Washington Times Honors Homeschool Pioneer Raymond Moore
The homeschool community owes a great debt of gratitude to Raymond S. Moore, who died July 13 at age 91.
Mr. Moore was instrumental in developing the modern homeschool movement. Without his early involvement, it‚Äôs likely that homeschooling would not be as popular as it is today.
A home-based education or a small community school was the norm in America until the Industrial Revolution. A burgeoning immigrant population, a desire among the people to assimilate the newcomers and the perceived needs of big business gave momentum to the development of institutionalized schools, which became almost totally dominant by the 1950s....