In defense of homeschooling

For years, I’ve been a spelling enthusiast. Even as far back as elementary school, spelling is something that, for whatever reason, always came easy to me. So when I found out about the Scripps National Spelling Bee, it brought back a lot of memories. As a former two-time champion speller among Christian high schoolers in Georgia, I know a little about the pressure those kids faced last week — though I must confess my utter cluelessness about the words the finalists were asked to spell.
When it was announced that the winner was 13-year-old Evan O’Dorney, a homeschooler from California, I was curious to see how his accomplishment would be received. Read more…

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