Is anyone planning to use this? It will be "launched" on September 2nd. K-5 will be completely free, and 6 on up will be $250 per family for access to the forums, plus an additional $50 per course, per student. It is very much in line with what we are already doing (Robinson Curriculum), but more! I feel like it's Robinson on steroids. Or maybe Robinson is a way that is more "current."
I'm not sure I can scrape together the money I need to sign up right away. I may just poke around and take a look at the free k-5 part until Christmas and then fork over the money then for the forum access and sign my dd up for a couple courses. The unfortunate thing is that if I like it, it will definitely be more money then what we are doing now (when I have 4-6 students that need courses!!). But if it's as amazing as I think it might be, I will find a way.
Here's the link to the site...
I don't like the price. Yeah, it's cheaper than private school, but RC has spoiled me I guess.
I don't like that it doesn't come out until Sept. Most homeschool families want everything planned & set for the upcoming year before their summer break. Having to wait until Sept to explore it seems to have harmed their momentum.
I may try out some courses down the road. If Tom Woods still offers his history courses on his site, I might take that approach. Otherwise, I've beefed up our RC list with Ron Paul and other Austrian economics books, most of which are even free on mises.org. Yeah, I'm spoiled.
What books did you add to your list? I want to be spoiled too! ;-)
>>I feel like it's Robinson on steroids.
It is. Very, very Libertarian. You can't get much more Libertarian than a curriculum with Ron Paul's name on it. LOLOL
Here's the Ron Paul ones, you may have to read the comments to get better links on the 2nd page:
And mises.org has tons of free books:
(if you go to their home page, make sure to click the Literature tab)
When you search on their literature page, you have to click the little arrow to the right of the search box (vs. just hitting return, which I do anyway every.single.time out of habit.) Then look for books that have a pdf or epub logo. There used to be an option to only search for complete books (vs. magazine articles, book reviews, etc) but I can't find it now.
Some good ones, or just check out what catches your eye. The *'s are the ones I put on the list, but have the others in our library.
*America's Great Depression
The Case Against the Fed
Conceived in Liberty Series
*Man, Economy & State Series
Economic Depressions, Their Cause & Cure
For A New Liberty
Hans Herman Hoppe
Theory of Socialism and Capitalism
*Lessons for the Young Economist (textbook, has a teacher guide as well)
The Bastiat Collection
Ludwig Von Mises
Human Action (has a study guide as well)
*A Century of War
*Great Wars and Great Leaders the RC list:
Free Market Economics A Basic Reader
I am interested. What courses are they going to offer? It says it's $50.00 per course....but where's the list of courses? (or do we have to wait till Sept 2 for that as well) I'm interested...but I don't like the disrepectful tone. Really, I think a nice professional tone is called for here, on a site offering educational curriculum. The price is steep really...but it may be worth it, idk.
Here is a link to the courses...
The site is a little confusing to navigate!