Education/ParentingHomeschooling Odyssey Homeschooling Odyssey should be required reading for any parent. It presents an exciting and rewarding alternative to public school education. Don't miss the opportunity to journey along with Matt and Barb on their homeschooling odyssey. It just may change your life. Judy Andreas, essayist and author of Judyisms "Hour-a-day homeschooling has sent our six children to Stanford and beyond. While academic achievements are gratifying, they represent a drop in the bucket of benefits in store for families who choose to homeschool." It was the fall of 1980 when six-year-old Jenny entered first grade in a small town in Washington. Like most parents, Matt and Barbara had high hopes that their daughter would thrive in the classroom. At their first parent-teacher conference they learned that Jenny was a weak reader who cried over the stories in her books. On further investigation, they concluded that the school, not their daughter, had failed to measure up. Thus began their riotous homeschooling adventure. Matt reviews the years with affection and humor, examining modern education and childrearing practices along the way. HO tells the story of a family who found love and happiness by largely avoiding the defining institutions of our age, and it offers encouragement to others who would try this unconventional approach to education and family life.