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16 Responses to Contact Sue


    I’d love to join the book club

  2. Debbie Cathey says:

    I’m a tutor that homeschools another person’s 7th grader. I normally tutor maths and sciences for grades 6-12 and SAT/ACT prep. Due to not knowing about the requirements for homeschooling in Texas, her mom registered her in the Keystone program and I am not a fan. I could be so much further with her in the education process if I wasn’t bound to this curriculum. There are several computer glitches and we spend far too much time dealing with lost files and resubmitting work. It’s a slow, arduous process. I’ve written curriculums that are much more interesting and hands on. My daughter went to public school, but I basically homeschooled her in the evenings and on weekends since school didn’t offer much beyond socialization. She is doing exceptionally well in college and has an academic scholarship at George Washington U. I’m a science and math nut and love showing students easy ways to comprehend complex material. It’s my “thing”. The Keystone curriculum is sucking the life out of us!
    I want to know if it’s required to register with a program, is there testing at certain intervals, and what the state guidelines are.
    Help! Homeschooling must have more fun options than this!!! And I live walking distance to the San Antonio Children’s DoSeum
    and Witte Science Museums, but we don’t get to go there because of the dang curriculum.
    Thank you!

    • Sue Patterson says:

      Hi Deb! I’m happy to tell you that registering for any curriculum at all – in the state of Texas – is not required whatsoever. Homeschooled families are legally classified as private schools here, which means that the state has no oversight whatsoever. The only specification for homeschoolers is that we must provide something that could be considered math, reading, spelling, grammar, and citizenship. The law was proposed in 1987 (The Leeper Decision) and unanimously upheld in 1994. And since that was before the internet took off, we have a considerable amount of wiggle room. The courts just ask that someone is really taking an interest in the child’s education (“in a bona fide manner/not a sham)

      My kids were all unschooled – they learned in sooo many different ways! Two went to college, one went to cosmetology school, and all three have had no trouble with any higher education they’ve pursued.

      Feel free to email me if you have other questions. I think you’re on the calendar a little later in the month, right?

      I’m sooo glad you asked – DITCH that curriculum ASAP!!! 🙂

  3. Jan Hunt says:

    Hi Sue,

    I just came across your GoFundMe campaign for Pam Sorooshian. I am so sorry to hear about this. Could you please send me an update on her situation?

    Best wishes,


    Jan Hunt, M.Sc., Director
    Natural Child Project

    “Trust what your heart tells you.”

  4. Susan says:

    I am strongly considering pulling my 13 year old son out of school. All it is is “drill and kill” to pass a test(s). It is ridiculous! My biggest concern is if I ask him he interests, he will say video games and that will be his life in unschooling. Any thoughts?

  5. Jeremy Mix says:

    Hi Sue. We were referred to you by Katie Lacomb regarding virtual school for our twin boys starting second grade in the fall. Please email us. Thank you!

    • Sue Patterson says:

      Hi Jeremy, I don’t really know a lot about virtual school. But I’ll email you in case you’re also considering unschooling as an option.

  6. Zuzka Janouskova says:

    Hello Sue, I am from the Czech Republic where unschooling is currentlly illegal. I would love to translate some of your writings or some of the advice that is available in the FB groups I am a member of and post it on my blog. I believe the growing community of unscholling parents in the CR might find it helpful. I would appreciate, if you emailed me. Thank you.

  7. Sue Ishak says:

    Hi, I’m interested in learning more about the Private Coaching Group (the $20/month option; is that the cheapest one?). What day & time do you do the calls? Before signing up I want to make sure this works with my schedule (which often changes, lol).
    Also, we are not new to unschooling; I just feel I could use some support navigating the teen years. Is this group for families like mine, or more geared towards new unschoolers with little kids? Thanks!

  8. Sue says:

    Hi, I tried posting a comment last week but not sure it went through… I was asking for info about the $20/month group membership. What days & times do you do the phone calls? Also, can you confirm that this isn’t only for those new to unschooling (we’re not that new at this, just looking for reassurance navigating the teen years!) Thank you.

  9. Becky Avery says:

    How do I join the $20/mo group that includes the group coaching call and fb group?

  10. Tracey Stirling says:

    Hi Sue. I have a 19-year-old son who has been radically unschooled most of his life. He is at a crossroads right now where he is having difficulty finding employment that he likes. His big dream/goal is to work towards becoming a professional rockclimber but he would also like to have something to fall back on. He’s having a hard time envisioning finding any employment that he would enjoy. Is this something that you might be able to give him some suggestions and guidance in possibly one short phone call? Our finances are limited but I am feeling we really need some outside support currently and I have always loved your supportive easy going energy at HSC! I look forward to hearing back from you!

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