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Vicki Bentley

Vicki Bentley

Israel Wayne: In what year did you begin homeschooling, and what was your initial reason to start home educating? Vicki Bentley: We began homeschooling the first time in 1988 and I really don’t recall the exact reason. It wasn’t a religious conviction so...
David & Linda Watkins — Minnesota Homeschool Pioneers

David & Linda Watkins — Minnesota Homeschool Pioneers

Israel Wayne: In what year did you begin homeschooling, and what was your initial reason to start home educating? David & Linda Watkins: 1985. Our daughter has some learning issues and needed one-on-one help. We didn’t care for the public school “special needs”...
Michael & Gayle Back — Ohio Homeschooling Pioneers

Michael & Gayle Back — Ohio Homeschooling Pioneers

Israel Wayne:  In what year did you begin homeschooling, and what was your initial reason to start home educating? Michael & Gayle Back: Technically in 1980 and officially in 1986.  When the idea was presented to us (by Dr. James Dobson and Dr. Raymond Moore) we...
Steve & Jane Lambert – Five in a Row

Steve & Jane Lambert – Five in a Row

Israel Wayne: In what year did you begin homeschooling, and what was your initial reason to start home educating? Steve & Jane Lambert: We began in December, 1981 after realizing that our influence over our 1st grade daughter was rapidly being overcome by the...
Ralph Swanson – Early Homeschool Pioneer

Ralph Swanson – Early Homeschool Pioneer

Ralph Swanson is one of the earliest homeschooling pioneers I know. In 1969, he moved his young family across the ocean to a small island in Japan, and home educated them. At that time, virtually NO ONE was thinking about homeschooling. Many of you may be familiar...