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  • Ted Cruz pledges to kill Common Core if elected

    11/16/2015 4:23:06 PM PST · by Isara · 41 replies
    EAG News ^ | November 16, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz signed a pledge to kill Common Core if elected.Cruz was the only one of 14 Republican presidential primary candidates at the Florida Sunshine Summit - a conservative rally put on by the state's Republican Party - to vow, in writing, to oppose any federal efforts to mandate, impose or influence standards assessments or curriculum across the country, Sunshine State News reports."As the Republican Party of Florida begins its Sunshine Summit, Senator Cruz's pledge provides needed leadership on the critical issue of education that so impacts the many residents and students of the State...
  • School to homeschoolers: Sign up or face criminal charges [Proverbs 22]

    11/12/2015 10:26:49 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 59 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/12/2015 | Bob Unruh
    A number of homeschool parents in Florida have been ordered by a public school district to register their children in classes within three days or face “criminal prosecution” under state law. A meeting within the next week likely will determine whether school officials will face a lawsuit in response to the threat. The issue is being addressed by the Home School Legal Defense Association, which said its members in the Santa Rosa County School District received letters demanding information that parents are not required to provide under state law. The information included Social Security number, race and grade level. The...
  • Texas Supreme Court takes home-schooling case

    11/02/2015 6:41:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 80 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | 11/01/2015 | WILL WEISSERT
    Laura McIntyre began educating her nine children more than a decade ago inside a vacant office at an El Paso motorcycle dealership she ran with her husband and other relatives. Now the family is embroiled in a legal battle the Texas Supreme Court hears next week that could have broad implications on the nation's booming home-school ranks. The McIntyres are accused of failing to teach their children educational basics because they were waiting to be transported to heaven with the second coming of Jesus Christ. At issue: Where do religious liberty and parental rights to educate one's own children stop...
  • Considering Home Schooling And Need Help (vanity)

    10/15/2015 4:48:41 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 80 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 10/15/2015 | me
    I just need general advice and links to resources on home schooling. I'm finding the topic a little daunting because I don't know where to begin. My kid is bright and being bullied relentlessly at school. Not by just the kids, but also staff. Admin do nothing because of nepotism, etc. He's 8th grade level, now. I'll leave this here and catch up later to replies. I know there are many FReepers here who home school and would appreciate feedback. I just don't know where to begin and I'm terribly disorganized. I'll make dinner and BBL. Thanks!
  • Homeschool parents sue New Jersey, unlawful, unconstitutional home intrusion [Hosea 4]

    09/14/2015 11:30:28 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/13/2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Nothing really changed after a New Jersey state social worker banged on Christopher and Nicole Zimmers front door, and yet everything was different. Over the next two hours, the social worker quizzed their 15-year-old son, Chris, including questions on whether his parents fought or did drugs. She wanted to see his homeschool curriculum. She wanted to inspect their firearms. She told the Zimmers to sign papers agreeing to turn over their sons medical records. And then she left, and the Zimmers never saw her again. But they cant let it go. They cant erase the memory of what it felt...
  • Democratic Staffer: Homeschooling Lobby 'Scary', Not Rational

    09/04/2015 11:25:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 54 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/3/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The left-leaning nonprofit ProPublica recently ran an article on home schooling that opened by relating an anecdote from 2003. It tells of a 19-year-old man in New Jersey who weighed just 45 pounds and was found rummaging through a neighbors garbage. The explanation for how such a thing could happen is delivered by a state politician who says, I was told it was because he was homeschooled. The story, co-published on the liberal Slate.com, then quotes Ellen Heinitz, who is the legislative director for a Democratic state representative from Detroit, about her experience with a national homeschooling lobbying group called...
  • Walter Williams: Why Home Schooling?

    08/31/2015 2:53:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Many public primary and secondary schools are dangerous places. The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics show that in 2012, there were about 749,200 violent assaults on students. In the 2011-12 academic year, there were a record 209,800 primary- and secondary-school teachers who reported being physically attacked by a student. Nationally, an average of 1,175 teachers and staff were physically attacked, including being knocked out, each day of that school year. In Baltimore, each school day in 2010, an average of four teachers and staff were assaulted. Each year, roughly...
  • Latest sex ed insanity has schoolchildren writing a porn movie

    08/12/2015 8:50:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/11/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    LONDON, August 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A former beauty queen now working as a sexologist is turning heads in Britain after her just-aired TV special, Sex in Class, featured her leading a group of Lancashire teens in rewriting a script for a porn movie. For the program, Goedele Liekens went into homes as well as classrooms to talk sex with parents and their offspring. Liekens took 13 mid-teens, girls and boys, from Hollins Technology College, through a crash course in sex, with students at one point attempting to make art inspired by female reproductive organs. The TV special was intended to promote the idea...
  • Homeschooling In The City Part I

    08/06/2015 10:16:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2015 | Matthew Hennessey
    strong>Angela Wade’s children hadn’t reached school age yet, so she had given little thought to where, or how, they’d be educated. But from the moment she set foot in her local public school—to vote on Election Day—she knew that she wouldn’t be sending her kids there. It wasn’t that the academics weren’t up to snuff or that the Astoria, Queens, elementary school suffered from a bad reputation. But what she saw in the hallways and on the cafeteria walls surprised this former New York City public school teacher with an education degree from NYU. “There were licensed characters painted on...
  • NEA 'attack' on homeschoolers blasted as 'outrageous'

    06/30/2015 11:35:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/29/2015 | Paul Bremmer
    The National Education Association has launched an attack on the practice of homeschooling, and one leading education expert is not taking it lying down. The National Education Associations radical attacks on constitutionally protected liberties and homeschooling families in particular are outrageous and should be vehemently denounced by every real educator and every real American, internationalist journalist and educator Alex Newman declared. The NEAs 2014-2015 resolution on homeschooling begins like this: The National Education Association believes that home schooling programs based on parental choice cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience. Freelance writer Patrice Lewis, who homeschools her children,...

    05/08/2015 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/7/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    It all started with an unwanted knock on the door by a government worker and its being answered with a $60 million lawsuit. A New Jersey family is suing the state child-protection agency after it allegedly sent a caseworker to their home to interrogate them on everything from their sons homeschool education to questions about vaccines and guns in the house. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole of Belvidere filed a civil rights complaint in April in U.S. District Court in Trenton alleging unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion. I wont forget that morning for a long, long time, said Christopher...
  • Home schooling was focus of Child Protection investigation, N.J. family says

    04/24/2015 11:00:15 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 51 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Emily Cummins
    BELVIDEREA Warren County family is suing the state's Division of Child Protection and Permanency for alleged unconstitutional home intrusion and civil rights violations. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole, of Belvidere, filed a civil rights complaint in United States District Court in Trenton yesterday against DCP&P, a DCP&P supervisor and one of its case workers for an alleged "unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion of their home." "I won't forget that morning for a long, long time," said Mr. Zimmer, thinking back to a Tuesday morning in January that began with a caseworker pounding on their door. .... Mr. Zimmer said...
  • Michigan Lawmakers Want Homeschooled Children Registered Like Dogs and Inspected by Social Workers

    04/21/2015 4:47:07 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-20-2015 | Paula Bolyard
    In the wake of the tragic murders of two Michigan children whose mother tortured them before stuffing them into the familys freezer, lawmakers are calling for more stringent regulation of homeschooling in the state. The proposed legislation from state Rep. Stephanie Chang, a Detroit Democrat, would require homeschooled children to be inspected twice per year by a licensed social worker or law enforcement officer. The bill would also require homeschooling parents to register their children like dogs or sex offenders with the superintendent of the school district in which they reside. Michigan is one of eleven states that...
  • Lawmakers push for homeschool reform after two children found in freezer

    04/17/2015 4:37:50 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 85 replies
    WXYZ Detroit ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jennifer Bisram
    (WXYZ) - A new homeschool bill was introduced this morning after a young brother and sister were found dead in their mother's freezer last month. If passed it would require every child being homeschooled to be registered with their school district. The schooling would be able to take place at any appropriate location. "I believe this bill not only will have a part in monitoring children's education. ..in some cases, save lives," said Stephen Berry and Stoni Blair's grandfather John Blair. John was standing with family members and state and local leaders outside of the Spirit of Detroit Statue at...
  • How schools are training our kids to reject moral truth

    04/11/2015 2:58:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/10/15 | John Stonestreet
    April 10, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- Already this year, we’ve seen a lot of evil: suicide bombings, the attacks in Paris, religious persecution, Boko Haram and ISIS. These have all outraged the world—and rightly so. But here’s a question worth pondering: will our kids be able to recognize evil when they see it? Do they even believe in moral facts?Well, that’s the question one educator asked recently in The New York Times after making a surprising discovery about what his child was learning in school.Justin McBrayer, an associate professor of ethics at Fort Lewis College, says he couldn’t figure out why...
  • GOP hopefuls praise, woo home school families in Des Moines appearance

    04/09/2015 8:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | April 9, 2015 | James Q. Lynch, The Gazette
    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) after a Town Hall Panel Discussion hosted by Steve Deace at the NICHE Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conference Center in Des Moines on Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015.DES MOINES The debate over religious liberty in Indiana spilled over into Iowa Thursday as four presidential hopefuls pledged to defend the rights of parents who home-school their children to worship as they choose and educate their children as they wish. Religious liberty is the civil rights issue of...
  • Superintendent Confirms Common Cores Pearson Spying on Kids Social Media Accounts

    03/15/2015 9:45:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The superintendent of the Watchung Hills Regional High School District in New Jersey has confirmed that she sent an email to fellow superintendents Tuesday about her concern that education publishing giant Pearson is monitoring childrens social media accounts for possible leaks about the Common Core-aligned PARCC tests.
  • How American Homeschoolers Measure Up

    03/04/2015 9:41:27 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 50 replies
    Source: TopMastersInEducation.com
  • Terrorist Professor Bill Ayers and Obamas Federal School Curriculum

    01/23/2015 8:52:01 PM PST · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Sep 21, 2012 | Mary Grabar
    How was it that 48 governors entered Race-to-the-Top without knowing outcomes? It was one of the many crises exploited by the Obama administration. While the public was focused on a series of radical moves coming in rapid-fire succession, like the health care bill and proposed trials and imprisonment of 9/11 terrorists on domestic soil, governors, worried about keeping school doors open, signed on. Many politicians and pundits praised Obama on this singular issue, repeating the official rhetoric about raising standards. It stands to reason, though, that education policies would be consistent with Obamas agenda. After all, one of his most...
  • Homeschooled children seized by authorities still in state custody

    01/22/2015 10:06:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    one news now ^ | 1/20/15 | Michael F Haverluck
    What began as an investigation ignited by an anonymous report turned into a nightmare for an Arkansas homeschooling couple and seven of their children last week and it's not over yet. Arkansas sheriff's deputies in Garland County have "stolen" seven homeschoolers from their parents in a home raid spurred by an anonymous caller who told authorities the family's house contained a "poisonous substance" which turned out to be a mineral supplement/water purifier that isn't FDA-approved. It's been more than a week since the officers and the Department of Human Services (DHS) seized the seven homeschoolers. They remain in...
  • School District to Stop Interrogating Christian Homeschool Kids

    01/15/2015 12:10:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A Virginia school district has decided to scrap a policy that allowed it to interrogate Christian homeschool teenagers and their parents about their religious beliefs.Last November Douglas Pruiett and his wife received a letter from Goochland County Public Schools about updated procedures to the districts requests for religious exemptions for homeschool students.Under the updated rules, once a child turns 14-years-old, the district requires that homeschool parents reapply for a religious exemption to public education.The Prueitts have seven children, three of whom were impacted by the revised policy.Each application must be completed along with a statement of your bona fide religious...
  • New Policy Forces Homeschooled Kids to Justify Their Religious Beliefs (Virginia)

    01/13/2015 11:13:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jan 13, 2015 11:42 am
    Virginia parents are outraged over a new policy that demands homeschooled children justify their religious beliefs to a school board within 30 days of their 14th birthday. The controversial rule passed by the Goochland County School Board states, Any student who together with his/her parents seeks an exemption from compulsory attendance due to their bona fide religious training or beliefs must submit a written application to the school board, setting forth the reasons for the request. [] The Home School Legal Defense Association says the school boards policy violates Virginia state law, which allows children undergoing religious training to be...
  • Please call your senator about UN CRPD

    11/10/2014 6:33:40 AM PST · by CThomasFan · 6 replies
    Why Does HSLDA Oppose the Treaty? Promoting equal rights and protections for disabled persons around the world sounds like a great idea. But lets take a closer look at what the treaty actually says and how it would impact the United States. Here are some of our most serious concerns. The CRPD could threaten homeschooling rights and parental rights. It would surrender parents and caregivers decision-making ability on behalf of their disabled children to unelected and unaccountable UN bureaucrats. The CRPD would override existing state laws, seriously damaging states rights. The CRPD would surrender our nations sovereignty to unelected bureaucrats.
  • They Are Coming for Your Children [ Connecticut ]

    10/07/2014 9:37:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | October 7, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Home-schoolers represent the only authentically radical social movement in the United States (Occupy Wall Street was a fashion statement) and so they must be suppressed, as a malevolent committee of leftist academics and union bosses under the direction of Governor Dannel Malloy is preparing to do in Connecticut, using the Sandy Hook massacre as a pretext. The ghouls invariably rush to the podium after every school massacre, issuing their insipid press releases before the bodies have even cooled, and normally theyre after your guns. But the Malloy gang is after your children. Malloys committee on the Newtown shootings is recommending...
  • Connecticut governors Sandy Hook Advisory Panel targets homeschoolers

    09/25/2014 11:23:42 AM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation ^ | September 25, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    HARTFORD A 16-member commission of educators, local and state officials and behavioral experts assembled by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre is calling for more oversight of homeschooling. Sandy Hook School SignMalloy charged the panel with making recommendations to reduce the risk of future tragedies, according to the New Haven Register. Its chief recommendation is tighter scrutiny of home-schoolers to prevent an incident such as the December 2012 slaughter of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, the Connecticut Post reports. Given the individuals involved in the tragedy that...
  • How Christian fundamentalist homeschooling damages children (Salon)

    09/10/2014 10:27:41 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 82 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/10/14 | Kristin Rawls
    My interest in homeschooling was first sparked nearly 20 years ago, when I was a socially awkward adolescent with a chaotic family life. I became close to a conservative Christian homeschooling family that seemed perfect in every way. Through my connection to this family, I was introduced to a whole world of conservative Christian homeschoolers, some of whom we would now consider Quiverfull families: homeschooling conservatives who eschew any form of family planning and choose instead to trust God with matters related to procreation. Though I fell out of touch with my homeschooled friends as we grew older, a few...
  • Kansas City Public School Sent Threatening Letter To Homeschool Family

    09/03/2014 9:40:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 3, 2014 | Maria Santos
    When a Kansas City family pulled their son out of a public elementary school to homeschool him, the local school referred them to the district attorneys office for truancy. A homeschool advocacy organization intervened, and the school was forced to back down and apologize. In Kansas, as in several other states, families must register their homes as private schools to homeschool their children. The family followed the law exactly, naming and registering their school and notifying their sons elementary school in February that he would be withdrawing. But a few months later, in May, the school sent the family a...
  • German Homeschoolers Win Custody of Their Kids, But Court Still Calls it Abuse of Parental Authority

    08/30/2014 6:56:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/30/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    An appeals court in Germany has ruled that a family court's decision to keep legal custody of four children away from their parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, was wrong, and ordered that complete custody be returned to the family. However, the court maintained that homeschooling endangers children and they should go to school. "We have won custody and we are glad about that," Dirk said in a statement released by Virginia-based Home School Legal Defense Association, which has been assisting the Wunderlich family since their children were taken on Aug. 29, 2013. The court said taking the children away was...
  • Any other Freeper's kids attending school online?

    08/24/2014 9:58:27 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 67 replies
    At the end of her seventh grade year a few months ago, my daughter was of the opinion that she had not received the education that she should have, so she determined to find courses online that she could take over the summer. What she found (completely on her own) turned out to be a full time public school- online! She starts tomorrow at Connections Academy Texas. With her mother and I both working, she'll be attending school at her Grandmother's house for the time being. I'm very excited about this- my child is *very* intelligent, and with self-paced courses...
  • Conservatism and Education

    08/23/2014 11:56:29 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Jan 31, 2006 | Paul M. Weyrich
    As conservatives, we seek to build on past successes wherever we can rather than start anew. Fortunately, when we look at the question of education, the next conservatism quickly finds a lot to build on. The existing conservative movement has done some things right in this area. The most important achievement is the home schooling movement. Today, over a million American children are getting real educations at home instead of being propagandized in the public schools. Unfortunately, a new problem has cropped up which the next conservatism needs to take on now, before it gets bigger. Political Correctness, which is...
  • Dictionary goes ideological, slams those who homeschool

    08/11/2014 5:07:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 8/11/2014 | JOSHUA MERCER
    UPDATE: Dictionary.com has removed the offensive recommended sentences which slammed homeschooling. Thanks to all who wrote in.For those asking, here was a screenshot of the offensive words.Because of course a dictionary has to become ideologicalIf you look up homeschool over at Dictionary.com, you get the following example sentences which use the word in question. If you wish to teach your children such nonsense, thenhomeschoolwhere lame propaganda can remain unchallenged. If she cant find anyone willing to validate her helicopter parenting, shellhomeschool. If you want to keep your kids from reality and turn them into mindless automaton copies of yourself,homeschoolthem. My...
  • EMS Worker Tells Mom Were Agents of the State During Home Inspection

    05/01/2014 1:55:08 PM PDT · by metmom · 37 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | May 1, 2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    After a concerned mother called 911 fearing her son was choking, an EMS worker proceeded to conduct an inspection of her house on the premise that she homeschooled, telling the woman were agents of the state. The moment your child is complaining that his stomach hurts, then points to his chest instead, and his face is turning red and hes coughing, so you call 911. Except, when EMS gets there they laugh at you and tell you if its asthma he wont be complaining about abdominal pain (except hes NOT because hes POINTING TO HIS CHEST!!!) Then the other asks,...
  • Home Schooling

    04/27/2014 2:34:24 AM PDT · by newb2012 · 46 replies
    Planning to homeschool some children in the family who are into middle and high school grades. I dont have anybody around who are doing this. Id appreciate any information about the initiation of the process, thoughts and experiences shared.
  • Building The Machine [Free Online Film Exposing "Common Core"]

    04/02/2014 12:11:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its effects on our childrens education. The documentary compiles interviews from leading educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee. Parents, officials, and the American public should be involved in this national decision regardless of their political persuasion. What is the common core? The Common Core is the largest systemic reform of American public education in recent history. What started as a collaboration between the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reevaluate and nationalize Americas education standards...
  • The 20 Best Conservative Colleges in America

    03/25/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Best Schools ^ | 03/24/2014
    Conservative colleges provide an important counterbalance to the progressivism and liberalism that pervade so much of American higher education. For students raised with traditional moral values, who favor limited government, who adhere to free-market economic principles, entering the world of higher education is too often an alienating experience. For conservative students, it can be a challenge to find a college or university that embraces—or even tolerates—conservative values in its curriculum and student life. This ranking of the best conservative colleges in America helps conservative students and parents to find a school in keeping with their conservative values and commitments.Ranking Guidelines...
  • Read Parent's Facebook Response to 'Ridiculous' Common Core Math Homework

    03/26/2014 10:39:08 AM PDT · by grundle · 68 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Elise Sol
    A Facebook update from a father frustrated with the Common Core math program at his son's school is making the Internet rounds after the father Jeff Severt expressed (via what looks like a kid's homework assignment) how convoluted the teaching approach is. The worksheet posted to Facebook shows the elaborate Common Core (CC) formula for solving a math problem (as opposed to the simple strategy of subtracting the smaller number from the larger one). It instructs the student to explain why a fictional kid named "Jack" should be using common core strategies to solve the problem: Jack used the number...
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what youd imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • A Nation Adrift [video]

    03/16/2014 7:50:02 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 15 replies
    New Liberty Video ^ | 2003? | New Liberty Video
    http://www.itbn.org/index/detail/lib/Networks/sublib/TBN/ec/FwNGwxMzrqg5ccjsD78EVfXSbAzBCdxi See review here: http://christiananswers.net/catalog/nation-vs.html
  • Prayer request

    03/07/2014 6:08:29 PM PST · by svcw · 45 replies
    3/7/2014 | self
    Asking for prayer my daughter. She and her husband have planned to move to California for not only financial reasons - jobs but for the kids Her X has filed "suspected abduction" injunction against her. She has 100% of the over nights! X has limited visitation. She is homeschooling because they were failing in public school. The injunction states she can not take the kids out of state and they must return to public school (the kids have thrived in homeschool)
  • They Just Announced Major Changes to the SATand Theres a Tie to Common Core

    03/05/2014 12:48:19 PM PST · by edcoil · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-4-2014 | Dave Urbanski
    The SAT college entrance exam will no longer require a written essay or penalize students for wrong answers, part of a major overhaul announced Wednesday.
  • Supreme Court denies appeal from German family seeking asylum to home-school kids

    03/03/2014 8:23:57 AM PST · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/3/14 | ap
    The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a German family seeking asylum in the United States because their home country does not allow home-schooling. The justices rejected an appeal from Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs.
  • HSLDA Alert for Iowa

    02/21/2014 1:36:39 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    On February 18, a bill was filed in the Iowa Legislature that would repeal all of last years improvements to Iowas homeschool law. The new homeschool options would disappear. If you agree that the new homeschool options deserve to stay, please act today! Help us send a strong message to the lawmakers who have signed as co-sponsors of the bill, House File 2308, that Iowa will not turn the clock back on freedom. Action Requested Please send an email to each of the lawmakers below asking them to withdraw their support for HF 2308. If one of them is your...
  • Public Schools Are Preparing Americas Children For Life In A Police State

    02/20/2014 3:14:34 AM PST · by Renfield · 34 replies
    Activist Post Blog ^ | 2-18-2014 | Michael Snyder
    Our children are the future of America, and our public schools are systematically training them to become accustomed to living in a Big Brother police state. All across the United States today, public schools have essentially become prison grids that are run by control freaks that are absolutely obsessed with micromanaging the lives of their students down to the smallest detail. As you will read about below, students all over the country are now being monitored by RFID microchips, their lunches are being inspected on a daily basis by school administrators, and the social media accounts of students are being...
  • Sex and Lies in Current TN School Textbooks

    02/19/2014 5:09:07 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 34 replies
    victoriajackson.com ^ | February 19, 2014 | Victoria Jackson
    The current textbooks being used in public schools today, that your children are reading, memorizing and being tested on, are inaccurate, revisionist, anti-American, racist, climate change propaganda based on fake science, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, pro-Islam, Marxist, globalist, pro-Socialism/Communism, pro-homosexuality, pro-abortion, and sexually explicit. Below is a list of examples and who wrote the Pearson Publishing textbooks, that TN schools are now using. (Related story, as of Dec. 2013, Pearson Foundation fined millions for violating laws. Story here.) During August of 2013, scores of TN volunteers reviewed the 72 books on the State textbook list 39% were declared acceptable for TN...
  • These Children are Mine and the State Cant Have Them

    02/15/2014 7:55:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Rob Morse
    Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville said that children belong to all of us. No, they don’t. I’ve seen what happens to children when they are owned by the state. State ownership of children leads to neglect. It cripples children, so don’t do it. That is so glaringly obvious that I wonder why Harris-Perry and Reville say otherwise.I’ve cleaned up the mess of state owned children. My son came from an Eastern European orphanage. Many children died there. He was examined by a foreign doctor before he was given an immigration visa. His medical...
  • John Dewey's propaganda by deed: The School as a Social Center

    02/15/2014 7:02:24 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    The "propaganda of the deed" or propagandas by deed have traditionally been an anarchist tool - and for violent purposes....... or have they? That's what we have been told for a long time, but why can't other activities by various statist oriented groups also be deeds intended to make a point - even non violently? I think they are and I think they have. In the 1920's, the New York State Legislature put together a joint committee to investigate seditious activities, and the result of all this was a work titled "Revolutionary Radicalism". I actually think this does a disservice,...
  • Future of online teaching and open course ware type classes - your preditcions

    02/04/2014 1:38:28 PM PST · by freedom462 · 60 replies
    I know that dissatisfaction, or rather, deep, deep hatred, for public schools and universities is fairly commonplace around here and the need for massive overhaul in the educational system from kindergarden to the graduate level is one of the top priorities for many Freepers. And so there has been talk about the rise of online educational systems, to use as key examples Open Course Ware, EdX and the Kahn Academy. There has been talk of the extent to which they will replace teachers on other forums and so I figured it was worthy of a separate thread. This is also...
  • 'Children Belong to All of Us,' Common Core Promoter Says; Opponents Are 'Tiny Minority'

    02/03/2014 7:49:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2/3/14 | Napp Nazworth
    "The children belong to all of us," Paul Reville, an education professor at Harvard and former Massachusetts secretary of Education, said Friday in explaining why states should adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative. "What we're doing at the national level ... is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually. Why should some towns in cities or states have no standards or low standards and others have extremely high standards when the children belong to all of us and would move. And the same logic applies to the nation," he said, making the case for national standards....
  • The School as a Social Centre, by John Dewey

    02/01/2014 5:29:25 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    October 1902 | John Dewey
    THE SCHOOL AS SOCIAL CENTEROCTOBER, 1902 An address delivered before the National Council of Education, Minneapolis, Minn., July, 1902. According to the character of my invitation to speak to you, I shall confine myself to the philosophy of the school as a social center. I accept the invitation with pleasure, but at the same time I do not feel that the philosophical aspect of the matter is the urgent or important one. The pressing thing, the significant thing, is really to make the school a social center; that is a matter of practice, not of theory. Just what to do...
  • Senate Bill 248: Require Children's Services Review for Homeschooling (OHIO)

    12/18/2013 7:30:51 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 56 replies
    HSLDA ^ | Last Updated: December 17, 2013
    Senate Bill (SB) 248 was introduced on December 3, 2013, and would require childrens services to review all homeschool notices to determine whether homeschooling is in the best interest of the child. Under this proposed legislation, childrens services would be required to meet with parents who choose to homeschool and conduct separate in-person interviews with each of their children. Childrens services would then make a recommendation for or against the excuse from compulsory school attendance.