Like last year, Joe and I headed up to Oshkosh, Wisconsin this past weekend for the Wisconsin Parent's Association's annual conference on home-schooling. Even more so than last year, both of us felt we learned a lot, challenged different ways we thought about certain things and, most importantly, feel we're better equipped to give our kids the sort of education we want them to receive.
If, though, I were to devote this post to explaining what we learned it would be 8,651,552 words long. I don't have the time or, frankly, the inclination, to write a post that is that long.
But I do want to give plug WPA (Wisconsin Parent's Association). They put together an incredibly beneficial conference every year but, most importantly, it is because of this group that home-schooling is as easy as it is in this state. This group has made it a point to bring all types of home-schoolers together, no matter what their educational philosophy or religious background happens to be. It manages to get strong-willed, smart people to keep the goal of home-schooling effectively and legally paramount in their minds, and they do it well. I highly encourage anyone home-schooling in this state to check out their website and then join, even if you never intend on attending a conference.
And hey, if you ever do decide to attend the conference, you can write your own 8,651,552 word long blog posts which I will probably, quite happily, read.