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100 amerikanska röster för hemundervisningen i Sverige

Publicerad: 2010-06-20, Uppdaterad: 2010-06-20


Vi är amerikaner som är chockade och ledsna över att Sverige överväger att i princip förbjuda hemundervisning. Hur kan ett land som för oss framstår som ett paradis av skönhet och jämlikhet vägra låta sina medborgare välja hur deras egna barn ska utbildas?

Trots att hemundervisning är helt lagligt i alla Amerikas stater är vi hemundervisare fortfarande en liten minoritet. Bara omkring 3% av amerikanska barn i skolåldern hemundervisas. Om ni är rädda för att fullt tillåten hemundervisning skulle betyda att den stora majoriteten barn slutar gå i skolan, lita på detta: det kommer inte att hända. Amerikanska föräldrar uppskattar att ha hemundervisning som ett alternativ, men vi vet att det inte passar alla. Valfrihet är det som gör livet rikt och intressant.

Gruppen hemundervisare består av familjer från olika etnisk, religiös, ekonomisk och filosofisk bakgrund. Låt inte era tankar om hemundervisare styras av fördomar. Alla hemundervisande familjer är olika; vi har alla våra egna skäl att själva vilja utbilda våra egna barn. Det här ett viktigt beslut och det tar man varken snabbt eller enkelt. Alla undersökte vi och tänkte igenom våra valmöjligheter innan vi bestämde oss för att hemundervisa. Vi hemundervisar våra barn av samma skäl som andra föräldrar bestämmer sig för att skicka sina barn till den skola de valt: Vi tror att det här är det som är bäst för vår familj. Vi älskar våra barn och vill deras bästa -inte för att vi är hemundervisare, utan bara för att vi är föräldrar.


Våra barn är som jämnåriga skolbarn: de tillbringar tid med kompisar, tar musiklektioner och går på konstkurser, deltar i lagsporter, ägnar tid åt välgörenhet, lever, lär. Många av dem kommer att gå vidare till college; alla kommer de fortsätta lära, vart deras liv och karriärer än tar dem.

Hemundervisning är ingen dans på rosor. Det kräver engagemang, tid, tålamod, och energi. Därför är det ett helt personligt val -nästan lika personligt som beslutet att skaffa barn överhuvudtaget. Vi känner starkt att friheten att själv kunna och få fatta dessa beslut utgör en väsentlig del i att vara ett verkligt fritt land.

Vi, undertecknade, tillråder er att acceptera och stödja hemundervisning som ett lagligt alternativ till skola i Sverige.

 

Deborah Markus, Editor, Secular Homeschooling Magazine
Dominick Cancilla
Aimee Syrdal, MA, Special Education
Natalie Bullock
Amelia Wilson, research analyst, Sustainable Investments Institute;
secretary, Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
Cheryl Holbrook, founder, Gulf Coast Secular Homeschoolers
Anne Bathurst Gilson, PhD
Judith A. Davis, PhD; former professor of hematology, North Carolina State
University
Dinah Williams, BS, Industrial Engineering
Antonia Reed
Martin Forte, owner, Excellence In Education (Educational resource center
for homeschoolers); owner/administrator, Excellence In Education Academy
(private independent study program for homeschoolers); co-founder and
current vice president, California Homeschool Network; father of two
successful homeschooled adult children (both college graduates)
Carolyn Forte, owner of Excellence In Education; owner/principal, Excellence
In Education Academy
Christina Kasey
Lynne David, Principal, Schola Classical Academy
Donna Sweet, biologist
Jean Leek Ping, MLIS
Linda Blackman
Misti Anslin Delaney-Smith, homeschooling parent; parent and grandparent of
Swedish citizens
Nadine Toppozada, MA, International Relations
Jean Pierre Trapenard
Reeran Kim, BA, University of Michigan
Shien Chi, BS, MA, Columbia University; MBA, New York University
Melissa Gray
Joni Kuhn, M.Ed.; full-time developmental education instructor
Carolyn E. Perrine, Melbourne, Florida Homeschoolers & Friends board advisor
Mary Virginia Bottorff
Marion Ronald Bottorff
Christine Stein
Esperanza Casteneda
Adesa Hafford, founder, Natural Learners of the Shenandoah Valley
Lindsey Strand-Polyak, violinist, music teacher
Dawn Alger
Tracy Merritt
Kelly Balaban, MBA
Linda Nielsen
F.R. Duplantier, president, Duplantier Creative
Evann Duplantier, homeschooling mom for 18 years
Bonnie Lindblom
Micki Carr
Joseph J. Cancilla, EA, MBA
Dorothy Mayer Cancilla
Cheryl Kilgore Malaguti
Kayla Wildman, BS, Developmental Psychobiology
Colleen Otcasek
Christopher Otcasek
Eleanor Jackson, MA(Oxon); DipLib, MCILIP; librarian, teacher and parent of
three formerly homeschooled children making their way in the world
Martha Staley, BS, RD, MBA
Kimberlie Carpenter, homeschooling mother
Karen M. Gibson
Mrs. Marsha Feingold, MTS (Master of Theological Studies)
Dr. Lawrence Feingold, assistant professor of theology at Ave Maria
University, Florida
Mary Beth Franzen, BS Elementary Education; certified in special education;
homeschool educator, Missouri
Patricia Ward
Catherine Saccente
Matthew Casale, FDA international drug expert
Rachel Casale
Stephen Tueller, PhD; Department of Psychology, Quantitative psychology
Program, Notre Dame
Carmen Schmidt
Lauren Ocean, homeschooling mother of three boys
Sheila Petruccelli
Wendy McDonald
Beckie Tetrault
Mary McDonough, BA
Tom McDonough, BS
Chrystal D. Logan, RN, BSN, Clinical Adjunct Faculty, Troy University
Loyd S. Butcher
Stephanie E. Butcher, former member Chariho Regional School Committee
Debra Jasen
Alysha Beery
Pernell Meier, MS
Kimberley Smahay
Debra B. Farrior, PhD
Krystal Cummings, BFA
Steve Cummings, BSME, MBA
Caprice Ashe, support group leader, Walton Co. Homeschoolers
Phyllis V. Haig
Susan Dean, secular homeschooler
Kurt Dean, secular homeschooler
Joy Rex
April Walker
Sabrina Hill
Kristina Pelletier
Linnea McKinsey
Kathleen Whitfield
Kimberly Jumper
Jenifer Ochs
Tasha Wolf, M.Sc. (Educational Technology)
David Wolf, B.Sc. (Psychology)
Dina Faoziah, MA; PhD student, Tokyo University of Agriculture and
Technology
Mike Feigen, JD
Kerry Bennassar, secular homeschooling mom of two boys in Los Angeles,
California
Ann Genuth
Barbara J. Berg
Michael C. Berg, PhD
Savannah Wheeler, BS, Psychology
Laura Stcyr
Emily Denver, childbirth educator, doula
Cliff Foerster, Chief Executive Officer, Fast Track Expediting
Nancy Gauvreau, homeschooling mother
Carol Chesak, BS, Physics Education
Laci Olson
Laura Grace Weldon, author, Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes
Everything (Hohm Press, 2010); columnist, Home Education Magazine; advisory
board, American Homeschool Association
Sarah Jean Eaves, private violin, viola, cello, piano instructor
Rachel Lopez, homeschooling mother
Juliette Crone-Willis, ABD
Melissa W. Atkinson
Korin Mattei
Lisa Norden
Theodore Norden
Peggy Oram, M.A.
Julia Brewer, BA, B.Ed.
Annette Davis, JD
Shannon Taylor Hodnett, homeschooling mother
Heather Cushman-Dowdee, artist; creator, "Hathor the Cow Goddess" and "Mama
Is" comics
Kevin Dowdee
Linda Lutz
Brad Lutz
Siobhan Wilder


JENNY LANTZ OF SCHOOL

100 U.S. votes for


homeschooling in Sweden

Published: 2010-06-20, Updated: 2010-06-20

We are Americans who are shocked and saddened that Sweden intends to prohibit in principle home education. How can a country which for us appears to be a haven of beauty and equality refuse to let their citizens choose how their children should be trained?


SCHOOL

JENNY LANTZ OF SCHOOL

100 U.S. votes for homeschooling in Sweden

Published: 2010-06-20, Updated: 2010-06-20

We are Americans who are shocked and saddened that Sweden intends to prohibit in principle home education. How can a country which for us appears to be a haven of beauty and equality refuse to let their citizens choose how their children should be trained?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

have translated the article from the English after the inquiry by letter writer Deborah Marcus, editor of the American journal Secular Homeschooling

Although home schooling is perfectly legal in all states of America, we are still home educating a small minority. Only about 3% of U.S. school-age children home educating. If you are afraid to fully permitted home education would mean that the vast majority of children stop going to school, count on this: it will not happen. American parents appreciate having home schooling as an option, but we know that it does not fit all.Freedom of choice is what makes life rich and interesting.

The group consists of home educating families from diverse ethnic, religious, economic and philosophical backgrounds. Do not let your thoughts about home educating guided by prejudice. All home educating families are different, we all have our own reasons that they themselves will educate our own children. This an important decision and it will be neither quick nor easy. All we examined and thought through our options before we decided that home educating. We are home educating our children for the same reasons as other parents decide to send their children to the school of their choice: We think this is what is best for our family. We love our children and want their best-not because we are home educating, but just because we are parents.


Our children are school children as peers: they spend time with friends, taking music lessons and going to art courses, participating in team sports, devotes time to charity, live, learn. Many of them will go on to college, they will all continue to learn, where their lives and careers than taking them.

Homeschooling is no bed of roses. It requires commitment, time, patience, and energy. Therefore, it is an entirely personal choice, almost as personal as the decision to have children at all. We feel strongly that the freedom to be yourself and get making these decisions is an essential part of being a truly free country.

We, the undersigned, to advise you to accept and support home schooling as a legal alternative to school in Sweden.

 

Deborah Markus, Editor, Secular Homeschooling Magazine
Dominick Canciller
Aimee Syrdal, MA, Special Education
Natalie Bullock
Amelia Wilson, Research Analyst, Sustainable Investments Institute;
Secretary, Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
Cheryl Holbrook, founder, Gulf Coast Secular Homeschoolers
Anne Bathurst Gilson, PhD
Judith A. Davis, PhD, Professor of Hematology forms, North Carolina State
University
Dinah Williams, BS, Industrial Engineering
Antonia Reed
Martin Forte, owner, Excellence in Education (Educational Resources Center
for homeschoolers), owner / administrator, Excellence in Education Academy
(Private independent study programs for homeschoolers), co-founder and
current Vice President, California Homeschool Network, Father of Two
Successful homeschooled adult children (both college graduates)
Carolyn Forte, owner of Excellence in Education; owner / Principal Excellence
In Education Academy
Christina Kasey
Lynne David, Principal, Schola Classical Academy
Donna Sweet, biologist
Leek Jean Ping, MLIS
Linda Blackman
Misti Anslin Delaney-Smith, homeschooling parent, parent and grand parent of
Swedish Citizens
Nadine Toppozada, MA, International Relations
Jean Pierre Trapenard
Reeran Kim, BA, University of Michigan,
Shien Chi, BS, MA, Columbia University, MBA, New York University
Melissa Gray
Joni Kuhn, M.Ed., full-time developmental education instructor
Carolyn E. Perrine, Melbourne, Florida Homeschoolers & Friends Board Advisor
Mary Virginia Bottorff
Marion Ronald Bottorff
Christine Stein
Esperanza Casteneda
Hafford was, Founder, Natural Learners of the Shenandoah Valley
Lindsey Strand-Polyak, violinist, music teacher
Dawn Alger
Tracy Merritt
Kelly Balaban, MBA
Linda Nielsen
FR Duplantier, President, Duplantier Creative
Evans Duplantier, homeschooling mom for 18 years
Bonnie Lindblom
Micki Carr
Joseph J. Canciller, EA, MBA
Dorothy Mayer Canciller
Cheryl Kilgore Malaguti
Kayla Wildman, BS, Developmental Biology Psycho
Colleen Otcasek
Christopher Otcasek
Eleanor Jackson, MA (Oxon); DipLib, MCILIP, librarian, teacher and parent of
Three formerly homeschooled children making Their Way in the World
Martha Staley, BS, RD, MBA
Kimberlie Carpenter, homeschooling mother
Karen M. Gibson
Mrs.. Marsha Feingold, MTS (Master of Theological Studies)
Dr.. Lawrence Feingold, Assistant Professor of Theology at Ave Maria
University, Florida
Mary Beth Franzen, BS Elementary Education, certified in special education;
Homeschool Educator, Missouri
Patricia Ward
Catherine Saccente
Matthew Casale, the FDA International Drug Experts
Rachel Casale
Any possible Stephen, PhD, Department of Psychology, Quantitative Psychology
Program, Notre Dame
Carmen Schmidt
Lauren Ocean, homeschooling mother of Three Boys
Sheila Petruccelli
Wendy McDonald
Beckie Tetrault
Mary McDonough, BA
Tom McDonough, BS
Chrystal D. Logan, RN, BSN, Clinical adjunct Faculty, Troy University
Lloyd S. Butcher
Stephanie E. Butcher, membership forms Chariho Regional School Committee
Debra Jasen
Alysha Beery
Pernell Meier, MS
Kimberley Smahay
Debra B. Farrior, PhD
Krystal Cummings, BFA
Steven Cummings, BSME, MBA
Caprice Ashe, Support Group Leader, Walton Co.. Homeschoolers
Phyllis V. Haig
Susan Dean, secular homeschooler
Kurt Dean, secular homeschooler
Joy Rex
April Walker
Sabrina Hill
Christina Pelletier
Linnea McKinsey
Kathleen Whitfield
Kimberly Jumper
Jenifer Ochs
Tasha Wolf, M.Sc. (Educational Technology)
David Wolf, B.Sc. (Psychology)
Your Faoziah, MA, PhD student, Tokyo University of Agriculture and
Technology
Mike Feigen, JD
Kerry Benn Assar, secular homeschooling mom of Two boys in Los Angeles,
California
Ann Genuth
Barbara J. Berg
Michael C. Berg, PhD
Savannah Wheeler, BS, Psychology
Laura Stcyr
Emily Denver, Childbirth Educator, doula
Cliff Foerster, Chief Executive Officer, Fast Track Expediting
Nancy Gauvreau, homeschooling mother
Carol Chesak, BS, Physics Education
Laci Olson
Laura Grace Weldon, author, Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes
Everything (Hohm Press, 2010); columnist, Home Education Magazine; advisory
board, American Home School Association
Sarah Jean Eaves, private violin, viola, cello, piano instructor
Rachel Lopez, homeschooling mother
Juliette Crone-Willis, ABD
Melissa W. Atkinson
Korina Mattei
Lisa Norden
Theodore Scandinavia
Peggy Oram, MA
Julia Brewer, BA, B.Ed.
Annette Davis, JD
Shannon Taylor Hodnett, homeschooling mother
Heather-Dowdee Cushman, artist, creator, "Hathor the Cow Goddess" and "Mama
Is' Comics
Kevin Dowdee
Linda Lutz
Brad Lutz
Siobhan Wilder

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