Yes. Another – but we’re sort of the black sheep of homeschooling magazines. We welcome a variety of worldviews, and we invite discussion. We probably won’t agree with you 100% of the time, and
that’s okay that’s awesome. We want to hear from those of all faiths, and yes, also those of no particular faith. Our goal is to get people talking, and probably even more importantly, listening to each other. We think that listening is more important than talking, and hope that you feel the same.
Learning Tangent came into being after the founder, Gail Nelson, started homeschooling her then 8 year-old twin boys. She discovered that among the plethora of homeschool magazines, there was something missing: A truly inclusive magazine. One that didn’t push one worldview or another. A homeschooling magazine where the readers and writers are willing to discuss different beliefs and ideas without the animosity that so often seems to accompany them. She whined, complained, and wondered why there wasn’t something like that in the world. So her husband, David, being the supportive, awesome guy that he is…told her to stop whining and create one.
Gail grew up in a media family, where she was regularly exposed to journalism, layout & design, and the realities of running a publication, making her well-placed to begin such a big endeavor. A short six months after David gently told her to stop whining, the first issue, digital only, appeared on the internet. It only held about 16 pages.
That was in 2014.
As Learning Tangent grew and became more stable, we added a print edition. A big risk in a time when publications are ceasing print delivery…but well worth it! No great thing comes without risk, and growing a magazine is potentially both. Print subscribers out-number digital 3 to 1, and our most popular subscription is a hybrid of the two. Now you can have Learning Tangent delivered to your home, and we can’t wait to share with you! Each issue is stuffed full of articles written by homeschooling moms and dads so that YOU can homeschool more effectively. We understand that families are starting this new journey for a variety of reasons, from Common Core to a general lack of individual liberty in the school system – Learning Tangent reflects this reality.
We believe that our greatest strength lies in coming together as homeschoolers because we all have one thing in common: Our children and the desire to bring them up to be intelligent, compassionate adults who function in society.
Learning Tangent consistently sees an overwhelmingly positive response, and the fact that you’ll get more articles than ads makes the subscription price a small one to pay. Why not sign up and join the discussion?