Secular Thursday was created to give secular homeschoolers a day to share the difficulties and benefits of secular education and/or secular lifestyles. It’s a day to vent frustrations — at the isolation secular home educators can experience, of the sense of being marginalized by the homeschool community, at the pervasiveness of religion in curricula (or the oppressiveness of some religions and their followers in society). It’s a day to celebrate the positives — finding a great curriculum that perfectly fits your needs, discovering a friend (or a whole community) to offer support and advice, finding a way to bridge differences with members of the religious homeschooling community. It’s a day to review curricula, recommend websites, talk up favorite blogs, or just talk share a day in the life of your particular flavor of secular homeschooler.I don't know if I'll participate every single week, but I'm going to try!
I don't have anything too specific to homeschooling to write about today, so I'm going with secular. If you haven't already heard about this, check out this survey of secular parents, which I found via Dale McGowan's blog, The Meming of Life. The goal is to survey 3,000 families, and they are about halfway there. So if you're a secular family (homeschooling or not), go check it out! And as a bonus to us Objectivists, I was thrilled to see that 'Objectivist' was listed as an option to several questions. :o)