , " and "The L i t t l e Red Hen , " be­ cause they knew t ho s e s t or i e s f a i r l y we l l a l ready and because the y r e p e a t t he m s e l ve s a l o t . . . W e a l ready h a d tho s e s t or i e s i n a n antho l ogy , b u t I t hought i t would be hel p f u l to g e t t he G o l d en Books , n o t ' on l y bec a u s e they h a d s o m a n y m o r e p i c t u r e s , w h i c h the k i d s like , but a l s o b e c a u s e t h e r e w e r e many f ewer word s p e r page . The k i d s cou l d read awh i l e and t hen s a y , "Wow , I ' ve j u s t r e a d f i ve page s ! " i n s t ea d o f one or t wo out o f t h·e a n t h o l ogy . When I got the books home , t h e k id s , o f course , asked me t o r e a d them . T h e y e s pe c i a l l y l iked "Han s e l and G r e t e l . " R i gh t a f t e r I w a s done r e a d i ng i t , I asked t hem i f they wou l d want me t o read it aga in . If r hadn ' t a s ked , t h e y m i gh t have a s s umed that I wouldn ' t , s in c e be fore I rare­ l y had . . . Dur i n g t he next t wo o r three d a y s , I mus t h a ve r e a d t ha t book 2 0 t imes . I d i dn ' t f ind i t bor­ ing a t a l l - now t h a t I und e r s t ood GROW I NG W I THOUT SCHOO L I NG #?.4


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why t h e y l i ked me t o . S ome t ime a f t e r I had read i t a l o t o f t i m e s t o them , I ex p l a i ned t o Fa i th how s he could l ea rn t o r e ad i t . I t o l d h e r s h e c o u l d go a l ong , " r e ad­ i ng" i t by remember i ng it and i f s h e g o t m i x e d up I woul d he l p he r . S h e d e c ided t o t r y i t a n d t h e f i r s t t ime w a s s l ow going . A f t e r one page , I sug­ g e s t e d t ha t s h e s t op and I read i t i n s t ead , f r om t h e b e g i nn i ng , wh i c h s he a g r e e d t o . B u t she kept t ry ing i t h e r se l f o t h e r t im e s and each t ime d i d b e t t e r on i t . I began t o t h ink , howeve r , t h a t i t w o u l d have b e e n be t t e r i f I h a d r ead i t m o r e t i m e s t o h e r be fore I s ugge s t e d t h a t s h e t r y to read i t . S o , for a wh i l e , whenever she a sked me t o l i �t en to h e r r e a d i t , I a s ked her i f she wou ld l ike me to read i t t o h e r i n s tead . She o f t e n t ook m e up on i t . For s e v e r a l d a y s , I o n l y read to h e r ( no t jus t " H an s e l and G r e t e l " ) . Then s h e s t a r t e d wan t i ng to t ry a g a i n . One t i me I was r e a d i ng i t t o h e r a nd had j u s t f in i shed a p a g e w h e n she e x c i t e d l y told me t o s t op reading , t ha t s h e could read t h e n e x t page , s h e t hought ( the f ir s t few words o f t h e page had obv i ou s l y jumped out a t h e r a s words t h a t she knew ) . And she s ta r t e d r e a.d i ng f rom t h ere and got a lmo s t a l l t h e words r i ght on the p age a nd t he next day read the who l e book . She w a s a r e a l s t i c k l e r f o r r ead­ i ng it p e r f ec t l y . She wou l d ge t u p s e t w i th me i f s h e f ound out t h a t she had s a id a word wrong and I hadn ' t t o l d h e r t D a t s h e had . I d i dn ' t l i ke t o c or r e c t h e r , b u t s i n c e s h e t o l d me t o , I t r i ed to do i t . I would t ry to d o it as unobtrus i v e l y as p o s s i b l e . . . I dec ided t ha t perhaps i f I s im p l y t ol d h e r t ha t I thought i t would be b e t t e r n o t t o c o r r e c t h e r , that she would agree . I t o l d her that I h a t e d t o s top h e r when s h e w a s r e ad i n g , t ha t I t hought i t m i xed h e r up , and t ha t you had s a i d t ha t k i d s don ' t need t o be corre c t ed , t h a t t h e y c an o f ten f i gure t h i ngs out t hems e l v e s l a t e r . She w a s i n t e r e s t e d i n my opin­ i on and s a i d , OK , don ' t s to p me t h e n . S he s t i l l o f t e n wanted t o know , t hough , a t t h e end of a page , i f s he had s a i d anyth i ng wrong on t h e page or not . One day she read one page s i x t i mes unt i l s h e h a d s a i d i t · p e r f ec t l y . One t ime , s oon a f te r she had s ta r t e d t r y ing t o read , she t o l d me t hat she wasn ' t r e a l l y read i ng , t h a t s he was j u s t r emembe r ing . I t o l d her t ha t , y e s , a t f i r s t t h a t ' s wha t s h e w a s do i ng , b u t a f t e r s h e had d o n e i t a · l ot o f t im e s , she would know t he words f o r re a l . One t ime l a t e r I was s ta r t i n g t o play Chr i s t m a s c a r o l s and she c ame over to the p i ano to s ing t hem w i th me . She l ooked at t he page I wa s on and happened t o not ic e t h e word " p o o r " and s a i d t h a t s he thought it was "poor . " I t o l d her it was and t ha t s h e had l earned i t f r om r e a d i ng " Ha n s e l and G r e t e l . " . . . A f t e r I s ta r t ed read i ng s o much t o t hem , Ma t t b e came much ha p'p i ­ e r and t a l ka t ive . . . I t h i nk t h a t he was v e r y r e l i eved t o feel h e wou l d be l e arn i ng t o read s oon . A l s o , of c our s e , he was h e l ped by the i n ­ c re a s e d phy s i c a l c l os e ne s s t o me . . . I d i d not e x p e c t my new me thod of t e a c h i ng t o have n e a r l y as f a s t r e sul t s w i th M a t t a s i t had . I expe c t­ ed i t t o be q u i t e a whi l e be fore he would read out l oud aga i n . . . I c ouldn ' t b e l i eve i t when he a c t u a l l y r ead out l oud - i n t h e l iv i ng room whi l e I was in t he k i t chen , but so l oud t h a t I c o u l d hear him - a who l e book w e had j u s t got t e n out o f t he

l ibrary . . . Mat t was not t ry ing to read word by word and o f te n d i dn ' t s a y i t exa c t l y r i gh t . But t h e en joy­ ment he wa s having i n r e a d i n g i t , r�member i n g how I had s a i d i t , was obvi ous . He took the book over t o h i s f a t h e r t o show h Lm i t and t e l l h i m a s w e l l a s · h e c o u l d wha t t he page s . s a i d . He w a s n ' t d o i ng i t to be a b l e t o read , b u t t o share w i th David w h a t a marv e l ous book i t was . . .

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[ JH : ] A l i son S t a l l i br a s s , the author o f THE S ELF-RESPECTI NG C H I LD ( see our bookl i s t ) , sent us t h i s l ove­ ly quote f rom the B r i t i s h e s s a y i s t W i l l i am Cobbe t t . He w a s one o f the t rue charac t e r s of Eng l i s h l i t era­ ture , f i r s t of a l l a count ryman · and f a rme r , but a l s o a journa l i s t and pamph l e t e e r , and a f e ar l e s s opponent of c orrup t i on and a d e f ender of p o l i ­ t i c a l l ib e r t y i n t h e l a t e 1 8 t � and e a r l y 1 9 th c en t ur i e s , when l i b e r t y was � r i sky t h i n g t o d e fend . A t one point he was j a i l e d f o r h i s wr i t ings , and wh i l e he was i n j a i l , h i s c h i l d ­ ren , none o f t h e m o l d e r than s i x t e e n or s o , r a n h i s l arge f a r m v e r y c ompe­ t ent l y , k e e p i n g him f u l l y i n formed about i t s d o i ngs i n the l e t t e r s t h e y s ent h i m a l ong w i th b a s k e t s o f f ood . Cobb e t t was a wond e r fu l l y o p i n i a ­ t e d and out s poken m a n . . Two t hi n g s above a l l o t h e r s could rous e h i m t o p as s i on . One w a s p o t a t oe s , wh i ch were t hen c o m i n g very much into f a s h i on and wh i c h he f e f t were a t er r i b l e c rop . T h e o t h e r w a s Shake s pe a r e . Peo­ p l e who had an overdo s e o f � hake­ s pe a re in t h e i r s c hoo l ing w i l l get much p l e a s ure out of wha t Cobbe t t had t o s ay about h i m . S o here i s s ome o f what Cobb e t t wro t e about e duc a t ion i n h i s book RURAL R I DES ( 1 8 2 5 ) . A n i c e r e mi nd e r that h o m e a n d p a r e n t educa t i on i s n o t a new idea : . . . R i c hard and I have done s ome­ thing e l s e b e s id e s r ide , and hunt , and course , and s t a re about us , dur­ i ng t h i s mon t h . He was e l even y e a r s o ld l a s t Marc h , a n d i t was n o w t i me for h i m to b e g i n to know s ome t h i ng about l e t t e r s and f igure s . He h a s l e arned t o work i n t h e garden , and hav i ng been a good d e a l in the c oun­ t ry , knows a great d e a l about farming a f fa i r s . . . When he and I went f rom home , I had bus i ne s s a t R e i ga t e . I t was a very w e t morning , and we went off l ong be fore d a y l i g h t in a p o s t ­ c h a i s e , i n t en d i ng t o have o u r hor s e s brought a f t e r us . . . . He h a d l ea rned f rom mere play t o read , be ing f i r s t set t o work of h i s own a c cord to f ind out what was s a i d about Thurt e l l , when a l l the worl d was �a l k ing and r e a d i ng about Thur t e l l . That had i nduc ed us to giv� h i m Robi ns on Crusoe ; and t h a t had made him a p a s s able reade r . Then he had s c ra w l e d down l e t t e r s a nd word s upon paper , and had wr i t t e n l e t t er s t o me i n the s t range s t . w a y i ma g i n a ­ b l e . H i s know l e dge o f f igures he had a c q u i r e d f rom t h e n e c e s s i t y o f know­ i ng the s e v e r a l numcrer s upon the bar­ r e l s of s e e d s brought f rom Ame r i c a , and t h e numb e r s upon t h e doors o f hous e s . . . . I began w i th a pre t t y l ong l ec ture on the u t i l i t y o f a r i thme t i c ; t he a b s o l u t e ne c e s s i t y o f i t , i n order f o r us t o make o u t our a c c ou n t s o f t he t re e s a n d s e e d s t h a t we should have t o s e l l in t he w i n t e r , and the u t t e r i mpos s i b i l i ty o f our ge t t ing paid f or pur pains unl e s s we were a b l e t o make out our ac c oun t s . . .

Hav ing thus made h i m und e r s t and the u t i l i t y o f t h e t h i n g , and g iven h i m a very s t rong i n s t a n c e in the c a s e o f o u r nurs e r y a f f a i r s , I proceeded t o e x p l a i n t o h i m t h e m e a n i ng o f t he word a r i thme t i c , the power of f i g ­ ure s , a c c o r d i ng to t h e p l a c e t hey occup i ed . I then , for i t was s t i l l d ark , t a ught h im t o add a few f i gures t o g e t h e r , I naming the f i gures one a f t e r anothe r , whi l e he , a t the men­ t i on o f each new f igure s a i d t h e amoun t , a n d i f i n c o r re c t l y , he w a s c o r r e c t e d by me . When w e h a d got a sum o f about 24 , I s a i d now there i s another l ine o f f igure s o n t h e l e ft o f th i s , and there fore you are t o put down the 4 and carry 2 . "What is c a r ­ r y i ng ? " s a i d he . I t h e n e x p l a i ned t o h i m the w h y a n d the whe r e fore o f t h i s , a n d he p e r f e c t l y und e r s t ood me a t onc e . We then d i d s everal o t h e r l i t t l e s um s ; a n d by t h e t ime we g o t t o S u t t o n , i t b e c o m i ng dayl igh t , I took a penc i l and s e t h i m a l i t t l e s um upon p a pe r , wh i c h , a f t e r mak i ng a m i s t ake or t wo , he d i d very we l l . By the t i me we got t o R e i g a t e he h a d d o n e s ev e r a l more , and a t l a s t a pre t t y l ong one , w i th very f e w errors . We had bus i n e s s a l l d a y , and thought no more of our s c h o l a r s h i p unt i l we w e n t t o bed , a n d t h e n w e d i d , i n o u r pos t - c ha i s e f a s h i on , a g r e a t many l i n e s i n a r i t hme t i c be fore we went t o s l ee p . Thus we went on m i x­ ing our r i d i ng and hun t i ng w i t h our a r i thme t i c , unt i l we qu i t t e d God a l m­ ing , when he d i d a s um very n i c e l y i n mul t i p l i c a t i o n o f money , f a l l ing a l i t t l e short o f what I had l a id out , wh i c h was t o make h im l earn the f our r ul e s in whol e numbe�s f i r s t , and then in mone y , be fore I got home . . . . Now when t h e r e i s so much t a l k about e c uc a t i on , l e t me a s k how many pounds i t genera l l y cos t s par­ ents t o have a boy t aught t h i s much of a r i thme t i c ; how much t ime i t c o s t s a l s o ; and , w h i c h · i s a f a r more s e r i ­ ous con s i d e ra t i on , how much mor t i f i ca ­ t i on , and very o f t e n how much l o s s o f hea l th , i t c o s t s t h e poor s c o l ded broken-hea r t e d c h i l d , who becomes dunder-headed and d u l l f o r a l l t h i s l i f e - t ime , mere l y b e c a u s e t h a t h a s b e e n i mpos e d upon h i m a s a t a s k w h i c h h e ought t o r e g a r d a s a n ob j e c t o f p l e a s an t . pu r su i t . I never even onc e d e s ired h i m to s t a y a moment f rom any o t h e r t h ing that he had a m i nd t o go a t . I j u s t w r o t e t he s ums down upon paper , l a i d t hem upon the t a bl e , and l e f t him t o t a c k l e them when he pleased . I n t h e c a s e o f the mul t i p l i c a ­ t ion t a b l e , t h e l ea r n i ng o f wh i c h i s s ome t h i ng of a job , and wh i c h i t i s a b s o l ut e l y nec e s s a r y t o l e a rn p e r f e c t ­ l y , I adv i s e d h i m t o go up i n t o h i s bedroom and read i t t w e n t y t imes over out l oud e v e r y morn i n g be f o re he went a hunt i n g , and ten t im e s over every n i ght a f t er he c ame back , t i l l it a l l c ame a s p a t upon h i s l i p s a s t h e names o f p e r s on s t h a t he knew . He d i d t h i s , a n d a t t h e e nd o f about a week he was r eady t o s e t on upon mul t i p l i ­ c a t ion . I t i s t � i rk s omene s s o f the t h ing wh i c h is t h e gre a t bar to l earn­ i n g of every s o r t . I t ook care n o t to s u f f e r i rk somen e s s t o s e i z e h i s m i nd f o r a momen t , and t he c o n s e quence was t h a t wh i c h I have d e s c r i b e d . . . . . . I l ook upon my boy a s be ing l ik e other boys i n genera l . The i r f a t h e r s c a n t e ach a r i t hme t i c a s w e l l a s I ; a n d i f t h e y have n o t a m i nd t o pursue my me thod , t h e y mus t pursue t h e i r own . L e t them a p p l y t o t h e out ­ s id e o f the head and t o t he back , i f they l ik e ; l e t them barga i n f o r thumps a n d t he b i rc h r od ; i t i s t h e i r a f f a i r a n d not . m i ne . I never y e t s aw


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i n my house a c h i l d t h a t � a s a f r a i d ; t hat was i n any f e a r wha t eve r;-tEat w a s ever f o r a moment und e r any s or t o f apprehens i on , on accoun t o f the l e arning o f any t hing ; and I never in my l i f e gave a c ommand , an orde r , a r e que s t , or e ven adv i c e , t o l ook i n t o any book ; and I am qu i t e s a t i s f ied t hat t he way t o make c h i l d r e n dunc e s , t o make t hem d e t e s t books , and jus t i ­ f y t h e d e t e s t a t ion , i s t o t e a s e them a nd bo ther t h e m upon the s u b j ec t . As t o t he age at wh i c h c h i ldren qught t o beg i n t o be t aught 1 it i s v e ry curi ous t h a t , whi le I was a f ri end ' s hou s e dur i ng my r i d e , I l ooked i n t o , by mere acc ident , a l i t­ t l e ch i l d ' s a b r idgmen t o f t h e. H i s t o r y o f Engl and . . . T h e hi s to r i an had i n t ro­ duced t h e c i rcum s tance of A l f r e d ' s f a the r , who , " through a m i s taken not ton o f kindn e s s t o his son , had sUffered h i m t o l ive t o t h e age o f t we l ve years w i t hout any a t t empt b e ­ i ng m a d e t o g i ve h i m e duca t ion . "· How c ame t h i s w r i t e r to know t h a t i t w a s a m i s taken not i on? Ou�ht he n o t � a t h ­ e r , when he looked a t t h e r e s� l t , when he cons i d e r e d t he a s t o n i shing knowledge and great deeds of A l f r e d ough t he not t o have he s i ta t e d be fore h e t hus c r i t i c i zed t he not i on s o f t he f a th e r ? . . . I am s a t i s f i e d t h a t i f t ney had begun t o t hump the head o f A l f red when he w a s a c h i� d , we s hould n o t a t t h i s day heard talk o f Al f r e d t he G r e a t . . . M U LTI PLY I NG LARGE N UMBE RS

Our ways o f mul t i p l y i ng mul t i ­ p l a c e numbe r s , i . e . 2 4 x 5 7 , o r 1 3 2 x 8 5 3 ; e t c . , a l l d epend . on a s im p l e f a c t a bout numbe r s . We c o u l d � a y i t l i ke th i s : i f t wo numbe r s , l e t ' s s a y 3 and 5 , add up t o another numbe r , i n t h i s ce s e 8 , t he n 2 t im e s 8 i s e qua l t o 2 t im e s 3 add ed t o 2 t im e s 5 . W e c a n wr i t e t hi s : 2

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The que s t i on "Why i s i t s o ?." does· n o t m a k e a ny s e n s e h e r e . W h y can we s p l i t a group o f 7 ob j e c t s i n t o a group o f 3 ob j e c t s and a group o f 4 o b j ec t s ? Becau s e t h a t ' s what �appens . There i sn ' t some o t h e r d e e pe r truth h i d i ng behind t ha t t r ut h .

We l l , t o r e t urn t o our f a c t about mul t i pl y ing , o n e w a y o f s e e i ng t�at i t i s t rue , and i s a l wa y s t r ue , and must be t rue , i s by r ea l i z i ng t h a t when we double a r e c i p e we have to doubl e e v e r y t h ing i n t he r e c i p e . I f a r e c i p e c a l l s for t wo e gg s , and we want to doub l e i t , we have to u s e f o u r egg s . I f i t c a l l s f o r a cup o f f l ou r , a n d we w a n t t o doub l e i t , we have t o have t wo cups of f l our . Even peo p l e who are a fr a i d of numbe r s and a r i t hme t i c w i l l s e e and t e e l sure t h a t t h i s is t rue . And we can s e e t h a L i t l S t rue t h a t i f one group of 7 ob j e c t s can be made i n t o a group of 3 ob j e c t s a nd ano t h e r group o f 4 o b j ec t s , then t wo groups o f 7 ob j e c t s c a n be made i n t o t wo groups o f 3 and t wo groups o f 4 , ·k-lr*

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that is s t ea d i l y d eve l op i ng a nd e vo l ­ v i ng . And she h a s t h e n a t u r a l s e l f­ con f idenc e o f t h e c r e a t o r , t o ta l l y s e l f - d i r e c t e d and p l e a s i ng o n l y her­ se l f . And y e t , a l l around me a r e peo­ ple who agree w i th many o f our un­ schoo l i n g i d ea s , but sub s c r i b e to pro­ grams t o t each t h e i r c h i l dren v i o l i n , French , m a t h , e t c . , b e fore age 5 . Am I , a s t he y waul � s a y , depr i v i ng my kids o f adequa t � s t i mu l a t ion? I know they are br i gh t . enough for anyt h i ng I woul d want t o t each them . But I rea l ­ l y want t hem t o make t he d e c i s ions , do t he l ea r n i ng . I f e e l t h e n e e d of your i d e a s on t h i s , and maybe t h o s e of other GWS read e r s . . .

and so on . Aga i n , we can s e e t h a t t h i s i s s o . There i sn ' t any answer t o t h e que s t i on , "Why i s · i t s o ? " I t jus t i s . I f o ne group o f 7 w i l l make one group of 3 and one group of 4 , then 78 groups of 7 w i l l make 7 8 groups of 3 and 78 groups o f 4 . T h i s i s handy f o r mul t i p l i ca­ t i on , because i f we d i dn ' t know t h i s w a s s o , and wan t e d t o mul t i p l y 6 7 t imes 8 , w e would have t o · wr i t e down e ight 6 7 ' s and add them up . But ins t e ad of t h a t we s a y t ha t 67 60 + 7 , - s o a l l we have t o do i s mul t i ­ p l y 60 x 8 ( wh i c h i s 480 ) , and 7 x 8 ( wh i c h i s 5 6 ) , t h e n add 4 8 0 + 5 6 , whi c h equa l s . 5 3 6 . We c o u l d wr i t e ( 60 x 8 ) t ( 7 x 8 ) this : 67 ' x 8 480 + 5 6 536 . From t h i s i t i s o n l y an e a s y s t e p o r t wo t o t h e " ru l e " o r t r i ck or proc edure o r ( as mathemat i c ians c a l l i t ) t h e " a l gor tthm" f o r mul t i p l y ing mul t i - p l a c e numbers by mul t i - p l a c e numbe r s - t h e mul t i p l i c a t ion w � l earned i n schoo l . I won ' t �o through it h e r e ; i t i s in A R ITHMET I C MADE S IMPLE ( s ee our l i s t ) and would be i n any o t h e r a r.i t htne t i c t e � t , About t h i s procedure o r a l go r ­ i thm I woul d o n l y s a y t h a t I wouldn ' t be i n t o o b i g a hurry t o move c h i l d ­ r e n f rom the l onger w a y o f d o i ng m u l ­ t i p l i ca t ion , i n wh i c h t h e y und e r s t and a l l t h e s t e p s , to the s h o r t e r way a pproved i n s c hoo l . A f t e r a l l , it i sn ' t tha t much short e r - a l l i t s ave s u s i s wr i t i n g a f e w e x t ra zeroe s . T h i s i s not w o r t h t he c on fu­ s ion we get when we pus h c h i l dr e n t oo qui c k l y i n t o i t . Thus , i f we had 5 6 2 x 7 4 , we m i gh t just a s w e l l wr i te 562 x 7 0 and then 5 6 2 x 4 , t h e n f igure out t h o s e produc t s a n d a d d them t og e t h e r t o get our f in a l answe r . There c e r t a i n l y i s n o p o i n t i n d r i l l ing - c h i ldren f o r weeks or month s , a s i n schoo l , t o l e arn a s l i ght l y s ho r t e r but t o many c on f u s i n g way t o do a c a l cu l a t i on t h a t i n r e a l l i f e t h e y w i l l rar e l y i f · ever have to do . - J H =

LE SSONS EARLY?

From L inda O l son P e eb l e s ( VA ) : . . . When I � s ked · my 4 - y e a r - o l d i f s he wanted p i ano l e s s on s , s h e s a i d , " I a l ready p l a y the p i ano . " And I real i zed she d o e s make beaut i fu l mus i c , � i th a s t y l e a n d t e chnique

. . . I f your daught e r i s having fun with t h e p i ano I woul dn ' t worry about l e s sons . Sooner or l a t e r s h e i s going t o d i s c over , t h a t t he r e i s a body of mus i c , s ome o f i t perha p s more i n t e re s t ing and beau t i ful than any s h e c a n make up by h e r s e l f , and she may want t o l e arn how t o p l ay i t . Or , s h e may n o t , and may move further i n t h e d i r e c t ion of f re e i mprov i s ing . E i ther way s e em s OK to me . And a s I have wri t t en , i mprov i s ing s e e m s t o me a ve r y i m po r t a n t p a r t of " c l a s s i c a l " t ra in i n g anywa y . . I a l so know c h i ldren who a r e t a k ­ ing mus i c l e s son� a n d h a v i n g a wonde r ­ f u l t ime w i th t hem . Perhaps t h e be s t t h i n g you c a n d o i s make i t pos s i b l e f o r your daug h t e r t o h e a r - and s e e a l o t o f d i f f erent k inds o f mus i c , i n c l u d i ng p i ano . The more s h e knows a bout what is pos s ib l e and ava i l ab l e i n t h e ,wo.r l d o f mus i c , t he b e t t e r s h e w i l l be a b l e t o dec i d e what k i nd o f mus i c s h e wan t s for h e r s e l f . . . �

S U Z U K I D I RECTORY

I n GWS # 2 2 , we a s ked i f p e o p l e k n e w o f a d i r e c t o r y o f Suzuki mus i c t e acher s . Several r e a d e r s t o l d u s about t h e SUZUK I ASSOCIATION OF THE AMER I CAS , PO Box 3 5 4 , Mus c a t i n e I A 5 2 7 6 1 - 0 3 54 . The d i r e c t o r , Robe�t R e i ns a ger , s a y s that t h e y have about 1 00 c o p i e s of t h e i r d i r e c t or y ava i l ­ a b l e f o r $ 2 . 5 0 p lus 7 5 ¢ p o s t age . The d i r e c t or y l i s t s a bout 1 900 t e a c h e r s b y s t a t e , a�d i nd i c a t e s whe t h e r t h e y t e a c h p i ano , v i o l i n , v i o l a , c e l l o , ba s s , or f l ut e . - DR ESPERANTO

F r om Mair e Mul l a rney , The M i l l Hous e , Wh i t e� hur�h Rd , R a t h f a r nham , Dub l i n 1 4 , I re l and : . . . When my e l d e s t grand son was h o l i day here a few months ago I s ta r t e d h i m on E s pe ran t o , i n j u s t t h e way I - had o f f er e d La t i n ( eage r l y grabb e d ) t o h i s e l � e s t unc l e . The grandson was s e ve n ; he l oved E s peran­ t o . We c u t out words and ( the very f e w ) end ings for p l ura l s and accusa­ t ive , w r o t e nouns one c o l o r , verbs ano th e r , e t c . I warm l y recommend E s­ perant o , the i n t e r na t i onal l anguage , t o h ome l e ar n er s . No n e e d f o r a t ea c h­ e r . I t i s compl e t e l y regu l a, , makes s tud� n t s aware of l anguage , so that t he y know be t t e r what t h e y a r e d o i ng in Engl i sh , g� v e s a proven p e r f e c t found a t i on f o r o t h e r l anguage s , and is u s e d wor l dw i d e to an e x t e n t you ' d never be l i e v e unt i l you ge t i n t o i t . Learner s o f any age can beg i n t o c o r ­ res pona w i th " s am ideano j " i n any OA

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c oun t r y in the wor l d ( inc l ud i ng Outer Mongo l i a ) w i th i n month s i or they may be content just t o k e e p i n t ouch w i t h a d i f f er e n t w o r l d t h rough r e a d i ng . By c o i nc idenc e , my p o s t t h i s mornin g brought , a l ong w i th GWS , a c opy o f S c i e n c e f o r the P e o l e , and the f ir s t thi ng I saw when opened it w a s a n o t i c e s ay i ng "Many progr e s ­ s ive p e o p l e h a v e heard about E s peran­ t o , the i n t ernat iona l l anguage , but not s o many p e o p l e are aware of t h e f a c t t ha t s e v e r a l s c i en c e o r i en t e d p e r i od i c a l s a r e b e i ng publ i shed i n t ha t l angua ge . " I t l i s t s r e v i e w s o f medi c ine , hea l th , a s t ronomy , e t c . The note s a y s that a l l are a va i l ab l e f rom ESPERANTO LANGUAGE SERVICES ( 4 5 2 A l d ine , A p t . 5 0 1 , C h i c ago I L 6 0 6 5 7 ) and a l so g i ve s ' t he addre ss o f t h e E S PERANTO LEAGUE O F NORTH AMERI CA ( PO B ox 1 1 2 9 , El Cerr i to CA 9 4 5 30 ) . The B r i t i s h E s pe r a n t o A s s oc i a t ion has a s e t o f 1 0 l e s s ons f o r a f r e e post a l c ours e ; t h e s e were t h e bas i s for m y o wn l e s s o n s w i th I va n . . .

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A s for my other g i r l s , t h e i r a d j u s tment w a s much e a s i e r . Ke l ly and J enn i f er are very e a s y to t e a c h and they a l s o work w e l l t o g e t h e r . . . Ke l l y w i l l he l p J enny w i th m a t h o r Jenny w i l l s pe l l w i th S t a c y . B e c a u s e o f · home schoo l ing togethe r , t h e y seem t o h a v e b e c ome very c l os e f r i end s and t h e ir a rgume n t s a l mo s t non-ex i s t en t . . . . They have c o rr e s pond ed w i t h many o t h e r home - s c hoo l e r s and in do­ i n g t h i s they have f ound many new and i n t e r e s t ing f r i e nd s , n o t to men t i on l earning about l e t t er wr i t ing , sen­ t enc e s t ructure , and s pe l l ing . . . . N e i th e r my husband nor I have t e a c h i ng c redent i a l s . We have en­ r o l l ed our daugh t e r s i n t h e Home B a s e d Educ a t i on P rogram at C l on l ara Scho o l ( M i l . We have found D r . Pat Mon t gomer y t o be one of t he f e w f ine t e a c h e r s l e f t i n t ea c h i ng . For a nom­ inal t u i t ion , a round $ 2 00 per s chool · year for a l l my c h i l dren , Pat be come s our. c e r t i f i ed . t e a c he r . She i s t e r r i ­ f i c - and a l ways r e a dy t o g i v e us adv i c e on mat e r i a ls and t e ac h i ng s i tua t ion s . . . . We have found c n e current poor e c onom i c a l c l i m a t e here i n M i ch i ­ gan t o be a b l e s s i ng f o r us home­ s choo l ing · pa r e n t s . Even though " t hey" know what we a r e doing , they a r e unab l e t o f ight us i n c ourt because o f t he cost . . .

cha r t . A good book about the Tone S c a l e and how to use it i s HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR PEO PLE by Ruth Mun s hu l l she ' ;; funny . . . . I have to t e l l you - J . P . has t aught h i m se l f how t o r i d e a t wo­ whee l ed bike ' His daddy brough t a s ma l l one home f o r h i m from an a u c ­ t i on a coup l e o f m o n t h s bac k , and - t he f ir s t t h i n g J . P . did was to get a c r e s c en t wrench and t ake o f f · t he t ra i n ing whee l s . I showed him how t o keep f rom f a l l ing down , b y put t i ng h i s foot down whenever he t i pped , and he ' s been p r a c t i c ing n e a r ry every d a y . The other day he c a l l ed me out t o s e e how he was do ing , and he just z i pped off down t he s i d e w a l k - I couldn ' t b e l i eve i t ' He ' s cn l y 3 � years o l d � too . . . C H R I STIAN ITY & C H I LD R E N

I n the Fa l l ' 8 1 i s s ue o f The La s t ? R e s or t ( 9 7 7 Kee l e r Av , Berke­ rey-GA 94807 ; $ 1 0 / yr ) , a qua rt e r l y about c o rp o r a l pun i s hment in s choo l s , ·He l en Fox , some o f who s e l e t t e r s we [ DR : ) M i c h a e l Jones ( TX ) s en t us have printed in GWS , reviews a book t he f r e e · pamph l e t , " E .s p e r a n t o ca l l ed WHAT THE B I BLE SAYS A BOUT L e s s on One , " ava i � a b l e f r om the Ca l i ­ C H I LD TRA I N I NG , by J . R . Fuga t e . f o rn i a a dd r e s s M a i r e men t i on s , o� According to H e l e n , Mr. Fuga t e t h i nk s f rom t he CANADI AN E S PERANTO ASSOC I A­ t p e B i b l e t e l l s us tha t " the c h i l d i s T I ON , PO Box 2 1 5 9 , S idney BC V8L j s 3 na t ura l l y s in f u l and t o t a l l y s e l f­ ( they a s k for a SASE . ) c e n t e r e d . H i s i nherent nature i s t o l i e and s t e a l , t o b e l a z y and g l u t t o n ­ ous , t o w i l l fu l l y s e t h i m s e l f up a s J. P.'S GROWI NG SCHOOL SU PPLY CATALOG ma s t e r o f h i m s e l f , h i s paren t s and s o c i et y . B e c a u s e of h i s w i cked A reader r ecommen�ed t h e ABC From Kathy Mingl ( I L l : n a t ur e , he mus t be c on t ro l l e d by h i s S C HOOL . �U PPLY CATALOG ; ! b 5 0 0 P e a c h ­ paren t s , a bs o l u t e l y and uncond i t i on a l ­ t ree I ndus t r i a l B l vd . , Norcross GA . . . I do t ry t o remember t h a t l y . A t s ix mont h s l ' ) . . . h i s mother 3 0 0 7 1 . ) Thi s f re e , 500-page , c o l o r fu l o t h e r peop l e f e e l a c e r t a in d e l i c a c y a pp l i e s a s ma l l s w i t ch t o h i s l eg s a s c at a l o g o f f e r s many o f the i t ems you about d i s c u s s i ng s ome s u b j e c t s , but woul d expe c t to f ind i n a p r e - s chool he t r i e s t o w r i gg l e away wh i l e be i ng I ' m a fra id I f orge t once in a w h i l e , o r e l ementary school c l a s s room - p l ay and do v i o l enc e t o t h e i r s o c i a l s e n s i ­ d i apered . A t t wo , t h e .sma l l s w i t ch i s e qu i pme n t , furni ture , v i sua l a i d s , b i l i t i e s . I no t i c ed t h a t jus t t h e o t h ­ e xchanged f o r a ' w i l l ow o r peach workshe e t s , game s , c r a f t supp l i e s , e r d a y , when I s t opped i n n e x t doo r , branc h ' . . . " audio-v i sua l m a t e r i a l s , and so on . H e l e n Fox s t rongl y d i s agre e s t o t a l k to J . P ' s 2 - y e a r - o l d f r i end Home - s choo l ing p a r e n t s and c h i l d r e n w i th t h e s e h a r s h a nd c rue l i d e a s · , a s Mat t y ' s mommy . M a t t y was s howi ng me a brow s i n g through t h i s c a t a l og m ight we do h e r e a t GWS . Mr . Fug a t e a n d 'the d o l l , and we were c ha t t i n g . a m i ab l y ge t ideas f o r schoo l - t ype ac t iv i t i e s many who agree w i t h him are of c o u r s e away , about t h e f a c t t h a t t h e baby had t ha t t he y wou l d e n j oy , and t h e y would f ree t o be l i eve wha t t h e y l i ke . But no d i aper on , and you have t o ' wa t ch p robab l y have a lot of fun ( and s ave t h e y a r e o n s haky ground when t he y out f o r bab i e s , b e c a u s e o f t h e t h ings money ) c re a t ing the m a t e r i a l s t hem­ c a l l - t h e i r be l i e f s "Chr i s t i an . " What they t end t o g e t a l l over you i f s e l ve s . A f ew good purchaies t h a t Chr i s t . s a i d about c h i l d r e n is c l e a r you ' re n o t c a r e ful . �at t y t ho�gh t i t c augh t John ' s e y e : i ron f i l ings f o r and p l a in . " S u f f e r l i t t l e c h i l dren , was a l l very h i l ar i ous , b e c a u s e o f and f o r b i d t h e m n o t , t o c ome unto me , $ 1 . 90 , 2 7 5 p l a s t i c C u i s ena i r e rod s c o u r s e t h a t s o r t o f t h i n g h i t s r i ght f or $ 1 4 . 9 5 , a S om a puzz l e f o r $ 5 . 9 5 f o r _ of such i s the K ingdpm o f in the a r e a of a 2 - y e a r - o l d ' s maln ( though we wond e r i f t h i s i s t ru l y H eaven . " B y " su f f er '� he d i d n o t mean i nt e r e s t s i n l i f e , but I l ooked up t o a v a i l a b l e - we ' ve been t o l d t h a t n o make t h e m s u f f e r ; he meant endure c a t c h a v ry odd expr e s s ion on h i s o n e manu f a c t u r e s . t he S om a puz z l e t hem , put up w i th t h e m ; be p a t i ent mother ' s a c e . i n ow . ) A B C a c c e p t s order s f r om i n d i v i d ­ with them . By " o f such is t h e K ingdom . . . I r ea l l y wasn t aware o f how u a l s when p a y m e n t i s w i th t h e o rde r ; of Heaven" Ch r i s t meant not t ha t much I ' ve taken for granted s ine e t he r e ' s an e x t r a $ 2 charge f o r o �d e r s I ' ve been an a du l t unt i l my s on s t ar t ­ l i t t l e c h i l dr e n were p e r f e c t ange l s l e s s than $ 1 5 . - DR but t h a t t h e y s aw the worl d a s : i � . i't ed a s king me a l l t h e s e t r i ck y que s ­ were n e w i y made , a b e aut i fu l and m i r ­ t ions . B e i ng a p a r e n t makes you t h i nk a c u l ous p l ac e , and l ived i n i t w i t h ' o f t h ings l ike , "Wha t k ind o f a w o r l d t h e k ind o f inten s i t y and joy t h a t �e i s t h i s t h a t my c h i ld i s grow i ng u p AT HOME I N M I C H IGAN m i gh t a l l hope to f e e l in Heave n . A t i n ; and h o w can I t e a c h . h i m t o cope From j ud i t h C l a r k ( M I ) : any rate , i t c e r t a i n l y i s c lear that w i t h i t ? " S c i e n t o l ogy data h a s· been C hr i s t d i d not s a y t h a t c h i l dr e n were v a l ua b l e t o me w i th t ha t , b e c a u s e o f . . . We have t h r e e daugh t e r s the p.ra c t i c a l a pp l i c a t ions i t has t o. natura l l y eVIT and s houl'd have t h e K e l l y , 1 2 , Jenn i f e r , 1 0 , and S ta c y , d a i l y l i f e . One t h ing I c an t h i nk o f e v i l bea t e n out o f them . 9 - who have been home - schoo l e rs for Some w i l l no doubt p o i n t to t h i s that I ' ve been a b l e t o h e l p J . P . w i t h a bout s e ven mon t h s now . I c an ' t b e g i n l a te l y i s hand l ing a �onfus ion , . l ike o r t h a t quo t e f r om t h e O l d T e s t ament t o t e l l you h o w reward i ng t h i s h a s p i ck ing up a l l his T inker Toys - by a s s uppo r t f o r t h e { r b e l i e f s . But the been f o r e ve ryone . We f o l l ow no p a r t i ­ p i ck ing out one piece a s the one t h a t Old Te s t ament is n o t Chr i s t i an i t y . I t c u l a r c u r r i c u l um and t h e c h i l dren are n e e d s t o be oeal t w i t h f i rs t , and p u t ­ i s the h i s t or y � wha t l e d up t o f ree t o e x p l o r e a n y sub j e c t that ' t ing that · away , and proc e e d i ng f rom Chri s t iani t y , t h e h i s t ory of t he soc i ­ i n t e re s t s t hem . e t y i n wh i ch Chr i s t grew up , a n� there�got t h a t b i � f r om THE PROB­ · S t a c y , our younge s t , d i s l iked w h i c h in t he m o s t pr o found ana-rad i ­ LEMS OF WORK by L . Ron Hubbard . having home s choo l in·g a t f i r s t Amo t h e r t h i ng that ' s been u s e fu l cal ways he was t rying t o chan e . ' It because o f h e r l ac k o f c o n c e n t r a t i on . t o J . P . i s � c o l ored c h a r t � bought i s e a s y t o forge t the awkward a c t She had no s tudy habi t s and she that what he was c ruc i f i ed f o r was a nd . t a ped to t he r e f r i g e r a t o r , w i th t hought t he words s choo l . and r e c e s s cha l l en g i n g the a u t h 6 r i t i e s � b e i n g a the emo t i o n a l t one s c a l e a l l l a id out w e re s ynonymous . Nqw she i s ahead o f t roub l emaker - and t h e s o c i e t y he was in o rd e r on i t , r e p r e s e D t e d by a fun­ h e r c l a s s i n s choo l and even ge t s up troub l ing was p re c i s e l y t h e soc i e � y ny l i t t l e guy for each one . When J . P . e a r l y to f in i s h s ome t hing l ike m a t h t h a t _had produced t he O ! d Te s t amen t . runs i n t o t roub l e w i t h s omebod y , I I n a n y c a s e , when i t c om e s t o o r s pe l l ing . She i s r e a l l y becoming a have h i m s how me wher e he wa s and r a i s ing c h i ldren , what we expe c t c oncerned p e r s on because we a r e a b l e where he t h inks the o th e r p e rs on wa s . turns out t o be , sooner o r . l a t e r , and t o t each e c o l ogy , garden ing , a n imal and what wou l d have be e n a b e t t e r hus band r y , and many o t h e r s ub j e c t s t h i n g t o h've done t o hand l e t h e s i t u ­ more o f ten s ooner t h a n l a t er , what we g e t . I f we a s s ume t h a t c h i l d r e n a r e t ha t pub l i c schoo l s have n o � ime f o r . a t io n , a l l b y the p i c t u r e s on t h e

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n a tura l l y bad , s tupi d , c rue l , rebe l ­ l ious , and t re a t t hem t h a t way , we a r e s oon very l i ke l y t o have on our hand s jus t t h a t k i nd o f c h i ldren . But i f , a s He l e n Fox po i n t e� out in her a r t i c l e , we t re a t c h i ldren as i f , i nexpe r i enced and pa s s iona t e though t hey a re , they bas i c a l l y want and mean t o do r i gh t , we w i l l s oon f i nd t ha t .we have that kind of c h i ldren , h e l pful t o us , k i nd and generous t o younge r brothe rs and s i s t e r s . The C hi ne s e do not t r e a t the i r l i t t l e c h i l dren a s i f t h e y were ba s i ca l l y bad , and the h a ppy r e su l t i s that the k ind s o f bad beha v i o r wh i c h a r e com­ mon among Ame r i can c h i ldren o f f i ve o r s i x are v i r t ua l l y unknown there . F rom a pure l y "prac t ic a l " p o i n t o f v i ew , l e a v i n g out t he e t h i c a l ( wh i ch i s in f a c t rare l y a prac t i c a l t h i ng t o do ) , the t roubl e w i th t h e c h i l d ­ h a te r s and c h i l d -b e a t e r s i s t h a t t hey produce more and more o f exac t l y what t hey a re t r y i ng t o preven t . Coun t l � s s s tud i e s have s hown t h a t our mo s t v io­ l e nt c r i m i na l s were a l mo s t w i thout except i on the v i c t i m s of v i o l e n c e in t he i r own c h i l dhood , and it i s an unhappy fact t h a t t ho s e par t s of our s o c i e t y that a r e m o s t v i o l e n t a r e a l so t he mo s t v i o l en t w i th t h e i r ch i l d ren . I don ' t know how to break t h e s e v i c i ous cyc l e s ; pe rha p s for the t i me b e i ng there i s no way . But a t l e a s t l e �' s n o t ca l l t h i s w a y o f t rea t i ng c h i ldren "Chri s t i an . " - JH TR I P T O PACIF I C

Th i s i s · my f i r s t c h a n c e t o t e l l a bout � y Pac i f �c t r i p , s in c e I had no t i me t o wr i t e about it for GWS # 2 3 . I l e ft B o s t on on Aug . 1 3 and took part i n the home -schoo l i ng conferences i n S a l t Lake C i t y a n d Ful l e r t on , Ca l i for­ n i a [ GWS 2 3 ) . From there I f l ew t o Hawa i i , l and i ng o n t he very beau t i fu l b i g i s l and , w h i c h I h a d not seen b e fore . I n a l i t t l e over a d a y I was d r i ven over m o s t of t he i s l a nd , went s wi mm i ng a t t he l ove l i e s t beach ( pub­ l i c , too ) I have ever s e en , and s poke t o three d i ffere n t _home schoo l i n g m e e t i ng s a t t e nded by m o r e than t w o h undred f a m i l i e s , mos t o f whom had young c h i ldren and s eemed very i n t e r ­ e s ted i n t h e i d e a o f t ea c h i n g t h e m a t home . . From Hawa i i I f l·ew tp Hono l u l u on Oahu , where I t a l ked about school r e form Cand i nc i den't a l l y home schoo l ­ i ng ) . t o a nu�ber o f f o rums and un i ve r ­ s i t y mee t ing s . A t o n e o f t he s e I met S t a t e Senator Ne i l Abe rc romb i e , who s eemed very i n t e r e s t e d in and s ympa­ t he t i c to home s c hoo l i n g . The r� i s a good chance t ha t Hawa i i an home s choo l ­ e rs may f i nd i n h i m a h e l pful a l l y . From Honol u l u I f l ew t o Auck­ l a nd , New Z e a l and , where r · s pent a bus y t wo days , t a l k i ng at a confer­ ence a t a n a l t e rna t ive schoo l , be i ng i nt e r v i ewed by newspaper , radi o , and TV peop l e , and w i n d i n g up w i th a b i g m e e t ing a t the univer s i ty t he r e . Then on t o Me l bourne , Aus t ra l i a , f o r more o f the s a me - a t a l k a t a l oc a l t e.acher ' s c o l l ege , a mee t i ng o f s ever a l hund red peop l e a t t h e U n i ver­ s i ty , and rad i o , TV , and news pape r i nt e r v i ews . The l o c a l home s c h oo l i ng g r oup ha� a r r anged t h a t when I c ame back to Mel bourne in a week , a f t e r my t rave l s a round the country , I wou l d ' t a l k t o a mee t i ng o f area home s c hoo l ­ e r s i n a me·e t ing room a t t h e Zoo . G e o f f Ma s l e n , who i n t e r v i ewed me for t he Mel bourne p a p e r , The Age , put i n h i s i n t e rvi ew the phone number of the l oc a l home s c h o o l ing group . About t wo days a f t e r t h e a r t i c l e a ppeared , one of the member s c a l l e d me in Darw i n

s a y i ng t h a t t h e y had been s o swamped w i t h phone ca l l s about the Zoo mee t ­ i ng t h a t t h e y c o u l d n o t pos s i b l y t ake care of a l l the p e o p l e who wanted t o go , and a s k i ng i f I wou l d s p e a k t o anot h e r home s choo l i n g mee t i n g t h e even i ng I r e t u rned . I s a id I woul d ; more on t h i s l a t e r . From Me l bourne f l e w w i th H e l e n Mod r a , who h a d been o u r f i r s t Aus t ra � l i an c on t a c t a n d h a d g o t me a l l the mee t i ngs in t he S outheas t , t o Wagga Wagga ( pronounc ed "wogga " ) , jus·t west o f t h e mount a i n s . Spent a very p l e a ­ s ant day there , t a l k i ng t o several mee t ings a t R i ve r i na C o l l ege . From Wagga Wagga I f l e w to B r i s bane and anothe� mee t i ng of fami l ie s i n t e r e s t ­ ed i n hom� s c h oo l ing . Though t he mee t ­ i ng had been c a l l e d o n q u i t e short not i c e , there were t h i r t y t o f o r t y peop l e t h e r e , many o f whom expre s s ed s t rong i n t e re s t . Next day t o Darw i n i n t he f a r nor t h , for the b i g Aus t r a l i an read i ng conference t h a t had f i r s t i nv i ted me to t h e i r coun t r y . Darw i n i s c l o s e r t o t he e qu a t o r than a n y part o f t he u·. s . , so t h a t even i n t h e Aus t ra l i an w i n t e r i t was very warm . I s pe n t a del i g h t f u l three days w i th t h e c o n f e r ­ ence . The s e Aus t r a l i a n t eachers s eemed somewha t more open t o unconven­ t iona l ways of teach i ng than i s u s ua l ­ l y t he c a s e here . A t any ra t e , every­ whe r e I went I was t re a t e d w i th the grea t e s t k i ndne s s , f r i e nd l i n e s s , and hos p i ta l i t y . From Darw i n I f l ew t o P e r t h a t t he Squt hwe s t ern corner o f t h e coun­ t r y , for another read i ng confere_nc e a t C l aremont C o l l ege . Aga i n , I h a d a mo s t d e l i ght fu l v i s i t there . Then back td Me l bourne f o r · t h e spec i a l home s c hoo l i ng mee t ing . W e m e t i n a room a t t h e YWCA , and d e s p i te a $ 4 . 5 0 adm i s s i o n fee , more t ha n f our hundred people a t t erided . A very exc i t ing occa s i on . Many home schoo l e r s the l oc a l group had never heard of t urned up . Next d a y , a suc ­ c e s s f u l conference a t the Zoo t ve r y handy l o c a t i o n , for wh i l e the adul t s t al k , t h e ch i l dren c a n l ook a t the animal s ) . During l uncht i me , wh i l e b e i n g guided t h rough t h e Zoo b y one o f · the curat o r s ,. I p i cked up and he l d. a number o f an i ma l s , i n c l ud i ng a b i g b o a c on s t r i c to r and a womba t . Ear l y n e x t morning f l ew t o S yd ­ ney f o r a r a t h e r s ma l l but very p r o ­ duc t ive a l l d a y a n d eve n i ng home­ s choo l i n g d i s c u s s i on group . There s eemed p o t en t i a l for much ac t iv i t y t her e . Next morning I f l ew · back t o L o s Ange l e s - a n in e t e e n hour f l i g h t - a n d t h e n c e t o B o s t on . A l l in a l l , a mos t p l ea sant , i n t e re s t ing , and produc t i ve t r i p . Ever ywhere I went peop l e urged. me t o co�e bac k , wh i c h I hope t o do . Hawa i i , New Z e a l and , and Aus t ra l i a a l l s eem fer t i l e s o i l f o r home schoo l ­ i ng .- I n Aus t ra l i a the l aw s o f a t · l e a s t a number o f s t a t e s a r e more favo r ab l e to a l t erna t i v e s choo l s than ours ; s u b j e c t to what s ome f e e l a r e r a t h e r c r i pp l i ng r e s t r i c t i o n s , they c a n even g e t government fund i ng . S o there ' s e v e r y r e a s on t o hope t h a t w i t h i n a f e w y e a r s there w i l l be many home schoo l e r s there . - JH MI N DSTORMS

M I NDSTORMS : C h i ldren , Compu t e r s , And P owe rful �de a s , by Seymour Pap e r t T$IT . 65 + 75¢ pos t . ) Th i s i s a mo s t impo r t a n t boo k , for t wo rea sons . One i s the rea s on the author i n t ended : i t i s a book about the way i n wh i ch we c ou l d and perhaps s oon may u s e ccmpu­ t er s , in s choo l s or at home , t o make

the c u l t ur e and l a nguage of compu­ t e r s , m a t hema t i c s , t e ch n o l ogy , and s c i en c e - a l l a c l o s e d book to many peop l e - more a c c e s s i b l e , und e r s tand a ­ b l e , mean ingfu l , a n d a bove a l l en joy­ a b l e for c h i l dren . The o t h e r r e a s on t h e book i s i mportant i s one t h a t P a p e r t d i d not i nt e nd ( but m i gh t not o b j e c t t o ) : i t i s a very powe r f u l a rgument for home schoo l e r s �i ns t t h e ways i n wh i c h a l mo s t a l l s cfiOOT s t e ach mathema t i c s ( and indeed ever y t h i ng e l s e ) . What he says about t h e e r r o r s o f current edu­ c a t i on is not very d i f f erent f rom what I have been s a y i ng for year s , i n books and i n GWS . B u t s i nc e h e i s a P ro f e s s o r o f both Educ a t i on a nd Mathe­ mat i c s at M . I . T . , probabl y tne-l ead­ i ng s c i e n t i f i c univer s i t y in t h e U . S . i f n o t t h e wor l d , h i s words w i l l g ive our a rgumen t s much g r e a t e r w e i gh t . A number o f home school i ng fam i ­ l ie s have prepated very good s t a t e ­ m e n t s o f educ a t ional p l ans and pur­ poses fqr t h e i r s choo l author i t i e s . Some o f the s e , �h i c h have won t he a pprova l o f t h e s choo l s or t h e court s , we h a v e pr i n t ed i n G W S and / o r TEACH YOUR OWN . But i n a l l s uch s t a t e ­ ment s , above a l l where fam i l i e s are d e a l ing w i th ho s t i l e school aut h o r i ­ t ie s , i t m i ght b e h e l p f u l t o make a n even s t ronger o b j ec t i on t o the educa­ t i ona L ph i l o s oph i e s and method s o f the school s t han mo s t fami l i e s have made . These should o f cour s e be made as s t a temen t s of educ a t i o n a l ph i l o s o ­ phy , a s a cons i d e r e d d i f f e rence o f o p i n i on , r a t her t han a fur i ous a t t a c k . M I NDSTORMS g i v e s us a great d e a l o f mat e r i a l f o r such s t a t e m e n t s . I n GWS # 2 1 we quoted s ome o f what Pape r t w r o t e about h i s c h i l dhood l ove a f f a ir w i th g e a r s . I t i s a very power ful a rgument aga i n s t t h e i d e a that h o w we t h i nk about t h i n g s can be separated f rom how we f e e l about t hem , o r that we c a n dec ide in ad­ van c e a l ong what paths c h i ldren w i l l e x p l ore t h e wor l d . Here i s more us�ful ammun i t ion f rom M I NDSTORMS : � p . 7 ) . . . Chi l dren s eem t o be i nn a t e l y g i f t e d l e arne r s , acqu i r i ng l ong be fore they go to school a va s t quant i t y o f know l edge by a pro­ cess . I c a l l " P i age t i an l e a r n i ng , " or " l e a rn ing w i t ho u t be i ng taught . " ( p . 30 ) . . . . We cons i d e r a n a c t i v i ­ t y wh i ch may n o t occur �o mos t peo­ ple when they t h i nk o f compu t e r s a n d c h i ldren : t he u s e o f t h e c ompu­ ter a s a w r i t i�g i n s t rumen t . . . For mo s t c h i ldren rewr i t ing a text i s s o l abor i ous t h a t the f i r s t d r a f t i s the f ina l copy , and t he s k i l l o f reread i ng w i th a c r i t i c a l e y e i s n e v e r a c q u i red . . . T h e image o f c h i l ­ dren us ing t he c omput er a s a w r i ­ t ing i n s t rumen t i s a p a r t i c u l a r l y good exampl e o f m y genera l t he s i s t ha t wha t i s ood for pro fe s s i ona l s i s good for c ildren . . . . But [in s chools ] the comput e r i s seen a s a t e ach i ng i n s t rument . I t gives c h i l d ­ r e n prac t i c e i n d i s t i ng u i s h i ng b e ­ t ween verbs a n d noun s , i n s pe l l i ng , and i n a n s we r i ng mul t i p l e cho i c e que s t ions . . . ( p . 3 1 ) . . . I bel ieve t h a t t h e c om pu t e r a s w r i t ing i n s t rument o f f ­ e r s c h i l d ren an opportun i t y t o b e ­ come more l ike adul t s , i ndeed l i ke advanced p r o fe s s i ona l s , in t h e i r r e l a t ions h i p t o the i r i n t e l l e c tu a l p r oduc t s a n d t o thems e l ve s . I n d o ­ i ng s o , i t comes i n t o head l ong c o l ­ l i s i on w i t h t h e many a s pe c t s o f s c h oo l s who se e f f ec t , i f n o t who s e i n t e n t ion , i s t o " in f a nt i l i z e " t h e child . . . ( p . 40 ) C h i l dren b e g i n t he i r

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l i ves a s e a g e r and c ompe t en t l e arn­ e r s . They have to l earn t o have t rouble w i t h l e arning i n general and mathema t i c s i n par t i c u l a r . . . was amused by a remark on p . 4 1 : Peop l e have l i ved w i t h c h i l d ­ ren f o r a l ong t ime . T h e f a c t t h a t we h a d · t o w a i t for P i age t t o t e l l u s how c h i l d r e n t h i nk . , . i s s o remarl< ,. h l e . . . • . .

Who w a i t e d ? . Mo s t o f what I wrote i n HOW C H I LDREN LEARN about young c h i l d r e n ' s t h i nk i ng , I wro t e be fore I had read a word o f P i age t . And much of wha t P iage t , Paper t , and I have had to s a y about c h i l dren as eager a nd s ki l l fu l l earners w a s s a id very e l oq ue n t l y in 1 900 by Mi l l i c en t S h i nn i n her wond e r fu l book THE B I OGRAPHY OF A BABY , wh i c h I hope someday t o be a ble to repr i n t h e r e . More f rom Seymour Paper t : ( p . 4 1 ) . . . A l ready in the pre­ school years every ch i l d f i r s t con­ s truc t s one or more preadu l t t h e o r i ­ za t i on s o f t h e wor l d a n d t he n moves t oward more adul t l ike v i e w s . [ JH ­ we c a n o b s e rxe t h i s proce s s mo s t c le a r l y i n c h i l d r e n l e arning t o t a l k . ] And a l l t h i s i s done through . . . a l ea r n i ng proc e s s the s choo l s shoul d e nv y : I t is e f f e c ­ t i v� ( a l l t h e c h i l dten g e t t h e r e ) , i t i s i nexpe n s i ve ( i t s e e m s t o require n e i ther t eacher n o r curri c u ­ l um d e v e l opmen t ) , and i t i s humane ( the c h i l dr e n s e em to do it in a c a r e f r e e s p i r i t w i thout ' e x p l i c i t ext ernal rewards a nd p un i s hmen t s ) . . . . An unknown but c e r t a i n l y s ig­ n i f i ca n t propo r t i o n of t h e popu l a ­ t ion h a s a l mo s t c omp l e t e l y given up on l e a r n i ng . The s e peop l e s e l dom , i f ever , e n gage i n d e l ibera t e l e arn­ ing and s e e t h em s e l ve s a s n e i t h e r c o�pe t e n t a t i t n o r l ike l y t o e n j oy i t . The soc i a l and p e r s o n a l c o s t s are e normous . . . ( p . 4 7 ) . . . Our e'duc a t ional c u l ture g i v e s m a t hemat i c s l earners scarce r e s ources for mak ing· s e n s e o f w h a t t h e y are l earning . As a r e su l t our c h i l d r e n are forced t o fo l l ow t h e very wo r s t mod e l for l e ar n i n g m a t he ma t i c s . Thi s i s the mode l o f � o t e l ea r n i n g , where ma t e r­ i a l i s t r e a t ed a s mean i ng l e s s ; i t i s a d i s s oc ia t ed mode l . That was very t rue in 1 9 5 8 whe n I f ir s t t augh t f i f th g r a d e a n d s t a r t ­ e d wr i t ing HOW CHI LDREN FA I L , and i s much more t rue now . ( p . 4 8 ) One d a y J enny [ a t h i r ­ t ee n y e a r o l d average s t udent who had been s e n t by her s chool to work w i t h Pape rt and c omput er s ) c ame i n very exc i t ed . She ' had made a d i s cov­ ery . "Now I know why we have nouns and veros , " she s a id . For many years in s c h o o l J enny had been dri l l e d in gramma t i c a l c a t egori e s . She had neve r und e r s t ood t he d i f f er­ e n c e be t we e n nouns a nd verbs and adverbs . But now it was a pparent t h a t her d i f f i cu l t y with grammar was not due to a n inabi l i t y to work w i t h l o g i c a l c a t eg o r i e s . I t w a s som e t h i n g e l s e . She h a d s im p l y s e e n no purpos e i n t h e e n t erpr i s e . S h e had n o t b e e n a b l e t o make a n y s en s e of w h a t grammar w a s about i n t he s e n s e o f wha t i t m i gh t be for . And whe n s h e had a sked wha t i t -was for , the expl ana t i o n s t h a t h e r t ea c h e r s g a v e s e emed mani f e s t l y d i s hone s t . The r e fore s h e l earned t o a pproach grammar w i th res e n t me n t . And , a s is the c a s e for most of u s , r e s en t m e n t GROW I N G W I THOUT SCHOOL I NG # 2 4

guaran t e e d f a i l ure . . . . . . [ When Jenny went back t o s c hool a f t e r h e r work w i th c ompu­ t e rs ] her previou s l y low a nd aver­ age grades became " s t ra igh t A ' s " f o r her rema in ing years o f schoo l . She l earned that s h e c o u l d be " a brain" after all . ( p . 5 0 ) . . . I t i s e a s y t o under­ s t and why math and grammar f a i l t o m a k e s e n s e t o c h i l dren wh en t hey fa i l t o make sense t o everyone around them and why h e l p in g ch i ld ­ r e n t o m a k e s e n s e o f t hem r e qu i r e s m o r e t han a t e a c h e r mak ing t h e r ight s pe e c h or pu t t in g . the r i gh t d i agram on t h e board . I have asked many t e ac h e r s and pare n t s wha t t h e y t hought mathema t i c s t o be a nd why i t was i mpor t a n t to l e a rn i t . Few he l d a v i ew o f mathema t i c s tha t was s u f f i c i e n t l y coherent t o j us t i fy devo t i ng several t hous and· hours o f a c h i l d ' s l i f e t o l e arning i t , and c h i l d ren s e n s e t hi s . When a t eacher t e l l s a s t udent that t he r e a s on for those many hours o f a r i t hme t i c i s t o be a b l e t o c h e c k t h e change a t t h e s upe rmarke t , t he t eacher i s s i m p l y n o t be l i eved . Chi l d r e n s e e such " r e a s on s " a s o n e m o r e examp l e o f adu l t doub l e t a l k . [ They ] can see p e r f e c t l y we l l t h a t the t eacher d o e s n o t l ike math any more than they do and t h a t t he r e a s on for do­ ing it is s im p l y that it h a s been i n s c r i bed i n t o ' t h e c u rr i cu l um . A l l o f t h i s erodes c h i l dr e n ' s c on f i ­ d e n c e i n t h e adu l t �orld and t h e proc e s s o f educ a t i on . And I t h i nk i t i nt roduce s a de ep e leme n t of di s ­ hon e s ty i n t o the educa t 1 o nal rela­ t i onship . . . The ch1ld' s perc ept ion is fundamen t a l l y corre c t . The k i nd o f m a t hema t i c s f o i s t e d o n c h i l dren i n s chool 1 s not m e a n i n g ful , fun , or even very u s e fu l . . . ( p . 5 2 ) . . . A l i v i ng l anguage i s l e a rned b y s pe a k i n g and d o e s not need a t eacher t o v e r i f y and grade each s e n t en c e . A dead l anguage r e qu i r e s c on s t a n t " f eedbac.k" from a t e a c he r . The a c t i v i t y known a s " s um s " per forms t h i s f eedback func ­ t i on in s c ho o l ma t h . The s e absurd l i t t l e r e pe t i t ive exerc i s e s have on l y one m e r i t : They are e a s y to grade . A nd as I have s a id for year s , t e a c h e r s or pare n t s would be w i s e r t o g i ve c h i ldren answer shee t s a nd l e t t hem corr e c t t h e i r own papers . ( p . 6 3 ) Tur t l e geomet r y . . . was d e s i gned t o h e l p c h i l dren deve l o p t h e l earning s t r a t e g y : I n o r d e r t o L ea r n s ome t h i ng , f i r s t make s e n s e of 1 t . ---rp . 6 5 ) . . . Turt l e ge ome t r y . . . g i ve s t he c h i l d a mod e l o f l earning very d i f fe r e n t f rom t h e d i s s o c i a t e d o n e a f i f th-grade boy , , B i l l , d e s c r i bed a s t h e way t o learn mu l t i ­ p l i c a t i on t a b l e s i n s choo l : "You l e a rn s tu f f l i ke t h a t by making your mind a b l ank and s a y i ng it over and over unt i l you know i t . " For m o s t c h i l dr e n , t h a t d o e s n ' t work . For a more non-d i s so c i a t ed , i . e . , m e a n i n g fu l way t o l ook at mul t i ­ p l i c a t ion t a bl e s , s e e GWS # 1 7 , 1 8 . ( p . 1 1 5 ) . . . The i n s t ru c t or and a c h i l d were on t h e f l oor w a t c h i ng . . . A s t h e y puzz l e d t o g e t h e r t h e chi l d had a reve l a t ion : " D o you mean , " he s a i d , " that you rea l l y don ' t know how t o ' f i x i t ? " . . . The i n c i d e n t i s po i gnant . I t s p e a k s o f a l l the t im e s t h i s c h i l d e n t ered i n t o t each­ e r s ' game s of " l e t ' s do t h i s toge t h ­ e r " a l l t h e wh i l e kno.w i n g t h a t t h e

c o l l abora t i o n w a s a f i c t i o n . D i s c ov­ e ry c annot be a s e t up ; i nvent ron--­ c annot be s cheduled. (p . 132) . . . A s c h i l d r e n , we l earned how to b u i l d and u s e theor­ ies only because we were a l l ewed to h o l d "dev i a n t " v i e w s about [ the worl d ] for many y e a r s . Ch i l dren do n o t fo l l ow a l ea r n i n g pa t h t h a t goes f rom o n e " t rue pos i t ion" t o anothe r , m o r e advanc e d " t rue po s i ­ t ion . " The i r na tura l l earning paths i n c l ud e " f a l s e t h e or i e s " t h a t t ea c h a s m u c h about theory bu i l d i n g a s t rue ones . But i n school fa l se theor i e s are no l onger t o l e ra t e d . Our educ a t i o n a l s y s t em r e j e c t s t h e " fa l se t h e or i e s " o f c h i l d ren , t he r e ­ by re j e c t i n g the way ch i ldren rea l ­ l y l e arn . . . W i t h t h e s e q uo t e s I have on l y s c ra t ched the s u r fa c e . There a r e many more powe r fu l i n s i gh t s i n t o c h i l d ­ r e n ' s l ea r n i ng , a n d l e arning o f m a t h e ­ m a t i c s i n part i c u l a r , than I have room to quot e here . And I have s a i d n o t h i ng about Tur t l e o r Logo ge ome t ­ ry , t h e par t i c u l a r way o f us ing c ompu­ t e r s t h a t t h i s book is a l l about . P l ea s e don ' t a s sume t h a t b e c a u s e o f a l l o f t h e s e q uo t e s y o u don ' t n e e d t o read t h e re s t o f t he boo�; w i t hout Papert ' s s pe c i f i c �xamp l e s , you can onl y catch a part o f · t he forc e and t ru t h of wha t he i s s a y i ng . I ' s hou l d add t ha t s in c e Pa p e r t wro t e t h i s book , a n d a s o f the t i me w r i te t h i s , two o f the �a jor c ompan­ i e s mak ing home c omput e r s , Texas I ns t rume n t s and App l e , have d e s igned and produced programs that wi l l en­ able you t o do Tur t l e geom e t ry on t h e i r mac h i ne s . Whe t her any other c om­ pan i e s have done s o , I don ' t know . Whe t h e r t h e s e programs wi l l enab l e you t o d o a l l t h e t h i ng s P a pe rt wr i t e s about i n h i s booK , o r how s a t ­ i s f i ed h e i s w i th t h e m , I don ' t know e i ther . Meanwh i l e , l e t me urge you once a g a i n very s t rong l y t o ge t this book and to make use o f i t n o t jus t i n home t ea chin g but in any d e a l ings you may have w i t h uncoope r a t ive s chool s . I t i s very power f u l ammun i t ion , not jus t for home schoo l e rs , but a l so f o r a l l peop l e work i ng for c hang� w i t h i n schoo l s . - JH G NYS AT W R K

GNYS AT WRK , by G l enda B i s s ex ( $ 1 7 . 50 + pos t . ) Thi s d e l i gh t fu l and revea l in g book i s the d e ta i l ed and l ov i n g a c c ount of how the autho r ' s son Paul d i d wha t S e ymour Pape r t t a l ked a bout i n M I N DSTORMS , t h a t i s , l earned w i thout b e i n g t aught . He bui l t for h i ms e l f his own a t f i r s t c rude mod e l s o f wr i t t en Engl i sh , and c o n s t an t l y re f ined t hem unt i l t he y f ina l l y ma t ched t he wr i tt e n Eng l i s h o f t he wor l d around h i m . I t i s � l so a s p l e nd i d a c c ount and examp l e o f t h e ways i n wh i c h a s ympa t he t i c a n d t ru s t ­ i n g t ea c h e r c a n b e o f u s e t o a l e arn ­ e r , not by d e c i d i n g wha t he i s t o l earn b u t b y encourag ing and he l p ing him t o l ea r n wha t he i s a l ready busy l e arning . The book is expens i ve , but i t ' s we l l wor t h t h e money . Like M I NDSTORMS , it gives power f u l ammun i ­ t ion both t o paren t s who a r e t ry i n g t o d e a l w i th the s c h o o l s y s tems and / o r t o t ea c h e rs and o t he r s who are t ry ing t o c hange them . And I have to add t h a t s i n c e the book is publ i shed by Harvard U n i v e r s i t y Pre s s , t h e r e i s l i t t l e chance that i t w i l l come out in an inexpens ive pape rback . Paul B i s s ex began h i s wr i t ing a t age 5 w i th a n i nd i gnant n o t e t o h i s


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mothe r , who , bus y t a l k ing w i t h f ri end s , had not n o t i c e d t h a t the ch i ld was t ry i ng to ask her s ome­ t h ing . After t r y i ng a few t i me s to get h e r a tt e n t i on . h e went away , and r e turned s oon w i th t h i s me s s age p r i n t ­ e d on a p i e c e o f paper : RUD F . Luc k i l y f o r h i m , h i s mother ( w i t h whom I had a p l e a sant v i s i t not l ong ago here i n t he o f f i c e ) was p e r c e p t i ve enough t o d e c od e the note ( "Are you d e a f ? " ) , und e r s tand i t s i mport ance , and q u i ck­ l y g i ve the boy the a t tent i on he had been a sk i n g Eor . As the boy began to e x p l o r e wr i t ­ t e n Engl i sh , h i s mother . p a i d s t eady a t tent i o n t o the ways i n �h i c h he was do ing i t . I n h e r pre fac e , Mrs•. B i s s e x wri tes : . . . When I _began t ak ing n o t e s about my i n f a n t s on ' s deve l opment , I d i d not know I was gathe r i ng " d a t a " for r e s earch ; I was a mother � i th a propens i t y for wr i t ing t h i ng s down . . . When Paul s ta r t ed s pe l l i ng , I was amazed and fa s c i na­ ted . Onl y s omewhat l a ter d i d I l e a rn of Char l e s Read ' s re s e a r c h �n ch i l d ren ' s i nvented s pe l l i n g . Exc i ­ ted b y h i s work , I s ta r t e d s e e i n g my n o t e s a s "data . " . . . What I hope t h i s s tudy o f f e r s , r a t h e r than gene ra l i zat i on s to be "app l i ed" to o t h e r c h i ldren , i s encouragement t o look a t inq i v i d ­ ua l s i n the a c t o f l ea r n i ng . And I do mean a c t , w i th a l l that i mp l i e s o f 'drama---arid a c t i on . . .. . . . A c a s e s tudy t h i s de t a i l ed and ext ended over t ime would have been unmanage a b l e were I not a parent . . . Thi s was one o f the po i n t s I made i n the l a s t chapter o f TEACH YOUR OWN , in wh i ch I l i s t a numbe r o f r e a ? on s w h y schoo l s would b e w i s e , i n t e rms o f t h e i r own i n t e re s t s , to c o ­ o p e r a t e w i t h home s choo l i ng fam i l i e s . F o r such f a m i l i e s , kee p ing n o t e s o f t h e i r own work , s e nd i n g them to GWS , or i n s ome c a s e s put t i ng them i n t o a r t i c l e s or books o f t h e i r own , o f wh i ch w e have a l ready h a d s ome and w i l l s u re l y have many more , are d o i ng a k i nd o f l ong- t e rm educ a t i on a l r e search wh i ch - ne i the r t h e s choo l s nor the s choo l s o f educa t i on c o u l d p o s s i b l y do them s e l ve s . Th i s ext reme­ l y v a l ua b l e i nf orma t ion about c h i l d ­ r en ' s w a y s and s t y l e s o f l�arn i n g , wh i ch the s choo l s c o u l d never a f ford to pay f o r , they can have f o r n o t h i ng f rom t he home s c hoo l e r s and the i r many c om·mun i c a t i on network s , i n c l u­ d i ng GWS . I n the pre fac e , M r s . B i s s e x d e s c r i be s how Pau l f e l t a b o u t h e r r e s earch : At the beg i nn i ng , Paul was an unc,on s c i ou s s u b j e c t , unaware of the s i g n i f i c ance of my tape recorder and notebook . When he f i r s t bec ame aware , at about age s ix , he w a s p l e a s e d b y m y i n t e re s t a n d a t t en­ t i on . By s even , he had be c ome an observer o f hi s own progre s s . When I . . . had Paul ' s ear l y wr i t i ng s s pread o u t o n m y d e s k , h e l oved to l ook a t t hem w i t h me and t ry to read t hem . . . Paul o b s e rved me wr i ­ t ing down a que s t ion he had a sked about s pe l l ing , and I i nq u i red how he f e l t about w r i t ing it down . "Then I know t h a t when I ' m o l d e r c a n s e e the s tu f f I a s ked when I was l i t t l e , " he commented . At e i ght he was s e l f - c on s c ious enough t o object to obv i ous o b s e rva­ t i on and n o t e - t a k i ng , w h i c h I t hen s t opped . . . He s t i l l brought h i s w r i t i ng s t o me , sha r i n g m y s e n s e o f

the i r i mportanc e . A t n i ne h e be came a part i c i pant in the r e s earch , i n t e r e s t e d in t h inking about why he had wri t t e n or read t h i n g s a s ne once had . . . The s t udy h a s become a s pe c i a l bond be t wee� u s , a n i n t e r e s t we share in e a c h o t h e r ' s work , a mutu­ al e n j 9yment of Paul ' s e a r l y c h i l d ­ h o o d a n d o f h i s grow i n g up . I have c ome • t o appre c i a t e c e r t a i n qua l i ­ t i e s i n m y s on that I m i gh t not have s ee n e x c e p t through the e y e s o f th i s s tudy . . . ·When I was t e a c h i n g f i f th grade w i th B i l l Hul l , and beg i nn ing to watch and l i s t en c a re fu l l y t o what c h i l dren s a i d and d id i n the c l a s s , u s ed to wr i te down note s , i n hand­ w r i t ing s o t in y they c o u l dn ' t e a s i ly read i t . They knew I was wr i t i ng about t hem , and a t f i r s t s a i d , a l i t ­ t l e s u s p i c ious l y , "What a r e y o u wr i ­ t ing ? " But a s t i me went o n and· they began t o u nd e r s t and that I did not s e e t hem as s t range l aboratory a n i ­ m a l s , b u t l i ked a n d re s pe c t e d t hem and was t ry i ng t o see how t h e worl d o f s c ho o l l ooked t hrough the i r eyes , they f e l t b e t t e r about my note t a k i n g - though i t wou l d probab l y . have b e e n bet t e r i f I had t o l d t hem m o r e s pe c i ­ f ic a l l y wha t I was t ry i ng t o l earn f rom the i r work� In o t h e r word s , I c o u l d have made them more c on s c i ou s par tne r s i n my r e s earch . Many GWS readers � i l l remember Ann Kaub l e ' s l e t t er i n GWS # 1 2 about her l i t t l e daught e r ' s angry- d i nner­ t ime n o t e , saying tha t s h e woul d not eat her " F ICH" but woul d i n s tead ·e a t a 1 1 t h e " CUCEZ . " M a n y c h i l d r e n - I have no idea how many - s e e m to go more f ro� w r i t i n g to r e a d i n g than the other way around . GNYS AT WRK i s by no means the f ir s t work I have read about c h i l d re n ' s i nvented s pe l l in g s . Many y e a r s ago I read , I forget where , a mo s t i n t e re s t i n g a r t i c l e on t he s ame s u b j e c t by Carole Chomsky , who h a s done much good work i n t h i s area . One t h i n g about h e r a r t i c l e I remember very v i v i d l y . She reported that many c h i l dr e n s pe l l ed words begi nn ing i n T R - t ree , t'r a i n , e t c . e i ther w i t h a CH or an H a t the begin­ n i ng . For a ' s e cond t h i s ba f fl ed me . But by th i s t ime I had l e arned t o l ook f o r rea s on i n c h i ldren ' s "m i s ­ t ake s . " I began t o s a y " tr e e , t r a i n , e tc . " l i s t e n i n g care f u l l y to what s ound s I was mak ing , and found t o my a s t o n i s hment that what I was a c t ua l l y s a y i ng s ounded very much l ike " ch r e e " a n d "chra i n . ' ' Worth not i n g that n e i ther G l enda B i s s e x nor Ann Kauble nor the pare n t s o f m a n y o t h e r c h i l dren who l earned t o wr i t e Engl i s h i n t he i r own i nvented s pe l l i ng , had t a ught t hem " phon i c s , " or t aught themi to wri te , o r even much encouraged t he� to wr i te ( except per­ haps by the i r own examp l e ) . They had been t o l d and he l ped t o l e a r n the nam e s of l e t t e r s . From these they had f igured out for them s e l ve s wh i c h con­ s ona n t s made whi ch s ound s . L i ke Paul B i s s e x , they began by l e a v i ng vowe l s out o f the i r words a l t oge t he r , produ­ c ing a wr i t i n g much l i ke the S peed­ wr i t i n g tha t many adu l t s l a te r s t r ug­ g le and pay t o l ea rn . As Mrs . B i s s e x make s c l ear i n exam p l e a f ter exampl e , P a u l d i d not "'i earn to wr i te , " learn what s choo l s woul d ca l l the s k i l l s o f w r i t i ng , s o that l a t e r h e c o u l d u s e them t o wr i t e s ome t h i ng . From the beg i nn i ng he wro t e because he had s ome t h i ng he want ed to s a y , o f t en to h i ms e l f , s ome­ t ime s to o t h e r s . I p l an to s a y much more about t h i s wond e r f u l book i n the next GWS .

Meanwh i l e , l e t me g i ve M r � . B i s s ex t he f inal word : . . . P au l , l ike h i s parent s , wrote ( and ·read and t a l ked ) becau s e what h e was � r i t i n g · ( or read i ng and say­ ing) had mean i n g t o him a s an i nd i ­ v i dua l an� a s a c u l t u r a l be i ng . We humans are mean i ng-ma k i ng crea­ t ur e � , and l a nguage - s poken and wr i t t e n - i s an important means for mak ing and s h a r i n g meanings . OTH E R N EW BOOKS H E RE

THE S I LVER CHA I R and THE HORSE AND H IS BOY by .C. S . Lew i s ($1 . 75 each + p o s t . ) Two more books i n the wonder fu l Narn i a s e r i e s . I n THE S I LVER CHAI R , t wo c h i ldren ( whom we have not met be fore i n the Narn i a book s ) f i nd t hems e l ve s sudden l y i n Narn i a , a n d there , a t A s i an ' s b i d ­ d i ng , a n d i n the c ompany o f a s t range but brave and s tubborn creature , go on a l ong and dange rous j ourney to a s i n i s t e r unde rground wor l d to r e scue a Narnia p r i nc e kept c a p t i ve by w i t ch ­ c r a f t . I n T H E HOR S E A N D H I S BOY , a poor boy , to e s cape be i ng s o l d i nto s l aver y t o a c rue l nobl eman who v i s i t s h i s m a s t e r , f l e e s w i th t h e nob l eman ' s horse . I t turns o u t t o be a Narni a hors e , and there fore , a b l e t o t a l k , but , ob l i g e d u�t i l now , i n t h i s s trange a n d ho s t i l e l and , t o k e e p i t s power o f s peech a s e c re t . A f t e r many adventures they make the i r way t o Narn i a and there h e l p t o s ave a good k i n g and h i s k i ngdom f rom a t reache rou s a t t ac k . - JH •

HOW TO PLAY THE P IANO DESP I TE YEARS OF- LESSONS , by Ward Cannel & Fred Marx ($11 .65 + po s t . I We are d e l ighted t o be a b l e to o f fer t h i s book now . You may remember I wrot e a bout i t in GWS # 2 1 , but at t h a t t ime i t was o n l y ava i l a b l e to people who s i gned up for a s pe c i a l c o ur s e . Out of the b l ue , l a s t month the pub l i sh­ ers s en t u s a dozen c o p i e s - no word on why they changed t he i r m i nd s . I won ' t r e p e a t ever y t h i ng I s a i d i n #2 1 . I w i l l on l y s a y t h a t t h i s book h a s been t.he b i gge s t encourage­ ment t o my p l a y i ng s ong s , c rea t i ng mus i c , and g e t t i ng . s a t i s fac t i on out of mus ic -maK i ng of anyt h i ng I c a n th i nk o f . F i nd i ng t h i s book p l u s N E V E R TOO LATE s ev e r a l y e a r s a g o i n s p i red me t o g e t my own p i ano , and I ' ve been h a v i n g a great t i me ever s inc e , l e t t i ng go o f . t he o l d f e a r s and p a t t e r n s i ns t i l l e d b y c h i l dhood l e s s on s , l ea r n i ng to t rus t �y own ab i l i ty and j udgemen t . $11 . 6 5 i s a s ma l l p r i c e to p a y f o r a l i fet i me o f en j oyment ( and I hope you ' l l g e t t he book f a s t , be fore the publ i s h e r s c hange th e i r m ind s aga i n ' ) - D R OH , BOY ' BAB I ES by A l i s on He r z ig and J ane Mali ($5 . 35 + po s t . I Th i s very amus i n g a nd t ouch i ng book i s the recorq o f an i mpor tant educ a t i on a l exper i ment . A pr i va t e s c hool f o r boy s dec ided to o f f e r a s i x week e l e c t i ve c ou r s e in i n fant c a r e . On l y i n t h i s c ou r s e t h e boys woul d n o t jus t read about bab i e s ; they wou l d have r e a l bab i e s , to l ook a t , p l a y w i th , c om­ fort , dre s s and und re s s , feed , d i a­ per , and c l ean . In a t ex t wh i c h i s a l mo s t e n t i r e l y the words o f the the boy s them s e l ve s , and w i t h d e l ight ful b l ack and wh i t e p i c tures on a l mo s t every page , t h i s book shows what hap­ pened . It is a very good c ompanion to B E FORE YOU WERE THREE , and a wond er­ f u l book for c h i l d r e n ( pe rhaps e s pe­ c i a l l y boy s ) o f any age . Two t h i ngs about the book s t ruck GRO W I NG W I T HOUT SCHOOL I NG # 2 4


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me very s t rong l y . The f i r s t w a s how s t range the babi e s were t o the boy s . T hey m i g h t have c ome f rom Ma r s . The t en-y e a r - o l d s had c ompl e t e l y f orgot­ t en t ha t p a r t o f the i r l i v e s . The o ther was how q u i c k l y the boy s c ame to und e r s t and the bab� e s and to e n j oy t he� and l ove them . They were very s a d when the course e nded . Mant boys w a n t e d to take the c o u r s e - next to C ompu t e r s i t was t he mo s t popu l a r e l e c t i ve i n t he s chool - a n d a s t h e r e w a s a l i m i t e d supp l y o f bab i e s , n o o n e c ou l d t a k e i t t wi c e . I t wou l dn ' t be s t re t c h i ng t h e t ruth a t a l l t o s a y t h a t t h e s e b o y s n e e d e d t h e s e babi e s , a s indeed I t�we a l l do . S ee i ng b a b i e s and l i t t l e ch i l d r e n p u t s us i n t ouch w i th a very i mportant p a r t o f ours e l ve s , wh ich we may o t he rwi s e very e as i l y l os e . A s I have s a id many t ime s , f rom b e i ng w i t h babi e s and i n fa n t s I h a ve l ea rn e d an i mmense amount a bout human l ea rn i ng , i n c l ud i n g my own . And i t o c cu r s t o me t ha t many peop l e , e s pe­ c i a l l y upper m i dd le - c l a s s one s l ike t he s e boy s , mus t grow t o adul t hood a nd e ven t o the p o i n t of hav i ng b a b i e s o f the i r own w i thout t he s l i ght e s t i de a o f wha t bab i e s are l ike . I t reminds me once aga i n wha t a b a d a r rangement f o r grow ing up the s ingl e - a ge peer group i s . In suc h g r oups ch i l d r e n a r e c u t o f f f rom t h e i r own p a s t , in the p e r s on o f younge r c h i ldren , and f rom t h e i r own f uture , in the p e r son of o l de r c h i l d ­ r en a n d a dul t s . Thi s e x pe r i men t , o f put t i ng ten­ year-olds into c l o s e c on t a c t w i th babi e s , i s one t h a t many o t h e r s choo l s c ou l d a n d shou l d repe a t . I t m ight s o l v e a number o f important problems at onc e ; ch i ldren c o u l d g e t t he cont a c t w i th babi e s t h a t t h e y need , a n d s o m e mother s , a t l e a s t , would be a b l e t o g e t much needed he l p i n c a r i n g f o r t h e i r c h i l d re n . O f c ourse , people woul d have t o have g r e a t c on f i dence in a schoo l , and know it f o r a ge n t l e and k i nd l y p la c e , t o e n t rus t t he i r b a b i e s t o i t . C h i ldren who have had t h i s k i nd o f t r a i n i n g and expe r i en c e w i th bab i e s would be we l c ome i n many fam i l i e s a s b aby-s i t t er s , and wou l d thems e l ve s p r obab l y b e g l ad o f a chance t o d o s uch work . And when w e t hi nk o f a l l t he babi e s and very young c h i l d r e n w h o s u f f e r t e rr i b l y f rom t he w a n t of human contact and l o v i ng c a re , we c an ' t but f e e l t ha t in mo s t p l a c e s we s hould be a b l e to f ind way s to b r i ng c h i l d r_en and babi e s t o g e t he r . c.e r t a i n ­ l y t he home s choo i i n g moveme n t , a s i t grows , should f i nd i t e a s i e r t o do this . A f t e r t h e l a s t c l a s s s e s s i on i n t he book , one b o y s ay s , " I ' m g o i ng t o beg a n d beg t hem t o l e t me take t h e c la s s aga i n . I ' m g o i n g t o s i gn up a g a i n even i f I have t o ge t down on my kne e s . I just l ove babi e s . I mean , I ' m going to g e t down on my kne e s and beg t h em . " A l ove l y book . - JH EQUAL R I GHTS FOR C H I LDREN , by H oward Cohen ($4. 50 + pos t . ) Thi s i s a very c a re ful l y t hought out , t i gh t l y o rgani ze d , and c le a r l y wr i t te n a rgu­ m e n t in favor of ( a s I propo s e d i n E SCAPE FROM C H I LDHOOD ) mak i n g ava i l ­ a b le t o c h i ldren t h e lega l r i ght s and r e s pons i b i l i t i e s of adul t s . Cohen d e a l s i n a ma s t e r fu l way w i th a l l the c onvent i on a l a rgument s aga i n s t t hi s . H i s book w i l l n o t conv i n c e h a t e r s and f ea r e r s of c h i l dren , but i t w i l l g r ea t l y s t rengthen t h o s e who o e l i eve as a ma t t e r of j us t i c e t h a t ch i l d ren s houl d be t re a t e d a s human be i ng s , n o t a s pe t s and s l ave s , and i t may GROW I N G W fTHOUT SCHOOL I NG #24

c onv i nc e s ome who s e hea r t s yearn i n that d i re c t i on but who s e unc e r t a i n and t roub l e d m i n d s h o l d t h e m back . S in c e the i d e a of g i v i n g ch i l d ­ r e n l eg a l a n d pol i t i c a l r i gh t s i s n o t a l i ve i s s ue and , g i ven t h e p r e s e n t publ i c tempe r , i s not l i ke l y t o b e ­ come o n e for a l ong t ime , o n e m ight ask wha t ' s the p o i n t of t h i s book , why i s i t worth r e a d i ng , wha t d i f f e r ­ ence c o u l d i t po s s i b l y make . We l l , i n t he overa l l s o c i e t y i t m a y no t make any d i f f erenc e , but i t c o u l d make a g r e a t d i f f er e n c e i n the homes of unschoo l e r s , and in the sma l l but grow i n g c ommun i t i e s t h a t home s choo l ­ e r s a r e mak i n g . I n t h i s m i n i a ture soc i e t y , t h i s c oun t r y w i t h i n a c oun­ t ry , t h i s anc e s t o r ' ( I hope ) o f a very d i f f erent l arger soc i e t y s ome o f us may someday s e e , t he que s t i on o f how chi l d ren should be t re a t e d a nd wha t r i gh t s t h e y shou l d have i s a very l ive one . There a r e those in the home s choo l i ng movement who s a y t ha t , e xc e p t for the r i ght t o f ood , c lo t h­ i ng , shel t e r , and hea l t h c a r e , c h i l d ­ ren have o n l y du t i e s and obl i ga t i ons , and no igh t s a t a l l . T h i s book i s a powe r fu argument in favor of going as f a r a s we c a n i n t h e d i re c t i on of t re a t ing c h i l d ren , d e s p i t e t h e i r youth ?nd i nexpe r i enc e , l i ke s en s i ­ j l e , w e l l -mean ing , and r e s pons i b l e peop l e , a n d why d o i n g s o w i l l make s t rong�r and be t t e r fam i l i e s a s i t w i l l s omeday make a s t ronger and be t ­ t e r s oc i e t y . JH

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e d fam i l y " . . . We are open t o s i ng l e parents a n d even c h i l dl e s s pe rso n s who e n j oy p l ay i n g u nc l e and a u n t i e , o r grandpa and gr andma . . . We are l ocated about l l h o u r s from B o s t o n . I t i s t r u l y a b e au t i f u l r u r a l are a . Anyone i n terested i n t h i s project sh o u l d wr i t e u s . , . Donna Bro ck , 2 0 5 1 s t Av , Hel per UT 84526 ; 80 1 -4 7 2 - 37 30 : . . . I n response to M r . Ho l t ' s propos a l i n T EACH YOUR OWN [ about student t eachers l i v i ng w i t h un schoo l e r s ] . . . We are i mp r e s s ed w i t h t h e i de a of h av i ng a y o u n g pe r s o n l i ve i n . I c a n s ee t h a t i t wou l d not o n l y be a benef i t f o r t h e y o u n g p e r s o n w h o i s i nterested i n teach ­ i ng , but a l e ar n i ng exper i e nce for our ch i l d ­ ren . . . I d o n o t wor k out s i d e t h e home s o t hey wou l dn ' t be l i ve - i n babys i t te r s . They wou l d j u s t h ave t o d o t hei r share o f r e s p o n s i b i l i ­ t i e s a s a p a rt of our f am i l y . We h ave f o u r boys ages 1 3 , 1 0 , 7 , and 5 . . . Sandy and D av i d Court ney , 265 Water St , C l i nton MA 0 1 '5 1 0 ( 40 1 - 3 6 5 - 3807 ) : . . . We s t arted ge t t i ng GWS l a s t mont h , after dec i d i n g t o home- s c h o o l o u r three ch i l d­ ren . . . We ' ve l i ved cooperat i v e l y in t h e p a s t and wou l d l i ke t o do so a g a i n . . . We wou l d be wi l l i ng t o share our 5 - bedroom V i ct or i a n home t h at we p r e s e nt l y rent . . . We are vegetari a n , w e don ' t smok e , and don ' t d r i nk a l coho l . . .

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Here i s t h e f i r s t comp l et e l i s t i ng s i nce GWS # 2 1 . Our D i r ectory i s not a l i s t of a l l s u b s cr i b e r s , but o n l y of t h o s e who h a ve a s ked t o be l i s t e d , s o t h a t GWS reader s , or other i n ­ P ostage c h arge � For 1 , 2 , or 3 book s , t erested peo p l e , may get i n t ouch w i t h t hem . 7 5¢ ; 4 o r more books , 2 5 ¢ per book ( $ 1 for 4 , I f you wou l d l i k e your name to appear here , $ 1 . 25 for 5 , et c . ) p l e ase send us t h e i nformat i on . M a ke c h e c k ( U S b an k ) or money order for P l e a s e l e t u s k n ow i f you wou l d rather boo k s paya b l e to HOLT ASSOC I A T E S , I NC . ( P ay­ h a ve your phone number and town l i s t e d ---i n st e a d -­ ment for s u b s cr i pt i o n s or back i s s u e s of GWS of a mai l i ng addre s s . s ho u l d be made out s e p a r a t e l y t o GROW I N G I f a n ame i n a GWS s t ory i s f o l l owed by W I THOUT SCHOOL I NG . ) Addr e s s a s of J une 1 98 1 : an abbre v i a t i o n i n parent h e se s , t h a t person i s 7 2 9 B oy l s t o n St , Boston MA 02 1 1 6 . C l earance s a l e o n GU I N N E S S BOOK O F WOR L D i n t he D i rect ory . Note t h a t we are l i s t i n g names and/or RECORDS - $2 . 1 0 ( s ave $ 1 . 05 ) . a g e s of c h i l dren i n many fami l i e s . Let us k n ow T he p i c t ure book T H E MYST E R I OUS TADPOLE i f you want us to add y o u r s to t he l i s t . To i s n o w a v a i l a b l e for $ 2 . 6 5 . k eep t h e D i rectory c u r rent , we h a v e added o n e W e h a v e h ad t o r a i se t he p r i ce on : MRS STEWART ' S P I ANO L E S SONS , $7 . 50 ; P H Y S I C S E X P ER I ­ year t o t h e ages of a l l c h i l dr e n l i s ted . T h i s may mean some c h i l dren ' s ages are n ot correct MENTS FOR C H I L D R E N , $ 2 . 25 ; CON N I E ' S NEW E Y E S , r i g h t now, but t h ey wi l l be cor rect some t i me $ 1 . 60 ; VOYAGE OF T H E DAWN T R EADE R , $2 . 0 0 ; i n 1 982 . GARRETT WADE TOOL CATALOG , $2 . 6 5 ; ARCHY & MEH I T� E L , $ 1 0 . 50 ; SCOTT FORE SMAN B EG I NN I NG AL - Reg i n a CALLAHAN , 7 98 Westcott Dr , D I CT I ONARY , $ 1 4 . 50 . WetumpKa 36092 - - - Karen & R i c h ard FRANKL I N ( Ad am 5 , J e s s i c a 2 ) 963 P arkwood Dr , Montgom­ ery 3 6 1 09 PEOPLE/ PLACES AK - A l v i n & Kathy AMASON ( Le n a 6) Box G a i l Kuehn l e , Star Rt Box 7 0 - D , Moun t a i n 562 , Koai aK 996 1 5 - - - Gai l & Grady KN I GH T , 8643 E l Ot h Av , Anchorage 99504 - - - Mel i n d a & V i ew M O 6 5 5 48 : R i c h ard L E E ( E l i j ah 8 , A n n a be l l e 5 ) 1 67 0 E v e r ­ . . . ! am s e nd i ng you l i t e r ature on G R E E N ­ g r ee n , J u n e a u 9980 1 - - - S t a n LONG , Box 28 1 0 , K e n a i 996 1 1 - - - L o r i & John O ' HARE ( E amonn 5 ) W O O D F OREST ASSOC I AT I ON i n c a s e s ome f am i l i e s Box 1 932 , Kod i ak 996 1 5 - - - Marg aret & B i l l ROB­ are s e r i o u s l y l oo k i ng to buy l a n d near other f am i l i e s . . . M i s s o u r i i s a good , f r i e n d l y s t at e E RT S ( J e n ny 8, J e s s e 4) B o x 1 7 3 1 , Kod i ak 996 1 5 - - - Mary C . SCHWENZFE I E R , Red Mtn . V i a , Homer t o s t a r t one ' s home s c h o o l i n , a s we d i d a n d others are i n m a n y adj acent area s . We are h a v ­ 99603 - - - F r a n � SODEN KAMP & C a ro l LAMBERT ( Be n ­ i ng i ncre a s i n g l y wonderfu l , f r i e n d l y re l a t i on ­ j ami n 5 ) P O B o x 2 8 1 5 , Kod i a k 996 1 5 A Z - Gi l l i an AMUNDSEN , 5 5 1 1 E W e t h e r s ­ s h i ps w i t h many fo l k s i n t h e area . . . C h i l d ­ ren a nd ad u l t s are h ap py , se l f - i n i t i ated doers f i e l d RO , Scott s da l e 85254 - - - T h e C A R S T E N S ( N at h a n 3 ) 7 5 0 7 E Garf i e l d , Scot t s d a l e 8 5 2 5 7 here , and many more c h i l dren and adu l t s are - - - Kat h l ee n & W a y n e JOHNSON ( Darcy 4 ) Ch i l d s com i n g over t h e next few years t o s et t l e Power P l a nt , C a m p V e r d e 86 3 2 2 - - - K a y L aROUX here . . . P arce l s are 1 0 o r 5 acr e s , wi t h 530 ( Stephen 5) 7 0 7 W Geor g i a , Hol brook 86025 - - ­ acres of common l a nd owned by· a l l parce l own H a l L E N K E , 8 2 1 Bou l der D r , Prescott 8630 1 - - ­ ers a u t omat i c a l l y . . . M i ke & Marti M I KL ( Da r r i s 1 2 ) 1 483 B l ac k C a n ­ y o n St age , P h oe n i x 85029 - - - Bea & Gary RECTOR ( Au r e l i a 4, E l l i o t 2) 2 5 3 9 W K i owa Av , Mesa F r a n k Asc h , R F D 1 Rocky H i l l Rd , Wood­ 85202 --- L i n d a & A l l an R I E K E N ( Fo r e s t 4) 2 5 3 9 stock C T 06281 : E P o rt l a n d St , P h oe n i x 85008 - - - Denn i s & J anet SARKETT ( Donovan 1 3 , Jerem i a h 5 , N a t h a n ­ . . . Rece n t l y my w i f e and I got together w i t h a g r o u p of f r i e n d s and d i s c u s sed buy i ng a i e l - 2 ) MEADOW O A K MOUNT A I N HOME SCHOO L , P O B o x 852 , T u b a C i ty 86045 l arge p i ec e of property , di v i d i ng i t up , and AR - C h r i s t i ne CAL E S , Rt 1 Box 1 0 1 , W e s t t heg b u i l d i ng ,ho u s e s near o n e another . . . We Fork 77774 - - - Sh i r l ey D Y E ( A l a n 1 4 ) Box 3 2 2 , are g re a t l y i nt erested i n a t t ra ct i ng other home- schoo l er s who are l o ok i ng for an " e xtend- Ke i ser 7 2 3 5 1 - - - Doug & Jeanne McDOUGALL ( P l um BOOK O R D E R I NFO


18 B l os som 4 ) Star Rt , K i n g s ton 7 2 7 4 2 - - - J i m & C heri M I T C H E L L ( Geof f 8 , S a r a 6 ) Rt 4 Box 1 5 5 , Mount� i n Home 7 26 5 3 - - - Joe & Terry P R I DE ( Z ach ary 2 ) Rt 6 Box 2 3 3 , H u n t s v i l l e 7 2 7 40 - - ­ M a rgaret V I E R S , P O Box 4 , Deer 7 2 6 2 8 Sout h CA ( Z i p s t o 94000 ) - D a v i d & N a ncy A L L E N (Cr a 1 g 9 , L es l i e 6 ) 9923 W L i l a c Rd , E scond i d o 92026 - - - J o t i & N u ro AMARA , 4 2 5 1 A l t aden a , San D i e g o 9 2 1 1 5 - - - Bruce & Karen BAKER ( Aron 5, Ben 3) PO Box 626 , Forest F a l l s 9 2 3 39 - - - Arn o l d & C a ro l a n BLACK ( Jerry 2 0 , Jeannette 1 8 , J aL e en 9 ) 205 1 F r i e n d l y Dr , V i s t a 92083 - - - John BOSTON & S t e l l a O ' CARRO L L ( Se a n Boston 1 3 ) PO B o x 9 2 , E s cond.i do 92025 - - - Sy l v i a B R I DGE , 5 2 0 W 1 1 t h Av , E s c o n d i d o 9 2025 - - - C a t hy & D u a ne CAMP ( Je s s e 7 , Kati e •l 9 1 74 Rosed a l e Dr , Spr i ng V a l l ey 920 7 7 - - ­ T h e C HOU J NARD S , P hone 805 -64 3 - 26 2 4 ( Nov -May ) V e n t u r a - - - V i c tor i a & W i l CORBETT ( C apri 3 ) 2 1 9 P a l o Verde Av , P a l m S pr i n g s 9 2 26 2 - - - K a t h ­ e r i ne DAV I S , B o x DH , L om i t a 907 1 7 - - - L es l ey & R u b i n DAY ( M ary 3 ) 2895 C o l l e ge B l v d , Oce a n ­ s i d e 92054 - - - T o n i DE L A GARZA , 2 1 26 5 P i ne R i d ge , A p p l e V a l l ey 92387 - - - John DENl i N G E R , 1 52 7 3/4 N Bronson Av , Hol l ywood 90028 - - R i t a DOM I NGUE Z , 6389 Coope r , Font a n a 9 2 3 3 5 - - ­ T h e D R E S SERS , SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL O F T HOUGHT , 4 54 Toro Canyon Rd , S a n t a B a r b ar a 93 1 08 - - ­ C a thy EARL E , 1 602 Naco P l ace , Hac i e n d a Hts 9 1 745 - - - Mark & B a r b a r a ENGLE ( E r i c 4, Jason 3 ) 1 23 1 Scott Av , El C e n t ro 92243 - - - Tom & Kathy FAULKNER ( C h a d 1 1 , E r i c 8 , Jeff 6 ) 9 1 24 Camp i n a D r , Apt C , L a Mesa 92041 - - - Fred & W e ndy FORBES ( Ben 1 0 , Beth 8 ) 1 25 5 Sumner Av , E l C a j o n 9 2 1 1 5 - - - S u z a n n e G E T C H E L ( Amy 9 ) 23 W i l l ow Grove , I r v i ne 92 7 1 4 - - � Ro s i e HACKETT ( Shawn 1 1 , Terry 9) Box 1 446 , C r e st l i ne 92325 - - - D a v i d · & Mari l y n HALL ( M i c h a e l 1 ) Box 2 2 2 , O r ange 92666 - - - Herbert HAMM E R , 700 1 A l vern S t , Apt A, Los Ange l e s 90045 - - - Ha rry & He l ­ e n a HAROUT U N J AN ( M i c h ae l 1 6 , Naom i 1 1 , J an 9 ) 320 W Garf i e l d Av , G l e n d a l e 9 1 204 - - - Dave & M a r i e HARTW E L L ( Stephen 2 ) 5465 Norw i c h St , S a n D i ego 9 2 1 1 7 - - - G a b r i e l l e HARWOOD , 32001 C o a s t Hwy , S L a g un a 926 7 7 - - - Bob & M a r t h a H O M U T H ( B randon 7 , Ca sey 4 ) HOME SCHOOL , 3 5 5 3 R o sewood Av , L o s Ange l e s 90066 - - - S t � v e & S a ndy H OU S L E Y , ( S hawn 1 1 , C h r i s 1 0 ) 2 1 5 56 Av 2 0 0 , L i n d s ay 9 3 2 4 7 - - - Kei t h & E l a i ne JACKS ( Sh a l i ma r 6, L a l a s a 3) 1 0924 Thei s Av , Wh i t t i ­ e r 90604 - - - N a ncy JOSEFOSKY ( Ken 1 8 , Dan 1 7 , John 1 5 , Chri s 1 2 , Fred 8 ) 358 1 Mt . A c l are Av , S a n D i e g o 9 2 1 1 1 - - - S u z i e & Wal t K I RKWOOD ( N athan 1 0 , S h awna 6 ) Phone 2 2 5 - 0920 , San D i ego - - - C a t hy & John L E V E SQUE ( Sheryl 1 5 , S h a ro n 1 0 ) ANAH E I M FOUNDAT I O N SCHOOL , KEYS TO L E ARN I NG , 2650 W Trojan P l , Anaheim 92804 - - ­ John & Sh aron L I N DY ( Z ac h ary 3 ) 1 450 1 T upper St #52 , P anorama C i ty 9 1 402 - - - Frank & Reg i n a MAL LAT ( Ah n a 7 , J o s e f i n a 3 ) 9504 Mecca Rd , Morongo V a l ley 9 2 2 5 6 - - - Ma r i e MANNATT ( Soren 3 , James 1 ) 3484 Woo.d stock Rd·, Santa Ynez 9 34q0 - - - Donna & Ken McCULLOCH ( Ke n ny 6, Ky l e 3 ) 358Q Cerri t o s A v , Long B e a c h 90807 - - - Mark & Loretta M J KO L Y S K I ( Ma t t 9, Mary 7 , Scott 4 , K a t i e 1 ) 4 3 7 7 B akman Av , N H o l lywood 9 1 602 - - ­ B o n n i e M I N K I N , Box 6 5 3 , Desert Hot S pr i n g s 9 2 240 - - - OAK MEADOW SCHOOL , PO Box 1 05 1 , O j a i 9 3023 - - - Dav i d & N a ncy DOOM ( Ch r i stopher 7 , R u s se l l 4 ) 3 1 08 St . Mary ' s St , B a k e r s f i e l d 9 3 305 - - - Steve & S a l l y P A I G E , 8888 Toro Creek R d , A t a s c adero 93422 - - - T i m & Port i a PEARSON ( Ky l a 1 0 , Keri 9, Rac h e l 7) 7 30 7 0 Santa Ros a , P a l m Desert 92260 - - - Mi c h a e l & Mar i h e l e n P I TTS- CAMP B E L L ( Jo n a t h a n 4 ) 1 2 1 1 E Hof fer St , B a n n i n g 9 2 2 20 - - - Meri d i t h & J i m R I EMAN ( E l i z a­ b e t h 7 , A n n 5, John 3) 30 1 Cedar St , Newport B e ach 92663 - - - C h a r l otte ROBERTS ( Tequ i n a 6 ) P O Box 36 7 1 , S a n Bernard i no 9 2 4 1 3 - - - A n i t a ROWSON ( d tr St acey Bedard ) 5 1 5 D e l Norte Rd , O j a i 93023 - - - Stephan i e & Denn i s S C H E C K ( D i an a 1 0 , S t e p h e n 8 ) 1 8 1 6 6 B u n ny Dr , Jamul 9 2035 - - - Steve & Mary C l are S C H L E S I NGER ( Rebec c a 8) 25 1 6 1 J e smond Dene Dr , E s cond i do 9 2 026 - - - Fred & P a t SEBALD ( Er i c 1 4 ) S I E RRA S C HOOL ; June L a k e 93529 - - - Toni S H Y , 5 1 00 Woodman Av #23 , Sherman O a k s 9 1 42 3 - - - Sandra & Joe SM I TH ( C a r l os 6) Phone 7 1 4 - 78 9 - 3898 , R amona - - - Janet & Mi l e s STAN D I SH ( T i m i 5 ) 3 2 3 2 S a u t e l l e B l� # 3 , L o s Ange l e s 90046 - - ­ S u s an A . ST R I C KER , P O Box 9902 , Mar i n a Del Rey 9 0 2 9 1 - - - Steve & Mari l y n S W I F T ( T a g g art 3 ) 20959 Hemmi ngway St , Ca noga P a r k 9 1 304 - - ­ V E NTURE SCHOOL , PO Box 1 69 , C u l ve r C i ty 90230

- - - Don & C a t hy VUL J C H ( Ke n d r a 8, Aust i n 6, D a n a 3 ) 1 50 5 1 Arara t , Syl mar 9 1 342 - - - Wal t er & L i nd a WAL S H ( Ru s s e l l 5 ) 1 2099 Oak G l e n Rd , Y uc a i pa 92399 - - - C h a r l e s & E v a WEBB , P O Box 542 , O j a i 93023 - - - Lawrence & Bon n i e W I L L IAMS ( Rob i n 1 8 , J i l l 1 7 , Naomi 1 6 , Jay 1 1 , C h r i s t o p her 6 ) PO Box 1 05 1 , O j a i 93023 - - - J ac k & N ancy W I L SON ( Je n n i fer 4 ) 9 1 9 E H i gh Av , Redl an d s 923 7 3 - - - J a k e & H a n n i WOO L S E Y ( N ancy 8 ) BUC K I NGHAM SCHOO L , 1 9340 Rd 248 , S t r a t hmore 93267 - - - Gary & Sh aron ZACHA R I AS ( J ared 6 ) 1 968 N N u tmeg , E s c o nd i do 92026 North CA ( Z i ps 94000 & up ) - R i t a R I PP E T O E ( Rob1 n 5 , G ae l a n 3 , R o s e 1 ) 6 36 2 2 nd , R i c h m o n d 9480 1 - - - J i 1 1 Mc l aren A L E XANDER ( C ry s t a 1 1 4 ) 3 8 4 4 3 r d S t , O a k l and 94609 - - - AME R I CAN H E R I TAGE C HR I S T I AN ACADEMY , P O Box 1 6 1 96 3 , S a c ramento 9 58 1 6 - - - Anton i o , Deborah & Crys t a l BARRAGA N , 4 7 4 W MacArth u r B l v d , O a k l and 94609 - - - T i m & Karen BAT E S ( Joseph 4 ) 3322 C h i l e s V a l l ey Rd , St H e l e n a 94574 - - - F r a n k & J e an nette BAUMGARDNER ( Joe l 1 3 , W i l l 1 0 ) 2 5 7 1 B l ucher V a l l ey Rd , Sebastopol 9 5 4 7 2 - - - Chr i s t i n a B E � L - GUMAER ( C h ay a 7 ) 950 B ancroft Way , Berk e l ey 94 7 1 0 - - - Steven B E L L I N G , 3 1 6 K i ng St, Santa Cruz 95060 - - - D a n &. P ayee BLOMQU I S T ( K i mb e r l y 1 0 , Scott 8, M i c h el l e 4 , Steven 8 m o ) 2028 V i a O e s t e , Campbe l l 95008 - - - Ga l e BRAXTON , PO Box 202 , Lewi ston 96052 - - - John & Mar l e n e BUMGARNER ( Dona Ana 9 , John Row l a nd 6 ) PO B o x 1 32 6 , Mor g a n Hi l l 95037 - - - Judy C A L O S S O ( R i c h a r d 1 5 , M i c h a e l 1 4 ) PO Box 7 3 7 , H omewood 9 5 7 1 8 - - - Peggy & R o s s CARKEET ( Brent 3 ) P O Box 634 , Twa i n H a r t e 9 5 38 3 - - - Sh i r l ey R . C HAPMAN ( Howard 1 6 ) 9 0 0 Sou t h ampton R d # 1 40 , Ben i c i a 9 45 1 0 - - - Ms . Sydney C L EMENS ( Al ex 1 4 , Jenny 1 2 ) 7 3 Arbor St , San Franc i sc o 94 1 3 1 - - - Mari l y n D I TMANSON ( 1 0 , 8 ) , 3 1 88 N o r t h v i ew D r , Sacram�nco 95833 - - - Roger & D i ane DON D E RO ( Amedeo 8 , Adr i a n n a 6 , G i n a 3 ) PO Box 1 2 , Horse Creek 96045 - - - F i r Free , Ker i s t a V i l l ag e , 9 3 5 St anyan St . , S a n F r a nc i sco 9 4 1 1 7 · - - Peg F I TZMAU R I C E ( M e l i n d a 1 3 ) 5 Ward St , L a r k s p u r 94939 - - - Mark & F r a n c e s FUTTERMAN ( Barry 6 ) 2 3 4 1 C a l i fo r n i a , Berk e l ey 9 4 7 0 3 - - Meco & M ar l a HALL ( Ra i v a n 6 , Sh ugy 5 , M a t a n i 3 ) Box 83 , T r i n i ty C t r 9609 1 - - - Jack i e JO�NSON ( Toby 4 ) 6 0 F i r s t Av , Atwater 9 5 3 0 1 - - - M i k e & K a t hy JOHNSTON ( Scott 1 1 , D an i e l 8 ) 1 358 Oak l a n d R d #96 , San Jose 9 5 1 1 2 - - - J ayne M. JOYCE ( L aura 9, A l e x 6) 6 3 5 E l i zabeth St , Brode r i c k 95605 - - - D i a n e K I L LOU ( 1 4 , 7 ) 520 A l v arado Av #204 , Da v i s 9 56 1 6 - � - Jack & P a u l a K I NG ( L i ndy 2 ) PO Box 334 , L a H o n d a 94020 - - James & N i k k i K I NG ( Lehn i a 1 1 , B r i a n a 2 ) P O B o x 30 , B u r n t R a n c h 3 5 5 2 7 - - - Sydney & Da v i d K I S S I NGER ( dt r Ki r s ten ) P O Box 3 7 0 , Happy Camp 96039 - - - Jud i t h KOVACS & Ed SOWD ( Aaron 1 2 , H a n n a h 9 ) 1 7 790 J a c k a s s F l a t s Rd , Nevada C i ty 9 5 9 5 9 - - - J o n a t h a n KRAMER , 2382 S F i t c h Mtn R d , Hea l d sb urg 95448 - - - Robert & C a p py LARSON ( Greta 9, Emma 7 , Mary 4 ) 1 009 De Haro St , San F ra nc i sco 9 4 1 07 - - - Jud i t h & Joe L A V I GNA ( Dani e l l e 2 ) 2000 Ca l i for n i a St #306 , San F r a n c i s c o 9 4 1 09 - - - George L E V E NSON & V i c k i LUNDGREN ( Jacob 9 , Rhys 7 ) SANTA CRUZ HOM E S C H O O L E X P E R I E N C E E X C HANGE , 1 23 Woods S t , S a n t a C r u z 95062 - - - MAR I N COMMUN I T Y R E SOURCE C E NT E R , C am i n o A l t o & Sycamor e , M i l l V a l l ey 9494 1 - - - Merry - Ly n n MARLBROUGH ( son Zay 7 ) 5 1 2 1 T e h ama Av , R i chmond 94804 - - - D e n n i s & J anet McAU L E Y ( E l i z abeth 6 ) 2 6 5 P o p l a r Av , M i l l b rae 94030 - - - Lynn Mc CU L L O CH & B i l l C LOW ( Tu l e 5 , Cedar 5 ) Star Rt , Fern d a l e 9 5 5 36 - - J a n M E Y E R , 1 3 7 5 D e S o l o Dr , P ac i f i c a 94044 - - Mari l y n & Dean MOOR EHOUSE ( Su n 8 , Enoch 7 , F a i t h 5 ) PO Box 1 9 1 0 , B urney 960 1 3 - - - NAT I ON AL ASSOC I AT I ON TUTOR I AL S E RV I CE S , PO Box 1 60 , Fore s tv i l l e 9 5 4 3 6 - - - Rudy & Bonn i e ROD R I GUEZ ( Ho l l y 9 , N i c o l e 7 , Sh a n n o n 4 ) 3g98 W a l k e r Av , S a n t a R o s a 9540 1 - - - R i ch ard ROT H , P O Box 1 05 2 9 , S L a k e T a h o e 9 5 7 3 1 - - - Ken & T ang i e ROWL AN D , 5.33 P arkway , Santa C r u z 95062 - - - C a rr i e SACHS ( Tobe Sac h s - O ' Ne a l 5 ) 2033 Haste # 3 1 6 , Ber k e l ey 9 4 7 0 4 - - - Dav i d & Gi nny SCHW J NGEL ( L a u r e l l 7 / 7 7 , Kat i e 4/80 ) 4 1 5 - 79 2 - 2 1 9 3 Newark - - - N a n SHAW ( M i c h ae l a 7 , Rock l i n 4 , Cynt h i a 1 ) 2379 Swamp A n g e l Ct , C o o l 956 1 4 - - - D i a n e SKYE ( g i r l s : L u n a u r a 1 0 , S u n a u r a 9 , P r a i r i e 2 ; boy A u r i on 4 ) 5 1 9 P ark Way , Sant a C r u z 95062 - - - Steve & Margo SM I T H ( S ara 6 , Kadi e 3 ) 2 7 5 5 Sherwood Way ; Meadow V i s t a 9 5 7 2 2 - - - Lynne & John STAB I L E ( An t h o ny 4 , J e n ny 2 ) S t a r Rt , Racke rby 9 5 9 7 2 - - - The SU L L I VANS ( M i c h a e l 5 ,

Meredi t h 3) PO Box 1 05 9 , Aptos 95003 - - - Kathy SUMM E R F E L T ( Amy 7 , A d am 4 ) Box 7 2 1 A , A l l egh eny S t a r Rt , Nevada C i ty 95959 - - - Tom & S t e l l a TAYLOR ( J a n 8, Sonya 5) Rt 1 Box 42F , W i n t e r s 9 5694 - - - Dona T E M P LEMAN & Jeremy P I L K I NGTON ( Th a n e 6, C or i n 2 ) PO Box 1 02 , Twa i n 95984 - - Pat & Joe T E N NANT ( G i nger 1 5 , Doug 1 4 ) 9 7 4 2 Mormon Creek Rd , Sonora 9 5 3 7 0 - - - Karen & Dav i d T H Y S E N ( L i s a 1 0 , E r i k 4 ) 1 60 V i s t a Verde W ay , Por t o l a V a l l ey 94025 -- - Mark TOME S , 7 96 E 5 t h S t # 2 , C h i c o 95926 - - - J . E . VACCARO , 4601 Hawkeye , T u r l ock 9 5 380 - - - T heodore E . WADE ( Me l v i n 1 7 ) GAZ E L L E PUBL I CA T I ONS , 2060 1 W P ao l i L n , C o l f a x 9 57 1 3 - - - Rand a l l & Jer i l y n WAL T E RS ( Harmony 7 , · S a d i e 3 , S e t h 1 ) PO B o x 56 , Doug l a s C i t y 9 6 0 2 4 - - - Dav i d & V i v i a n W E R N E R ( Te r e s a 8 ) 6827 8th Av , R i o L i nd a 9 5 6 7 3 - - - Jeff & Ju l i a WH I TT ( Jeremy 5 ) 1 03 C r e s c e n t # 5 , San F r a n c i sco 9 4 1 1 0 - - - C a r l & Andrea W I L SON ( L a u r a 4 ) 8 1 3 C l a r a Dr , P a l o A l t o 94303 - - - P h i l & J a n ZUMBRO , 1 006 Waterbrook Ct , Santa Rosa 95401 CO - Ron & P au l a A L F O N S O ( Sa r a h 4 , Han n a h 1 ) r2 1 7 C l aremo n t , Pueb l o 8 1 004 - - - Ann & K . L . B E R R Y ( J ason 1 2 , Je s s i c a 7 , C o l i n 4) 6690 E C o l orado Dr, Denver 80 224 - - - Frank BONASSO ( Je s s i c a 9 ) . Box 526 , Saguache 8 1 1 49 - - - Bon n i e DOV E R ( Bonn i e J e a n 7 , Amber 4 , Mel ody 1 ) 2428 At l a n t a , P u eb l o 8 1 003 - - - N ancy & Fred DUMKE ( C l a i re 2 ) COLORADO HOME SCHOOL I NG N E TWOR K , 1 902 S O n e i d a , Denver 80222 - - - B i l l & L o r i E R N ST ( Devon e i gh 3 ) 2 2 2 2 E 8th St #65 , P u eb l o 8 1 00 1 - - - Terry & C o l l e en GROSS ( Je s s i c a 5 ) 1 003 W 1 2 t h , P u eb l o 8 1 003 - - - Ben & He i d i K I M B E L L ( Sa r i 6 , B e n j am i n 4 , D a n a 2 ) 350 1 L a n c a s ter, F t C o l l i n s 80525 - - - T h e LARSEN$ ( K r i s 7 , H i l ary 4 ) 1 62 7 Cent aur C i rc l e , L afaye tte 80026 - - - C a r o l & J i m LOATS ( Jeffrey 6 ) 98 Rd 4 1 1 5 , Granby 80446 - - - Ned , L u z , C a s s i dy , 8 1 8 B l a k e , G l e nwood S pr i ng s 8 1 60 1 - - - Pam & Tom O ' BR I E N , P O Box 9 1 38 , Aspen 8 1 6 1 1 - - - Kat h l ee n SAB l AN , 2007 Greel ey M a l l , Greel ey 806 3 1 - - - R i ck & Mar i a n n e SCHROEDE R , 1 07 N H o l l ywood St , Ft Co l l i n s 805 2 1 - - - Mrs M . M . S I DD I QU I , 3 7 2 0 Roy a l D r , F t C o l l i n s 805 2 6 - - - M ar k , Mi c h a e l & Jen n i fer VAN J A N , 1 0 1 6 M i n t e r Av , G l e nwood S p g s 8 1 60 1 - - - D a v e & H e l e n e VAN MANEN ( S i er r a , 3 ) H O M E SCHOO L I NG S U P P OR T GROUP , PO Box 4 3 , B e u l a h 8 1 023 - - - St e ph e n & Bet s i e W E l L ( 6 , 4 ) COLORADO S P R I NGS HOME SCHOO L E R S , 2609 South B l v d , C o l o . S pr i n g s 80904 - - - Greg & G i nger W E I T Z E L ( Skyl a r 4) 60 1 3 Urban Ct , A r v ad a 80004 - - - P at & Forest W I GN E R ( Aubrey 5, Anson 3 ) 506 S Ogden , Denver 80209 - - - B i 4 1 & Deni s e W I LCOX ( Er i k a 9 , Kri s t i n 7 ) Box 5 1 7 , F r ed e r i c k 80530 - - - Fred D . & Karen Z I E G L E R ( Grant 1 2 , Ange l 8 ) 1 g 5 1 3t h St , Bu r l i ngton 80807 CT - F r a n k & J a n ASCH ( Dev i n 3 ) RFD 1 , Rocky HTl l Rd , Wood stock 06281 - - - S h o n a B E L L E W ( g i r l 1 2 , b o y s 8 & 2 ) 8 R i dge T r e e L n , St amford 06903 - - - B ETHANY HOMESTEAD CHR I ST I AN R E SOURCE C T R , RFD 1 Box 220 , Thompson 062 7 7 - - - An i t a B I BEAU , 339 Prospect St , E . Ha r t ford 06 1 08 - - - J an e D I XON ( s on 1 0 ) , 233 C l a r k Av , B r a nford 06405 - - - Da v i d & G i s e l a L I CHTGARN ( Gabr i e l 8 ) 48 V a l l ey V i ew D r , F a rmi n g t o n 0 6 0 3 2 - - - Ann i e & A r t L I B E RMAN ( So p h i e 1 1 , Ar i e l l e 7 , Sy l v i � 2) 4 7 P i e r r epont Dr , R i d g e f i e l d 068 7 7 - - - . Jean i ne L U P I N EK , 4 7 9 Cherry H i l l Rd , M i dd l ef i e l d 064 5 5 - - - Tom & Mad a l e ne MURPHY ( Em 1 l y 1 0 , C h r i s t i an 6 , C l are 3 ) 2 1 2 Twi n L a k e s Rd , N B r a nford 064 7 1 - - - Roberta & John P E R K I N S , CONNECT I CUT ASSOC IAT I ON OF HOME EDUCATO R S , P O Box 3 3 7 , Moodus 06469 - - Spencer & E i l ee n TROMB L Y , 2 9 N W a s h i n g t on Av , N i an t i c 06537 - - - Ben , Mary & Z a c h a ry WATTERS , 3 7 1 C a p i t a l Av , H a r t ford 06 1 06 D E - Lyn & Harry ANDE RSON ( Peter 4 ) 2 9 U p l a n d rt , Newark 1 9 7 2 3 - - - E l i z ab e t h H I C KL I NG ( Rebecca 7 , L a u r a 6 , L aban 4 ) 1 3 1 7 Ober l i n , W i l m i n g t o n 1 9803 - - - Wi l l i am E . MORR I S , 2 1 24 B r andyw i n e D r , W i l m i ng t o n 1 98 1 0 - - - R o n a l d & E l a i ne RAMBO ( St a c ey 4 ) 468 P u l a s k i Hwy , New C a s t l e 1 97 2 0 - - - M r s . P a t r i ck STON E R , 1 2 2 3 A r u n d e l D r , Wi l m i ng t on 1 9808 DC - Robert A LE XAN D E R , Di r . , L I V I NG STAGE .�th & M a i n e Ave S W , Wash 20002 - - - The D I C K E Y S , 3 6 7 1 Camden St S E , Wash 2 0 0 0 2 - - E l l e n P E R E Z ( N i k k i 9 ) 4 7 0 7 Conn . Ave NW # 1 0 9 , W a s h 20008 - - - Sh e r i d an P ET T I E , 39 1 8 W St , W a s h 20007 - - - Pame l a T U C K E R ( Dar i an 6 ) , 1 7 29 P a rk Rd NW , Wash 200 1 0 FL - A l i son A C K E RMAN , C a l u s a I s l a nd PO Box 1 3� Bokeel i a 3 3 9 2 2 - - - G l or i a & John GROW I N G W I T HOUT SCHOOL I NG #24


19 BALTZ ( C h r i stopher 9 , John 7 , J u s t o n 4 ) 3 1 4 NW 2 nd Av , Gai n e s v i l l e 3 2 6 0 1 - - - L i l l i a n R . B L UMENFE L D , 3400 C e n t r a l Av , Fort Myers 3390 1 - - - P a t CANARD ( J as o n 6 , M i ri sa 4 ) 4306 N W 2 1 s t , Gai n e s v i l l e 3260 1 - - - Ca thy & D a v i d COOK ( Andrew 5 , E l a i n a 2 ) 7 1 8 Poi n c i a n a St , C l ewi s t o n 33440 - - - Ca rey & M e l ody COOP E R ( Aaron 1 ) 4 5 1 1 W D a z z o St , Tampa 3 36 1 4 - - - J udy C OR N E L L , 1 4 1 5 N E 5 4 t h St , Ft L auderd a l e 3 3334 - - - Bob & Bev D I MA I O ( M a r t h a 7 , Peter 5 , Jeffrey 3 ) 1 0856 Gab l e . St , Boca Raton 33433 - - - Jon & C r i cket HAR R I S ( J ay 1 ) 1 2 90 Jac k p i n e St , W P a l m B e a c h 3 34 1 1 - - - Mo l l y & R o b HAR R I S ( Geof f rey 1 5 , Mi r a n d a 1 2 , Mor g e n 9 ) 2 1 2 4 t h St , J u p i t e r 33458 - - - Anto i ne & Lury J GN I Z I O ( Gr a h am 1 ) 83 1 4 Drycreek Dr , Tampa 3 36 1 5 - - J udy & Ray K E N N Y ( Ka t h l ee n & S a r a h 4) 1 9028 S E B ryant Dr , J u p i ter 3 3 4 58 - - - Ron & L i nd a LARSEN ( Ad am 5, N i cho l a s 3) 4893 S Kirk Rd , L a k e Wor t h 3 346 1 - - - Jack & D i an a MAMMELE ( Aman d a 4 , J o n a t h a n 1 ) 1 37 2 S E 5 St , Deerfi e l d Be ach 3 3 4 4 1 - - - N ancy MARSH ( Bonn i e 1 3 , S a r a 8 ) 1 2 1 2 C r e s twood , L a k e Worth 33460 - - - T i n a MART I N , 2 7 1 5 Adams St , H o l lywood 3 3020 - - T erry & McGi l l McFADDEN ( E l i z a 5 , Jacob 3 ) 9 1 0 N E 5 St , Pompano Beach 3 3060 - - - J a n M I N E R C H U RC H , R t 1 Box 4 7 4 , West v i l l e 32464 - - C h uck & L i nd a MOORE ( J e n n i fer 1 3 , C h r i s 1 2 , Wendy 9 , Emi l y 7 ) 6 3 1 Pet try Ct , P e n s ac o l a 32 508 - - - P a t r i c i a Ann MORDES ( Da n i e l 9, Gabri el 4 ) Rt 3 Box 2 1 5 , Mari a n n a 32446 - - - M i k e & P am M U R P H R E E ( Je s s e 1 1 , Z ac h 5 ) 1 5 1 5 Dacron D r , T a l l a h a s see 3230 1 - - - P at r i c i a O L I PHANT , 1 0 1 S� 4 t h Av , Boynton Beach 33435 - - - J ames & J e a n i e PARKER ( St ewart 2) 6 5 1 7 - C SW 1 1 6 P l , M i ami 3 3 1 7 3 - - - S u s a n & D a v i d P R I CE ( M a t t 1 0 , F a i t h 9 ) FLAS H , 1 3 1 5 1 4t h P l , Vero Beach 3 2 960 - - - E i l e en & Fred R E SS L E R ( L i l a 1 2 , Dj ango 1 1 , W i l d Sun 9 , Oma 5 ) Box 1 282 , Hawthorne 32640 - - - C a ro l SAR I SK Y ( Ca t hy 8 , L au r a & J e s s i c a 4 ) 4 7 20 NW 39t h , G a i n e s v i l l e 3260 1 - - - Steve & Roberta SAWCHUK ( St e v e 8) PO Box 822 , Port O r ange 32 0 1 9 - - - C h a r l e s & L u cy S M I T H ( Ze p h i 5 , E z r a 2 ) 7 1 0 Scot l a n d St , Dunedi n 3 3 5 2 8 - - S t ephen & Joan SM I T H ( Dan ' o 6 , Jed 3 , Sarah 1 ) 2 3 2 5 Wi l t on D r , W i l t on Manors 3 3305 - - - R i c k i e & A . J . TAYLOR ( S am 6) PO Box 5 5 7 34 2 , Mi ami 3 3 1 5 5 - - - M i k e & Jo l y n n THOMA S , 1 00 Oakwood D r , W Mel bourne 3 2 9 0 1 - - - L i nd a & Bob WA L L I NG ( Ta n i 7 , Shanti 4, K a i 1 ) PERFECT OFF E R I NG SC HOOL , Rt 1 Box 3 l 3A , Gai n e s v i l l e 3 2 6 0 1 GA - P atty BLANKEN SH I P ( M a r k 1 6 ; P a t r i c k 1 3 ) A�ICAN C HR I S T I AN C H U RC H , Box 205 , R o s wel l 3 0 0 7 5 - - - Cheryl COMPTON ( s on 9 ) PO B o x 1 20 0 , Doug l a s v i l l e 30 1 34 - - - B r i g i d HORB I N SK I , 1 1 92 D N a t c h e z Trace , M a r i e t t a 30060 - - - The SC H I F F E R$ ( De b b i e 2 3 , V i c k i 20, Wendy 1 4 , Jeremy 8 , Corey 7 ) 4 0 4 - 4 7 5 - 49 6 1 - - - A l i ce & Jerry T EAL ( J ay 8 , Andy 5 ) 1 06 B r i arwood Dr , Carrol l t o n 30 1 1 7 - - - Jerry VANCE , 1 583B H o l comb B r i dge Rd , Norcro s s 30092 H I - A l a n a & L u k e A I T KE N , PO B o x 1 73 3 , K ea l a kefua 96750 - - - Lewi s & Janet GO L D ST E I N ( J a hn a v i 4 ) 4 4 1 J l i w a h i Loop , Kai l u a 9 6 7 3 4 - - L e roy & Rene MESA R I S ( Ha l oa 8 , L at i s h a 7 , N i k a l eo 3 ) P O Box 734 , C a pt a i n Cook 96704 - - S a sh a KAR I E L ( As a 4 ) 1 45 P o l o k e P l , Hono l u l u 96822 - - - B e v e r l y M I L L E R ( De i rdre 6 ) 26 1 2 Kap i o l a n i B l v d # 2 , Hono l u l u 96826 - - - S u s an B i r d S I NGH ( Neera 9 ) 1 429 Kehau l a n i D r , K a i l u a 96734 - �- K i m & Kenny S M I TH ( L a i e a 6 , Noe l l e 4 , Lara 2 ) R R l Box 3 9 3 , Ho l ua l oa 96725 - - - Terence W E L C H , SR 60 79 , Oc e a n V i ew 96704 I D - J i m & Judy DRESEN ( Da v i d 1 7 , Mark 1 6 , Betn 1 2 , Jeremy 8 , H i l ary 6 , Rach e l 2 ) Rexb u rg 83440 - - - Brent & L i nd a EAMES ( Br e n d a 1 3 , Wend e l l 1 2 , E l i z abeth 1 0 , D a v i d 7 , N a t h a n 6 , O . J . 4 , R ach e l 1 1 Rexburg 83440 - - - Lynn T . F I FE L D , U N I T E D L I BE RTAR I A N FE LLOWS H I P , Box 3 5 6 , E l k C i ty 83525 - - - John & Debb i e J O N E S ( C or i 1 0 , Naomi 9, Jodi 7) Rt 4 Box 32 7 , R i gby 33442 - - - L o n & L i nd a J O N E S ( Ma r t i 1 9 , Deb b i e 1 8 , P a t t i 1 5 , H i nc k l ey 1 4 , R a c h e l 1 3 , J e f f 1 2 , N at h a n 1 1 , V i x i e 1 0 , Mi c h a e l 8, M i c he l l e 8 , P eter 6 , E l i z abeth 5 , Mark 3 ) Box 2 5 1 , St . An thony 83445 - - - Betty J e a n MASON , S a l em I L - John & E l a i ne ANDR E S , NETWORK FOR EDUCATTUNAL TRAV E L , 2 1 20 W Ca shman Ct , Peor i a 6 1 604 - - - Mr & Mrs Wm B I V E N S ( T i a Lyn 5 ) 295 A l l egh any , Park Forest 60466 - - - Mari rose B l um BUMP , 1 025 Garnett P l , E v a n s t on 60201 - - - The CAMPB EL L S , 5 1 1 1 78th Av , L o t 1 1 , Mi l a n 6 1 264 - - - Stephen & C h e r i CLARK ( J a sm i ne 2 ) Rt 2 Box 77A, Lebanon 62254 - - - Ron & Karen DEMM I N GRO W I NG W I THOUT SCHOO L I NG #24

( Rama 9 , Amma 6 ) Box 1 44 Rt 2 , Cobden 62920 - - - Mary J a n e D i P I E RO ( Da n i e l a 3 ) 809 Sherman Av , E v a n s ton 60202 - - - Ed DOBME Y E R , LEARN I N G E XC HANGE , B o x 920 , E v a n ston 60204 - - - Terry & Kel l i F A I D L E Y ( C h ad 1 1 , Monty 1 0 , N i k k i 6 , Kerri 4 ) 2606 Oak l a nd Dr , DeKal b 60 1 1 5 - - Mary F R I EDL ( s ons 5 , 2 ) 1 3 1 3 C l ev e l a n d , E v a n s t o n 6020 1 - - - D e s i ree F R I SC HMAN N - F U L L ( C o l l een 4) 1 2 P l over Ct , Wood r i dge 605 1 5 - - - Adr i e n n e GEL L E R , 8827 C e n t r a l Park Av , E v a n s t o n 60203 - - - Beth HAGENS , J i m LAUKE S , PEMBROKE C O - O P , Box 4 45 , Hopk i n s P a r k 60944 - - - Stan & S u s a n HOWA R D ( C hri s t i n e 1 4 , Kathry n 1 1 , S a r a 8 , Aaron 6 ) 1 807 Sherman B.l v d , C ry s t a l L a k e 600 1 4 - - - Su z a n ne L Y N C H ( M ary 2 2 , J i m 2 1 , L i z 20 , A n n i e 1 5 , D a v i d 7 ) 76 1 9 W . Argy l e , C h i cago 60656 - - - Deborah MART I N , HOME O R I E NT E D UNSCHOO L I NG E X P E R I EN C E , 2 2 W 23 1 7 l s t St , Naperv i l l e 60540 - - - S u e & Mark McGARTLAND ( Dawn 8 , N at h a n 7 ) 2 2 1 P o l k St , Pont i a c 6 1 764 - - - R o s a l i e & L or i s MEGL I ( A l an 1 6 , L o r a 1 4 , J o e l 1 1 ) Rt 1 , Anna 6 2 9 0 6 - - - Tony & K a t hy M I NGL ( J . P . 4 ) 2 0 7 bart l et t R d , Streamwood 60 1 03 - - - J e a n NOSB I SC H - SM I T H ( 9 , 6 , 4 ) R R 1 , E l dred 62027 - - J u l i a PEMOL L E R ( Ky l e 6 , Bret 2 ) 890 Mohawk D r , E l g i n 60 1 20 - - - C i n ny POPP E N , VAL L E Y CO-OP SCHOOL , R R 2 Box 5 1 8 , Dundee 60 1 1 8 - - - R i c h a r d POR P U RA , Penny W I L L ( Tr i s t e n 5 ) 202 Ash , P a r k Fore s t 60466 - - - F r a n k R I CHAR D S , 4 2 2 S Lombard , O a k P ar k 60302 - - - Rob SCHACHT E R , 2 3 2 1 N K i mb a l l , C h i c ag o 6064 7 - - - Dorothy & Dav i d WERNER ( Steve 20 , E r i k 1 5 , J o s h 1 1 , Ethan 7 ) , SUNFLOWER SCHOO L , 1 400 N M a s o n , C h i cago 606 5 1 I N - A r l y n e CREAM E R ( T a d 1 4 , T y 1 7 ) 3025 98th S� H i gh l a n d 46322 - - - Dav i d & E l l e n DOMB E K ( Kr i s t i n 1 0 , K i r k 7 ) R R I Box 2 2 9 , P i e rceton 46562 - - - Scot t , P e n ny & Meeg an G I L ­ L I E , 6 0 1 Rob i n D r , E l l et t s v i l l e 4 7 4 2 9 - - C a r o l & Abraham HADDAD ( Da v i d 1 5 ) 1 40 7 F r a n k l i n S t , M i c h i g a n C i ty 4 6 3 6 0 - - - P a u l W . HYATT , RR 2 Box 94 , Z i o� s v i l l e 46077 - - - Bri an & Jean KE I T H ( Co l i n 6/ 72 , J a n 3/76 , Ar i y n 1 /8 1 ) UN I ON ACADEMY , 3473 E . Bethe l L n , B l oom i ngton 4 7 4 0 1 - - - T h e L E S T E RS ( N at h a n 1 1 , E l y 9 , D am i an 4 ) Phone 3 1 7 -896 - 2 2 1 7 , W e s t f i e l d - - - Dav i d & Debo r a h MAHEN ( Me l i s s a 8 , E r i k a 5 , C h r i stopher 4 ) R R 2 Box 1 9 3 , D i l l sbor o ' 470 1 8 - - - R i c h a r d & Barbara MAZANEC , G R E E N HOUSE ACADEMY ( Pa t i 1 6 , Sus i 1 2 , Angi 1 0 ) 707 E M a i n , N J ud son 46366 - - - P e n ny & Peterson NESB I T ( Pe t e rso n 1 0 ) 46 Oak Meadow , E v a n s v i l l e 47 7 1 1 - - - Anna ROC H E L L E & P a u l N I CHOLLS ( G abri e l 1 1 , E l i j ah 8 , Joseph 3 ) 2 7 1 8 E uc l i d Av , Ft Wayne 46806 - - - Bob P O S T ( Safron 7 ) 320 S P e n d l eton Av , Pen�l eton 46064 - - - C h a r l e s J r . & Mary STAL E Y , PO Box 4 5 5 , W a b a s h 46922 - - - Tom & Lynn W E I S S ( Kurt 3 ) Rt 8 Box 1 6 7 , Brown i ng Rd , E v an s v i l l e 4 7 7 1 1 P a tr i ck & P a t r i c i a W I LDHACK -NOLAN ( C l are 5 ) 829 N Fe s s , B l oom i ngton 47401 l A - Debb i e BRE NNAN , 1 56 1 P a r kway , Dubuq ue 52001 - - - J a n i n e CALSBE E K , Rt 1 , P ac k wood 52580 - - - Ann C . EDGERTON ( L i s a 1 4 , Per 4 ) R R 2 , Dec o r a h 5 2 1 0 1 - - - Br uce & N a n cy F R E D E R I C K ( Z ack 7 , Zeb 5 ) Nor t h s i d e T r a i l e r C t , A l t a 5 1 002 - - - S h a n n o n HAGGERSON ( J es s i c a 9 , Ryan 4 , Anne 3 ) R R 1 , Anamosa 52 205 - - - R . HAYDE N , Box 462 , Ames 500 1 0 - - - John & Amy H UL L , 2 1 9 N R u s s e l l , Ames 500 1.0 - - - KO I NO N I A SCHOOL & EDUCAT I ONAL S E RV I C E S , P O B o x 2 5 5 1 , Cedar R a p i d s 52406 - - - C h r i s & Mary LANG I LL E ( Je s s e 7 , Sky 7 , Ma i a 5 , P r a i r i e 5 , E l on 3 , Tonweya 1 ) R t 2 W h i t e Lodge F arm, M a l vern 5 1 5 5 1 - - - Terry M I L L E R & Pat H E L LAND ( An n a 7 ) R R 1 Box 1 9 7 , Per s i a 5 1 563 - - - Bob & J am i e ROS E N F E L S ( J a i a 1 1 , J af f a 8 , Jerem i ah 6 , Sage 4) R # l , Maquoketa 52060 - - - Howard & Patti ROWE ( M at t hew 8 , J a s o n 6 , Jenny Lou 4 , Amy 2 ) 3 1 9 W 6 t h St , M u s c at i ne 5 2 7 6 1 - - - Mary RUSSELL , C H R Y SAL I S SCHOOL , 3 1 40 C a r ro l l Dr S E , Cedar Rap i d s 5 2 4 0 3 - - - R o b e r t & L i n d a SES�J ONS ( E ri k 1 , S a r a h 7 , Ben 4) Rt 2, Dec orah 52 1 0 1 - - - Mack i e & Robert T I R E L L A ( As t r a 1 0 , Atom 9 , Noah 6 ) RR 1 Box 44 , Dexter 50070 - - - Robert WEGMAN & Debo r a h R I TT ( Jo n q u i l 6 , Dewey 4 , Bobby 2 , Mayrose 1 ) 400 V a l e r i a St , Dubuque 52001 - - - Jeff & Phyl l i s WE I H ( N at h a n 1 ) RR 1 , T o l edo 52342 KS - Ny l a & Thoma s BRODDLE ( Terra 6 , T i mothy S�E v i n 2 ) RR 2 Box l l B , May e t t a 66509 - - - T i m CLANTON & L e l a i n L OR E N Z E N ( Sof i e Grace 3) Rt 2 Box 49 , G a l v a 67443 - - - C a t hy & M i c h ael C OL L I NS ( L i am 1 2 , John 8) 4 1 4 L a r am i e , Manh a t t a n 66502 - - - Joy COL L I N S ( C h r i stopher 5 , D a n i e l l e 6) Box 554 , Gal v a 67443 - - -

L anette FARME R , 1 1 8 1 F i l l more , Tope k a 66604 - - - P at sy HARP E R ( A l i c i a 8 ) 5 1 2 Myrt l e , Newton 67 1 1 4 - - - L e o n a rd McW I L L I AMS ( Adam 4 , Ruth 2 ) 2 1 0 P i necone Dr , L awrence 66044 - - - B a r b a r a & R i c k ROBERTS ( N a t h a n 8 , Rebecca H l 3 2 1 W 5th , Junct i on C i ty 664 4 1 - - - P au l i ne ROSE ( Heat her H i gg i n s 9) R t 2 Box 27A , G a l v a 67443 - - - Jerry & Marc i a SCHOOL E Y ( Sh �wn 7 , C h a t e l 3) R R 5 , C l ay Center 67432 - - - J . D . & R u t h STEWART ( C l a i r e 4 ) 1 78 P i nec o n e Dr, L awrence 66044 - - ­ D a r l ene V E RME ULEN , KANSAS/MD HOME EDUCATORS , 320 1 Berry Rd , K a n s a s C i ty 66 1 06 - - - T h e WAL K E R S ( Steven 30 , M a r y 2 8 , C h i e l 3 ) Rt 2 , Formoso 66942 - - - P au l a & K e i t h WH I T E , Box 2 8 , M i l ton v a l e 6 7 46 6 - - - C i ndy & M i ke WOOD ( Se t h 6 , C h r i s 3 ) Rt 2 Box 66 , Map l eton 6 6 7 5 4 K Y - Ke v i n & T r i s h AKERS ( Dev i n 1 7 , C a s ­ s i ty 5�9004 P re st o n Hwy , L ou i s v i l l e 402 1 9 - - ­ P a t r i c i a & V i ctor FOOTE ( Greta 1 1 , Dagmar 8 , J ason 5 , Tri s t a n 2 ) ST . B R E N DAN ACADEMY , Toad H a l l , G u l nare 4 1 530 - - - Tom & C a r o l F R E N C H ­ C O R B E T T ( Da v i d 1 4 , S e b a s t i a n 1 0 ) R R l Green­ b r i ar F ar m , Happy Top Mtn , McKee 40477 - - ­ R i c h a r d & C h a r l otte GREEN ( Jordan 7 , A l i c e 3 ) Sawd r i dge Creek , R t 3 , Owenton 40359 - - - Mary G. K E L L Y ( Br i a n a 1 4 ) PO Box 9 1 , Peewee V a l l ey 40056 - - - R u t h McCUTCHEN ( D 1 2 , R 1 0 , A 8 ) 9 2 8 E l l i s on Av , L o u i s v i l l e 4 0 2 0 4 - - - Kel l y & T e r i M E H L E R ( J a son 8 , L i s a - r o s e 4 ) 1 52 Lor r a i ne Ct , Berea 40403 - - - Mark & Cathy MORGAN ( Andrew 4 , Adam 1 ) R t 2 Box 38 7 , Mt O l i vet 4 1 064 - - ­ B a r b a r a & Kenneth N Y E ( Jeremy 6 , Camer a n 3 ) R t 1 Box 389 - 0 , C a t t l e sb u rg 4 1 1 29 - - - Kev i n & P a t t i VAN BUS K I RK ( L uke 3 ) R o s s l y n 40369 L A - June & A l l e n C O N L E Y ( C r a i g 1 6 , F r a n k TZ) 2248 C h e r ry d a l e Av , Baton Rouge 70808 - - - Peggy & J . D . DEMAREST , 2 5 1 g Short St , New O r l e a n s 70 1 2 5 - - - Cathi EDWARD , 3404 V a n Buren , Baker 707 1 4 - - - Dot G E L P I , 9 1 6 R i c h ­ a r d St , Gretna 70053 - - - W a l t er · & Mary MAR S C H ­ N E R ( Jemmy P angborn , 1 7 ) 628 Oak l awn Av , L af ay­ e t t e 70506 - - - M i l l ard & Mary Ann Mc i NN I S ( T r i stan 4 ) Rt 3 Box B S � , Benton 7 1 006 - - ­ Kei t h & Andre M I L L E R , R t 1 Box 82F , C a rencro 70520 - - - R a l ph & June SANDERS ( Mark 1 7 , M i c h ­ e l l e 1 5 , Donna 1 1 ) 1 34 8 Sherwood Forest B l vd , B aton Rouge 7 08 1 5 - - - John & D i a n a S E N E N T Z ( Brett 5 , Rene l l 3 , Amanda 2 ) 344 Sugarp i·ne Dr , Gret n a 70053 M E - Mari l y n BACON ( C h r i s 9 , John 7 , Maya 5�N . Su l l i va n 04664 - - - B h a s h a , D i vyo ( T anya 4 ) c/o Leonard Necom , 1 1 H i l l s Beach Rd , B i dde ford 04005 - - - John H. BOOM E R , R F D S i mpson Rd , Saco 04072 - - - Dave & L i z B U E L L ( G i b ran 1 1 , Sh arma - Naomi 8 , Obadi ah 7 ) Box 2 , N Su l l i va n 04664 - - - Phyl l i s BUCHANAN & Norri s P E RLMAN ( So l a i 8 , Toj i 5 ) Rt 1 Box 650 , W P ar i s 04289 - - - Debb i e C HR I STO ( Z ach ary 7 ) Exeter 04435 - - - K i m & Da v i d COMPARETTO ( Z oe 1 0 , Az i z a 8, Zeke Ren a l do 3) RFD #1 Box 526 , Freeman Tw s p , Strong 04983 - - - B i l l & Andrea CUTLER ( Jenny 8, Cor r i e Ann 5 ) 8 Tow l e St , Auburn 04 2 1 0 - - - S u s a n & James DAV I S ( J i mmy 4 ) RFD 2 , C l i n ton 04927 - - - Mabel DENN I SON , Box 5 38 , Temp l e 04984 - - - Peter D E V I N E & B a r b a r a K O E R T G E ( N i l s 2 ) Box 1 1 3 , Mt V e r n o n 04352 - - ­ Betty D E XT E R , RFD 1 Box BOE ( Du r h am ) , Auburn 042 1 0 - - - M a g g i e � Ron EDMONDSON ( Joseph 3 , Anna 2 ) 4 1 O a k St , Mec h an i c F a l l s 04256 - - ­ Shepard & L i n e t t e B l i s s E RHART ( Serap h i n a 8 ) Shore Rd , F r a n k l i n 04634 - - - E i l een & W a l l y GARROWAY ( K a t e 4 ) RR 1 Box 789 , N W i n d h am 04062 - - - John GOLDF I N E , RD 2 Box 1 5 1 , B e l f a s t 049 1 5 - - - Ca l l y & A l HAN K I N S ( L u k e 1 2 , Morgan 7 , L i n sey 4 ) MABRY SCHOOL , 6 3 Barton St , P r e s q u e I s l e 04769 - - - Mary Jo & C h r i s HAW K I N S ( V a n e s s a 9 , E l i z abeth 7 , K a t h er i n e 3 ) 1 89 M a p l e St , B a ngor 0440 1 - - - Ann i e & P a t r i c k HAY N E S ( C h r i stopher 5 , St e ph a n i e 2 ) R F D 1 Box 1 3A , Det r o i t 04929 - - - M a r i a H . HOL T , W i t hy ­ w i nd l e , " 1 1 5 H i g h St , B a t h 04530 - - - J e a n & B a rry KAHN ( Heather 5 , Joc e l y n 3 ) 35 C o l l eg e St , Port l a n d 04 1 03 - - - B i l l & Cheryl KEMP ( Arami e 3) O l d Town 04468 - - - T i m & E l l e n KETC HAM ( Su s a n 7 , J ames 5 , Don a l d 5 ) RD 1 Box 1 33 , Buck sgort 044 1 6 - - - Ms . Dean L Y O N S , P h i p p s b u rg 04562 - - - Anne MART I NA ( G a b r i e l l e 5 ) Box 1 5 , Harbor s i de 04642 - - - Kat h l e e n M I KU L ­ K A ( 1 3 , 1 1 ) R D 2 , Coope r s Mi l l s 0434 1 - - - Tom & S a l ly MORR I S O N ( E v an 3 ) O l d Town 04468 - - D i c k & Beedy PARKER ( N e l l y 9 , Danby 1 8 , J e n n i ­ fer 2 0 ) 6 8 W a s h i ngton St , Camden 04843 - - ­ S u s a n R I T C H , 1 5 1 S Ma i n St , P i t t sf i e l d 04967 - - - Mar i a TOMS & D a v i d F ULTON , Box 2 1 3 ,


20 Oquossoc 04964 - - - C a r o l & B i l l WH I TE ( Er i n a 6 , K i r s t e n 5 ) RDff l , Box 2 1 1 - 0 , C h a r l e s ton 04422 - - - Don & L i nd a W I SM E R ( 5a r a h 2) Box 2 5 3 , W i n t hrop 04364 MD - P h i l i p & Veri C HANDLER ( C a i t i l i n 4 , S i obhan 1 ) 5 Dean St , Annapo l i s 2 1 40 1 - - - D a n ­ i e l & K i k uko D U F F Y ( Ak i o 6 ) 1 0 Y o r k Ct , B a l t i ­ more 2 1 2 1 B - - - B i l l y & L .i n d a DUNSTAN ( 5 ) 1 4024 C u ba Rd, Cockey s v i l l e 2 1 030 - - - Mary F E L B E R , 2 06 Sudbrook L n , B a l t i more 2 1 208 - - - Gary GOOD­ E N OUGH ( 1 2 , 9 ) 2 1 2 0 1 H e athcote Rd , · F ree l a n d 2 1 05 3 - - - Jud JEROME , Downh i l l F ar m , H a ncock 2 1 750. � - - Fred & L i nd a KESTER , ( Jo Ann 6) 1 1 30 O a k l and R d , Free l a nd 2 1 05 3 - - - Donna M . K I RK ( g i r l s 1 3 , 1 4 ) Box 1 9 5 Rt 2 3 1 , P r i nce Freder i c k 20678 - - - James & T h e r e s a MAYOR ( Je n n i fer 3 ) 26824 Howard Ch ape l O r , Da� a s c u s 2 0 7 50 - - ­ D e n n i s & Judy McCAH I L L ( C o l l e en 1 6 , M i c h a e l 1 3 , Sean . 1 1 , Kev i n 1 1 ) Staff C I NCUSNAVEUR , B o x 8 , FPO N Y C 095 1 0 - - - Dona l d & P n y l l i s P H I L ­ L I P S , 1 6 1 8 R i c k e nb acker· R d liF , B a l t i more 2 1 2 2 1 - - - Mel v i n & D�b b i e S I L COX ( De v i n 4 ) 1 06 Broad­ way Av , G l e n Burn i e 2 1 06 1 - - - Jeanne & Manfred SMITH ( Jam i e 5, Jesse 1 ) UNSC HOOL E D I N MARY­ LAND, 9085 F l amepo�l W ay , C o l umb i a 2 1 04 5 - - ­ C h ri s STADL E R , 809 Gor such Av , B a l t i more 2 1 2 1 8 - - - John & C a r r i e STAP L E S ( E 7 , T 5 ) R t 1 Box 7 0 - B , Leonardtown 20650 - - - Bobby & K i m STULTZ ( Jo s h u a 3) 2 4 1 4 H a r r i e t Av , B a l t i more 2 1 230 MA - Barn ADL E R , c/o Gi b i an , 9 1 Mor a i ne St , Jama i c a P l a i n 0 2 1 30 - - - Ed & M i ch e l e B E N NE T T ( N aomi 4 ) 1 06 R i dge Rd , Upton 0 1 568 - - - Emi l y B E R G , 22 Rockwe l l St , Dorc h e s ter 0 2 1 24 - - - D a n & Andrea BLACKLY ( Sa r a h 4, Ab i ­ g a i l 2 ) R i ver R d , M a t t a poi sett 0 2 7 3 9 - - - The BR ENNAN $ , 66 Mt Vernon St , Me l ro s e 02 1 7 6 - - ­ M r s W a l t e r CANF I E L D , 1 3 Fernwood Av , B r a d ford 0 1 830 - - - Jim C HARBON N E T , 2 3 Hubbard St , Lenox 0 1 240 - - - Tom CONK� I N , PO Box 1 37 , Pro v i nc�­ t own 02657 - - - S a ndy & Dav i d COURTNEY ( S ky 6 , Ana 3 , My l e s 1 ) 265 Water St , C l i n ton 0 1 5 1 0 - - - Margaret DE R I V E R A , 5 B i shop Av , Worc e s ter 0 1 603 - - - P au l a & C h a r l i e DONAHOE ( Ke r r i 1 2 , St acey 8 ) 5 5 Trenton St , Me l ro s e 0 2 1 76 - - - Bob & Kather i n e DOOL I TT L E ( K ate 8, S i mon 5 ) 9 1 P l e a s ant St , R e adi ng 0 1 86 7 - - - L i l a FARRAR , PO B o x 454 , Sturbri dge 0 1 566 - - - L i nd a GARDNER ( M arg aret 6) 398 Arl i ngton St , Acton 0 1 720 R i k i HAN E Y , UN I CORN I NDEPENDENT · SCHOOL , 3 1 B l a i ne St , A l l s t o n 0 2 1 34 - - - Stev� & P a t HANSON ( Br i a n 2 ) 1 030 P l e a s a n t St , C a nton D2021 - - - N a ncy HARDY ( C h andra 7) 4 Jay St , Cambr i d ge 0 2 1 39 - - - B i l l & Lor e t t a H E U E R ( T ad 4) 1 64 Norfo l k St , H o l l i ston 0 1 746 - - - Karen & M i c h a e l J DO I NE ( J u s t i n & G i l l i an 1 4 ) S t a r Rt Box 44 , Wende l l 0 1 37 9 - - - The I NGERSOL L $ ( Tom 1 5 , R u s s e l 1 3 ) RD 1 B a rnum St , S h e f f i e l d 0 1 25 7 - - - L y n n & H a l KAPPLOW ( Heather 1 0 , Grace 7 ) 3 0 Jam a i caway, Jama i c a P l a i n 0 2 1 30 - - - Dav i d & Sh qwn KENDR I C K ( C e l i a 1 3 , Anna 9 , E v a 6 ) 40 B rook St , Rehoboth 02 769 - - - Karen C . K I MBALL ( Becky 1 1 /68 , Benjy 6 / 7 3 ) 1 6 3 H i n g h am St , Roc k ­ l a n d 0 2 3 7 0 - - - D i a n e & M i c h a e l L AN D I S ( Noe l 4 ) North V i l l a ge PG7 , Amh e � s t 0 1 002 - - - The LOW­ T H E RS , Box 566 , T r u ro 02666 - - - S u s a n LOZORAI ­ T ! S ( Kah l i l 6 ) 1 6 Congres s St , Worc e s t e r 0 1 609 - - - Thoma s & Mary MAHER ( S�ott 1 1 , Amanda 6 ) 30 Park St , Wake f i e l d 0 1 880 - - - E l a i n e MAHONEY ( Kendra 1 3 , Ki mber l e e 1 2 ) 51 C a r r i e Lee ' s Way , Ce nterv i l l e 02632 - - - Ed & Ga l e MASON ( Jenny 1 1 , Dave & Ben 6) 19 E nf i e l d Rd , Pe l h am 0 1 002 - - - L i t t y MEDAL I A & A l a n L E E ( Amourence 4 , Jonah 2 ) 5 Warren S q , Jama i c a P l a i n 02 1 30 - - ­ J e a n & Don MURRAY ( Te g a n 9 , J a n n a h & Tara 7 ) 8 7 Fayerweather S t , C ambri dge 02 1 38 - - - Jane O ' BR I E N , 20 W i n ter St , Dorc h e s t e r 02 1 2 2 - · ­ M a ry Ann & P a u l O ' C ONNOR ( Da n i e l l e 1 7 , P a u l J r 1 5 , Mel i s s a 1 1 , L i s a 1 0 , Lee 8 , Hyun & K at i e 7 , B r i a n 6 , Ke v i n 5 , Rebecca & J e n n i fer 2 ) PO B o x 204 , Forestd a l e 02644 --- K at h l een OSBORN ( C hri s t i ne F arre l l 1 3 ) 591 H i n g h am St , Rock­ l a nd 0 2 3 7 0 - - - Jame s & C h r i s t i n e OSTRO W , 3 C a ro l ·Av • 1 1 , B r i g h t o n 02 1 46 - - - John & C l a i r e O ' TOOLE ( J ack i e 1 3 , Cheryl 8 , T e r ry 7 , T i mmy 4 , Pat r i c i a 1 ) 1 88 B l ue H i l l Pkwy . Mi l t on 0 2 1 87 - - - Anne P E R K I N S , RFD # l , Orange 0 1 364 - - - L a n a R E E V E S ( L acey 7 , May a - be l l a 4 ) 2 2 Map l e Av , Somer v i l l e 0 2 1 4 5 - - - Dawn REGE R , 9 M a r l borough St , Boston 02 1 1 6 - - - T H E R E SOURCE CENTER , 1 98 Concord St , W G l oucester 0 1 930 - - ­ G a i 1 REY NOLDS ( L e v i 7 , B h a v an i 5 ) 676 Spr i ng S t , Lee 0 1 238 - - - W a n d a RE ZAC ( Ron a l d 7 , Jean 5 , Cather i ne 2) 379 Concord Rd , Marl boro 0 1 752 - - - R i c h a rd & Barbara RODR I G UEZ ( Jenn i fer 8 ,

R i c h a r d J r 6 , Emi l y 1 ) 2 0 Emer s on St , W a k e f i e l d 0 1 880 - - - I rene SANTACKA S , 86 P l ymout h St, C am b r i d g e 0 2 1 4 1 --- Judye & J i m S M I T H ( Ad am 5 ) , 3 4 Edgewood Rd , Shrewsbury 0 1 54 5 - - R ac h e l SOLEM & F i s her PEARSON ( Br i a n a 5 , Joh n E l i 2 ) 1 5 C u s t e r S t , Jama i c a P l a i n 02 1 30 - - Frank TURAN O , AME R I CANS FOR C ONST I T UT I ONAL R I GH T S , PO Box 1 4 1 4 , W Concord 0 1 742 - - - V a l e r i e VAUGHAN , 7 2 T r i ang l e St , Amhe r s t 0 1 002 M I - P e n ny & Paul BATTJ E S ( Andrea 1 5 , J ason TT, P a u l 6 ) A 3 9 7 6 Bee l i n e R d , H o l l and 49423 - - - A l a n � N ancy B E D E L L ( Kurt 9 , Ky l e· l ) 39 Campbe l l , Hol l a n d 49423 - - - L e s & Jac k i e BEECHER ( Le a h l l , Je s s i c a 9) 144 S H i gh l a n d , M t C l eme n s 48043 - - - Wayne & V i c k i BOULTON ( M at t , C h r i s ) 14 C h erry St , Ho l l a n d 49423 - - C hri s & J u l i e BROCKMAN ( K i r a 1 3 , A d r i e n n e 1 2 , A l e x 6 ) PO B o x 407 , Dryden 48428 - - - F i e l d & Sandy CARDEN ( Je s s e 8 , S a r a 5 ) Rt 2 Box 7 1 , Suttons Bay 49682 - - - Gary & Beve r l y C H EADLE ( Ca s s ady 9 , Renn 5 ) Rt 1 Box 2 2 3 - 0 , S u t t o n s B ay 49682 - - - Tbomas & J u d i t h C LARK ( Ke l l y 1 4 , Jen n i fer 1 2 , Stacy 1 0 ) 1 0 1 54 I a sco Rd, F ow l e r v i l l e 48836 - - - Jeff & J a n C L EM E N S ( Shayne 7 , J u s t i n 4, L acy 1 ) 520 E Rooseve l t , B i t e l y 4 9 3 0 9 - - - P a t & D i c k COOKMAN ( R ob 1 1 , Jane 9 ) R t 2 Box 439 , S u t t o n s Bay 49682 - - - Stephen & Lau r i e DAV I S ( Ky l e 1 1 , Grant 9 , N a t h a n 8 , W i l l 2 ) 7857 W L a ke v i ew Rd , Traverse C i t y .49684 - - Ani t a & Jerry DEV I N E ( E rr i n 7 , T u l l y 5 ) C o l d Mount a i n F arm , C o . Rd . 550 Box 1 94 , Marquette 49855 - - - L arry & J a ne D I C K I E ( Je n n i fer 1 3 , S a r a 7 ) 6 1 08 O l d A l l e g a n Rd , R t 2 , Hami l ton 4 94 1 9 - - - Joan DONALDSON & John VAN VOORH E E S , P l e a s an t H i l l F a r m , Rt 4 , F e n n v i l l e 49408 - - Denn i s & P a t r i c i a DONOVAN ( Le a f 6) 2920 Cou s i na , E r i e 4 8 1 3 3 - - - S u s a n E K STROM ( Aaron 5 / 78 ) 1 209 Mari g o l d , E L a n s i n g 48823 - - - Frank FORTKAMP , EDUCAT I ON VOUC H E R I NS T I T UT E , 24650 C re s t v i ew Ct, Box 4 2 3 , · F arm i ngton 48024 - - Mandy & Roger G I BSON ( P a t 1 2 , Jeff 1 0 , Bean i e 8 ) 329 S t i mson , C a d i l l ac 4960 1 - - - Ar l e a n HA I G H T , 527 E W i l s on Rd , Scott v i l l e 49454 - - Steve & Deb b i e HART ( Andrew 7 , D u st i n 5 , Step h an i e 4 ) . RR 3 Box 2860 , McMi l l a n 49853 - - HOME BASED EDUCAT I ON PROGRAM , C l on l ara School , 1 289 Jewett· , Ann Arbor M I 4 8 1 04 - - - J i m & Cathe H U GH E S ( Peter 6 , Dav i d 4 , Rory 3) 2529 Proctor St , F l i nt 48504 - - - M a r t h a & C h r i s t o p h er KA I SE R ( J us t i n 4 , Matthew 1 ) 1 02 W 1 3t h St , Hol l a n d 49423 - - - Gary K E N N E DY & J a n i n e W I LTSE ( De vo n 3 ) 1 20 N Oak , Traverse C i ty 49684 - - Kate & E d KE RMAN ( Ad a 9 , H a n n a h 6 , J e s s e 3 ) 5 58 S D i c k i n son , Rt 2 , H e s pe r i a 4 9 4 2 1 - - Rob i n KLAY , 26 E 1 2 t h St , H o l l a n d 49423 - - - Jo & John KL E I S , Eme r s on i a n H a l l , Hope C o l l e g e , H o l l a nd 49423 - - - R i c h a rd & Kay D e l l e K O C H ( B i rg i t t a 1 7 , H a n s 1 2 ) 2 7 5 R i d geway , St Joseph 49085 - - - ·Jerry & Di ane LAWSON ( M ark 7 , Da v i d 5 ) 7 2 7 2 Renwood , Romeo 48065 - - - Ruth LONGCOR £ ( Amy 1 1 , Sarah 1 0 , B r i a n 6 , John 5 ; Toby 3 ) 1 00 I v anhoe N E , Grand Rap i d s 49506 - - - Bro . T . L . M i c h ae l , C a p uch i n Commun i t y , 1 2 1 E B o s t o n B l v d , Detro i t 48202 - - - J i m & Rob i n MacKE N Z I E ( Jo s h u a & Jacob 1 3 , C a l eb 1 1 , Naomi 2 ) 55 Amy School Rd , P i e r s o n 4 9 3 39 - - - A l a n & T a l l y M I D D L ETON ( Amy 1 9 , A l i c i a 1 7 , M e l i s s a 1 3 , B r i g e t t e 1 0 ) Box 47 , North port 49670 - - - P a t & J i m MONTGOMERY ( C h a i , 1 7 ) 1 4 1 6 Granger , A n n A r b o r 4 8 1 04 - - - R aymond & Dorothy MOORE , H EW I T T R E S E A R C H C E N T E R , 5 5 3 T u d o r R d , Berri e n S pg s 4 9 1 03 - - - S a n d r a MO S I E R , 7 3 9 1 S 36th St , Scot t s 49088 - - - Dus t i n & K i m ORDWAY , 330 E K i ng s l ey , Ann Arbor 4 8 1 0 4 - - - Amy & R u s s e l PACKARD ( N oah 3 ) 3765 ! 60 t h Av , H o l l an d 49423 - - - John & Mu r i e l PALKO ( S i mon 6) 203 N H a r r i s o n , L u di ngton 4 9 4 3 1 - " - Tom & Gretchen S P I CE R ( J acob 1 0 , Seth 8 , Je s s i c a 7 , I s a ac. 3 ) 643 Madi s o n A v S E , Grand Rap i d s 49503 - - - Rob i n T I NHOLT & D av i d N I E BOER ( R a c h e l 3) 1 50 1 L a k e wood B l vd , H o l l and 4 9 4 2 3 - - - Don & S a l l y TWOMEY ( Rory 4 , Emi ly 2 ) Gagetown 487 3 5 - - M i c h a e l & C a r o l y n W I L L I AMS ( Du s t i n 3 ) 1 0458 Cedar Run Rd , Traverse C i ty 49684 MN - Sandy ANDERSON ( Andy 1 1 ) 43 1 1 Regent S� D u l u t h 55804 - - - B r i a n BJORGEN & Sandy GLEASON ( K aren G l e a son 8) 4220 Sne l l i ng Av S o , Mi n n e apo l i s 5 5 4 0 6 - - - Greg & K a n t i BLAZ ( So l omon 7 ) 2 2 20 30th Av 5 o , Mi nneap o l i s 55406 - - - John & Sh el l ey DAMERON ( J u l i a 2 ) 1 32 2 M i c h i g a n Av , St C l �ud 56301 - - - L owe l l & Audrey DI TTBERNER ( Forest 3 ) Rt 1 Box 4 3 , P a r k e r s P ra i r i e 5636 1 - - - Sandra E R I C KSON , 680 Wood l awn Av , St Pau l 5 5 1 1 6 - - - J a n n GARR I T T Y , 2 5 1 7

1 6t h Av N E , C o l umb i a H e i g h t s 5 5 4 2 1 - - - Bob & C a r o l GATTS ( L a i l a 7 , Jacob 5 ) Swamp Peeper F ar m , C u s h i ng 56443 - - - Denny & Barbara HAL E Y , 4046 23rd A v S , M i n ne apo l i s 5 5407 - - - Sh aron & G l en H I L L ESTAD , 9669 E l 23 r d St , H a s t i ng s 5 50 3 3 - - - Rosemary & Ly l e HUL S I NG , R R l , Hous t o n 55943 - - - Kathry n JEFF R I E S ( An ne 5 ) 7 4 1 7 Yor k , E d i n a 55435 - - - Wayne J E N N I N G S , 449 D e s noye r , St Paul 5 5 1 04 - - - J a c k i e JOHNSON ( L a r a 8 , C a r l 3 ) S t a r Rt Box 2 20A , F i n l a n d 55603 - - - Tom & Jan KEAVENY ( Sam 4, Sarah 2 ) A l l e l u i a Acre s , RR 2 Box 240AA , A l b any 56307 - - - B e at r i c e L I U , R t l Box 9 3 8 , Becker 5 5 308 - - - Ken & E l l e n LOEGER I NG ( E r i c 1 2 , Amy 1 0 , Dean 7 , Matt 4 , P e t er 3 ) 688- l l t h A v NW , New B r i g h t o n 5 5 1 1 2 - - - A l i s on & D av i d McKE E , 4 1 8 E 2 6 t h St , M i n n e a po l i s 55404 - - - M I DWEST L I B E R TAR ! AN L I BRARY A SSN·, 2 708 E L a k e St #204 , M i n n e a po l i s 55406 - - - P a t r i c i a MONSON & S t u a rt ROSEN ( Made l e i ne 6, Sam 4 ) 3500 2 1 s t Ave So . , M i n n e a p o l i s 55407 - - - J a y & M a r y NEWCOMB ( Autumn 7 , R a i n 5) 607 L e i c e s t e r , Du l ut h 55803 - - - Robert S I GS B E E , 1 9 1 4 Por t l and Av S o . , M i n n e apo l i s 55404 - - - Dav i d WESTHE I ME R , 2 702 l 09th Ln NW , Coon R ap i d s 5 5 4 3 3 MS - Doug & Conn i e BAL L , Rt 2 Box 2 1 8 0 , P a s s Cnri s t i a n 3957 1 - - - Cher r i e BROWN , Rt 2 Box 2 7 4 , Lot 8 , N B i l ox i 39532 - - - B a r b a r a & Tony E L L I SON , Box 875 , Rosed a l e 38769 - - ­ James & Brenda J I N K I NS ( A l i son 1 1 / 7 4 , O l i v i a 1 1 / 7 7 ) 2850 N P l e a s a n t H i l l Rd, N e s b i t 386 5 1 - - - D e n n i s & S a n d i MYERS ( Scott 1 2 , J u l i e 9 , S he l l ey 7, John M i c h a e l 3) 2 2 2 Coo l i dg e , B i l ox i 3 9 5 3 1 · - - - Mary SC H I C K , 760 L ak e l and Dr 6 - B , Jackson 39 2 1 6 - - - L i s a & Don ZOOK , 407 Bee S t , N a t c h e z 3 9 1 20 M O - Robert & J ud i t h BAKER ( Da n i e l 9 , Matt hew-? ) R R 1 , Wentworth 64873 - - - Mary B E R G MAN , HOME EDUCATORS NEWSLETT E R , Rt 3 Box 324 - B , Gal l at i n 64640 - - - Ger a l d CARLSTROM & M i r i am HAL L I DAY ( I a n & l n ge C a r l s t rom- H a l l i d ay , 7 & 4 ) Rt 2 Box 1 9 7 B , Oak Grove 64075 - - - Mark & S a l l y C H E N E Y ( Marty 1 3 , J a rn l i 1 1 , An i k a 9 , T a s h a 7 , E l s a 4 , Cody 2 ) Rt 1 Box 1 1 2 , Houston 65483 - - - C a ro l y n Mar i a & Ke v i n C OP E , PO Box 27024 , K a n s a s C i ty 6 4 1 1 0 - - C h a r l e s & R i t a CROCKER. ( Jeremy 7 ) R t 1 Box 9260 , Hol den 64040 - - - T i m & Mary C U N N I NGHAM ( so n s 6 , 6 ) Head L a n e , H a n n i b a l 6 3 4 0 1 - - - J i m & C h a r l ene DRURY ( Kri s h n a 1 0 , S a s h a 7 , Jay 2 ) 38 1 9 Juni p e r P I , C o l umb i a 6 5 2 0 1 - - - Deb b i e HARP E R & C h r i s C HEAVENS ( Se a n 1 2 , Dehn 1 0 , C a l e b 3 ) R t 2 Box 4 1 3 , As h l an d 650 1 0 - - - Judy & Ron H I RS C H ( Sh a n t i & Joshua 1 2 , J a i 7 ) R t 2 Box 302 , Longrun 6 5 7 6 1 - - - A l bert & Cyn t h i a HOBART ( R obert 1 3 ) Rt 7 Box 1 34 , L i c k i ng 6 5 5 4 2 - - - J i m & Jean i ne HOUSE ( Peter 1 1 , J a s o n 4 ) 48 1 4 L i berty , K a n s a s C i ty 6 4 1 1 2 - - - Jean KERN ( Jos h ) , 6 2 7 W . H a r r i son , Spr i n g f i e l d 65806 - - N ancy K I GER , Ed . O ( Ka t h er i n e 1 2 ) 1 208 E F i l more , K i r k s v i l l e 6 3 50 1 - - - D i a n a K I S S E L B URGH ( Abbey 3 ) 1 305 Westm i n s ter Rd , B l ue S p g s 640 1 5 - - - John & D e l ores KOENE ( H i l degarde 1 6 , M a r i ­ k a 1 3 , Jenn i fer 1 2 , Myl e s 9 ) R t 3 Box BOA , Pop l a r B l u f f 6 3 9 0 1 - - - Steve & Joce l y n KOP E L ( 7 , 6 ) 7 2 0 Dan i e l Boone Dr , F l or i s s ant 6 30 3 1 - - - Stephen KOVAC , 39 1 4 Humphrey , St Lo u i s 6 3 1 1 6 - - - G a i l KUEHN L E , S t a r R t Box 7 0 - D , Moun t a i n V i ew 6 5 548 - - - D a v i d & S a n d r a MOU N T JOY ( T a b i t h a 7 , Amary 4 , K a l i st a 2 ) Rt 1 B o x 4 3A l , Pec u l i ar 64078 - - - . S a ra l ee & B i l l RHOADS , KANSAS/MD HOME EDUCATOR S , Rt 1 Box 75 , S i b l ey 64088 - - - A n n a SANKOV I C H ( Stephen 1 2 , Noah 3 ) Rt 2 Box 4 1 4 , R o l l a 65401 - - - Gay l on & Terr i e SM I TH ( K i s h 6) Rt 1 Box 27 , Couch 65690 - - - Ja ney & Terry S M I T H ( Se t h 1 2 , L i n d s ey 1 0 , Sarah 5 ) 6 Center R d , K i r k s v i l l e 6 350 1 MT - M i c h a e l ATH E RTON & Kathy L E W I S ( Cor ey-5 ) B o x 1 1 2 , Trego 59934 - - - M e l & Jean C OLGROVE ( T i m 1 6 , Ben 4 , M i c ah 3 ) Grant S t a r R t , D i l l on 5 9 7 2 5 - - - Dave & P am W I L L I AMSON ( C obey 1 0 , Jeb 8 , Dag an 5 , C a l en 3 ) R t 1 , Moy i e S pr i n g s ( I D ) 83845 NE - Roger & Judy DUERR , 4 1 4 2 Adams , L i n coTn 68504 - - - G l adys MAR I NG ( boys 8 , 9 ) Rt l , C a l l away 68825 - - - Sam & Mary W E L SC H , Box 302 , M i l ford 68405 - - - James & Beth Z U E H L K E ( J ames - E r i c 6 , M a t t h e w 3 ) Box 96 , Roc k v i l l e 6887 1 NV - Maggy ANTHON Y , 700 E Pec k h am L n #258 .�eno 89502 - - - Ed & C her BATEMAN ( boy s 7 , 5 ) P O Box 2 2 8 1 , S t a te l i ne 8 9 4 4 9 - - - Leonard GODI C K , 4440 T amarus St # 1 05 , L a s V e g a s 8 9 1 09 - - - Karen HOLGU I N , PO Box 2 0 1 0 , S p a r k s NV 8 9 4 3 1 GRO W I NG W I THOUT SCHOO L I NG #24


21 NH - S a l a h & C a ro l y n A L - EGA I L Y ( S adi k 1 3 ) 1 0 1 Mus q u a s h Rd , Huason 0305 1 - - - Rosemary & D a v i d ARM I NGTO N , Box 7 2 , Kears arge 03847 - - ­ P e t er & L ou CASS ( Aaron 4 ) RD 1 , B a r r i ngton 03825 - - - Kend a l l DUST I N , D u s t i n Rd , Contoo­ c ook 03229 - - - Arthur HARVEY & E l i z abeth GRA V E ­ L O S ( Emi ly 5 , M a x 2 ) W e a r e 0328 1 - - - A l bert & J a n i n a LAMB ( J uno 1 1 , Rosy 9 , J a sm i ne 6 , Ro­ l a nd 4) Brown H i l l Rd , Tamworth 03886 - - V i ney L O V E LAND & Bob COOK ( Bren an 1 3 , Mi s h a 1 2 ) R e d E a r F arm, B o x 23 3 , G i l sum 03448 - - ­ Grace & Joe MATTY ( J a son 9 ) 5 Grant St , Derry 03038 - - - T horn McAL L I S T E R & Oebi FADDE N , Box 1 86 , Northwood 032 6 1 - - - Jftck , G a i l , B u d , M i k e & T i m M Y L E S , 3 4 1 L o c k e Rd , Rye 03870 - - - C h r i s & E l a i n e RAPP ( Ke i t h 7 , B r i a n 5 , E r i c a 2 ) 9 M i zor a s O r , N a s h u a 03062 - - - Peggy SANDOZ ( K ate 1 2 , N o l i 1 1 , J e s s e 9, Mo l l y 5) RFD Tam­ wor t h 03886 - - - John & P a t r i c i a SAVAGE ( J ames 8 , Kathe r i ne 5 ) 1 30 Second Crown P t , Roch ester 03867 - - - J e n n i fer S E J P , 21 New Rd , North Hamp­ t o n 03862 - - - J i m & M i ch e l e SW I S H E R ( B i l l 1 6 , J a s c h a 5 ) Oak H i l l Rd , Brook l i ne 03033 - - - Jen­ n i fer W R I GHT & S t a n McCUMB E R ( V a n e s s a 1 2 ) Star Rt 2, C h a r l e s t own 03603 NJ - L u c i l l e BENDE R , PO Box 2 1 0 , D e a l 0 7 723�-- Janet M . B E N N ET T , 2 0 5 E s sex Ave , Boonton 0 7005 - - - Anne B O D I N E ( Jo n a t h a n 7 / 7 4 , K a r i n a 8/ 75 , Da v i d 6 / 7 9 ) FAM I L Y SCHOOLS ASSN , 83 Knol l wood Dr , New Prov i dence 07974 - - - Mrs N . BROOK ( N i e t c h a 1 0 ) Meadow Gate F a rm , C r o s s R d , C o l t e Neck 0 7 7 2 2 - - - P am & Dan DELANEY ( Da n i e l 1 7 , D av i d 1 5 , Peter 1 3 ) 2646 R i ver Rd , M a n a s q u a n 08736 - - - Sandy DELOPOULO S , 204 3rd Av , B e l ma r 0 7 7 1 9 - - - Cheryl E V E RHARD ( Kathryn 8) 2 5 5 P a r k Av , O l d B r i dge 0885 7 - - - Jose & M a r t h a F E RRER ( De n n i s 1 1 , Rebeca 6 , A i mee 4 , Amanda 2 ) 5 3 South Or , E Brun swi c k 088 1 6 - - ­ S t ephen & N ancy GERARD ( Bob 2 2 , L i l l i an 1 2 , S t e v i e 7 ) 1 7 7 W M i 1 1 Rd , Long V a l l ey 07853 - - ­ B o n n i e GORDON , 1 03 Ma i n St , Mi l l b urn 0704 1 - - ­ Edward & Kathy HORVATH ( S arah 2 ) 47 Kendal Av , Map l ewood 07040 - - - Doug & Meg JOHNSON ( C or­ i n ne 1 0 , Mel i s s a 9, B r a d 6, Brendan 1 ) HOME E DUCAT I ON RE SOURCE C E NT E R , 337 Downs St , R i dge­ wood 07450 - - - Kathy JOHNSON , 2 7 Maxwe l l Rd , E atontown 0 7 7 2 4 - - - B a r b a r a LAFFERTY ( Boys 1 8 , 1 7 , 1 2 , 6 ; g i r l 8) 1 07 Su rrey R d , Voorhees 08043 - - - Barbara LATTO , N E W D I R E C T I ON S SCHOOL , 1 35 C h ange B r i d ge Rd , Mont v i l l e 07045 - - - Stephen MAHON Y , 1 83 Brook s i d e Dr , Medford 08055 - - - P a t MASTR I , 1 03 1 1 t h Av # 2 , Be l ma r 0 7 7 1 9 - - - C a r l a J e an & Edward McDERMOTT ( E dward I I I 1 0 , C h a r l e s B , James 6 ) 16 Deborah Dr, P i s c a t away 08854 - - - C h a r l e t t e M. M I KU L KA , 1 409 Scen i c Or , S c udders F a l l s OB628 - - - B a r ­ b a r a M I L L E R , 3 0 L i n d s t rom D r , Somer v i l l e D8876 - - - A n n MOR R I S , OURS E L V E S TO EDUCATE G U I D E ­ B O OKS , School o f t h e A r t s P ub l i c ati ons , PO Box 1 1 4 , S t i l l water 07875 - - - Sherma n MURY , Apt 40K , V i l l age Gree n , B u dd Lake 07828 - - - Jenny & D i c k NEPON ( Emi ly 4 ) RD 2 , Box 236 , C a l i fon 0 7 B30 - - - N ancy P L E N T , NEW J E R S E Y UNSCHOOL E R S N ETWOR K , 2 Smi t h St , F a rm i ngda l e 0 7 7 2 7 - - ­ M a r v i n & Gwendo l y n R E S N I C K ( P a u l 1 3 , T a n i a 1 2 , M o l l i an ne 5 ) 7 W e s t b rook Av , Somer v i l l e 08876 - - - S andy SAP E L L O , 207 C o a r i Ave , M i noto l a 08341 - - - Stephen & K a they S L U B E R K S I ( A l a n 1 1 , M o 3 ) 7 5 6 L i nd e n Av , E l i z abeth N J 07202 - - ­ J udy T R ENHOLM£ ( C i ndy 1 2 ) 4 4 Dodd St , Mont­ c l a i r 07042 NM - Peter D. BACON , 1 1 09 Georg i a SE , A l buquerque 87 1 08 - - - L i nd a & Toby B E N ETT I ( Ar l o 4 ) PO Box 207 , Montezuma B 7 7 3 1 - - - Amy V . BUNT I NG ( S aran 1 2 ) #2 Frasco Rd , E l Dorado , S a nta Fe 8750 1 - - - Manon CHARBONNEAU , Box 2606 , Santa F e 8750 1 - - - Anna Mar i a DEARDOR F F , Gener a l D e l i very , Cerri l l os 870 1 0 - - - James & P e n ny GALLAGH E R ( J amey 8 ) 1 7 3 5 Buena V i s t a Ct , A l amogordo 883 1 0 - - - Butch & Jeanette HAC K N E Y ( C ami l l e 4 ) PO B o x 256 , H i l l s boro 88042 - - ­ Donna MacFARLANE ( Br i a n 7 , Danny 6 , Mo l l y 3 ) 5 32 Pondero s a NW , A l buquerque 87 1 07 - - - Ed NAGEL , NAT I ONAL ASSOC I AT I ON FOR T H E L E GAL SUP PORT OF ALTE RNAT I V E SCHOOLS ( NALSAS ) , PO B ox 2823 , S a n t a Fe 8750 1 - - - John & P e � gy O ' Mara McMAHON ( L a l l y 7 , F i n n i e 6 , B r am 3 ) One M i l l MW , A l buquerque 87 1 20 - - - Mari on & Cy n ­ t h i a Jones NEAL ( Meghan 3 ) 8 2 5 S h i r l ey N E , A l buquerque 87 1 23 - - - Ron & N a n cy O ' C ON NOR ( J u l i a 3 , T a r a 2) 208 P o l a c o , S a n t a Fe 8750 1 - - - SANTA F E COMMU N I T Y SCHOOL , P O Box 2 2 4 1 , S a n t a Fe B750 1 - - - D a n SHULT I S , P E L O N C E L L O P R I MARY ( M i c k ey 9 , S i r L dn c e l ot 8 , Robert 7 ) GROW I NG W I THOUT SCHOO L I NG #24

Box 9 1 , Rodeo 88056 - - - L i nd a V E LARDE ( C i s c o 2 ) Rt 1 B o x BA , G l or i e t t a 8 7 5 3 5 N Y - D i ane & P a u l ABELL ( J o s h u a 7 , A r i e l 4 ) 26�C ro l y St , Syr a c u s e 1 32 2 4 - - - Peter & L or r a i ne ACKE RMAN , 46 E . B3 St , � 4 - A , NYC 1 00 2 B - - - D av i d BAKE R , 15 Broadway , Ren s s e l aer 1 2 1 44 - - - Meri beth & Brad B E RG ( J a d a 3 ) , Brady R d , Warw i c k 1 0990 - - - B i l l & Rachel BOERST ( Rob i n 1 2 , J u l i e 9) 286 State St , Jamestown 1 4 7 0 1 - - - Sue & Mi c h a e l CARROLL ( N a t h a n 5 , W i l l ow 3 ) RD 1 , Avoca 1 4809 - - - Bob b i e & E r i c COHEN [ L auren 7 , A l ec 4 ) R t 2 Grand St , Sag Harbor 1 1 96 3 - - - Jonatban DA I T C H , 409 C a s c a d i l ­ l a St , I t haca 1 4850 - - - Cyn t h i a & T i mothy DeMU L D E R ( C heyene 3 ) , 14 C h u rch St , Unadi l l a 1 3849 - - - R i c h a rd & Anna Ma r i e FAHEY ( I s aac 1 0 , Noel 9, Kateri 8, Guad a l upe 6, Rene 5 , Jean 3 , E l i z abeth 1 ) C HR I ST I AN HOME STEAD I NG SCHOO L , RD 2 , Oxford 1 3R30 - - - Al & Kerry FARAONE ( C h ar l i e 3 ) 207 Drake Av #5J , New Roch e l l e 1 0805 - - - L i nnette & Jeff GANAPOSK I ( A l i a 5 , Kagan 3 ) 1 40 1 P i ne St , E n d i cott 1 3 760 - - - S u s a n GDSS , 2 W i n k l e P o i n t Or , Northpoi nt 1 1 768 - - - D a n ny & Deb HAM I L T ON ( Ka s andra 4 , S h annon 2 ) 3 3 R aynor St , F reeport 1 1 520 - - ­ Verna & B i l l H E L M K E - SCHARF ( J ud 1 5 , K a r l een 1 2 , Mart i n 1 0 , Luke 3) L ord Rd , RD 2 , Candor 1 3743 � - - Haro l d & Pat I NGRAHAM , I N D E P ENDENT FAM I L Y SCHOOLS R E SOURCE C E NT E R , PO Box 1 2 2 , Smyrn a 1 3464 - - - D i etmar & V i rg i n i a JAECK ( Gu n ­ n ar 3 ) RD B o x 7 4 , Hartwi c k 1 3 348 - - - B o b & Penny K I NG ( Jo s h u a 1 0 , Amber 3 , Noah 1 ) Box 243A , E Jefferson Rd , Jefferson 1 2093 - - - Bob & Pat K L I NG ( C urt 1 6 , Kev i n 1 4 ) RD 4 W ashout R d , Scot i a 1 2302 --- Debb i e & Randy K N I FF I N ( Se r e n a · 6 , Emi l y 2 ) 1 2 Court St , Geneseo 1 4454 - - - E d i t h & B i l l KRAUSE ! C aro l i ne 7 , M i c h a e l 2 ) 1 1 2 Me i g s St , Roc h e s t e r 1 4607 - - - Lou i s & D i ane L a BARGE ( Da v i d 3 ) Rt 1 Box 1 3 3 , R i c h ­ v i l l e 1 36 8 1 - - - Sherr i e & Norm L E E ( Henry 1 8 , R u s s e l l 1 6 ) HOMEST EADE R ' S NEWS , R D 2 Box 1 5 1 , Addi son 1 480 1 - - - C h r i s & Judy L U N DGREN ( Rob i n 9 , M i c h a e l 7 ) 2 8 Suter T e r , Rochester l 4q20 - - - Rebecca But l e r MacKENZ I E , RD 2 Box 8 , Schagh t i coke 1 2 1 54 - - - C h a l me r s E . MEANS , O i r . Readi ng Programs , State U n i v e r s i ty C o l l ege , Oneo n t a 1 3820 - - - H a r vey & N ancy M I L L E R ( Sh ane 5 , E l y s e 2 ) 75 -05 2 1 0t h St , 3H , B ay s i d e 1 1 364 - - - B i m & Dor i s NEWMAN ( Joy 1 4 ) 2 F i l l more Av , Coram , Long I s l a nd 1 1 7 2 7 - - - Lynne NOR R I S ( Da n ­ i e l 7 ) 1 1 0 St Mark ' s P l , N Y C 1 0009 - - - Sue & Charl e s PREGG E R ( Becky 9 , R a c h e l 5 , C h ar l i e 2 ) 1 9 L a rn ard St , P o t s d am 1 3676 - - - F l oyd & L u c i R E E S E R ( E l i z abeth 9 , Kri s t i n e 8 , C a t h er i ne 5 ) RD 3 Box 203 , New B e r l i n 1 34 1 1 - - - S u s a n & Gregory RHODES ( Er i n 7 , Mi che l e 9 ) 5 Che l s e a Dr , Mt S i n a i 1 1 7 66 - - - K e r r y & Dan S A G E R ( Josh 4) RD 2, N H i l l sd a l e 1 2 52 g - - - L ou i s e & Mark SCARL E T T , But l e r Rd , Ros s i e 1 3646 - - - Jean SC HOF I E L D & Steve BOCK ( Aaron 4, A n n a 1 ) RD Box 48, Prat t s v i l l e 1 2468 - - - Lori B . SM I T H , 1 85 L a n c a s t e r St , A l bany 1 2 2 1 0 - - - Pr i s c i l l a TABE R , 264 S p r i ng St , Monroe 1 0950 - - - Ron TAYLOR , BRONX EDUCAT I ONAL S E R V I C E S , 3 4 2 2 B a i ­ l ey P l , Bronx 1 04 6 3 - - - Jon & Debby THOMPSON ( Morg an 6 , S u s a n 3) 24 1 9 C a r s o n Rd , Cort l a nd 1 3045 - - - L i n d a TSABOUKAS� 1 88 Bay 2 2 St , Brook l y n 1 1 2 1 4 - - - Bob & N a ncy WA L LACE ( I s h ­ m a e l 1 0 , V i t a 7 ) 1 1 9 I rv i ng P l , I th a c a 1 4B50 - - - T s a n a Y u , 1 7 0 Henry St #2C , N Y C 1 0002 NC - Dav i d BRAAT Z , PO Box 1 1 4 , Mt Mourne 281 23�- - Steve & Debb i e HOKE ( Andy 5 , Mi c h a e l 4 , Ka i t l i n 1 ) Rt 1 B o x 37 3 , Morganton 286 55 - - - Wanda & Tye HUNTER ( Su s an n a h 5) 2 7 Cedar Terrace Rd , Chape l H i l l 2 7 5 1 4 - - - Beth LACKEY ( Kent 1 2 , B r ad 1 1 ) Rt 1 Box 344 , B u rn s v i l l e 287 1 4 - - - F r a n c e s & P . J . L E N I HAN ( M i c h a e l 4 ) 1 1 1 5 Lock l an d Av , W i n st o n - Sa l em 2 7 1 03 - - ­ George & J u l i a P E T R I D E S ( C h r i sty 7 , Sarah 4 ) 40 1 5 M a r i e Dr , W i n ston S a l em 2 7 1 0 7 - - - C h i p & A l i se STROUP ( Kr i st i n & J e n n i fer 6 ) PO Box 1 32 2 , L i nc o l nton 28092 - - - P h i l & L i nd a R I AL ( Jenn i f e r , Je s s i c a ) 1 1 20 1 Sun down L n , P i ne­ v i l l e 2 8 1 34 N O - P au l a ALLMARAS ( Z ara 9 , Dy l an 4 ) 1 1 45 � 8t h St , F argo 58 1 02 - - - Cami l l e K U L KA , 1 4 E l O th St , W F argo 58078 OH - Terry & Wendy B E N DE R - M I L L E R ( Hope 3 ) 2 2 1 S�i r k , W L af ayette 43845 - - - Donna BRYANT ( Aa r o n 8) 9 6 1 W i ndi ng Hol l ow L n , U p pe r Sand u s ­ ky 4 3 3 5 1 - - - Rod & P a t CHARLTON ( Jeremi ah 7 , Adr i a n n e 5 ) 1 986 Rt 6 3 , Lebanon 45036 - - - Or . Stephen CORW I N , 1 1 79 Weyb r i dge Rd , C o l umbus 4 3 2 20 - - - Brenda COWE L L , 1 8 1 4 Gi a n t St , T o l edo

4 36 1 3 - - - L i nd a & M i k e COX ( L i an n & Sean 4 , Heather 7 ) 2 5 4 B E l mwood St , . C uyahoga F a 1 1 s 4422 1 - - - B on n i e EDWARDS & Steve TROUT ( L a r i s ­ s a 2 , I s aac 2 mo ) PO B o x 24 , Sh ade 4 5 7 76 - - ­ Penny & John E L L I S ( M ar n i e 5 ) W i l l owood F a r m , 1 74 Mor g a n Rd , J e f f e r s o n 4 4 0 4 7 - - - Dav i d & L ore l e i G I BBS ( C a t h ryn 9 , Seth 6 ) 5 7 2 0 W i l l ­ nean L n , M i l ford 4 5 1 50 - - - R i c h ard & K a t h ryn HOLLAND ( 3 c h , o l de s t 7) 6092 SR 32 3 , Mt S t e r ­ l i ng 4 3 1 4 3 - - - V a l e.r i e & Bob HOLWA Y , 9 5 0 W i l l ­ i am Penn D r , G a l l oway 4 3 1 1 9 - - - Gai l & M i c h a e l HOOD ( An n a 9 ) RD 5 , B884 Be l l Rd , Cambr i dge 43725 - - - Janet HOWE L L , 1081 K i ng sway , A l l i ­ a nce 4460 1 - - - Mrs . Robert ( Kay ) HUBERT , RD 2 - Rock Rd , She l by 44B75 - - - Sandra H U S S , 5 1 6 S . Ma i n St , Bowl i n g Green 43402 - - - B i l l & Mary JORDAN ( Ch r i stopher 5 , C l a i r e 3 ) 6 3 3 Ori e n t , C i n c i nn a t i 45232 - - - R i c h a r d & P a t t i LAWRENCE ( R a c h a e l 8 , S a r a h 5 , R e b e k a h 3 , L e a h 2 mo l 3 3 E New H a ve n , B l oomv i l l e 448 1 B - - ­ E l i z abeth LOGSDON ( Ad am 9 ) 3 1 8 E Henry St , Woos t er 4469 1 - - - C h r i s MAY ( D a v i d 7 , Rebek a h 4 ) 34838 H i gh l and D r , N R i d g e v i l l e 44039 - - ­ OCEAN ( O H I O COAL I T I ON FOR EDUCAT I ONAL ALTE RNA­ T I V E S NOW ) 2200 Prospect Av , C l e v e l a n d 44 1 1 5 - - - Nancy RAYMER , Rt 4 Box 1 34 , J a c k s o n 4 5640· - - - D av i d SOW D , PO Box 94 3 1 , Ca nton 44 7 1 1 - - S h aron & M i ch a P l TAC HE N KO , 1 0000 D a l y Rd , C i n ­ c i n n a t i 4 5 2 3 1 - - - Ron & Jenne l l WOODARD , 338 Storer Ave , Akron 44302 OK - D a l e & K a t hy BARE , PO Box 6 2 1 , Pryor 7436 1�- - Mardana C E RC H I E , 709 E r i e , T u l s a 7 4 1 1 2 - - - S e l ma HARWE L L , 1 48 N Co l umb i a P l , T u l s a 74 1 1 0 - - - Cor i n n e KJORSTA D , 1 0442 S S h e r ­ i d a n Rd , T u l s a 74 1 3 3 - - - Ann KRAM E R , 1 4 1 0 S Q u i ncy , T u l s a 74 1 20 - - - L ou i se NORD B Y , 1 8 1 7 S Quaker , T u l s a 74 1 20 - - - Stacy & Cheryl R I C HARD­ SON ( Je f f 6, B r i a n a 3) 1 376 N 76th E Av , T u l s a 74 1 1 5 - - - Leon & D i ane S E I F R I E D ( He i d i 9 , B r i d ­ g i t t e 6 , R u d 2 ) S t a r Rt Box 1 65 , V i an 74962 - - - Sandra S I B L E Y , 2 744 E I n dependence , T u l s a 7 4 1 1 0 - - - Aranya ST E I NM E Y E R , 1 4 24 S Gary P l , T u l s a 74 1 04 - - - James & C a r o l ST I R L I NG ( J i m 1 8 , John 1 4 , C h ar i ty 8 ) R t 1 Box 87 , Rose 74364 - - - Den i se T E RR I L , 1 02 E 7th , Sand­ s pr i ng s 74063 - - - Cary WOOD , 34 1 2 Oak Grove , M i dwest C i ty 7 3 1 1 0 OR - Donna A N E S S J ( son 9 ) , Gen D e l , Ar�h C ape � 1 0 2 - - - Arno l d & Caro l a n BLACK ( Jerry 20 , Jeanette l B , J aLeen 9) 4 4 1 5 Cedar F l a t , W i l l i ams 97544 ( Summer ) - - - B r e n n & Z a n d r a BOY E R , Box 4 5 5 , U n i on 97B83 - - - D o n & An BRYANT ( Rebecca 1 1 , James 1 0 ) 2 2 3 5 Radc l i ff e , K l amath F a l l s 9760 1 - - - P au l & Debb i e CAVANAUGH ( Je s s i c a 6 , Jus t i n 2 ) Box 1 84 , Beaver 9 7 1 08 - - - F r ed & Mary CAR E Y , 5 7 � B S E W e stfork St , Port l a nd 97 206 - - - S a m & Sherryl C HAMP I E ( Je n n i fer 7 , K r i stopher 2) John Day S t a g e , Box l l B , Baker 978 1 4 - - - Ange l a & R i c k COHEN ( Aaron 1 4 , T a nya 1 2 , Thorr 1 0 , R a v e n 6 , Mose 3 ) 9 50 Garfi e l d , Coos Bay 97420 - - - Rob & Karen COX ( M i s s i e 1 4 , Robert 1 2 , K r i s t i n a 6 ) P O Box 5 56 , Reed s port 97467 - - - V a l e r i e CRUMP , 1 1 1 25 O l d Wood s Rd , C l overd a l e 97 1 1 2 - - - H a n s & C l a r i c e DAN K E R S I M a r i e k a 3 ) PO Box 3 1 8 , Boardman 978 1 8 - - - Steve & Cathy D E E S E ( Su nbow 8 , C l oudrobe 5 ) 6826 N . P i t t s b u rg , Port l a nd 97203 - - - M i c h a e l & Candace DEGL E R ( I s aac 8 , V a n e s s a 5 , L u c i en 3 ) 26409 V a l l ey V i ew Or , C h e s h i r e 974 1 9 - - - W i l l & Deb b i e D I L LON ( l s l ande 1 ) 1 1 005 Meda Loop , C l overd a l e 9 7 1 1 2 - - - Haro l d DUNN , Box 684 , O ' Br i e n 97534 - - ­ Mo l l y FARQUHARSON ( Meadow 4 ) 4 3 6 N H i gh St , Monmouth 9 7 3 6 1 - - - Karen F I S H E R , 387B5 Hwy 1 0 1 S , C l overd a l e 9 7 1 1 2 - - - H arvey & Prem F R E EMAN ( Aram 8 , S h ayna 3) PO Box 4 2 49 5 , Port l a nd 97242 - - - Karen G E L BARO , 37335 Brooten Rd , C l overd a l e 97 1 1 2 - - - B a r b a r a & Lee HAGA , 7995 S l ab C reek Rd , N e s k owi n 9 7 1 49 - - - Becky & Jay HAGGERTY ( Ra c h a e l 7 , R i ma 4) 1 026 SE Neh a l em , Port l a nd 97202 - - - Janet & Gary HALE ( F orest 1 ) 22628 Hwy 36 , C h es h i r e 974 1 9 - - - Loren & M e l i s s a H E U E R T Z ( T i on n e 1 5 , M i ch e l l e 1 2 , N i ko 1 i 1 0 , J o s h u a 7 ) 1 9908 E E v a n s Creek Rd , C e n ­ t r a l Po i nt 9 7 5 0 2 - - - Su z e t t e HUGHES ( Cody 4 mo l 36730 Hwy 1 0 1 S , C l overda l e 97 1 1 2 - - ­ Jayne JOY C E , 1 7 56 C l o v e r l awn D r , Grants P a s s 9 7 5 2 6 - - - K a l i ne KLAAS & W a k e McG I L L ( Se l e n e 1 , C h r i s t i ne 1 3 ) 4 4 2 0 0 Hwy 1 0 1 S , C l overd a l e 97 1 1 2 - - - John & G l e n n a KOSTER ( Megan 4 ) R t 2 Box 1 38 , W i l l am i n a 97396 - - - Ann & R i 3c k LAHRSON ( A l i c e 4 ) 5 3 6 0 SW 1 92 , A l oh a 9 7 0 0 5 - - ­ Ken & L e z l i e LONG ( Robert 4 , Rebecca 2 , R i ch ­ a r d 1 ) PO Box 38 , N Powder 97867 - - - K a t hy &


22 C h r i s M O H R ( A l i c i a 1 4 , A a r o n 5 ) S t a r Rt B o x 3 6 , Tenmi l e 9 74 8 1 - - - V i rg i n i a MORGAN , 1 1 495 S l a b Creek Rd , Nes kowi n 9 7 1 49 - - - L i z z i e & Steve MURDOCK ( L eo 1 2 , L i l y 1 ) Box 1 1 , C l over­ d a l e 9 7 1 1 2 - - - L i nd a N I TKOWSKI ( C am i se 5 ) 3 1 2 7 2 Gowdy v i l l e Rd , Cottage Grove 9 7 4 2 4 - - ­ J e rri & John OTTO , 1 864 N W 3 7 t h , L i nco l n C i ty 9 7 367 - - - Ho l l y PORT E R , PO Box 592 , John Day 9 7 845 - - - S u z i & Truman P R I C E ( Ami 7 , Rowan 8 ) 7 2 25 T a l madge Rd , I n dependence 9 7 3 5 1 - - - Mary R O Y E R , NAT I ONAL PARENTS L EAGU E , PO Box 3987 , P o r t l a n d 9 7 208 - - - J a n R U E D I G E R ( Dy l a n 7 , J e s s ­ i c a 5 , L u k e 3 ) 1 090 S 8th St #D , C o o s B a y 9 7 420 - - - P atty R U E T E R & J i m S T O B E R ( S h ard 1 2 , B a i rd 9 , L u cy 3 ) P O Box 363 , Hebo 9 7 1 2 2 - - ­ R u t h , P au l a , Scott & Sh i r l ey ( Te a l & Keddy 3 ) 1 1 3 30 T ak i l ma � d , Cave Junct i o n 9 7 5 2 3 - - T e r ry & T e r i SANDERSON , S t a r Rt , Wasco 97065 - - - L a r ry & Karen SHRADER ( Kr i s t a 1 1 , Kory 9 , S cott 6 ) l 3A N Reuben Rd , G l e nda l e 9 7 44 2 - - ­ D a rryl & S u s a n STORRAR ( L i z zy 1 0 , J e n ny 8 , M i ke 5 ) 2 2 985 Y u c c a Ct , Bend 9 7 7 0 1 - - - Mi c h ae l & Candace SYMAN - DE G L E R ( I s a ac 9 , V a n e s s a 6 , L u ci e n 3 ) . Box 1 32 , C h e s h i r e 9 74 1 9 - - - VAL L E Y SC HOOL ( K i r s t e n John son 6 , Me l i s s a V o v o u 6 , Y u ri Voght 7 � C a r i n a Abernathy 8 , Wendy Short H o l t 9 , L e a Joyer 9, Vasu Bernard 1 1 ) 5 7 30 Dee Hwy , P ar k d a l e 9 7 0 4 1 - - - S u s a n WALTON , 2 4 3 3 N . W . Q u i mby S t , P or t l and 97 2 1 0 - - - P a t & S u e W ELCH , C HR I ST I AN H O M E SCHOO L S , 8 7 3 1 N E E verett St , Port l a nd 9 7 2 20 - - - David & J a n i s WE�ENETH ( Da v i d Jr 2 ) 4 7 3 7 N E 27th Av , P or t l a n d 97 2 1 1 - - - Denni s & Ly nne WOLTERS ( Bryan 3 ) 3 2 7 0 0 S E L e ewood L n #39 , Bor i ng 9 7 0 0 9 - - - Mary YOST , 1 0 1 50 -S l a b C ree·k Rd , N e s k owi n 9 7 1 4 9 PA - A n n CAMERON ( L aAnna 9 ) 1 743 Pokono , S t roudSb urg 1 8360 - - - J o s e p h f & L o r r a i ne C LARK ( L i nd a 2 2 , C a ro l y n 1 9 , L o r r a i ne 9) 345 S. Old M i d d l etown Rd , Medi a 1 9063 - - - L arry & C i ndi C OC C I O ( Me l a n i e 3 ) 224 W 5 t h Av , C o n s h o ­ hocken 1 9428 - - - T h e COHENS ( M ari on 39 , Jeff 4 2 , Mar i e l l e 1 3 , Ari n 9, Bret 3) 20 1 4 Locust St , P h i l a d e l ph i a 1 9 1 03 - - - L i nd a CO L L I N S ( M a t ­ t hew 5 ) 262 Park L n , K i ng o( Prus s i a 1 9 406 - - ­ S t e ve & K a t hy CONRAD ( Je s s e S k y 1 0 , A j n a 8 ) RD 4 2 1 5 , F l e etwood 1 9 5 2 2 - - - C r anford & Bethann C OU LTER . ( Apri l 6, R o s a l i e 4, Lydi a 2) 2 1 6 4th S t , E Green v i l l e 1 80 4 1 - - - Ed & B r e n d a FOX ( St orm 3 ) RD 3 , Wood Rd , F r a n k l i n 1 6 3 2 3 - - - Da­ v i d & D i a n e GRAJE K , RD 4 Box 35A , Cochranton 1 6 3 1 4 - - - Manna Chen GE I S T , 7 3 7 B l v d D r , S chwenk s v i l l e 1 94 7 3 - - - GUARD I AN ANGE L S ACAD­ E MY , 1 H i g h St , M a l vern 1 93 5 5 - - - Sydney & D a v i d HAL L , 1 2 1 2 M i d l a n d A v e , Y o r k 1 7403 - - ­ J o a n n HAMER ( 1 4 , 1 1 , 9 , 5 ) 1 28 O l d R i d ge Rd , Cora­ o p o l i s 1 5 1 08 --- S u s a n H I L LMAN ( R i c h i e 1 4 , Er i ­ k a 1 1 , Andrew 5 , S u z a n n e 4 , Anthony 1 ) 337 L i nco l n Av , Wi l l i ams port 1 7 7 0 1 - - - K a r l & R e n at e KRUMME NOEHL ( Jo s h u a 9 , Arwen E ve n s t a r 4 ) Cri c k l ewood , RD 1 , Mertztown 1 95 3 9 - - - B i l l & D i ane L E ED ( E l am 2 , Emma 1 ) RD 2 B o x 64A , H o l twood 1 7 5 32 - - - Jonathan & Mary.. Ann L E UPOLD ( T h ane 1 0 , Bron 5) Sun Power F arm , RD 3 Box 1 68 B , L e h i ghton 1 82 3 5 - - - Adam L E V I N E , 3 1 5 S 4 6 t h St , Apt K - 1 , P h i l ade l ph i a 1 9 1 39 - - St even & Joyce . L I BAL . ( Ang e l a 6 , Autumn 3 ) R D 1 B o x 87 , L i t t l e Meadows 1 8830 - - - John & Emi l y M c DERMOTT ( K a t i e 1 3 ) 2 4 2 8 N o t t i ngh am R d , B e t h ­ l e h�m 1 8 1 07 - - - Megh a n McDOUGALL ( age 1 1 ) , 1 Sy l van Ave , R u t l edge 1 9070 - - - John & Di a n n a McHUGH ( J udy 1 0 , J J 9 , Jo s h u a 7 , S a r a h 4 ) 4 5 9 N antucket D r , P l e a s a n t H i l l s 1 52 3 6 - - - A l exei & Cory PANSH I N ( Ad am 3) R R 2 Box 2 6 1 , Perka s i e 1 8944 - - - Andy & Lynette P E T E RSON ( Drew 5 ) 2 5 R o s e H i l l , Sme t h p o r t 1 6 749 - - - R o n & Debb i e POOK ( Dei rdre 7 , Da n i e l 5 , Jame s 2 ) 4 6 3 E L an c a s t er Av , Down i ngton 1 93 3 5 - - - N a n & Dave PORTERF I E L D ( L i nk 9, C h i k 8) Box 556 , Harmony 1 6037 - - - Dean & Rob i n SCHN E I D E R , , V a l l ey V i ew Apt s , L e x i ngton # 1 0 , P o t t s town 1 9464 - - - John & Chr i s t i ne S E L L E R S ( R andy 1 3 , Hei d i 9, Greg­ ory 6) RD 2 Box 1 90 , Honey Brook 1 9 344 - - ­ C ec i l i a S E V E R I N , 3 2 4 3 P ar k v i ew Av , P i t t s b u rgh 1 52 1 3 - - - J anet SHOEMAKE R , Arbut u s Wood s , RD 1 0 Box 4 5 1 , York 1 7 404 - - - Lynda SKADDAN , 1 1 40 O l d Ford Rd , H u n t i ngdon V a l l ey 1 9006 - - - Jona­ t h a n & Beth SPATZ ( Amy 7 , I an 4) F a i r l i e H i l l F arm, Cedar Run Rd , RD 3 , A l l i so n Park 1 5 1 0 1 - - - Joe & J udy STOLTZFUS ( J eff 1 4 , Jonathan 1 2 , J o l i t a 9, J am i e 5) Rt 1 Box 1 % , Loys vi l l e 1 7047 - - - C l i fford & L o i s SUNFLOWER ( Beorn 4 , P hoebe 2 ) 2 3 7 1 W B e s t Rd , B a t h 1 80 1 4 - - - UPAT ­ T J NAS SCHOOL , �D 1 Box 3 7 8 , G l enmoore 1 9343 - - - Len & C a ro l US EFARA ( M i c h a e l 9, Mark � )

284 Tempe rance H i l l , P l ymou t h 1 86 5 1 - - - P a u l & L i nd a WE I KE L ( Te r r a 1 1 , Jeremy 8 ) B o x 7 1 9 - B R D 3 , H a l i fax 1 7032 - - - Bob & J a n et W I L L IAMS ( Jenny 1 1 , Matt hew 1 0 , Amy 8, Jacob 5, Kat i e 3 ) P E N N S Y L VAN I A UNSC HOOL ERS N ETWORK , R D 2 B o x 1 8 1 , Y o r k S pr i n g s 1 7 3 7 2 - - - Bob & B ob b i e W I T ­ KOWSK I ( Ke v i n 8 , Beth Ann 6 ) 3 2 8 E Northampton St , W i l k e s - Barre 1 8702 RI - Mar i e F R I E D E L , NAT I ONAL FOUNDAT I ON FOR GTrT ED & C R EAT I V E C H I L D R E N , 395 Di amond H i l l Rd , Warw i c � 02886 - - - The McFARLAN E S ( Ro b ­ ert 1 4 , J e n n i fer 1 1 , Sean 1 0 ) 1 2 Home l a n d St , Joh n s t o n 029 1 9 - - - C o l l een POWELL ( R i c hard 8 ) 825 P o nt i ac A v 1 3 204 , C r a n ston 029 1 0 - - - Peter & B r i g i t t a VAN DAAM ( J u l i a 1 2 , Je s s i c a 9, Per­ c i v a l 5) 46 E George St , P r o v i dence 02906 SC - L aure l MELSON , 1 03 Del mar Dr , S i mp ­ s o n v i TI-e 29681 SO - JoAnn BAUMB ERGER ( Aryca 5, Lyge 21 Nemo � Box 1 0 3 3 , Deadwood 5 7 7 3 2 - - - Betty BRECK ( Kr i s sy 8 ) , Groton 57445 - - - Sh i r l ey F R ED E R I C K , 5007 P i e rre , R ap i d C i ty 5 7 7 0 1 - - ­ P hyl l i s & L arry SCHRAG ( Ma t t hew 7 , Ben j am i n 5 ) R R 2 Box 1 5 , Mari on 57043 TN - Lewi s & R o s a l y n n BANN I N G ( Lewi s 1 1 ) Rt 3 BOx 389 , Dun l ap 3 7 3 2 7 - - - Georg e & P a t BUCK ( T 7 , C 5 ) Rt 2 Box 203 , E l i z abethton 37643 - - - Nancy COOMES , 1 1 1 4 N Ten n . B l v d , ' Mur­ frees boro 3 7 1 30 - - - Phyl l i s & Jay DOTTS , Rt 4 Box . 244 , Way n e s boro 38485 - - - DRY C R E E K COMMUN­ I TY S C H OO L , Rt 1 , Dowe l l t own 37059 - - - Wayne & L i g i a H E RB E R T ( Or an 1 1 , L i n d a 7 ) Rt 2 Box 4 3 , Prospect 38477 - - - Peggy HOLLADAY , C I RC L E OF F R I E N D S COMMUN I T Y SCHOOL , Box 1 68B Rt 2, C l i f ­ ton 38425 - - - J i m & B arbara HOLT ( Seth 5 ) 207 Reed Av , Greenevi l l e 3 7 7 4 3 - - - Jim & Barb J O Y N E R ( Co s e t t e 8) S u n s h i n e R i dge Rt 1 , L i be r ­ ty 3 7 095 - - - Cynt h i a MOOR E , Rt 3 Box 265A , W ay n e s boro 38485 - - - John & Gwendo l y n WEST ( Ja s o n 1 1 , N a t h a n 1 0 , C h a r i s s a 3) 2 2 7 2 K i m­ brough Wood s P l , Germantown 38 1 38 - - - John & J u l i a W I KSWO ( M 1 0 , S 8 ) 1 02 5 Man l y L n , Brent­ wood 3 7 0 2 7 - - - Mr & Mrs Wm W I LBANKS ( Brett 1 6 , Davi d · T� , Deb b i e 1 2 ) Rt 3 B o x 2 2 8 , L i nden 37096 T X - Haro l d BAE R , HAL V I SCHOO L , 8 Horten ­ c i a , Brown s v i l l e 7852 1 - - - Mary J a n e & Ken B E R N T S E N ( J ay 9 ) 1 2000 Sawmi l l Rd # 2 2 1 2 , Wood­ l an d s 7 7 380 - - - J ud i t h BOWDE N , 1 7 9 Oeer l a k e R d , H uffman 7 7 3 36 - - - J i m & R o s e Ann BURKEL ( Su s a h rs, John 1 0 , David 6) Rt 1 Box 3 1 - B , Crand a l l 7 5 1 1 4 - - - J i m & J e an i e CARDEN ( J o s h u a 7 , J a son 4 ) 4 7 0 1 A l amo , W i c h i t a F a l l s 76302 - - - M a r g aret C I NQUE , 439 E Mai n . S t , Y o r k t own 7 8 1 64 - - - C h a r l e s & L i nd a DUNCAN ( P am l t, Ken 6 ) Box 324 3 , Lubbock 7 94 1 2 - - - D i a n e & J a c k E L D E R ( J e s s e 8 , Dev i n 4 , R i chard 1 ) 2 3 5 Kay­ t on , San Anto n i o 7 82 1 0 - - - Margaret & M i c h a e l E Z Z E L L , 1 05 W Wood l awn , San Anton i o 7 82 1 2 - - ­ J ane F E N N , 46 1 8 Avenue S � , G a l v e s t o n 7 7 550 - - ­ Hardy & Di a n a H E N D5RSON - L E W I S ( Le v i 9 , Lemu e l 7 , Seren i ty 5 ) 2 0 5 Northgate D r , San Anto n i o 7 82 1 8 - - � Sy l ve s t e r & De l ores JACKSON ( M ary­ D i an n e 1 0 , Ke l l y 4 ) 1 52�2 D u n s t a b l e L n , C h a n ­ n e l v i ew 7 7 5 30 - - - Den n i s & E l l y JAMES ( Re n a 7 , B r i a n 3 ) Rt 1 B o x 1 89 - B 2 , W i mber l ey 78676 - - ­ M i c h a e l JON E S , MATHEMAT I C S B Y MA I L , 3 7 1 2 - A T u l s a W ay , Ft W o r t h 7 6 1 0 7 - - - D av i d & C a r o l K E N T ( Robert 6 , S u s a n n a h 4 , Z a c h a ry 2 ) 1 1 5 W Koen i g Ln #208 , Au s t i n 7 8 7 5 1 - - - J anet & B i l l K I NG S E P P ( S teve 8 , T anya 3 ) Gen De l , Hawk i n s 7 5 7 6 5 - - - L a u r a & John KNOL L , 1 34 V a l ero , San Ant on i o 7 82 1 2 - - - Jerry & Ga l e L a F L EUR ( Joe 5 , Beve r l y 3 ) 4 3 2 4 E ff i e L n , B e l l a i r e 7 7 461 - - ­ Bec ky L U E RA ( Je s s i c a 7 , Renee 5 ) Rt 2 Box 303A , New Boston 75570 - - - Meg & Wayne MESE­ B E RG ( Amy 6, Sarah 5) Rt 1 Box 358 , Pear l a n d 7 7 5 8 1 - " - D av i d & P a t r i c i a F a i r MOUTON . ( S haun 3) Rt 6 Box ] 2 2 A , Ty l er 7 5 704 - - - C hUCf & Judy ROSEN ( N a t h a n 5 ) 2931 Ocean W ay , League C i ty 7 75 7 3 - - - R i c h ard STARK , PO Box 66 , N Z u l c h 7 78 7 2 - - - - A l f red & Joyce STANUSH ( L i t a 1 7 , N o n i 1 5 , Andy 1 2 ) 1 5 1 8 N Ma i n , P l e a s anton 78064 - - - Jerry & N ancy STEVENS ( Sh a n t a 1 0 ) 8008 C o l ony Loop D r , .Au s t i n 7 8 7 2 4 - - - L a rry & Sal l y W I L SON , Rt 2 · Box 1 6 , L i nd a l e 7 5 7 7 1 U T - Andrew AL L I SON , 84 1 2 McDowe l l Ct , W Jordan 84084 - - - Rene B E L C H E R , 4207 .S 500 E , Sal t L a k e C i ty 8 4 1 07 - - - N e a l & Marc i a BOSS­ HARDT , Box 1 08 7 , Redmond 84652 - - - Donna & Lynn BROCK ( Lynn Jr 7 /68 , R i c h a r d 6 / 7 1 , J ared 1 0/ 7 3 , Dan i e l 1 2 / 7 5 ) 205 1 s t Av , H e l per 84526 - - - Peggy & Shep BUCHANAN ( Me l i s s a 7 , Rohanna 3) 1 4 1 N 1 000 E, Orem 84057 - - - Steve & E l a i ne CAI N , 1 3 1 4 W 200 S , V e r n a l 84078 - - - L arry &

Dorothy CART E R , Box 683 , Green R i ver 84525 - - ­ Robert CRAWL E Y , 382 E 520 N , Ame r i c an Fork 84003 - - - FAM I L Y EDUCAT I O N ASSN , 5 7 5 S 5th West , B r i g h am C i ty 84302 - - - M i c h a e l & P a tr i ­ c i a GURLEY ( B rendan 1 2 , C i ndy 8 ) P O Box 1 0 7 2 , Monti ce l l o 84535 - - - Bary & J anean HAL L , 6848 Crest St , W V a l l ey C i ty 84 1 20 - - - Ken & L au r i e HUFFMAN , UTAH HOME EDUCAT I ON ASSN , 64 1 E M a l i ­ b u Or , S a l t L a k e C i ty 8 4 1 07 - - - T o ny & Ca thy J E N SE N , Box 5 4 3 , Layton 84041 - - - Steve & Sus i e KERR , 288 E Center , S p a n i s h Fork 84660 - - - D i c k & Joyce K I NMONT , AME R I CAN HOME ACADE ­ MY , RFD 2 B o x 1 06 C , B r i g h am C i ty 84302 - - ­ Da v i d & P a t LAWRENCE , 5 1 2 W 1 7 70 S , Provo 846 0 1 - - - Jim & Jerri L EW I S , 1 266 Dri g g s Av , S a l t L a k e C i ty 84 1 06 - - - Norma L U C E , 1 80 W 600 South , Logan 8432 1 - - - Bob & E v e l y n OWE � S , 232 N 500 W, L o g a n 8432 1 - - - D av i d & Emma l o u P E N RO D , 2 1 85 W 1 025 N , Ogden 84404 - - - Dan & Bon n i e P E R K I N S , 1 2063 S 1 3 50 W , R i verton 84065 - - - J ames SAL I S BURY , T H E JOHN HOLT L EARN I NG C E NT E R , 8446 S H a rr i s o n St , M i d v a l e 84047 - - ­ D av i d & B a r b a r a STOUT N E R ( Soren 4 , Cami l l a 2 ) c / o Lydi a Soren son , 307 W l s t So , Man t i 84642 - - - Don & L a u r i e TAFT , 1 1 666 S 6 7 5 E , Draper 84020 VT - Cheyenne AUTUMN , Box 49 , R i pt o n 05766�-- Den i s e BEATT I E , M i d d l etown Spgs 0 5 7 5 7 - - - K.athy & S a s B LA I R ( Becky 6) RfD l Box 2 5 1 , Wa t e rv i l l e 05492 - - - J i m & N a t a l i e CASCO ( 6 , 4 , 2 ) M i d d l etown S p g s 0 5 7 5 7 - - - K at h i e & Herbert DeWEES ( H a n n a h 1 1 , E s a 7 ) R D 1 Box 200 , Vers h i r e 05079 - - - R u t h & Dav i d GA I L LARD ( J a c k 7 , L u k e 3 ) RFD Box 1 2 3 , E a s t Hardw i c k 05836 - - - Ade l e GARL I C K , 2 0 6 K i ng St , B ur l i ng ­ t on 0 5 4 0 1 - - - Tom & A n n G I L BERT ( C l i n t 4 ) Map l e G l e n F a rm, Cabot 0�647 - - - A r t HARR I S , Red Mou n t a i n Rd , A r l i n gton 05250 - - - M a r t h a H E I TKAMP ( 2 3 , 2 1 , 1 1 , 1 1 ) M i d d l etown S p g s 0 5 7 5 7 - - - C a t he r i n e LOWT H E R , RD 1 , Worc e s t e r 05682 - - - H i l ary J e a n & B ar b a r a L YTTON ( Kry s t a l 1 2 ) Rt 1 Box 49 , Vergennes 0549 1 - - - Kei t h & P a t MATT I SON ( Br i a n 9 , Heather J o y 7 ) Cornwa l l R D 2 , M i d d l e bury 0 5 7 5 3 - - - P e t e r J . P I E RCE , B o x 2 2 3 , Manchester 0 5 2 5 4 - - - D av i d & G i n a R I T S C H ­ E R ( 7 , 6 , 3 ) M i d d l etown S p g s 05 7 5 7 - - - E l l en S ECORD ( 4 , 4 ) M i d d l etown S p g s 0 5 7 5 7 - - - M r s . St a n l ey ( C arri e ) SM I T H , Mai n St , Derby 05829 - - - D i r k & Emi l y THOMAS ( 4 , 7 ) RFD 1 Kei f e r R d , C ut t i n g s v i l l e 0 5 7 38 VA - Y v o n n e BAGW E L L , PO Box 508 , E a s t ­ v i l l e�3347 - - - J i m & Ros i t a BAKER ( J ay 1 6 , Len 1 5 , Wayne 1 2 , K e s h a 5 ) R t 4 B o x 2 2 7 A , Mec h ­ a n i c s v i l l e 2 3 1 1 1 - - - S u s a n BAUZ ( g i r l 5 ) 1 2 X F l owers Terrace , Newport News 23602 - - - P i e r r e & L i nd a BLONDEL ( D i m i t r i 8 , Emi l e 4 ) 6 0 2 Orange St , C h a r l o t t e s v i l l e 2 2 9 0 1 - - - A n n & Tom BROWN ( Todd 7 , Mer i s 4 ) Rt 1 , Box 1 35A , C a l l ao 2 2 4 3 5 - - - A n n - M ar i e & Dav i d BUND I C K ( N at h a n 4 , Seth 3 ) Modest Town 2 34 1 2 - - - B i l l & S u s a n C ORCORAN ( Se a n 8 , S a r a h 6 , Amy 2 ) J 1 1 8 Jayhawk St , A n n a nd a l e 2 2003 - - - D a n & Theo G I E S Y ( D an i l e 1 6 , Darr i n 1 4 , Su s i e 1 2 , An i t a 9 ) 4 4 1 1 C o l on i a l Av , Norfo l k 23 508 - - - Peter & Betty GOODMAN ( Be n 1 0 ) Rt 1 Box 7 5 - B , R u c k e r s v i l l e 22968 - - - Dorothy HAR R I NGTON ( M 1 6 , L 1 3 , C 1 1 ) 1 4006 Map l ed a l e Ave , Wood b r i dge 2 2 1 93 - - ­ M r & Mrs H o l l i s HAW K I N S , 3048 McMan away Rd , M i d l ot h i an 23 1 1 3 - - - R o s e Mclane J O N E S ( T . J . 1 8 ; Edd i e 1 5 ) 3 1 1 C h amber l i n Av , Hampton 23663 - - - N ancy JON E S - VO L L ETTE ( g i r l s 6, 2) 3602 Campbe l l Rd # 1 5 5 , Newport News 23602 - - - Abbey LAW R E NC E , S i l er Rt Box 3 2 9 - D , Wi n c h e s ter 2260 1 - - - C h r i s t i ne L E HNHOFF ( Je s s e 6 , Jared 4 ) 4436 Vermont Av , Al exandr i a 22304 - - - Ema n u e l & K at h l een LOMBARD ( Man l ey 1 ) Rosewood F a rm , Stee l es T avern 24476 - - - Edwi n a & James O ' TOOL E ; Box 2 5 6 , K i n g Geor ge 22485 - - - Lucy PAPPA ( boy 4, g i r l 6) 1 0 1 Wedgewood Rd , New­ port News 2360 1 - - - Ted & Brenda PARRY ( C ay 1 2 , Noe l an i 1 0 , Rebe k a h 9) 1 02 1 0 P umphrey Ct , F a i r f a x 22032 - - - D a l e & L i n d a P E E B L E S ( K a t i e L y n 5 , Byron Da l e 2 ) 2 2 1 8 Dartmo u t h Dr , A l e x ­ a n dr i a 2 2 3 0 7 - - - Conn i e R O B E R T S ( s on ) 3962 C ampbe l l Rd , Newport News 23602 . - - - Barbara & Howard ROB I NSON ( A l a n 4 ) Rt 1 Box 230 - A , F l oyd 2409 1 - - - C a t hy R U S S E L L ( g i r l 4) 509 B r i g h t ­ wood Rd , Hampton 2366 1 - - - C o n n i e & L e o n i d a s SCHWARTZ ( B e n j am i n 8 , Aed i n 7 , B a r o n 5 , N a t h a n ­ i e l 3 ) Gol den H o r s e s h o e I n n , S t a n a r d s v i l l e 2 2 9 7 3 - - - Me l an i e SHOOK ( son 4 ) PO Box 362 , York town 23690 - - - Beth & E l do n STOF F E L ( Ad am 7 , Aubrey 2 ) 5000 F r a n P l #T2 , A l e x a n d r i a 2 2 3 1 2 - - - D i c k & N ancy V O L L E T T E ( L auren 7 , MarGROW I NG W I THOUT SCHOOL I NG #24


23 i sh a 3 , J e n n a l ) 1 43 1 9 - D De l o i c e Crescent , New­ p ort News 23602 - - - L i nd a & Ed W I L HELM ( Bob 7 , D a v i d 4 , Mark 2 ) 5 50 Mount a i n Av , Roanoke 240 1 6 --- Lynda & Steve W I L L I NGHAM (A 8, S 6 , R 3 ) R t 2 B o x 20F , Berryv i l l e 2 26 1 1 WA - R i c h a r d & S a r a h BARR I C K ( T ammy 8 , S t e ven-s ) 20806 94th S t E , Sumner 98390 - - ­ Gene CADE , P O Box 1 43 5 , O lympi a 98507 - - - Wal t & Marc i a CAR.SON ( R achel 1 7 , Doug 1 2 , J e s s e 8 , Marn i e 3 ) R t 3 Box 20 1 0 #46 , E l l e n sb urg 98926 - - - Jean & M i c h a e l CHR I ST E N ( S i l a s 3, I s aak 1 ) Rt 2 Rey Creek Rd , U s k 9 9 1 80 - - - B i nd a C O L EBROOK ( Dorje 8 ) 6906 Goodwi n Rd , Everson 98247 - - - Greg & Loret t a DEC K E R , E 3423 3 2 nd , Spokane 99203 - - - Sarah & Ryan DRUM ( Dus k i n 3 , Bochay 1 ) W a l dron Is 98297 - - - J i m & LeAnn E L L I S ( Apri 1 1 1 , Bobby 8 ) R t 2 Box I OOA3 , Moses Lake 98837 - - - Randy FRANC I SC O , 1 883 1 Mer i d i an N . , Seat t l e 98 1 3 3 - - - H ar l ey G I BSON , Box 336 , I l waco 98624 - - - L u n a & R i c k G I L L E S P I E -WALKER ( Ra i n 7 , G a i y a 2 ) S t a r Rt Box 1 9 , Oro v i l l e 98844 - - - P au l & G a i l G R E ENHALGH ( St ac i e 8 , Jason 7 , Jen n i fer 5 ) Rt 2 B ox 3 3 1 , Port Town send 98368 - - - Dave & C a ro l H E V E L ( Da v i d J r , 4 ) 9 3 1 W e s t P a r k , P a s c o 9930 1 - - ­ Ken & C a r o l L E I THEAD ( Sam 1 2 ) Rt · 2 Box 4 2 8 # 3 1 , Co l v i l l e 9 9 1 1 4 - - - S a r a L I GH T ( I an 2 ) 5 1 1 5 S B r andon , Seatt l e 981 1 8 - - - Robert & S u s an LORD ( An n a 5 ) 874 H a l l oran , S am i sh I s 98232 - - - G a i l MAK E E , 3 33 1 4 2 2 nd L n S �F 3 , Federal Way 98003 - - - Betty & A l a n MARSH ( N ath an 6 , Leah 4 ) 3 1 9 W Woodwort h St , Sedro Woo l l ey 98284 - - - Judy & Den n i s McNE E L Y ( T i m 1 4 , J e n ny 1 1 ) Star Rt B o x 1 25 , O l g a 98279 - - ­ S h e l l ey PAD I L L A ( Joe 1 4 , C h e 9 , Rose 6 , Har­ mony 4 , Cedar 2) R t 2 B o x 37 7 , C o l v i l l e 9 9 1 1 4 - - - Bob & Mary PFE I FFE� . 762 1 l 7 I s t A v C t E , Sumner 98390 - - - Jes s i e Loo & J i m P I N N E Y , Orcas 98280 - - - Rob & P o l l y RAGATZ ( M argaret 3) N E 450 Howard St , P u l l m a n 9 9 1 6 3 - - - Da l e & Kather i ne R E E D , 1 2027 l Ot h Ave S . , Seatt l e 9 8 1 68 - - - Ann & George ROHR BACHER ( B l a k e 6 , D a vey 4 , L a u r a 2 ) Rt 1 Box 2 2 5 , Centervi l l e 986 1 3 - - - A n n SAAR I , Box 1 04 , I l waco 98624 - - ­ D a v e & Mari l y n SABOLD ( An an d a 1 0 , Ben 5 ) R t 1 , W i� t h rop 98862 - - - J . Duncan SAUNDE RS , PO Box 576 , Renton 98057 - - - E l e anor S I E GL , L I T T L E SCHOOL , 2 706 l Ot h St E , Seatt l e 9 8 1 0 2 - - Frank & Joy SPAUN ( Jacob 1 ) 30 1 0 2 2 n d A v NW , G i g Harbor 98335 - - - John TAPERT , PO Box 3 1 6 , D u v a l l 980 1 9 - - - Chuck & Cece THOMAS ( N at h a n 3 ) Rt 1 Box 89T , E as t sound 9 8 2 4 5 - - - J u l i e & Bob T I T US ( Greg 9 , E r i c 7 ) Rt 1 Box 386 , E a stsound 98245 - - - J udy V E SE L I T S ( Amon 8 ) 1 1 920 E M a n sf i e l d , # 1 35 , Spok a ne 99206 - - - Jon & Wendy WAR T E S ( J effrey 4 ) 1 6 1 09 N E 1 69 P l , Woodi n v i l l e 98072 - - - S a g e & T i m WAT E R S , 2 5 8 E 3rd St , E v erson 98247 - - - L arry & L a u r i e W H I T E ( R achael 7 , E l i 5 ) 1 3504 C r e v i ston Dr NW # 2 , G i g Ha rbor 983 35 - - - S u s a n WOLFE ( Andy 5 , Bent­ l ey 3) N 26 1 4 Madel i a , Spokane 99207 WV - A L T E RNAT I V E S I N EDUCAT I ON , Rt 3 Box 30 5 , rKl oe 25235 - - - Mari a n n e & D av i d CE DAR­ L EAF ( E z r a 8, I vy June 5 ) Box 243 , H i l l sboro 2 4946 - - - Karen DAN I H E L -AMSLER ( Sh a n n a 5) Box 2 2 2A , H i l l s boro 24946 - - - Ann & Jerry DAV I S ( L u k e 5 , J o e l 2 ) Box 208 D , H i l l sboro 24946 - - ­ J a n & Howard E V ERGR E E N , R t 1 Box 352 , A l derson 2 4 9 1 0 - - - L . M . GRAFTON , PO Box 1 0 2 , A l derson 2 4 9 1 0 - - - Lynne Mc ! N T O S H - K IMMEL ( I a n Mc i n tosh 1 2 ) J u p i ter H o l l ow , Rt 1 Box 280 , We ston 26452 - - - Ed & V i c k i M E Y E R ( Jerem i a h Gu l l i o n 1 1 , E l i sh a 6 , F a i r l i g h t 4 , D an i e l 2 ) Rt 7 Box 87 , A l derson 249 1 0 - - - R i chard & Ron n i e M I L L E R ( R ach e l 8 , Seth 6 ) Rt 3 B o x 3 1 2 , C h l oe 2 5 2 3 5 - - - K a t h n e l l & Gerry O ' S H EA ( Ki m 1 4 , Layne 1 2 ) R t 4 Box 5 2 A , C l i nt o n v i l l e 24928 - - - W a l ly & Dei rdre PURDY ( Jed 6 , H a n n a h 4 ) B o x 7 A , C h l oe 2 5 2 3 5 - - - Jane & Max R I C HMOND ( Je ffrey 1 1 , S arah 7 , Thoma s 6 , R a c h e l 5 , Meg a n & Meredi t h 3 , Jud i t h 1 ) B o x 1 02 , Pemberton 2 5 9 0 5 - - ­ J acques & Grace TRUDEL ( Ste l l a 1 6 ) Otto R t , B o x l l 7 L , Spencer 2 5 2 7 6 - - - D a n ny VAN L E EUWEN , Rt l Box 280 , Weston 26452 WI - E l l a Ruth ADE S , Rt 1 , R i ver F a l l s 54022� - - Mar i e BAKER & Dave JAM I E SON ( Sa r a h 3 ) R t 1 Box 1 8 7 A , Prent i ce 5 4 5 5 6 - - - Jud i t h A . CAR.. L SON ( Gary & V i c ky Rei me r , 1 6 & 1 2 ) R R 2 Box 1 79 1 , W i l d Rose 54984 - - - E l l a n FR I T CHE & Robert STRAWN ( Je s s e 6 , I d a 3 ) PO Box 1 25 , W a sh b u r n 54891 - - - L i nd a HUGDAHL & Peter D ' AGOST I N O ( Devon 1 ) Box 456 Rt 3, Lodi 5 3 5 5 5 - - - H e r m & E l l e n N I BB E L I N K ( N at h a n 3 , K a r l 1 1 ) R t 5 Box 46 , Medford 5445 1 - - - Joe l O T T E N GRO W I NG W I THOUT SCHOO L I NG #24

ST E I N , 3875 N . BOth St , Mi l wa u k ee 5 3 2 2 2 - - ­ Karyn ( 1 1 ) & Mi c h e l l e ( 1 0 ) SUS , 28 1 6 W L awn Av , R ac i ne 53405 - - - Scott & C i ndy THOMSON ( Je n n i fer 1 0 , Ju s t i n 7 ) Rt 1 Box 48, P l um C i t y 5 4 7 6 1 - - - T o m & Ruth VO IGHT ( Ama nda 3 ) R R 2 B o x 208 , R i o 53960 - - - J anet WR I GH T & E . G . NADEAU ( Lu k e & I s aac Nadeau , 9 & 7 , Brady Ne l l e Wri g h t 4 ) 4 2 4 S . Orchard St , Madi son 53 7 1 5 W Y - Mal i nd a & Y von CHOU I NARD ( F l etcher 6, C l aTre 2) P h 307 - 7 3 3 - 74 5 9 , J ac k son ( M ay -Nov )

TUME A . , Apart ado 443 , Teguc i g a l pa D . C . , Hon­ d u r a s - - - Hope & E i n a r KNUTSSON ( Tryg g v i E1 n ar s s o n 8 , Kat l a E i n ar s dot t i r 5 ) , A E s u fe l l 4 - Apt 2F , 1 09 Reyk j a v i k , I c e l a nd - - - Yosef & T a l i HADAR ( son N a d a v , 5 )�z M i z r a , I sr a e l - - - Tom & V a l e r i e H I L L IGAN ( E r i n 1 6 , �5 . P at r i c k 1 1 , V a l e r i e 1 0 ) N L S O Box 8 , FPO N Y 0952 1 ( N ap l e s , I t a l y ) - - - J a n i ne B E I CHMAN & Takeo YAMAMnra-fAya & Abb i e Y ama­ moto , 8 & 3 ) Hongo 5 - 5 - 8 , 1 02 , B u n kyo - k u , Tokyo 1 1 3 , J ap a n - - - T r i c i a C H E E L ( S i mon Pert CANADA 1 0 , C a t o 7 )�6 S t a p l eford Crescent , Brown s �LTA - Devon B L EAN & Don F I CKO ( E l i z abeth Bay , Auc k l a nd 1 0 , New Z e a l and - - - L i n da 5 , Ch arlotte 4 ) ALBE RTA HOMESCHOOL I NG I NFORMA- L I NFORS ( Se a n 5 , Kev 1 n I) c/o F i r e s tone l n t e r ­ T I ON S E RV I CE , 5 1 4 - 7 t h St N E , C a l gary T 2 E 4C6 amer i c a , PO Box 5 1 1 , P a n ama 1 , Repub l i c a d e - - - D a v i d & Soph i a E LTON , 1 00 L a v a l B l v d , L e t h - P a n ama - - - R o s a l i g i a A L V A R E Z ( An t a r e s 3 ) B o x b r i d g e T l K 4 E 5 - - - S u z a n & A r t h u r HOROV I TC H �uqu i l l o , Puerto R i c o 006 7 3 - - - Gonz a l o & ( V i v i an 1 2 , Deb b i e 8 ) Box 5 5 , Barnwe l l TOK OBO P a tr i c i a DE F E RNOS (Rodr 1 go 1 5 , Beat r i z 1 3 , BC - Mi ke & B a r b a r a B A I R D ( Tog l i a 1 1 , F a u s t o 1 0 , T a l i a 5 ) 50 3 Barbe St , S a n t u rc e , • Puerto R i c o 009 1 2 Makeer 8 , R . B . 6 ) Box 204 , Tof i no VOR 2ZO - - M i ch ae l BURNS ( 1 8 , 1 7 , 1 4 , 1 2 ) Box 1 28 ,. Wh i s t l e r VON l BO - - - Mark & E l a i ne C OU S I N S ( Jeff 1 2 , C ho s an 4 ) RR 3 , . S i t e J , N a n a i mo V9R 5K3 - - ­ F R I E N D LY SCHOOL DISTR ICTS E l l e n & Reg D I XON ( V a l e r i e 4 ) Shaw R d RR 2 , We are pr i n t i ng a l i s t of s c h o o l d i s­ M i s s i o n V 2 V �9 - - - W a & C a ro l y n FONTA I N E ( Omi t r i c t s t h a t are w i l l i ng l y and h ap p i ly coope r a ­ 9 , D h arma Joe 6 , T a l u l a C l a i re 3) Good Rd , t i ng w i t h home school e r s , and w h o are wi l l i ng Rou s e B ay , L a s q u e t i I s l a nd VOR 2JO - - - A l e x & to be l i sted i n GWS as d o i ng s o . J uan i t a ( Menden h a l l ) HADDAD ( N i co l e 4 , L acy 2 ) One r e a s o n for such a l i s t : w e want to R R 2 , Duncan V9L 1 N9 - - - E r i c & Joan LAV I NGER ( Jamey l l ) Box 2 1 98 P a rk s v i l l e VOR 2SO - - - Mur­ encourage and reas s u re s c ho�l off i c i a l s who may be h e s i t an t about approv i n g home schoo l ­ ray & A l i c e McEAC HERN ( Ern i e 1 2 , I s aac 9, Zoe i n g , and l e t them k n ow t h at there are other 5) 1 7 2 2 3 2nd Av , W h i t e Rock V4B 5A8 - - - E d i t h & V i ctor NEWMAN ( Ma r i on 1 0 , Carey 7 ) 1 97 1 K a l ­ d i s t r i c t s e n j oyi ng good rel a t i o n s h i ps w i t h t he i r home s c hoo l i ng f am i l i e s . A l s o , fami l i e s t as i n R d , RR l , Sook e , VOS l NO· - - - J u l i et SAVAGE ( Se a n 9 , E r i k 7 , J a s on 5 ) General D e l i v ­ who are w i l l i ng t o move t o esc ape a d i f f i c u l t ery , N e l son V l L 5 P 3 - - - Beth & Art SHAW ( Rob i n s i t u a t i on w i t h school offi c i a l s wou l d h a v e at l e a s t some i de a s about where t o g o . 1 0 , Amy 6 , Emi l y 5 , Mary 3 , E v a , K a t hy 2 1 , We w i l l o n l y l i s t t h e s e s c h o o l di s t r i c t s Doug 20 , Rea 3 ) Box 245 , G i b s o n s VON l VO - - ­ u nder t h e fo l l ow i n g condi t i on s : Terry & J ac k STAFFORD ( Arn i e 1 0 , An i k a 4 ) Box l ) The fam i l y h a s to be not j u s t s at i s ­ 438 , Fort L a ng l ey VOX l JO - - - Lynne & N a v a f i e d b u t p l e a sed w i t h t h e coope r a t i on t h e THUNDERSTORM ( T undra Leaf 1 1 , Q u i mma Raven 2 ) schoo l s are-gTVlng to t h e i r . home scho o l i ng T e l e g r a p h C reek VOJ 2WO effor t s . 2 ) The schoo l s thems e l v e s have to be MAN - The ANDR I E SHYN S , RR l , Ano l a ROE OAO -�R i c h ard & Mary - C a t h e r i n e F I GUREL ( Mark p l e a sed w i t h t h e re l a t i on sh i p w i t h t h e f am i l y . 3 ) T h e fam i l y h a s t o b e h appy w i t h t h e i d e a of 7 ) , THE MAN I T OBA ASSOC I AT I ON FOR SCHOO L I N G AT a s k i ng the schoo l s wh ether t hey want to be HOME ( MASH ) 824 Barry Av , W i n n i peg R2C l M l N B - L aurence MAR I E & I a n C U R R Y ( N ath a l i e i nc l uded in t h i s l i st . If t h ey feel t h a t l i st ­ i ng t h e schoo l s , or a sk i ng t h e scho o l s i f t h ey 1 2 , Oonagh 7 , S i ob h a n 2 ) 909 C l ev e l a n d Av , want to be l i sted , may endanger t he i r good Moncton E 1 B 1 Y9 pre se n t r e l a t i o n s h i p , t he n t h ey shou l dn ' t a s k . N S - Gary ARNETT , C a r l eton , Y a rmouth C o . , BOW llO - - - Roc k e ROBERTSON & A l ma MARKS ( L a u r ­ 4 ) The schoo l s t h ems e l v e s h av e to be h a p py e l 8 , C a i 6 ) RR , 3 , North Grant , An t i go n i s h C o . about b e i n g i nc l uded i n t h e l i s t . I f t hey are u n e a sy about i t , or f e a r t h at it may get t h em ONT - Peter & L o u B E N N E T T ( Kev i n 9 , N o e l i n troub l e w i t h someo n e , we ' d rat her not s u b ­ 6 , Emma 3 ) 8 1 H a l l Av , Renfrew K7V 2S2 - - ­ j e c t t h em to t h a t r i s k . CANAD I A N ALL I ANCE O F HOMESCHOOL E R S , R R 1 , So - i f your di s t r i c t i s cooper a t i ng Dundee L 9 H 5 E l - - - F r e d a Lynn DAV I E S , South w i t h your home school i n g , and you wou l d l i k e G i l l i e s PO , POT 2VO - - - A l an FOX , RR 1 , Dacre t hem to be on t h i s l i s t , ask t he m , and l e t u s KOJ l NO - - - Ron FARMER & C a t hy GENER ( Su s an n a k now i f t hey s ay to g o ahea d . 6 , Jude 4 , N o a h 2 ) Box 1 1 05 , A l monte K O A l HO B y t h e way , w e wou l d a l s o l i k e to l i s t - - - Don GREENHOW , 39 L i nc o l n Green , M a r k h am school d i s t r i c t s t h a t wou l d l i k e to h e l p home L 3P l R6 - - - P a t & R i c h ard KERR ( C aro l y n 1 3 , school i ng fami l i e s , but h a v e not been ab l e to Sunny 8 , Gordon 6 , Roseann 4 ) R R 3 , D a l k e i t h KOB l E O - - - S i dney L EDSON , 80 - 1 55 Do l l y Varden do so bec a u s e no f am i l i e � h ave yet a sked t h em . B l v d , S c arborough M l H 2K8 - - - Mrs . Margaret CA - S a n J u a n R i dge U n i o n School D i s ­ LeFE V R E ( M a t h i e u 9, Joce l y n 6) B o x 1 1 97 , New t r i c t , r8847 Ty l e r Foote Rd , N e v a d a C i ty L i s ke ard POJ l PO - - - B arney & P a t McCAF F R E Y 95959 ; M a r i l y n DeVore , Adm i n i s t r ator . ( B l a i se 1 6 , Ammon 1 4 , Dan i e l & Gabr i e l 1 2 ) W i l no - - - Mary Sun Rose McDADE ( C row 1 1 , Ahnee MA - B a rn st ab l e P u b l i c School s , 230 South � . Hyan n i s MA 0260 1 ; J ane Shecke l l s , 9) K i l l a l oe KOJ 2AO - - - B u rt & A n n a MYERS C u r r i c u l um D i rector . ( Drew 8, Beth 6) RR l , Brook l i n Z O B l CO - - ­ Rock 1 a n d Pub 1 i c Schoo 1 s , Rock 1 a nd 02.3 7 0 ; Ro l f & Wendy P R I E � N I T Z ( He i d i 1 0 , Me l an i e 9 ) PO B o x 64 0 , Jar v i s NOA l JO - - - Mary SYRETT , S u pt . J o h n W . Rogers . Southern B e r k s h i r e Reg i on a l S�hool D i s ­ 248 A i r d r i e R d , Toronto M4G l N l - - - B G P W H I TMAN , Box 7 7 5 , Hagers v i l l e NOA l HO t r i c t , Shef f i e l d 0 1 257 ; D i rector of G u i dance , P a u 1 S h a f i roff . QUE - Abdu l & Aye s h a ABDUL -WADUD ( Y a s i n 3 , J u n ayd 1 ) 1 26 5 O u i met # 1 1 , Mont r e a l H4L 3P8 - - - P a u l & C a ro l e COULOMB E , PO Box 5 1 3 , St Andre A v e l l i n JOY l WO - - - H e l e n FOX ( Nond i n i C E RT I F I E D TEAC H ERS 1 6 , M a r i a 1 2 , Cybe l l e 7) 1 37 Rang R u i s s ea u , St I n TEACH YOUR OWN , John wrote : C l et JOP l SO - - - Peter & J i l l WH I TMORE ( T homas 6, Ben 4 ) 1 1 6 Sedge f i e l d Av e , Po i n t e C l a i r e , . . . OTHER A L L I E S WE N E ED . . . Cert i f i ed H9R 1 N5 t e ac h e r s . I n many s t a t e s a fami l y c a n te ach SASK - Me l a n i e S T E E L E , 524 1 2t h St E , 1 ts ch1 I dren at home wi t ho u t further argument # 2 B , )3Sfatoon S 7 N OH2 or t roub l e if it has the s u pport and h e l p of a c e rt i f i e d teacher , and i n a l l s t at e s s u c h s u p ­ OTHER LOCAT I ONS p o r t wi l l prob a b l y great l y strengthen a fam­ John & Caro l i n e PORTER ( M i s c h a 5 ) PO Box i l y ' s pos i t i on . We wou l d l i ke to hear from cer­ 497 , Koro r , P a l a u , Car ol i ne I s l a n d s 96940 - - ­ t i f i ed teachers who are wi l l i ng t o he l p i n S u z a n n e & R i c h a r d ALEJANDRE (N1ko 5 , Lee 3 ) t h i s way . . . E r n s t -Meh l i c h s t r . 9 , 4 6 0 0 Dor tmund 1 , Germany - - - T homa s & Beth BOOTH ( C heryl 8) Johann l t er ­ str . 2 2 , 5 1 00 Aachen , Germany - - - J e a n S i nce t h e p ub l i c at i on of TEACH YOUR OWN , L EONARD , Rhe i n �l a i n ScliOOT";lo l" x 4494 , APO N Y 09057 ( F r a n k for t , Germany ) - - - L i s a ndro SAGAS- we h a v e i ndeed heard from c e r t i f i e d teachers


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CORRESPO N D E NC E SCHOOLS & BOOKS A B E K A , 1 2 5 St . John St . , Pen s ac o l a FL 32503 ACCerer ated Ch r i st i a n Educat i on , PO Box 1 43 8 , Lou l S V l ile TX 75067 A l ph a Omega , Box 3 1 5 3 , Tempe AZ 8528 1 Amen c an Home Academy , RFD 2 , Box l 06 C , Bri g ­ ham C1 ty OT 84302

We s t r o n g l y urge you t o get t he back i s s u e s of GWS , e s pec i a l ly if you p l a n t o take your ch i l dren out of s c h o o l . Many of t h e art i ­ c l e s are a s u s e f u l and i mportant a s when they were p r i nted , and we do not p l a n t o repeat t h e i nforma t i on i n t h em . Any comb i n a t i o n of back i s s u e s , ma i l ed at one t i me t o on� addre s s , cost 50¢ per i s s u e , p l u s $4 . 0 0 . For examp l e , GWS # 1 - 2 3 wou l d c o st $ 1 5 . 50 ( 23 x 50¢ i s $ 1 1 . 50 . $ 1 1 . 50 + $ 4 i s $ 1 5 . 50 ) . T h e s e r a t e s a r e f o r sub scr i be r s o n l y ; n o n - s u b s c r i bers pay $2 . 50 per 1 s s u e . Group s u b sc r i pt i on s : a l l c o p i e s are mai l e d t o one addre s s . Here are t h e c u r rent group rates ( l X means you get one copy of e ach i s s u e , 2 X me a n s you get 2 c o p i e s of each i ss u e , 3 X means 3 cop i e s , e tc . ) :

E d i t o r s - John Holt & D o n n a R i choux Manag i ng E d i t or - Peg Durkee S u b s cr i pt i on s & Book s Manager - T i m C h apman FLASH - John Ho l t & home - s choo l ers , J a n . 2 1 , B PM , L on g fe l l ow H a l l , Cambri d g e . $3 . 50 i n a dvance ; send SASE to L i t ty Medal i a , 5 Warren Sq, J am a i c a P l a i n MA 02 1 30 ; ph. 5 2 4 - 2 2 2 5 .

C o pyr i gh t 1 9 7 7 Ho l t A s s oc i a t e s , I n c . GRO W I NG W I THOUT SCHOO L I NG # 2 4

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The First Magazine About Homeschooling, Unschooling, and Learning Outside of School.

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