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I Have An Exciting Announcement to Make!!!

Posted by on May. 9, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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The future of secular homeschooling is about to change! Home education is growing at a rate of 3 to 7% annually, and of those families, 70-90% cite reasons other than ‘religious’ in their decision to homeschool. Secular homeschooling is the largest growing demographic in the homeschooling community, and one that goes frequently unnoticed or overlooked. The time has come for secular homeschoolers to unify, and the National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers, or N.A.S.H., is the future of secular homeschooling! The goal of NASH is to unify secular homeschoolers, giving them a voice and a presence, and most importantly, political and social influence that they need to impact the future of homeschooling. N.A.S.H. gives secular homeschoolers the unity and ability they need, want, and deserve as they take their rightful place in the international home education community. Come join us at the beginning! Get in on the ground floor for the launch of N.A.S.H., by joining us at the 2014 Inaugural N.A.S.H Conference, taking place in Atlanta, GA September 4th – 7th. The Throng is proud to host the Executive Planning Sessions for the National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers, in addition to offering a variety of secular workshops presented by secular homeschoolers. These workshops are designed to target subjects that appeal to secular homeschooling families. Interested in gaming in education? We have a session! Curious about how to homeschool into high school? There’s a session available! Do you need to bring the kids with you? No problem, we have sessions and activities designed just for them. All of the vendors in the vendor arena are presenting secular curriculum only, so don’t feel like you have to wade through tons of material that doesn’t suit your family. Come join us, at this amazing new event, for the launch of the National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers, and see how truly exciting secular homeschooling can be!"


***I do not receive anything for posting this, except for the satisfaction of getting the word out about this awesome organization!***


by on May. 9, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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redhead-bedhead
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2014 at 2:16 PM
katyq
by Member on May. 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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Yaaaaaay, I'll be living in Augusta by then, I am so there! :)

AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Er.

Just because religion isn't a primary reason for homeschooling, does NOT mean that the majority are homeschooling SECULARLY. Our *primary* reason for homeschooling isn't necessarily religion related, but we are not secular homeschoolers.

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee















Tiffanydshives
by Member on May. 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM
What is secular homeschooling?
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redhead-bedhead
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Homeschooling without religion.  

Quoting Tiffanydshives: What is secular homeschooling?


redhead-bedhead
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2014 at 4:20 PM

We know that the 70-90% of new homeschooling families who site reasons other than religion are not all automatically secular homeschoolers. However, the secular homeschooling community has been rapidly expanding because a lot more people are choosing to homeschool without the influence of religion.

Not sure where you got the idea that it says that majority are secular homeschoolers.

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Er.

Just because religion isn't a primary reason for homeschooling, does NOT mean that the majority are homeschooling SECULARLY. Our *primary* reason for homeschooling isn't necessarily religion related, but we are not secular homeschoolers.


redhead-bedhead
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2014 at 4:22 PM

It's still up in the air whether or not I will be there in person. I've been trying to do what I can behind the scenes.

Quoting katyq:

Yaaaaaay, I'll be living in Augusta by then, I am so there! :)


AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Inference (where I got the "idea"). The article puts the 70-90% statistic right inbetween statements about secular homeschooling rising, rising, rising.

I do agree that it's rising, though, and I think it's great that homeschooling is becoming more popular.

Quoting redhead-bedhead:

We know that the 70-90% of new homeschooling families who site reasons other than religion are not all automatically secular homeschoolers. However, the secular homeschooling community has been rapidly expanding because a lot more people are choosing to homeschool without the influence of religion.

Not sure where you got the idea that it says that majority are secular homeschoolers.

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Er.

Just because religion isn't a primary reason for homeschooling, does NOT mean that the majority are homeschooling SECULARLY. Our *primary* reason for homeschooling isn't necessarily religion related, but we are not secular homeschoolers.


I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee















mem82
by Platinum Member on May. 10, 2014 at 10:32 AM
I like that homeschooling is growing. Like AutymsMommy, I homeschool from a secular pov but am not a secular homeschooler. ;)
bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on May. 12, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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I think that this organization is filling a need for the people that wouldn't be helped by HSDLA.  I was surprised at how many people have been coming forward to say that the HSDLA wouldn't help them.  I hope this organization will help those who homeschool from a more secular OR non-evangelical POV, or there will still be those without representation.

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Inference (where I got the "idea"). The article puts the 70-90% statistic right inbetween statements about secular homeschooling rising, rising, rising.

I do agree that it's rising, though, and I think it's great that homeschooling is becoming more popular.

Quoting redhead-bedhead:

We know that the 70-90% of new homeschooling families who site reasons other than religion are not all automatically secular homeschoolers. However, the secular homeschooling community has been rapidly expanding because a lot more people are choosing to homeschool without the influence of religion.

Not sure where you got the idea that it says that majority are secular homeschoolers.

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Er.

Just because religion isn't a primary reason for homeschooling, does NOT mean that the majority are homeschooling SECULARLY. Our *primary* reason for homeschooling isn't necessarily religion related, but we are not secular homeschoolers.



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