Some Great Homeschooling Quotes

“Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child’s nature.”
Charlotte M. Mason

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“What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn’t a school at all.”
John Holt

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“Homeschooling and public schooling are as opposite as two sides of a coin. In a homeschooling environment, the teacher need not be certified, but the child MUST learn. In a public school environment, the teacher MUST be certified, but the child need NOT learn.”
Gene Royer

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“You will not reap the fruit of individuality in your children if you clone their education.”
Marilyn Howshall

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“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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“Notice the difference: A child’s disability is the focus in traditional classroom settings, but his abilities are the focus in the homeschool environment.”
Sandra K. Cook, Overcome Your Fear of Homeschooling with Insider Information

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“What’s the matter?” asked the teacher, seeing her bewildered fact.

“Why—why,” said Elizabeth Ann, “I don’t know what I am at all. If I’m second-grade arithmetic and seventh-grade reading and third-grade spelling, what grade am I?”

The teacher laughed at the turn of her phrase. “you aren’t any grade at all, no matter where you are in school. You’re just yourself, aren’t you? What difference does it make what grade you’re in! And what’s the use of your reading little baby things too easy for you just because you don’t know your multiplication table?”
Dorothy Canfield

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