Wednesday, February 18, 2009

FYI from Leigh! for Lunch 2-18-09

In case you are interested in topics that came up during this week's show, here are a few links and tips from Leigh! for Lunch on Blog Talk Radio 2/18/09, "Leigh for Lunch! with Mark Bauerlein." (Click on the title to listen to the show archive now).

  • Tune in to Blog Talk Radio next Wednesday (Feb. 25) at 12 noon EST to join the conversation with Leigh and Alan Schaeffer. Alan Schaeffer works for the Alliance for Separation of School and State. Being both a mechanic and philosopher, he has a passion to understand how things work, or don't work and why. Alan found that just selecting an educational alternative is not enough. Without understanding the causes of the school mess, people are still victims of it. 

  • For more information about Mark Bauerlein and The Dumbest Generation, visit Mr. Bauerlein's website. You can buy the book from the CC bookstore.
  • A great big THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the CC Art Auction. Stay tuned on 1 Smart Mama for information about the auction's results.
  • Limited spaces are still available for the Jane Austen CC retreat starting Feb. 27. Click here to register today!
  • Mr. Bauerlein mentioned an article in the Boston Globe about home schoolers welcomed at Harvard. Click here to read the full article.
  • For research and statistics on home schooling, visit the National Home Education Research Institute or the Home School Legal Defense Association.
  • For more information about the man who first called the school system "the blob," visit this page on William Bennett.
  • Mr. Bauerlein and Leigh suggest that all Americans should be able to join in the Great Conversations. Here is a list of "Great Books" based on Mortimer Adler's methodology.

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