Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Passing of a Great Man

I was sorry to hear that Dr. Raymond Moore passed away yesterday. He and his late wife Dorothy are considered pioneers of the modern homeschooling movement. Their shared heart for encouraging families to work and learn together led them to spend countless hours writing books, giving seminars and testifying in court, all in the name of helping homeschooling parents.

If you're not familiar with the Moores' books, I encourage you to find some and read them. Their gentle yet firm manner will give you homeschooling confidence. My personal favorites are Home Grown Kids and The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook.

Our condolences go out to the Moore family.


Janet said...

That is sad. Those are two great books indeed.

Jane said...

The Moore's ideas about education had a profound impact on our homeschooling and especially on our oldest son, who could be a poster child for "Better Late Than Early."

lynnak said...

Our favorite book by the Moores' is "Homegrown Kids". It remains one of the foundations of our homeschool philosophy 17 years after we first read it. The Moores will be greatly missed.

Barbara Frank said...

Isn't it amazing how one or two people can influence so many others? I'm glad you all like the Moores' books....but how do we get today's new homeschoolers to read them? I recommend them to everyone but I'm not sure they're flashy enough.

Janet and Jane, thanks for your comments.

Lynnak, so glad you stopped by!