Why do so many families stop homeschooling when their children reach high school? Why, when young adults are mature enough to apply their knowledge and communicate wisely, do we emphasize silence, lectures, and multiple-choice tests?
In The Conversation, her third book on classical, home-centered education, Leigh Bortins looks back on thirty years of homeschooling as she makes a compelling case for parents to stay the course through high school and experience the rich conversations that emerge during the rhetoric stage of learning.
Conversations strengthen and unify the family.
Conversations provide accountability for the good habits thatmake learning possible.
Conversations enliven the academic content that guidesstudents to become virtuous adults.