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Andy Schlafly
Andrew Schlafly at Columbia University

Hi, my name is Andy Schlafly and I wrote the lectures and my students help improve them for other students. I also contribute frequently to Conservapedia.

This fall (2009) I am teaching Economics. You are welcome to sign up for this class at Talk:Economics Lectures.

You can reach me by posting messages on my page for User_talk:Aschlafly.

Enjoy by contributing your edits and learning!

Teaching Record

I have enjoyed personally teaching more than 170 homeschooled teenagers in 13 different courses since 2002.[1] These classes have been open at low cost to everyone, including persons with learning disabilities. My courses covered the material for a full-year public school course in just one semester, meeting only one day a week. Now taught on Conservapedia, student achievement increases even more here due to the "Hawthorne effect" (one's work improves when there is review by others).

When I taught a one-semester course to my students in Economics, I gave a final exam that imitated the grading scale of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam. A substantial percentage of my students, even though they were at the high school and even the 8th grade levels, earned passing marks on the college level scale. Every one of my students who took the CLEP exam based on my course passed it to earn college credit.

The SAT II U.S. History course is the College Board exam for students who excel in this subject. A score above 600 usually places the student in about the upper 50% of college-bound high school students who have done particularly well in U.S. History.

After completing my U.S. History course, which met at only a tiny fraction of the time and cost as public school history courses, ten of my students for that course scored over 600 on the SAT II U.S. History exam. One of my students attained a perfect score of 800.

My homeschooled students have often done charity work in the United States (such as helping at a local foundation for the blind) and in impoverished areas of Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras and South Africa. Some homeschool students and families have done charitable and missionary work in undisclosed communist or Muslim nations. My students have typically been admitted to their first choices in colleges, including the following:

Abilene Christian University
Appalachian State University
Ball State University (full scholarship)
Belmont University
Biola University
Bloomfield College
Brown University
California State University Sacramento
Columbia University
Cornell University
Diablo Valley College
Drew University
Emory University
Fairleigh Dickinson University (graduating in 3 years using CLEP exams)
Franklin & Marshall College
Freed-Hardeman University
Gordon College
Grove City College (at least 6 students admitted here)
Huntingdon College
King's College (Manhattan)
Liberty University (one on a full scholarship, and another on an independent scholarship)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Messiah College
Montclair State College
Notre Dame University
Nyack College
Oklahoma Christian University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Patrick Henry College (one on a special writing scholarship)
Penn State University
Princeton University
Providence College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Ramapo College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rowan College
Sacramento State University
Seton Hall University (two students on big scholarships)
Thomas Aquinas College
Trinity College
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Military Academy at West Point
University of Dallas
University of Florida
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Washington & Lee University
Westminster Choir College
Wheaton College

The primary initial motivation for Conservapedia was to make available a free, online resource helpful to students.

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References

  1. Previously I taught a course in Administrative Law in law school as an adjunct professor.