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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: TJEd.org; Third edition (December 13, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991224000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991224005
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Oliver DeMille is the co-author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, LeaderShift, a founding partner of The Center for Social Leadership, and the author of A Thomas Jefferson Education. Oliver is a popular keynote speaker, writer and business consultant, and he is married to the former Rachel Pinegar. Rachel DeMille is a homeschooling mom of 23 years and wife to Dr. Oliver DeMille. Together they have led a charge to re-ignite in families a culture of freedom, prosperity, leadership and learning through their teaching, writing and speaking. They have eight children.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mommy of Four Boys on May 23, 2014
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If you're looking for a schedule and/or lesson plans, you won't find it here. What you will find is encouragement to do what is best for your children and their education with details of how other people have made it work for them. The whole point of "leadership education" is that it is truly student-centered with the goal of allowing every child to reach his highest potential. (Please note that most schools are looking for children to reach a desired level of "mastery" which is not necessarily that child's best.)

One of the other reviewers complains that the authors are not really promoting "inspire not require" because if children in the "scholar" phase don't do a certain number of hours of study, you should have them do chores. The chores, however, are not a punishment. Children who are not in the "scholar" phase are expected to be contributing members of the household by doing age-appropriate chores. If they spend their days studying, however, they get a break on their household duties. So the chores aren't a punishment, one of the rewards from deep study is that you are freed from your normal responsibilities. Just like we give our spouses a break when a job or illness means there's less time available to help around the house.

I found it to be inspiring and helpful, but it is not a blue-print, it does not have a curriculum list and the expectation is that you, as the parent, will do a lot of heavy lifting to help your children get the education they deserve to become their best.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on May 3, 2014
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I am a new homeschooling parent and the TJed books so far have been great! The ideals make sense and I am really looking forward for our educational journey together!
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6 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Chxlive on May 16, 2014
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Please be aware that Oliver DeMille and Shanon Brooks have invalid academic credentials and thus are improperly appropriating the title of "Dr.", which neither of them has earned. This usage is misleading at best. The Board of Trustees of George Wythe University no longer refers to either of them as "Dr." Both were forced to resign from George Wythe University for mismanagement and financial malfeasance. The position of "Chancellor," which DeMille had created for himself so as to move Brooks into the President position, has been eliminated. In a serious breach of ethics, DeMille awarded doctorates to individuals who completed no coursework at George Wythe College, while misrepresenting his own academic background, which included at least one bought doctorate from a diploma mill. This is all a matter of public record; here is a statement released by the George Wythe University Board of Trustees with the details - look up "Final Steps in the Administrative Transformation of George Wythe University by BOARD OF TRUSTEES on OCTOBER 10, 2012".

Brooks received his academic credentials from George Wythe College (now University) during his employ there, while he was teaching classes to other students. George Wythe College was never accredited, and George Wythe University remains unaccredited. George Wythe University is seeking accreditation for its undergraduate program; if secured, this accreditation will only be valid for its BA degrees, and will not be retroactively applied to previous degrees distributed by George Wythe College or George Wythe University. Because of DeMille's and Brooks' financial mismanagement, George Wythe University was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and on the brink of closure by the time their misdeeds were discovered.
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