Common Core: What it is and how it affects homeschooling
Presentation by Tina Hollenbeck
You have very likely heard something about this thing called “common core” over the past few years. Maybe you’ve wondered about it as a curious taxpayer, or you’ve spoken with friends whose kids are impacted by it via the schools they attend. But you may have believed – as many homeschoolers do – that it doesn’t really affect home education. Homeschool mom and advocate Tina Hollenbeck thought the same thing until she faced a rude awakening in early 2013. Since then, she has devoted her time to researching the issue and educating other homeschooling parents about common core. So in this seminar, she explains what common core is, shares how it directly impacts homeschooling, and suggests what homeschooling parents ought to do in response.
Tina Hollenbeck has referred to herself as a homeschooling mom since the day her older child was born, and considers it pure joy to devote her energy to her two amazing daughters, ages 13 and 14. Before they were born, she spent nine years in the public/government school system teaching English to immigrant children and teens. She made a conscious daily choice to view her job as her mission field for that season of life, but her experience within the system convinced her husband and her that they would not subject their own children to it.
Tina has been involved in homeschool organizations for over 10 years and in recent years, she has become an advocate herself, endeavoring to promote homeschooling whenever she’s given the opportunity. She mentors and speaks on various topics related to homeschooling and healthy parenting.
In 2013, Tina launched an on-going research project in conjunction with her extensive knowledge of Common Core, to provide a database of detailed information about more than 2,000 homeschool resources and their connection to Common Core. She serves in various ministries as a writer, developer, mentor and speaker for homeschool and parent-related subjects.
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