Learning never stops in the homeschool environment. The parents are not just lecturers or observers. They are active participants who expand, explain and encourage their children to be inquisitive and explore the specific areas that interest them without the constraints of arbitrary rules set up by an outside source. (Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/116931)
“What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn’t a school at all.”
― John Holt
“Once upon a time, all children were homeschooled. They were not sent away from home each day to a place just for children but lived, learned, worked, and played in the real world, alongside adults and other children of all ages.”
― Rachel Gathercole
“Homeschooling and public schooling are as opposite as two sides of a coin. In a homeschooling environment, the teacher need not be certified, but the child MUST learn. In a public school environment, the teacher MUST be certified, but the child need NOT learn.”
― Gene Royer
I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
– Albert Einstein
If there were no other reason to homeschool your kids, the socialization they get in school would be reason enough.
– John Holt
Any child who can spend an hour or two a day, or more if he wants, with adults that he likes, who are interested in the world and like to talk about it, will on most days learn far more from their talk than he would learn in a week of school.
– John Holt
We have come to realise that for most men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school.
– Ivan Illich
Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking – the strain would be too great – but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest.
– Charlotte Mason
I’m sure the reason such young nitwits are produced in our schools is because they have no contact with anything of use in everyday life.
– Petronius (a.d. 66)
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
– Beatrix Potter
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding.
– Ezra Pound
Schooling confuses teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new.
– Wendy Priesnitz
My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.
– George Bernard Shaw
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built upon the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must taught to think. Whereas if the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less slowly. Let him come and go freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself, instead of sitting indoors at a little round table while a sweet-voiced teacher suggest that he build a stone wall with his wooden blocks, or make a rainbow out of strips of colored paper, or plant straw trees in flower pots. Such teaching fills the mind with artificial associations that must be got rid of before the child can develop independent ideas out of actual experiences.
– Anne Sullivan