|About the Book|
In 1990, Tanya and Lawrence Letham reluctantly started homeschooling their first child, then age five. After that first year, they kept going, educating their seven children at home. As a result of their rigorous home education, five of thoseMoreIn 1990, Tanya and Lawrence Letham reluctantly started homeschooling their first child, then age five. After that first year, they kept going, educating their seven children at home. As a result of their rigorous home education, five of those children have graduated from Arizona State University with a four-year degree in engineering or biochemistry at age nineteen or younger. Their sixth child is on track to graduate with a degree in chemical engineering at age eighteen. Their seventh child, almost four years old and fourteen years younger than her next closest sibling, is just starting the process that will enable her to graduate from a university when she is about eighteen.Part memoir, part educational guidebook, Unapologetic Homeschoolers shares the Letham’s methods for homeschooling and delves into their family life and philosophy regarding education and children. The book describes the curriculum they selected from disparate sources and explains how they taught reading, writing, English grammar, and most importantly, at least to them, mathematics. They also cover homeschooling issues such as, how to prepare for college, how to deal with misconceptions about homeschooling, and how to tackle the ever-present “socialization” question. A guide is included with suggested books, websites, and other homeschooling and educational resources.Tanya and Lawrence do not believe that homeschooling is for everyone. But for some families, the experience can be liberating and highly productive. Their book provides suggestions for families considering homeschooling, hope for those seeking an alternative to the education status quo, and even food for thought for those who do not think homeschooling is for them.