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  7c. Expert Interview: Cathy Duffy tells us how to evaluate curricula

Cathy Duffy has been reviewing homeschool curricula for over twenty years and is the author of 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, which several of the homeschoolers I interviewed cited as a book they found particularly useful in helping them to select a curriculum.

Even if you've already decided that you're not going to use an approach that relies heavily on curricula (or if you just read ahead in the course toward the unschooling chapter), you might find Cathy's interview interesting. I found her approach - of using curricula as a tool, rather than as something that dictates your every move - to be quite unexpected and helpful.

Cathy maintains a website of reviews, and sends out a weekly newsletter of her latest reviews, at www.cathyduffyreviews.com