Navigating Your Kids

Experiences and perspective on the School Years

February 12, 2015
by Frances

Money: The Ultimate Stimulus for Change

At a time when public education is circling the drain, and we keep throwing more money to spend in the same way on the same problems…’s a fresh idea:  Let the per-pupil-spending dollar be spent at the discretion of the … Continue reading

November 23, 2014
by Frances

The Result of an Occasional Gruber: Decision-making Philosophy in the Public Schools

You are at your father’s bedside as the surgeon discusses his assessment of the situation with other hospital personnel. “You know,” says the surgeon, “there are many ways to deal with this kind of thing–diabetic wounds are notoriously hard to … Continue reading

November 16, 2014
by Frances

Homeschooling: A Wide Range of Experiences—Part 3

It has been said that to home school all you need is a library card and an internet connection, and to a certain extent I would agree.  We are now in the Information Age, moving away from brick-and-mortar schools,  and … Continue reading

November 9, 2014
by Frances

Homeschooling: A Wide Range of Expriences—Part 2, Choose Something Better

“GUUUURL…..If we homeschooled our kids, there would be blood on the walls!”  I’m not going to say that there are not days that are frustrating, but the experience is all about the mindset of why you choose to do what … Continue reading