James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Homeschoolers’ Comments

  • “I read it cover to cover (including the footnotes), found it hard to put down, and was sad when it ended.” — David Stanton, Clonlara School Home Based Education Program, and editor of Clonlara Resources (for home schooling).
  • “I deal with homeschooling students and allow them to pick whatever materials they wish to use in their study of history but almost always begin by recommending your book.” — Einar Kvaran, Clonlara School, Michigan.
  • “I left school feeling I was cheated of an education It was no inner-city, poverty-stricken school district, either. As soon as I left, I started reading everything I could get my hands on. I literally felt stupid. I wanted to be educated and realized I was going to have to do it myself. When my son was born . . . I came to the decision to homeschool him. Your books have been a great help in giving me an overview of a more complete American History. I’m using the information in them as well as using them for starting points for further research. Thank you for writing them.” — Debra Molinari, email, 4/2000.
  • “Am half way through Lies and am loving it. Thanks for writing it. I’m home schooling my daughter, aged 12, and will use it often as a resource; what great notes!” — George T. Karnezis, Chicago.
  • “I just bought the book and can’t put it down!! I can’t wait to have my kids read it.” — Donna Muller, home-schooling mom.
  • “I’m a homeschool parent and have been listening to tapes of the talks you gave at last summer’s CA Home Education Conference. I’ve been fascinated. I have the tapes in my car and can’t wait to get in and just drive around!” — Stacey Martin, CA, 4/2001.
  • We suggest the “young readers” edition for middle-school students or anyone who finds the “adult” version too challenging, but readers as young as eleven have finished the book and sent emails showing they understood it deeply.
  • Rebecca Kochenderfer and Elizabeth Kanna, Homeschooling for Success (NY: Hachette) suggest Lies for home-schooling parents seeking to build competent informed U.S. citizens.
  • Anita Ojeda, “Why Homeschooling Parents Need Lies My Teacher Told Me,” suggests the young readers edition for homeschooling and tells why.
  • Jennifer Lambert, a homeschooler herself, lists Lies My Teacher Told Me first in her article, “Top 10 Books for Homeschoolers.”