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ISBN-10: 0865714010

ISBN-13: 9780865714014

A joyous account of a innovative family's homeschooling experience.

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It could hardly be otherwise within current cultural assumptions and administrative constraints. And those who show any real signs of being awake are just as likely to be punished as rewarded. Perhaps a better metaphor would be to liken children in school to hares forced to bear the weight of the administrative machinery of public Hares with Shells on their Backs 21 education on their backs as if they were tortoises. Some, the athletes of the public school world, bear it more gracefully than others and get used to the weight.

Most of the kids were 11 to 14, and I was the youngest, 7. Being the youngest wasn’t a problem for me, once they remembered to put me in a place where I could see. The Olympia kids had a fundraiser at the Farmers’ Market at the end of June. Some of the kids who passed the audition but could not come to New York sang there too. We sang the Dominican folksongs and some other pieces we worked on together. I also played three pieces on my violin. Most of the kids were going to New York on July 1st, but my family and I went a few days earlier to visit my grandparents who live there.

2) Don’t rustle the pages of the score (not so easy when you have very small hands); 3) Watch the conductor; 4) Don’t drop your score; and 5) Have fun! Given adequate preparation, which is the conductor’s responsibility, everything else would take care of itself. And I knew Ali was prepared: we were used to hearing her sing the alto line of the famous “Lachrymosa” on car trips to the grocery store! Four-year-old Meera heard it so often, she began to sing along, too. When Ali — all three feet eleven inches of her dressed in long black skirt, black shoes, and white blouse — walked through the nave of the church between two much taller altos with blue-rinsed hair to take her place in the front row of singers, there was quite a stir among the 400 people present.

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