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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ_Mama View Post
    They may still sell the old books though? I only purchased the book we have in 2016. From a reseller, so not direct from them. But I had an issue with something in the book (non-religious, it was a spelling or grammar mistake in the book), and I contacted the company directly, and they said that they agreed it was in there and they would change it on the next reprint?
    There are older editions still being sold. Sequential Spelling was bought by Wave 3 Learning, Inc fairly recently. In their "About Us" section, they talk about transforming the product for the 21st Century. Rainbow Resource lists Sequential Spelling "Original Classic Edition" by AVKO and a "Revised Edition" by Wave 3 Learning. Avko's facebook page said they should be able to start publishing again "soon" back in 2017. The Avko webpage is still non-functional. So at some point fairly recently, AVKO (the original publisher of Sequential Spelling) went belly up and sold the product to Wave 3, who is supposedly updating the product to make it 100% secular.


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    I would definitely qualify as a secular, eclectiv, and academic homeschooler... but I havent found the SEA site to be very helpful, and I dont do facebook. Is there a forum section for members? I wasnt willing to sign up to find out. I think thats where SHS does better - people new to homeschooling can see what everything is, can search archived information.
    Isnt facebook just a spew of information, not organized?
    It is a shame, though, about the religious ads here. And the lack of responsiveness to the people who use the site.
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    I don't think its cool at all. The beauty of this site, vs SEA, which i also love, is that SEA is much more dogmatic. I'd like to be able to discuss ways to adapt religious curriculum, and discuss "neutral" curriculum, both of which is banned at SEA. I liked the more casual "flavor" here, but at the same time, i'm not ok with xtian curriculum being shoved in my face like every other homeschool site. I think its time to find another way to pay the bills.

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    Totally agree. And I just despise the practices of Facebook. Sure SEA may be purely secular, but why are people okay with Facebook harvesting such personal data from them and selling to others? I think that is much, much worse than religious ads. I really just check in on the forums because I love the discussions and sane advice on here.
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    I agree 100% with the distaste with the religious ads. I was so angry to get a Rush Limbaugh ad in my email. I get enough email junk without it coming from this website. I have loved the people and more laid back style of this forum for many years, but that Rush ad really ticked me off. I no longer use FB as I can't get over their lack of oversight with the elections and then not watching for ethnic cleansing in Myanmar because they didn't hire people who knew the languages in Myanmar to admin the site when they opened. I am so sick of the overriding capitalistic notion in everything American that we must make money and nothing else matters and I feel like this is what is happening with this site. It is too bad, because I come here less than I used to. I also really don't enjoy the SEA FB site even before I quit FB, too much arguing.
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    I find it discouraging that this thread is ignored. Although it may have been started by a SEA “affiliate”, longtime members are giving feedback, and get no official response.

    The niche this site has is its forum-base. If people wanted FB groups, they would be there. The forum is a trove of information, way more referrable than a continuous spew of FB feed.

    But.... it is crickets from the administrators. “Oh its so cool we can put religious ads on a site that has been a refuge from such bombardment.” Not so much.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

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    I still havent heard anything back from the site admins.
    In April. when this was previously brought up as a thread.... Google adsense was blamed for it.

    In October, when rush limbaugh emails were apparently sent out, there was no response. The bible ads were pretty bad then, too.
    https://www.secularhomeschool.com/rol...tml#post232142

    Is it apathy? Contempt?
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Why does SecularHomeschool.com allow nonsecular items to be advertised on the site?
    Really? Dr Hydrogen who lies about his degrees? (I checked with the BYU registrars office.) Cant even say the companys name, but it is an advertiser?

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    Why does SecularHomeschool.com allow nonsecular items to be advertised on the site?
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    Really? Dr Hydrogen who lies about his degrees? (I checked with the BYU registrars office.) Cant even say the companys name, but it is an advertiser?

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    There have been some significant changes. We have gone from not talking about them at all because of the spam to accepting the ads? So is this only a financially based decision?
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