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November 3, 1991 | Dianne Klein
There is much talk these days about destiny, controlling it, guiding it, making it happen. It starts with you . Variations on this theme, unimpeachable advice, are everywhere you turn. Nike even uses it to sell shoes. "Just do it," the logo says. Not doing it can mean a missed chance and its nagging byproduct, guilt. I was thinking of this the other day after meeting three mothers and their children, each extraordinary in their own way.
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May 8, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drew Chaffee, an 18-year-old from San Juan Capistrano, typifies the new face of home schooling. The Eagle Scout has conventional interests: He rows on a local crew team and plays guitar. He has conventional parents too. David Chaffee, his dad, is an Orange County Superior Court judge. His mom, Delaine, is a former teacher who quit to raise her children.
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October 8, 1993 | BARBARA BRONSON GRAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Barbara Bronson Gray writes regularly for The Times.
From early childhood on, kids have a natural affinity for the kitchen. And they move quickly from a simple love of clanking bowls and clattering mea suring spoons to an appreciation of fresh-baked cookies or homemade pizza.
NEWS
June 7, 2000
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July 13, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sue Cross arrived at the Christian Home Educators Convention on Saturday morning with the idea that self-teaching her two daughters meant buying some used textbooks, brushing up on algebra and pulling a few classics off the bookshelf in her den. But the Long Beach woman left the Disneyland Hotel overwhelmed by the hundreds of home teaching products and seminars offered at the convention. "Teaching your own kids is a huge commitment, and I'm still not sure I can make it," Cross said.
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September 18, 1988 | LAUREN BLAU, Associated Press
An estimated quarter of a million school-age children nationwide won't be returning to the classroom this month. Instead, they'll learn reading, writing and arithmetic at the same table where they eat breakfast, and mom and dad will be the teachers. A U.S. Department of Education official estimates that more than 260,000 children are being taught at home, primarily for religious reasons.
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July 12, 1997 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen years ago, Susan Beatty struggled to educate her children at home by piecing together teachings from the Bible and various textbooks. The Anaheim mother found that resources for Christian parents like her were limited and tough to find. Now Christian educational materials are big business, from Bible spelling books to CD-ROMS to online services for home schoolers.
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July 11, 1997 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 15 years ago, Susan Beatty struggled to educate her children at home by piecing together teachings from the Bible and various textbooks. Resources for Christian parents like Beatty at the time were limited and tough to find, the Anaheim mother said. Now Christian educational materials are big business, from Bible spelling books to CD-ROMs to online services for home-schoolers.
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May 8, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drew Chaffee, an 18-year-old from San Juan Capistrano, typifies the new face of home schooling. The Eagle Scout has conventional interests: He rows on a local crew team and plays guitar. He has conventional parents too. David Chaffee, his dad, is an Orange County Superior Court judge. His mom, Delaine, is a former teacher who quit to raise her children.
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January 11, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Enrollment in Orange County public schools continued to grow slightly and become more ethnically diverse last year, while programs that educate dropouts and delinquents have seen a sharp rise in attendance, new statistics show. By far the largest increases in enrollment were in the county-run juvenile court schools, alternative high schools and home-schooling programs.
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June 13, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's home schoolers are getting a boost from an unlikely source: the State Board of Education, which on Friday unanimously approved a charter school for their needs. After a four-year effort, the county's Home Education Program will combine its six resource centers for home-schooled children and their parents into the Orange County Charter School.
SPORTS
May 22, 1998 | LINDA WHITMORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that the swimming season is over, brothers Bobby and David Eastman can get back to life as usual. Life as usual for the Eastmans, who swim for Calvary Chapel, doesn't involve sitting eight hours a day in a classroom. The Eastmans are among five athletes at the school who are home-schooled. They practiced at Los Caballeros Racquet & Sports Club, then swam on Calvary Chapel's team. Teammate Josh Louvier also is home-schooled.
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February 1, 1998
Regarding the Jan. 25 Orange County Voices column by Eileen Spatz, "Stop Making Our Teachers Scapegoats," I would like to add to her insightful comments about the true source of our public schools' problems. For whatever reason, the powers that be in the teachers unions seem to be in lock-step with the liberal left with regard to directing the teaching methods and philosophies that will be used in our schools. There is no real local control; that is long gone. As soon as these decisions are made and filtered down through the bureaucratic system, there is little room for differing opinions among our teachers.
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January 30, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
It might seem a contradiction in terms, but the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is considering setting up a home school at Killybrooke Elementary in Costa Mesa. The center at Killybrooke will provide parents who school their children at home with instructional materials and guidance from teachers and teachers' assistants. Periodic testing of those children also will be held at the school. About 40 students who live in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa study at home.
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October 5, 1997
Thousands of San Fernando Valley children completed the annual back to school ritual. But for some, they ventured no further than the kitchen table to begin a new school year. Home schooling is growing dramatically, with some estimates topping 1 million students in the United States.
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September 22, 1997 | MARY PURPURA and PAOLO PONTONIERE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As freelance writers who home-school our children, we have more control than most over our work and learning environments. That gave rise to an idea: Could we use modern information technologies to take our lives on the road? What would a portable home office look like? Could these technologies enhance, in any way, the experience of home-schooling? As we explored the issues of mobility and feasibility, other questions came up.
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April 29, 1997 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of private school and home-schooled children and their parents sued Monrovia on Monday, alleging that the city's curfew law--among the toughest in the nation and the model for dozens of anti-truancy statutes--is unconstitutional. The Monrovia law, which allows police to hand out $125 tickets to truants, has been credited with reducing truancy by at least 44% and was singled out by President Clinton last year as a model program.
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June 24, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Improper administration of a program under which children study at home has driven the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District into insolvency, forcing the county to appoint an adviser to oversee the district's finances, authorities said Friday. The problem may have its origin in the district deliberately recruiting stay-at-home students from Antelope Valley communities outside its boundaries in an attempt to pump up the state subsidies it collects, one teacher speculated.
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July 13, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sue Cross arrived at the Christian Home Educators Convention on Saturday morning with the idea that self-teaching her two daughters meant buying some used textbooks, brushing up on algebra and pulling a few classics off the bookshelf in her den. But the Long Beach woman left the Disneyland Hotel overwhelmed by the hundreds of home teaching products and seminars offered at the convention. "Teaching your own kids is a huge commitment, and I'm still not sure I can make it," Cross said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1997 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen years ago, Susan Beatty struggled to educate her children at home by piecing together teachings from the Bible and various textbooks. The Anaheim mother found that resources for Christian parents like her were limited and tough to find. Now Christian educational materials are big business, from Bible spelling books to CD-ROMS to online services for home schoolers.
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