It's so neat to see how much the kids have grown up in these new episodes. They are such wonderful kids!
I was watching the episode when they went to be extras on the movie set and I thought it was cute when the camera man asked James if he had ever been in a movie before and he said, "yes, I'm in one now!"
It was also nice to see John and Jana out of the country on a mission trip alone. I'm glad their parents have the resources and flexibility to be able to send the children on these type of trips.
A homeschool education could be a good education. As a matter of fact, we use English books that were made by Mennonites because it is the best English curriculum out there. Both of my boys scored in college-level English from 6th grade on on their Stanford Achievement Tests. The curriculum is very challenging, but the books only go up to 10th grade. I believe that for English, the books will have covered everything, and much more than public schools do, to take them easily into college. Homeschooling is very popular where I live and most of the students go on to college. Our community college allows homeschooled children to start dual-credit classes as soon as they can pass the entrance exams (all of the kids I know pass them by 16 at the latest). Also, many homeschooled children CLEP out of classes starting pretty young, so many of them are graduating high school with an associates degree and transfer into bigger colleges. My 15 yr old's college schedule is completely planned and I know exactly what he needs to go into his field of choice and succeed.