Just something to pass along. Matthew, you make Texas homeschooling sound very good indeed, and so does this article.
Strangely enough, we had a short homeschool class in the car yesterday, on the way back from McDonald's, covering Mexican culture and geography. In that short time, I was able to give a fairly coherent (I hope) presentation about key metrics (Mexico is 3x larger than Canada in population, and 1/3 the size of the US), the Mexican-American War and the territory gained, the various border cities along the Rio Grande (and I told him it is NOT the "Rio Grande River", that's a tautology, the correct name is "el Rio Bravo del Norte"), how certain Mexican cities fly huge flags and are designated as "Heroico" cities due to their roles in Mexican history, AND the story of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe. I was able to tell him about how Juan Diego "photobombed" the miraculous picture of Our Lady on the tilma
, in that you can supposedly see his reflection in her eyes. Not to brag, but I don't think they get this stuff in the Newchurch schools like the one I took him out of. They're too busy discussing divorced parents (they have them reading novels about it), the event commonly known as the h0Ɩ0cαųst, and these endless little craft projects involving copious amounts of paper. More than once I have just about blown my stack when I would open his bookbag and these cascades of index cards would come falling out. Language was used on the odd occasion