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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Lola LB

    The Mahlon column link goes to the sam one as the school system impact link.

    1. Kevin

      Lola, thanks! I fixed it, should work now!

  2. John

    Very surprised that homeschooling is not the norm amongst the Amish. If the opportunity arises, you might inquire as to why they do not utilize, what would seem to me, the best approach to schooling Amish children especially when an Amish school is either not available or too expensive.

    Great blog. You do a nice job of covering many different facets of Amish life.

    1. Kevin

      John, thanks for the kind comments! I will do some more digging on this topic and report back soon….I do see home-schooling is growing more popular among the Amish, for sure. I think maybe it took awhile to catch on for practical reasons…Often an Amish mom is so busy with canning, cooking, cleaning, sewing, gardening, etc, adding school-teacher to the mix was/is daunting, but I do see that slowly changing….


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