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Some interesting homeschooling stats & facts
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RE: Some interesting homeschooling stats & facts

We can't help you with that part I'm afraid. Razz

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RE: Some interesting homeschooling stats & facts

(01-13-2013 09:54 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  We can't help you with that part I'm afraid. Razz

Not asking you to. Razz

Just...consider it a declaration of intent for now, kay, guys?

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