Working Papers

WORKING PAPER #01-2020

Rethinking America's Internal Education Narrative: An Analysis of Historical Narratives and the Foundations of Public Schools

Dr. Kevin Currie-Knight of East Carolina University discusses how the narratives of the history of the American education system affect how the public views the system's legitimacy.

 

WORKING PAPER #02-2020

Tentative Epiphanies Amid the Alleged "Risks of Homeschooling"

In this engaging working paper, author Rafe Hawkins outlines some of the challenges and benefits of homeschooling from the perspective of a home-educated individual who plans to homeschool his own children.

 

WORKING PAPER #03-2020

Public Schooling is a Pseudoscience

In response to a planned event sponsored by Harvard Law School that called for a presumptive ban on homeschooling, Cevin Soling (a current Harvard Kennedy School student) organized a conference titled "The Disinformation Campaign Against Homeschooling." This working paper is the lecture he delivered at the conference on May 1, 2020. The event was sponsored by "Ideological Diversity," a student organization at Harvard University.

WORKING PAPER #04-2020

Preserving Family Freedom from Government Overreach

One of the foremost experts on homeschooling in the United States, Kerry McDonald, presented this lecture during a conference titled "The Disinformation Campaign Against Homeschooling." This working paper is the lecture she delivered at the conference on May 1, 2020. The event was sponsored by "Ideological Diversity," a student organization at Harvard University.

WORKING PAPER #05-2020

A Quick History of Homeschooling and the Rise of Self-Directed Education

Patrick Farenga, an unschooling and homeschooling author and advocate, presented this lecture during a conference titled "The Disinformation Campaign Against Homeschooling." This working paper is the lecture he delivered at the conference on May 1, 2020. The event was sponsored by "Ideological Diversity," a student organization at Harvard University.

WORKING PAPER #06-2020

Fundamental Flaws of Attacks on Homeschooling by Nation's Elites

Corey A. DeAngelis, PhD, Executive Director of EFI, Director of School Choice at Reason Foundation, and Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, presented this lecture during a conference titled "The Disinformation Campaign Against Homeschooling." This working paper is the lecture he delivered at the conference on May 1, 2020. The event was sponsored by "Ideological Diversity," a student organization at Harvard University.

WORKING PAPER #07-2020

Advocating Freedom; Presuming Innocence

Michael P. Donnelly, JD, LLM, Senior Counsel and Director of Global Outreach at the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, presented this lecture during a conference titled "The Disinformation Campaign Against Homeschooling." This working paper is the lecture he delivered at the conference on May 1, 2020. The event was sponsored by "Ideological Diversity," a student organization at Harvard University.

WORKING PAPER #08-2020

Educational Freedom for Young People

Brian Conner, President of the National Youth Rights Association, presented this lecture during a conference titled "The Disinformation Campaign Against Homeschooling." This working paper is the lecture he delivered at the conference on May 1, 2020. The event was sponsored by "Ideological Diversity," a student organization at Harvard University.

WORKING PAPER #09-2020

The Case Against The Case Against Homeschooling

Peter Gray, PhD, Research Professor of Psychology at Boston College and Founder of the Alliance for Self-directed Education, presented a lecture during a conference titled "The Disinformation Campaign Against Homeschooling." This working paper is based on the lecture he delivered at the conference on May 1, 2020. The event was sponsored by "Ideological Diversity," a student organization at Harvard University.

WORKING PAPER #10-2020

Does Compulsory Schooling Affect Innovation?

In this working paper, Dr. Corey A. DeAngelis (Reason Foundation, EFI Executive Director) and Dr. Angela K. Dills (Western Carolina University, EFI Advisory Board Member) ask whether compulsory schooling laws in America have affected the amount of innovation as measured by the number of patents.