to Relaxed Homeschooling and Unschooling in Colorado — Made Simple! RMEC is the original, the only, statewide unschooling site in Colorado.
What are unschooling and relaxed homeschooling? They’re “methods” or “styles” of homeschooling. They allow your child learn at their own pace, without setting up ‘a classroom’, buying pricey curricula, or wearing you out trying to ‘play teacher’. Most people ask: but does it really work? Absolutely. Unschooling is the oldest, easiest, most natural way to learn. We’ve taught ourselves this way for eons, we just didn’t have a name for it. Unfortunately, decades of social pressure, 12+ years of compulsory schooling and lots of meddling from “educational experts” have convinced us that we’re not smart enough to do this anymore. We’re not equipped. We’re not certified. I’m here to calm your fears and debunk such nonsense. Yes, you’re smart enough. Your children are smart enough too, probably even smarter than you — and they already know how to learn on their own …. if you just trust them.
The Colorado Homeschool Law in a Nutshell
Do our legal requirements leave you with more questions than answers? Wondering where and how to start? Here’s the most in-depth and comprehensive FAQ you’ll ever find on what Colorado’s legal requirements are (and aren’t). Best of all, it’s in plain English.
The Rookie Workshop for New Homeschoolers (coming soon)
My truthful, fun, how-to guide for new homeschooling parents.
Need a private phone consultation? Email Cindy.
How To Parent: A Department of Education Guide
Parents don’t need a government manual to know how to support their children. They need the freedom to choose options that work for them. The Obama administration has been hostile to school choice, annually trying to eliminate funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, and placing injunctions on Louisiana’s school choice program, among other meddling.
Senate Democrats Move to Fund Universal Pre-Kindergarten
We need to begin indoctrinating kids even earlier? Why? Pretty soon children won’t have time to even have a childhood anymore.
Bill Nye The Science Guy’s tv shows are finally available on Netflix!
Are you science-challenged but fun-loving like me? Bill is your answer. Funny guy! — and understandable.
Tax Credits for Nonpublic Education (Homeschooling): KILLED
SB 045, was approved by the Colorado Senate but defeated by the House Education Committee (mostly democrats). Dateline April, 2015.
The reasons against the bill included: “It forces taxpayers to fund religious indoctrination” and “It uses public dollars to fund private education” and “It entices and induces parents to leave the system.” Really? Many of us don’t homeschool for religious reasons. We’ve already decided to leave the system anyway (and will do without, thank you very much). Meanwhile the public schools STILL receive the lion’s share of our property tax dollars — but I don’t hear anybody complaining how unfair that is to homeschoolers.
State Board Endorses Anti-Common Core Bill
The Colorado State Board of Education voted 5-2 to a Republican-sponsored measure that would pull Colorado out of the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC testing group, reduce state assessments, and give districts more testing flexibility.
Is Your Bank Supporting Common Core? There’s Now an App That’ll Tell You.
Before opening a new bank account, filling up your tank, shopping for groceries, purchasing a computer, booking a flight or visiting a drug store, find out which political causes those companies are spending your money on.
Filtering and Surveillance Should Not Be Considered Protection
There is no free lunch. Or “free computers”. Take a look at what kind of tracking apps those online-school-at-home academies are installing on your kid’s “free” computers.
A Student Critiques What She Calls “Blended Delusions”
“In my opinion, technology’s place is not in the classroom, at least not for the most part. Sometimes it is necessary, but most of the time, it only serves as a distraction and offers activities that inhibit productive, successful learning.” — A 2015 high school senior.
Please know that I only link to sites, articles and products that I personally know or have checked out thoroughly. I don’t link to “junk sites” or those Johnny-Come-Lately Mega-Corps who could care less about homeschooling … but have discovered we’re “a market” and only want to sell us something. If you have a negative experience, let me know and I’ll check it out. — Cindy