Friday, January 29, 2010

We have a new look!

Guerrilla Homeschooling has a new look. I decided it was time for an update with a few color changes and a new format. Tell me what you think.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Teaching financial literacy to your child

The best way to teach financial literacy to your homeschooled child can be summed up in four words:

Rich Dad Poor Dad!

We used Robert Kiyosaki's books and games to help teach financial literacy to our children. We are still using his books and learning everyday how important this subject is to our very survival, now and in the future. Kiyosaki turns everything you ever learned about money on its head.

Grown Without Schooling video

It's been brought to my attention there is a video titled Grown Without Schooling available that documents the lives of ten grown homeschoolers from ages 19 to 31. This documentary is the brain child of Peter Kowalke. I haven't viewed this 107 minute film but if someone would like to send me a copy I'd be happy to review it for my readers. You can learn more at

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mother Arrested For Cursing At Principal

Mother Arrested For Cursing At Principal

...and the Dork Award goes to Superintendent Joseph Luongo for asking whether or not the 13 year old daughter was wearing a thong and to school board member Joseph Rinke for flexing his testicles and trying to blame the mom for this fiasco!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Einstein quote...

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Recently I responded to a survey...

The question was asked: Should Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid step down for his racially insensitive remarks? I voted 'NO' and voiced my disgust with them all down there in DC...

"Democrats and Republicans all need to grow up and stop acting like playground bullies and wusses. Are they really that thin skinned? We cannot read Reid's mind so how would anyone on this planet, besides Harry Reid, know whether his remarks were meant to be 'insensitive' or not? The same goes for Trent Lott who was run out of town for speaking his mind. I can think of better ways to describe about traitor, derelict and incompetent, and yes, I think his skin color is a factor because he's a racist as well. He likes stickin' it to the establishment and we all know who he thinks represents the establishment...white corporate America. Talk about a proverbial chip on the shoulder. Geeeeesh!"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Harms of Homeschooling debunked...AGAIN!

Read HSLDA's response to Robin L. West's whine fest about homeschooling. Sounds to me Ms. West has an axe to grind. West gets our Dork Award!

Johnathan Goodwin...7th grade drop-out

John Taylor Gatto talks about Jonathan Goodwin in his lecture on C-span 2 Book TV about his new book Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling. Yet another inspirational story about someone who instinctively knew public schooling was not the way to an education and success.

Weapons of Mass Instruction--John Taylor Gatto

Extraordinary video speech by John Taylor Gatto on his new book Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling. This appeared on C-Span2 Book TV and is free for the watching on the internet. Incredible insight and research once again by John Taylor (yes, I'm on a first name basis with him) whom I adore and admire greatly. Listen to his speeches and read his books to know what is destroying the very fabric of this once great country.

Famous High School Drop-outs...Part II

More ammunition to plead your case for homeschooling...famous high school drop-outs part II! I just love it!

Famous High School & College Drop-outs!

This is a fascinating collection of famous elementary, high school and college drop-outs! Love it!

Albeit with wet and bended wings...

Recently I posted this on my facebook page and received an interesting response from several sources. One of the responses was from an 18 year old grandniece who recently graduated from public school and is now attending college in Maine (why so far from home I wonder?). She basically accuses me of being a product of public education (schooling) and a hypocrite because I attended a local state college. This was my response to her:

It's nice to see that even though I've only seen you probably a total of 4 or 5 times in your life you feel you are acquainted with me well enough to rudely deem me a 'product of public education' and a 'hypocrite'.

For starters, I am NOT a product of public education nor am I even a product of public schooling. It took quite some time but I eventually overcame my public school experience and pursued an education worth my time and effort on my own. Public school was easy to glide through. There were no high expectations on either side and once one learned how and when to 'jump through the hoops' awards and high grades were simple to acquire. The bad habits learned in public school were somewhat more difficult to unlearn and the propaganda took some time to overcome as well. But, alas, I persevered.

As far as my college 'education' is concerned I attended for 5 years on the GI Bill simply because it was allowed and the check arrived every month in a timely manner. I was not required to work for 5 years of my life providing I enrolled in the state's program. I received high grades there as well even when I didn't show up for 2/3 of the time for some classes. So basically I purchased a degree from a state run college. My true education was garnered, not in the classroom, but in the real life I lived outside it, especially before and after leaving the college campus.

So you see, my dear, you know nothing of what you claim and had you been allowed to live in the real world for the past 18 years and talk with relatives you'd know this. I'm also sorry to see you believe the propaganda you've been fed all these years.

In the future, when discussing education vs. schooling with me you may want to leave out the emotion and simply stay with the facts. You've apparently done little or no research, are parroting what you've learned in school or at home, and expose your naivete by resorting to name calling and regurgitation of the propaganda fed to you during your public school career.

Open your mind. Choose to learn what is important to you and your future, not what has been deemed important by others for the first 18 years of your life. I love your passion to debate this topic but you need to be able to back up your comments and opinions with facts.

Now that you've been allowed to leave your momma's protective yet ignorant cocoon, albeit with wet and bended wings, maybe you'll begin to learn in the real world what is truly necessary and important to your life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. I fear this will not happen should you recreate a similarly sheltered life in a liberal leaning college that will only serve to stall your flight for yet another four years in your young life. ;-)

Note: both my grandniece's mother (niece by marriage) and maternal aunt are public school teachers.

Didn't give up my rights in the first place

Judy Aron seems to think we need to grovel for our rights in her article Arresting Developments.

The US Constitution supersedes state law. These parents were well within their constitutional, parental and God-given rights to homeschool without state matter what state they were living in. The state of NY is WRONG and so were the school officials and cowardly sheriff who arrested the parents.

Laws change constantly. One day you can't teach a negro to read and the next day you can. One day you can't marry your same sex lover and the next day you can. One day you can hang a murderer and the next day you can't. One day you can take a cow up in an air balloon and the next day you can't. We all know laws are written and passed for the pleasure and power of the few who have deceitfully brokered their way into the legislative assemby. Authorities only pay attention to the archaic laws that will garner them the most power, prestige and money.

More parents should stand their ground and refuse to give up their constitutional, parental and God-given rights. Only then will those in power understand their tyranny will not be tolerated and THEY must change the laws to favor the rights of the people or eliminate the laws that hinder those rights. It is NOT up to the people to grovel and hound legislators into allowing us to keep our rights.

Fortunately, a situation like this in NY serves to expose the corruption and lies of the school, the sheriff and the legislature...and the ignorance of Judy Aron.

Aron quotes Deborah Stevenson saying: "
It is time for all parents to wake up and look at what has been happening and to take back their right to control the education and upbringing of their own children." Well, excuse me, but I never gave up my rights in the first place so why should I grovel to take them back? We simply kept our children out of public school and their rules be damned.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dumbed down America and one of its finest moments!

A New York bus driver caught on tape...

This is infuriating! No longer can American parents feign STUPID and keep supporting public schools in this country. Parents need to be held accountable for endangering the lives of their children when they send them to public schools.